Member Spotlight, Cole Hastings

Cole Hastings takes joy from making furniture

By Alan K. Stout (Times Tribune)


Cole Hastings is a professional furniture maker and craftsman. He established his namesake company in 2008. A native of Philadelphia, he is a graduate of Kutztown University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, focusing on crafts with a concentration in furniture design. He also received a master’s degree in studio art at Maine College of Art. He and his wife, Rachel, live in Scranton.


Member Spotlight, Jess Meoni

West Scranton community organizer lends creative talents to many events

By Patrice Wilding (The Times Tribune)


Photo by Butch Comegys (Staff Photographer, LifeStyles)

Jess Meoni isn’t spooked by a challenge, because hard work never scared the West Scranton resident.

At 26, Ms. Meoni’s long list of credits in community organizing prove she is skilled as a champion of local arts, culture and talent.

Most recently, she facilitated the punk and metal music and arts festival Hallowfest in Nay Aug Park for a second year and volunteered to make the inaugural NEPA Horror Film Festival at Ale Mary’s a success.