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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Eric Francis Coppolino

You can meet some fascinating people doing some pretty interesting things when you are just hanging around the streets of Kingston as I did last week. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is definitely an example of one of those people taking a less conventional path through life.. Meet a long time Hudson Valley resident and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Doug Wygal

It’s funny how sometimes old becomes new again and how the fast-paced world in big corporations in big cities doesn’t appear to be all that glamorous anymore. This week we are featuring a new local businessman from the corporate world of NYC that is setting up shop to sell an old product to new and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sharon Murray-Cohen

Our community is very fortunate to have some very dedicated professionals who play a very vital role in assisting people in our area with various needs. This week I had the pleasure of meeting one of those professionals and she has taken on the task of assisting the elderly in our community. Please say “Hello” […]

Doers and Dreamers – Nancy Donskoj

We have a very special Doer and Dreamer this week. For many years, she has worked tirelessly with various business and arts-related organizations in the city of Kingston and Hudson Valley promoting events, tourism, and anything else that is pro-Kingston. She actually drove the initial development of the original KingstonHappenings.Org website and was the creator […]

Doers and Dreamers – Tess Kelly

Uptown Kingston is becoming a great place to just leisurely stroll about to enjoy the unique shops there with an atmosphere that invites one out to enjoy any day, rain or shine. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is doing her best to add to that atmosphere by serving up some sweet treats in a space […]

Doers and Dreamers – Brian Bender-Tymon

Great things come in small packages and this week’s Doer and Dreamer proves that everyday. Out of his small space on John St. come some amazing and unusual floral designs for all occasions. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Brian Bender-Tymon.   Your name: Brian Bender-Tymon Business or organization: Petalos Floral Design 20 […]

Doer and Dreamer – Felix Olivieri

I’ve always had a lot of respect for people that can merchandise products and utilize commercial space well. Stepping in to the establishment of this week’s Doer and Dreamer really impressed me. Using discarded refrigerators and old lockers for storage as well as having a 3d printer on display, is an example of the creative […]

Doer and Dreamer – Linda Laestadius

Kingston has always been its own little melting pot of cultures with a large influx of Italians, Polish, Irish and more recently, Latinos. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is changing that trend and probably many others as she uses her own cultural influences to carve out her niche in Kingston’s foodie scene.  Say ‘Hello’ to […]