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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Allison Constant

I’m always impressed with young people that put a new twist on a concept and try to make a go of it.  Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Allison Constant, who is doing just that in her new midtown space. Your name: Allison Constant Business or organization: ARTBAR Gallery  –   674 Broadway, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Veleta Vancza

A bit of creativity and lots of gumption can yield some pretty interesting results when applied with some flare. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Veleta Vancza, who has developed a really unique business here in our little town. Your name: Veleta Vancza Business or organization: MINE Luxury Nail Lacquer Occupation: Co-founder / […]

Doers and Dreamers – Aaron Dash Weisblatt

You just never know who you’re sitting next to, having a cocktail with when you’re in Kingston. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Aaron Dash Weisblatt. YOUR NAME: Aaron Dash Weisblatt BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION: I work full time at The Omega Institute producing videos and also work freelance gigs under my personal […]

Doers and Dreamers – DianaLou Wolff

Need to know how to figure out the Affordable Healthcare Act? This week’s Doer and Dreamer can help you do that, which I would need to do after taking one of her Zumba fitness classes at MAC Fitness. Say ‘Hello’ to this weeks Doer and Dreamer,   DianaLou Wolff. Your name: DianaLou Wolff, FLMI/RHU/REBC Business […]

Doers and Dreamers – Erika Cruz

Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s ‘Doer and Dreamer’, Erika Cruz. Being a bit of a ‘foodie’ I really enjoyed exploring her store on Broadway and hearing about some of the unique goods that she sells there. I really have to go back and try some of her baked goods! Your name: Erika Cruz Business or […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sarah Jacob

It was very impressive to meet a woman that came to the realization that many people’s standard for success was not hers and decided at a young age to pursue her version of success here in our community. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Sarah Jacob. Your name: Sarah Jacob Business or organization: […]

Doers and Dreamers – Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Some children are vulnerable to so many things in our society today and it’s a pleasure to meet someone whose mission is to look out for them. Say ‘Hello’ to  our Doer and Dreamer this week, Richard Heyl de Ortiz. Your name:  Richard Heyl de Ortiz Business or organization:  Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children […]

Doers and Dreamers – Hari Prakash & Theresa Widmann

Our Doers and Dreamers this week are bringing a new energy and vitality to our community with a unique approach. Say ‘Hello’ to Hari Prakash and Teresa Widmann who have transformed an Uptown space into a  studio teaching a fascinating form of yoga. Your name(s): Hari Prakash & Theresa Widmann Business or organization:  SHUNIYA Occupation: […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dr. Joseph Cohen

This week, everyone gets to say ‘Hello’ to Dr. Joe Cohen. A lot of our previous  ‘Doers and Dreamers’ were people who have been drawn to the area recently. Like myself, Dr. Cohen is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley who has always appreciated it’s appeal, and chose to stay to enjoy what this […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sara and Michael Beames

Say ‘Hello’ to Sara and Michael this week who are a couple of midtown artists/entrepreneurs doing business at The Shirt Factory.  I always find it encouraging to meet people who are no strangers to traveling and living abroad, that settle in the Hudson Valley and love being here. Many of these modern day settlers, like […]