Doers and Dreamers – Jose Velasco

It’s great to see a landmark, Uptown building occupied again and especially with a lively Mexican restaurant. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Jose Velasco, who is rounding out the Uptown dining scene with some authentic Mexican cuisine.   Your name: Jose A Velasco Business or organization: Alebrijes Mexican Delicacies (Mexican Restaurant) , 298 Wall St., […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sari Botton

Like many people involved in artistic endeavors, this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Sari Botton, wears many hats and it just so happens that we can all enjoy one of her creative projects this week. A competitive story-telling event is being held Tuesday, 1/13 at BSP , when a number of current residents will tell their […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sam Osterhout

Along with a fair number of entrepreneurs that have set up shop in Kingston in recent years, a number of talented artists, musicians, and writers have also found their way to our community. They are drawn by all of the aspects that make Kingston a livable city and in turn make their contributions as well. […]

Doers and Dreamers – Christine Hein

The Kingston area is very fortunate to have a number of compassionate and dedicated individuals that have found their passion in addressing the needs of disadvantaged members of our community. Doers and Dreamers like this week’s Christine Hein are fulfilling that passion and certainly deserving of our respect and appreciation. Your name: Christine Hein Business […]

Doers and Dreamers – Paul Brazier

I often meet people that have grown up in this area, moved away to pursue careers in other parts of the country, and decades later returned to the familiar surroundings in the Hudson Valley. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Paul Brazier, who is leveraging a wealth of experience in the restaurant industry and an […]

Doers and Dreamers – Micah Blumenthal

When I meet people that have moved to this area within the last few years, they all seem to have the same perspective of our little city on the Hudson. Almost unanimously, they will comment on what a great sense of community there is, and how open and accepting it seems to them. Say ‘Hello’ […]

Doers and Dreamers – Niels Nielsen

I envision some chefs as sort of a ‘culinary samurai’ when I hear about the diverse experiences they have in applying their trade to various cuisines in different parts of the country, and the sometimes the world. Luckily, many of them settle down here in the Hudson Valley. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Niels […]

Doers and Dreamers – Chris Mauceri, JJ Russo, and Devon Kinch

There’s always something new popping up in Kingston, and Uptown may seem like an unlikely place for an enterprise like this one. However, this week’s Doers and Dreamers are off to a strong start amongst the eclectic set of restaurants and shops of the Stockade District.  Meet Chris Mauceri, JJ Russo, and Devon Kinch, who […]

Doers and Dreamers – Robert Provenz

It’s great to meet people that have traveled to many countries, experienced many cultures, and then decided that it was our community that they wanted to put down roots in. The landscape of businesses has changed significantly in Kingston and luckily it’s not including more Starbucks, McDonalds, Targets, or some other corporate clones. Businesses are […]

Doers and Dreamers – Nicole Duquette

As diverse as the professions are represented by our past Doers and Dreamers, few would seem as unconventional and demanding to pursue as this week’s. The strength, flexibility, grace and creativity exhibited by those skilled in this endeavor are truly impressive. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Nicole Duquette, who is ready to teach anyone […]

Doers and Dreamers – Josh Rosenmeier

There are a lot of places in the Hudson Valley making ‘Top n’ lists, receiving awards, and getting recognition from various publications, but few can claim to have been recognized by the New York Times as well as Vogue and Esquire magazines along with all of those other accolades. Ask this week’s Doer and Dreamer […]

Doers and Dreamers – Allen Nace

We are very fortunate in this area to have a number of people that are not only dedicated professionals who help individuals as their vocation, but also spend a good deal of their personal time pursuing the same endeavor. Whether it is being a boxing instructor, serving on the of Board of Directors for community […]

Doers and Dreamers – Matthew Pleva

Not only has Kingston seen an influx of artists from all over the world, we’ve got some homegrown talent of our own making a go of it with their own creations, as well as promoting the art of others. It’s not a wonder that Kingston is becoming a regional Mecca for artists when there is […]

Doers and Dreamers – Meghan D. Rapp

It’s always great to see young entrepreneurs taking initiative and trying to establish a business in our community. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Meghan Rapp, who is making her fashion statement by opening a new boutique down on the Rondout Waterfront. Your name: Meghan D. Rapp Business or organization: MDR Boutique Occupation: […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sean Andrew Murray

It’s not often that you meet someone that actually has their fantasy job, and in this case it’s in the ‘fantasy’ industry. He is also making an impact locally as one of the contributing artists of the Junior League of Kingston’s “Park Peacocks Run Wild” fundraiser program. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Sean Andrew […]