Kingston’s team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL, a semi-pro league) — the Stockade FC — had its season cancelled this past week, an innocent victim of the coronavirus. It’s a disappointing turn for the players and fans and for second-year coach Jamal Lis-Simmons.
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With all the chaos going on in the world right now, it was refreshing to write Faces Of Kingston this week and get to share a normal, light-hearted conversation with an artistic local. Kate Cristiani is a tattoo artist with Ink Inc. who lives in Kingston and it was nice to get to know her better.
This week in Faces of Kingston we get to know artist, nurse practitioner and nature enthusiast Dina Kravtsov. Her unique perspectives, talent, energy and empathy add to the nicer, healthiest energy side of our community.
The local trainer finds it fulfilling to help others shape up.
Kingston’s YMCA isn’t just the place to get fit; it’s also a place to make art. D.R.A.W., a.k.a. The Department of Regional Art Workers, is a community arts education program that operates out of a spacious, light-filled room located in a corner of the Broadway building.
Louis Torchio, a well loved and regarded craftsmen, family man and great storyteller, is our subject for this week’s Faces of Kingston. It was a pleasure to visit The Cake Box with Louis on a Friday afternoon and chat about his background, accomplishments, life challenges, family and dreams.
Photographs from the March 5, 2020 edition of Kingston Times.
Topics include: Women’s History Month Kingston events; “Farming While Black”; Lara Hope to be honored; and more.
Approximately 21 new citizens representing 19 countries will take their Oaths of Allegiance accepting the responsibilities of an American, while also gaining the rights and privileges afforded to most Americans by birth, at a naturalization ceremony at the Ulster County Courthouse on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m.
This week is going to be lucky for local dream pop and indie genre fans as Shana Falana road test their pending South By Southwest 2020 appearance with two local warm up shows at Tubby’s on Broadway. I caught up with Shana to find out the scoop on the dates at the boutique bar and performance space. “It’s the first time we’re ever playing SXSW, so we’re doing 2 warm up shows at Tubby’s. Thursday, March 5 with Top Nachos and Friday, March 6 with Gold Dime of Fire Talk Records,” she tells me. “We’re going to play a stripped-down set, no backing tracks, projections or lights and are working on something new for SX. It should be pretty raw, and Mike Amari will be singing!”