Doers and Dreamers: Sven Kennedy

We all know that precious things sometimes come in small packages and that is especially true when you are talking about a start-up business on Broadway in Midtown. Finding a funky, small space with plenty of foot traffic for an eatery with a very specific focus looks like a winning strategy based on the number […]

The Boutique Inns of Kingston NY welcomes Visitors to Our City

The Boutique Inns of Kingston NY is a dynamic group of accommodation owners working together to encourage people to visit and enjoy our city, Kingston NY.  With all the new boutique hotels touted to be coming into Kingston, a lot of people forget we started this trend.   The pioneer of the group, Schwartz’s Inn […]

2019 New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the Kingston area

     

Family, Loss, & Love: “A Shayna Maidel” presented by Kingston’s Coach House Players

By contributing writer Veronica Fassbender     “A Shayna Maidel” (beautiful girl in Yiddish) is a striking play focused on family, transitions, and resiliency. Set in post-WWII America, it tells the stories of two sisters who grew up in different worlds. The youngest sister, Rose (played by Cheyenne Mitchell) grew up Americanized in New York City […]

Doers and Dreamers: Sylvia Grieser

It’s hard to believe that less than a decade ago, Uptown Kingston looked a bit like one of those old abandoned Western towns with creaky saloon doors and tumbleweeds rolling through it. Lots of vacant storefronts and few reasons to shop, spend an evening, or amble about were its unredeeming qualities at that time. However, […]

Through the Years, O+ Festival Evolves

Doers and Dreamers – Creek Iversen

Farming has never been an occupation for anyone that shirks hard work or afraid to take a risk. It’s heartening to see someone that has not only taken up the challenge of making a living off the fertile land in the valley of the Esopus Creek, but is doing it with a commitment to being […]

Art Walk Kingston – largest open studio tour in the Mid-Hudson region!

By Linda Marston-Reid Linda Marston-Reid is an artist, writer, and executive director of Arts Mid-Hudson. The 3rd Annual Art Walk Kingston open studio weekend returns Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, noon until 5:00 pm each day, and with over 130 artists’ work on exhibit, it is the largest open studio in the Hudson […]

Heroes’ Day in Kingston, NY

Join the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the Trolley Museum of New York, the Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum of Kingston, historic fireboat John J. Harvey, the U.S. Coast Guard and area fire, police, and rescue departments in an event highlighting the courage, selflessness, and sacrifice of Emergency Service Personnel for Heroes’ Day. There will be […]

Doers and Dreamers: Morgan Mikula

Many of the entrepreneurs that I meet have adventurous histories, and I guess that’s not so strange because opening your own business is just an adventure of another sort. This week’s Doer and Dreamer has made a quantum leap to transform her online business into a unique and simply elegant retail space on Kingston’s Rondout […]

Doers and Dreamers: Monika Geisel // Daniel Goodwin

Re-cycling is a concept that’s been around for decades but mostly in the context of materials that can be re-processed and re-used. Now, an increasing number of people that have a knack for finding finished products that may have outlived their usefulness with their current owner, but are likely to be useful to someone else, […]

Ship to Shore: 20 Years a Rondout Institution (video)

Operating a successful restaurant for 20 years here in the highly competitive Hudson Valley is no small feat and chef/owner Samir Hrichi established this premiere restaurant on a shoestring in 1998 and has been keeping customers happy ever since. Ship to Shore is a New York style Steakhouse located on Kingston’s Rondout Waterfront known for […]

Riverport Sailing and Rowing School

By Contributing Writer: Jody Taffet Sterling Many people look with longing at sailboats gliding on the Hudson River and wonder how they can get out on the water to experience the majesty of sailing on our river, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Now, there is a way for everyone to get out on the Hudson. The […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dr. Nicole McDonald

It’s fascinating how a business can reflect the personality and experiences of its owner.  Eclectic, well-traveled, enduring, fashionable, a bit whimsical, and eventually finding their way back home are characteristics of both the merchandise and the owner of this new establishment on Kingston’s Rondout waterfront.  Stopping in to browse at this week’s Doer and Dreamer’s […]