A Magazine About Food, Art & Exchange In Midtown Kingston, Published By The Hudson Valley Current.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MY KINGSTON KIDS

From the beginning, MyKingstonKids has focused on one goal: making Kingston a great place for children. It’s turned out to be a popular mission. “We just hit our sixth year, and it’s going fantastic,” says Executive Director Frank Waters. “We’ve been growing rapidly since we started and we haven’t stopped yet. We’re still moving along. […]

FALLING IN LOVE WITH POSSIBILITIES

Potential greatness always shows up small at first. The trees start their springtime with tiny buds, a hint of purplish red in the woods before that blast of golden green. Baby birds and lots of animals start out looking completely ridiculous and mature into eagles and cats. Love starts with a few sentences, a shared […]

Positive News Briefs & Opportunities: Social Capital, Chrysalis, COVID-19 Outreach

Social Capital  A valuable capital resource that can be utilized in opposition to monetary gains is social capital. Social capital is the effective functioning of social groups through interpersonal relationships, a shared sense of identity, a shared understanding, shared norms, and shared values. The way we value our resources impacts our social groups. Whether the […]

POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS AND OPPORTUNITIES – SEPTEMBER 2019

Ashokan Watershed MonthThe Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) has declared that September 2019 is Ashokan Watershed Month. Celebrate the unique characteristics that make the Ashokan watershed so special for those who live and visit here. Take a self guided “Ashokan Watershed Adventure” to important stream sites from the top to bottom of the watershed […]

POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – AUGUST 2019

Seeger’s 100th BirthdayPete Seeger was an American folk singer, songwriter and social activist. It would have been his 100th birthday this year. Community members throughout the Hudson Valley are encouraged to come out and celebrate Seegers life and success. The Rosendale Theatre Collective and The Vanaver Caravan SummerDance on Tour will present a celebration of […]

POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES, JULY 2019

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will perform on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm at the Bandshell at Bowdoin Park on 14 Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie. Dutchess County is thrilled to bring concerts back to Bowdoin Park and Dutchess Tourism Inc. President and CEO Mary Kay Vrba is very […]

POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – JUNE 2019

Ulster for Business The Ulster County Office of Economic Development will assist you in defining and achieving your business goals. Whether you want to expand an existing business, establish a new location, or need to hire well qualified employees, Ulster for Business is the place where you can see your plans become a reality. Some […]

Positive News Briefs & Opportunities

Album Release Concert with The Princes of Serendip The Princes of Serendip is celebrating the release of their new album “Yumpatiddly Bee: Silly Songs” with a concert of their silly, sentimental, strange and story songs at Mountain View Studio in Woodstock. Their show will be at 4pm on May 19th. Adults and children can enjoy […]

POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – APRIL 2019

Dog Trivia Night Who was the most recent canine to occupy the White House? Who was the first dog in outer space? What breed was Rin Tin Tin? If you have the answers or if you want to know them then come to the dog trivia night at the beautiful Capital Tavern in Kingston for […]

POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – MARCH 2019

Maya Gold Foundation Community is Seeking Hudson Valley Teens to Join Youth Action Team The mission of the Maya Gold Foundation is to empower our local youth to access their inner wisdom and realize what their dreams are and how they can accomplish them. The Youth Action Team speaks directly to teens in order to […]

POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – February 2019

The Brian Charette Trio Brian Charette is a New York City based organist and pianist. He has performed with some of the classics such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, and Cyndi Lauper. His leading trio features Jay Azzolina on guitar and Jordan Young on drums; a modern jazz ensemble that is fresh and […]

Positive News Briefs & Opportunities

HoneybeeLives’ Organic Beekeeping Classes This two-day winter weekend class has dates available in the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn. The Beekeeping class will introduce students to organic/natural beekeeping with a biodynamic influence. While we need the bees to nourish our plants and produce, we also need the nourishment of this informational course to help us better […]

Briefs & Opportunities

6 Time World Pizza Champion Better known as the ‘Pizza Geek” or the “Dough Boy”, 6th time world pizza champion Bruno DiFabio has just opened up a new restaurant in Newburg. Founder of the International School of Pizza and owner of over 10 successful pizza restaurants across the United States, DiFabio has brought his latest […]

Positive News Briefs

Research shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors are up to.   Kingston’s First Distinguished Artist Awardees Kingston Mayor Steve Noble presented the city’s first Distinguished Artist Award in a mid-April City Hall event to artist and poet Julie Hedrick and composer Peter […]

Positive News Briefs

Research shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors are up to. New Citizens Welcomed     Approximately 52 new citizens took their Oaths of Allegiance to become Americans in a naturalization ceremony at the Ulster County Courthouse last month. Participating were the Kingston […]

Positive News Briefs & Opportunities

Research shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors are up to. Sign Up for Seedlings Now!     Planning your gardens already/ Maybe even started some seedlings in that sunny window upstairs? It’s time for the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of […]

Positive News Briefs & Opportunities

Research shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors are up to. New REDC Funding Announced The state announced more than $755 million in economic and community development funding through its Regional Economic Development Council initiative just before the holidays, with the Hudson Valley […]

Positive News Brief

Research shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors are up to. Anchor Party Boosts Current Visibility in Kingston     Country Wisdom News’ parent organization, the Hudson Valley Current, held a mixer on a Monday night in mid-November to introduce the local currency’s […]

Positive News Briefs

Research shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors are up to. ACA Sign Up Still Okay In NY    We’re all hearing bad things about the future of our health care. Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act marketplace has been set to run […]

Positive News Briefs

  Research shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Doubling Down On Climate Change Efforts     New York and the eight other states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are proposing to update their multi-state effort to lower carbon pollution by reducing the cap on power plant emissions […]