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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Kyle McDermott

It’s easy to get the perception that the local restaurant scene is being heavily influenced by restauranteurs moving in from outside the local area. However, there is some home-grown culinary talent that is helping even established restaurants in our area adapt to the ever-changing expectations of diners . Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Kyle […]

Doers and Dreamers – Zoe Dunn

Hanging out in Kingston, I often hear a consistent scenario from people that have moved to this area. Many newcomers(relatively speaking) to the Kingston area are professionals that aren’t required to set up shop near where their clients’ are located. Having a lot of options as to where they could reside, they chose Kingston for […]

Doers and Dreamers – Vinnie Rua

The traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ model of retailing has certainly been challenged by internet sales but it is also being challenged by a model that is based on a personal and custom approach to doing business without a static location. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Vinnie Rua, who is making that model work in […]

Doers and Dreamers – George Donskoj

The art scene in Kingston is exploding with an influx of new artists, new gallery openings and the recognition from a lot of major media outlets as a vibrant arts community. Probably, very few people realize that there has been a small group of art survivalists that have always been around, keeping the heartbeat of […]