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’ […]

Countdown to Sinterklaas

The Sinterklass celebration is based on a Dutch tradition started in the Middle Ages and is still the most eagerly anticipated holiday in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and some parts of France today. The character ‘ Sinterklass’ is based on St. Nicholas, who is the patron saint of children, and makes a journey from Spain […]

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 […]

Kingston Connect

(pictured: Mark Marshall, Alex Brown, Susan Whelan, Rick Whelan) So you live / work / play in Kingston. Maybe you’re a small business owner… or a tech person… or a tattoo artist. A signmaker… or an animator… or a farmer. The City of Kingston is populated with a wide variety of such individuals, many of […]

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 […]

Kingston’s O+ Festival: Music, Arts, Healing and Community

This years weekend-long, O+( “O positive”) Festival in Kingston, NY is scheduled to kickoff at 6:00 this Friday with a parade that starts at the Academy Green and continues all weekend long with live music, dance performances, art exhibits, health and wellness expos, as well as family-oriented events for all ages. Originally founded in here […]

Doers and Dreamers – Isaac and Elena Cruz

It’s getting to sound like an old story, but it’s a great story. After seeing what this area has to offer, many people are deciding to put down roots solidly here by opening their own businesses. Investing their time, money, and reputations in their enterprises, they are all making this community a much more vibrant […]

Catch These Incredible Peacocks Running Wild!

Throughout the city stand twenty-two peacocks, meticulously and ornately decorated as part of a fundraiser to rebuild the Kinderland playground in Forsyth Park. The fundraiser was kicked off by the Junior League of Kingston and hopes to raise $20,000 from the sale of the peacocks towards the $170,000 needed to build Kinderland II. The peacocks […]

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 […]