Entries by Kevin Godbey

Doers and Dreamers – Eli Winograd

The emergence of micro businesses is characteristic of today’s new economy and one of the factors that has made Kingston attractive to outsiders has been the availability of relatively inexpensive space and presence of a creative and entrepreneurial community . Large, spacious, and sturdy buildings that may have once housed textile and light manufacturing facilities […]

2018 New Year’s Eve: The Party is on Again

What’s Happening Uptown and All Around the Town! Uptown New Year’s Eve will be the kickoff of 2018 with what has now become an annual celebration with live music, Kingston’s version of a NYC Time Square ‘ball drop’, and fireworks. local rockabilly band Lara Hope and the Arktones will warm up the crowd(hopefully) before the […]

Doers and Dreamers – JT McKay & Sean B. Nutley

When a retail establishment migrates from the gentrified environs of Northern Dutchess County to Kingston, it’s pretty evident that there is a lot of confidence in the retail business sector here in Kingston. It’s a fun phenomena to watch as each store stakes out it’s niche and leverages the particular talents of the owners and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Margaret Verghese

People who have moved to this area recently either have the ability to telecommute, resign themselves to commuting back to the metropolitan area daily or for at least some part of the week, or make a complete transformation and start some sort of business here. Very few decide to keep commuting AND to start a […]

Kingston’s Sinterklaas Celebration, Not to Be Missed

Always bringing forward elements from the past and introducing even more new ways to entertain people of all ages, this year’s Sinterklaas Celebration is staying true to form. Kids will still be able to make their ‘Crowns and Branches’ to carry in the parade in various workshops that day and before. Then they can join […]

Kingston, NY’s Hometown Heroes (video) – reposted from 2014

The call to serve our country has been heard in many different ways over the years. Whether that call was a family tradition, a genuine desire to serve, a rational career decision, or a notice in the mail, our service men and women have one thing in common: They are all fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Daniel Rhinier

“Spaces” , outdoor or indoor, are an essential concept when thinking about communities because they are where people get to know each other, exchange ideas, and hopefully break down barriers which can separate neighbors that have the potential for improving that community. Most of the time parks, pubs and restaurants, schools, and other places where […]

Doers and Dreamers – Steven E Markle

We are all able to bear witness to what is part of an emerging trend in the U.S. economy. Products that were once sold in suburban malls are now returning to Main Street U.S.A. and here in Kingston we continue to see additions to the inventory of retail stores throughout the Uptown, Midtown and Downtown […]

Doers and Dreamers – Laurie Sakhnovskiy

The allure of becoming engaged in any community is getting to know all the facets and stories of people living within a community and developing a deep appreciation for the talent and energy that is available within it. This week’s Doer and Dreamer has accomplished a lot at a very young age and has her […]

Halloween Happenings Here in Kingston !

Halloween really gets people of all ages out to party in all sorts of ways. There are themed events of all kinds for the entire week leading up to the big night and you can find them all here.  Whether it’s “Witches and Weights” at the gym, a “Howl-a-Ween” party for your pooch, or “Salsaween” […]

Pairing It Up for Wine at The Forsyth

Kingstonians Tamara Ehlin of The Forsyth B&B and Christina Pickard of Wine with Christina have joined forces to offer grape lovers a weekend of wine immersion. From September 29 through October 1, Christina Pickard, a professional wine writer, educator, and presenter, will host this delicious and educational weekend based at The Forsyth B&B. No wine […]

The Secret’s Out: A True Storytelling Event in Kingston has Everyone Talking

Thursday night, 9/28, TMI Project, the Hudson Valley nonprofit that believes ‘too much information’ can be a good thing, will have BSP Kingston abuzz with true confessions. But this performance isn’t just about divulging our deepest darkest secrets, TMI Project Founder and Executive Director Eva Tenuto believes, “By sharing bravely and candidly, storytellers become agents […]