Entries by Kevin Godbey

Doers and Dreamers – Dr. Nicole McDonald

It’s fascinating how a business can reflect the personality and experiences of its owner.  Eclectic, well-traveled, enduring, fashionable, a bit whimsical, and eventually finding their way back home are characteristics of both the merchandise and the owner of this new establishment on Kingston’s Rondout waterfront.  Stopping in to browse at this week’s Doer and Dreamer’s […]

Doers and Dreamers – The Farmstock Bunch

Munching on some fresh-picked greens is probably the best way to understand why there is such hoopla about small scale farming, farm-to-table restaurants, agri-entertainment, and other concepts that are related to restoring a farming culture in our society. Shortening the path from dirt to mouth not only has the benefits of providing more flavorful and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Anthea White and Mark Palmer

Ding, Ding, Ding!  I think we have the winners of the “Who Has Emigrated From the Country Furthest From Away Kingston” contest. Hailing from Sydney, Australia this weeks Doers and Dreamers have hit the floor running with their coffee shop in the heart of Midtown Kingston. Just to make this eatery unique enough to draw […]

Doers and Dreamers – Caitlin Millard

By contributing writer Tomm Morton –  From humble beginnings making clothes out of college, to designing clothes for her own store in Rhinebeck, Caitlin has expanded her creativity to a fresh new boutique in the Rondout. This weeks Doer and Dreamer puts a spotlight on a bold new creative branching out into Kingston, and a hint […]

Doers and Dreamers – Janette Bower and Norman James

Uptown Kingston is worth exploring again if you haven’t done so in awhile. There are many small boutique businesses that have recently opened that are unique and very selective about the products and services that they have to offer. This week’s Doers and Dreamers have added to that mix of businesses and certainly worth a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Steve Leibowitz

Building a business around your life’s passion certainly sounds like a great basis for success. It also helps to ride the wave of a growing trend towards healthy lifestyles in a community that is investing a lot to support that trend. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer who has jumped in with both feet (or […]

Doers and Dreamers – Lester Strong

Each of our lives have probably been an interesting journey, especially for some that have been around long enough to have had multiple careers and lived in a number of different communities.  It must be very gratifying when that journey leads to a place which is all about helping others find ways to navigate their […]

Doers and Dreamers – Aaron Quint

The “pop-up” concept has gotten traction over the last few years as a way to start a new business on a small scale and to see how a product flies in a specific market. Leveraging an existing commercial kitchen and captive market in a space that sells books and beer makes a lot of sense to […]

We are INTO Yellow

By Linda Marston-Reid Linda Marston-Reid is an artist, writer, and executive director of Arts Mid-Hudson. First Saturday Kingston attendees will have an exciting opportunity to experience collaborative exhibits at The Storefront Gallery and ARTBAR Gallery this month. We Are #INTOYellow features two concurrent exhibits with gallery owners Allie Constant and Nancy Donskoj working with conceptual […]

Machinama Makes Its Debut in Kingston

By Linda Marston-Reid Linda Marston-Reid is an artist, writer, and executive director of Arts Mid-Hudson. This month during 1st Saturday Kingston don’t miss the fresh exhibit at the Lace Mill Gallery featuring the artwork of resident Frank Waters. His exhibit, “Bluu Motion: The world of machinima and animation,” will kick off Black History Month at the […]

Doers and Dreamers – Suzanne Walton and Tim McCann

If you poke around the nooks and crannies of Midtown Kingston, you may be surprised at the number of small businesses flourishing in that area these days and their usage of formerly vacant or under-utilized buildings is something we should all be grateful for.  Recognition has already been given to the number of arts-related businesses […]

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 […]