Spotlights

Sunday Spotlight: Patrick O’Neill

Sunday Spotlight: Patrick O’Neill

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Patrick O’Neill from Rusticat Woodworks!  Patrick is an NEPA native, where he is an engineer by day. Nights and weekends are spent in his wood shop. What started out as helping a local TNR project building cat shelters turned into a creative outlet. After building the cat shelters, he began to complete wood projects around his home. This helped Patrick form Rusticat Woodworks in late 2020. With countless hours…

Sunday Spotlight: Samantha Ziemba

Sunday Spotlight: Samantha Ziemba

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Samantha Ziemba!  Samantha is a local artist and certified art teacher based in Scranton. Her creative journey began when she was young, between the ages of three and five, where her love for expressing herself began to take shape through painting and dance.  Growing up, Samantha always had a need to create. As a kid, she would choreograph dances in her bedroom or find any surface to paint or…

Sunday Spotlight: Zack Wilcox and Tony Susi

Sunday Spotlight: Zack Wilcox and Tony Susi

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Zack Wilcox and Tony Susi from Fun Pants Film Co.!  Zack Wilcox is a born and raised filmmaker who brings sensibilities of small town life into his filmmaking. After an extensive career as a crew member on countless projects, he honed his skills in the technical aspects of streamlined indie filmmaking.  Tony Susi is a filmmaker, designer, and multidisciplinary artist based in PA. He creates a variety of work…

Sunday Spotlight: Andrèa Warner

Sunday Spotlight: Andrèa Warner

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Andrèa Warner, owner of White Pumpkin Boutique!  Andrèa is a stay-at-home wife and mom to a three year old girl. She is also a culinary graduate who specialized in pastry/cake decorating, where her creativity became more prominent, but her business really started after her wedding. For her special day, she created all of the decor, which inspired the name of her business — a whimsical spin on Cinderella and…

Sunday Spotlight: AnneMarie Pashley-Troutman

Sunday Spotlight: AnneMarie Pashley-Troutman

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have AnneMarie Troutman from the local band, Sweet Anne Marie!  Sweet Anne Marie is a Philadelphia born and Northeast Pennsylvania based Singer/Songwriter. Drawing influence from folk artists and alternative musicians alike, her songwriting has been called “contemplative and a bit fearless” and has been compared to artists like Joni Mitchell, Counting Crows, and Brian Fallon.  She has toured nationwide to promote her debut album ‘IN TIME’ released in 2021, and…

Sunday Spotlight: Angie Roback

Sunday Spotlight: Angie Roback

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Angie Roback, owner of The Crooked Branch! An NEPA local, Angie is a mom of two boys and a wife to an amazing husband. She worked as an interior designer for about 20 years.  Angie works a lot with wire and alcohol ink in order to create wire trees. If she finds an old frame with glass, she creates a scene on it from vibrant colors and then wires…

Sunday Spotlight: Deanna Shaver

Sunday Spotlight: Deanna Shaver

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Deanna Shaver, owner of Sweet Replica! Born in NEPA, Deanna is a local artist who’s passion for sculpting started at a very young age. Throughout adulthood, she worked in the wedding industry as a florist and coordinator. Later, she would combine her love for art and wedding, opening up her own small business — Sweet Replica.  She now works as a full-time sculptor, recreating peoples wedding cakes into custom…

Sunday Spotlight: Kristin Sepela

Sunday Spotlight: Kristin Sepela

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Kristin Sepela, owner of The Not So Basic Batch! Kristin is the baker behind the yellow mixer covered in dough, icing, and her favorite, sprinkles! She always loved baking, but never really knew how much until the magic was released from her heart one snowy night in December, when she took out her great grandmother’s old rolling pin, some hand-me-down cookie cutters, and rolled out a magical sheet of…

Sunday Spotlight: The Faerie Cauldron

Sunday Spotlight: The Faerie Cauldron

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have The Faerie Cauldron! The Faerie Cauldron was created by Rita Menapace, wife and mother of two little future potioneers. Rita creates handcrafted decorative potions for fans of witchy decor, horror, folklore, fantasy, TTRPGS and the general gaming community.  The handcrafted potions are created for many fandoms and many occasions. Rita creates Halloween-themed potions, to fun gaming potions and continues to grow her list based on her own favorite communities…

Sunday Spotlight: Steamed Accessories

Sunday Spotlight: Steamed Accessories

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Steamed Accessories! Steamed Accessories is brewed from three sisters who have a love for all things comfy and cozy. They wanted to create a shop that every cozy enthusiast could enjoy just as much as their mom does.  Native to NEPA, Amanda, Ashley and Afton spend a lot of time together doing everything from weekly family lunches, vacations, shopping trips, or grabbing a cup of coffee — which made…

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