On the May edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, we visit Something Sweet Candies in Pottsville to visit Gregor. He has only been in the area for 10 years but his first business venture is keeping memories of the old time candy shop alive and well. It's location in the historic Majestic Theater is the perfect place for such a delightful stop in downtown Pottsville. We visit both places - join us. #shoplocal #smallbusiness #candy #downtown #local #communitytheater #optometry
You really can go home again. On the next Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors meets area native Brian Setlak and his wife Patricia of Bake Shop VI in Pottsville. Brian was making a name for himself as a baker and pastry chef, most recently at several celebrity chef restaurants in Las Vegas. Despite his exciting career, the anthracite region excitedly welcomed him back nearly 6 year ago and have been enjoying his pallet pleasing creations ever since. B
Three young men from the coal region are making their dreams come true and adding to the positive vibe on Centre St. in Pottsville at the same time. On the March edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors visits Pilger Ruh Brewing. Find out what has made this community crafted nano brewery a hit and what you can expect for the St. Patrick's Day. #supportlocal #community #coalregion #pottsville #downtownpottsville #brewery #craftbeer #optometry #local
The best of old and new is keeping Charlie's Pizza & Subs a part of the Pottsville community for years to come thanks to some creative local investors. The pandemic almost made this iconic business part of coal region history. On the next Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors brings us a feel good story on how this local landmark survived and is perhaps better than ever. #supportlocal #coalregion#pizza #superbowl #partyfood #history #optometry #diner #pottsville #smallbusines
2021 wasn't an easy year for fitness centers but that hasn't stopped Joe from Xtreme Fitness in St. Clair from doing what he loves for the past 2 decades. On the first Eye on the Anthracite Region of 2022, Dr. Connors jumps in the ring to see what has made Xtreme Fitness more than just a gym and what you can do to make sure you are a success in your fitness goals in 2022. Happy New Year! #smallbusiness #supportlocal #stclair #fitness #boxing #martialarts #coalregion #optometry
No day is ever the same at Black Rock Brewing Company in Pottsville. Our December edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region takes Dr. Connors to this dynamic new business. There is so much going on here it is hard to keep up. This fun microbrewery is a tremendous mix of old and new. The history of the coal region is evident here but so is a desire to make history in all they do. Join us as we celebrate 2021 at Black Rock. #smallbusiness #supportlocal #pottsville #coalregion #brewery #wine
Open just a few months, Mayan Mexican Restaurant Bar in St. Clair is bringing some variety to the culinary scene in the area. On the November edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, join Dr. Connors as he stops by for a visit. Authentic Mexican options such as tacos, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, quesadillas, and fajitas are some of the items all made with fresh ingredients daily. And let's not forget about the margaritas! Join us! #smallbusiness #supportlocal #coalregion #stclair
October is the 1 year anniversary of Eye on the Anthracite Region! This month Dr. Connors celebrates by visiting one of the newest businesses in Pottsville - Hydrangea Cottage Tea & Gifts. There are lots of neat fall items for you to discover here along with everything you need to enjoy a hot cup of tea. #smallbusiness #buylocal #supportlocal #coalregion #optometry #pottsville
Perhaps the most FUN we have has at a local business - all for you on our September edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region! Dr. Connors had a blast at Second Mountain Sunflowers in Orwigsburg. Fields of golden sunshine are sure to bring a smile to your face as you meander the paths to pick your perfect bouquet. Food vendors, live music and other activities only add to the experience but make sure you check out Second Mountain Sunflowers Facebook page for the latest info.
On our August edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors visits Transcend Yoga Studio. Specializing in yoga therapy, owner Jillian welcomes all no matter your age or ailment to the beautiful Yuengling mansion and grounds in Pottsville. Find out why your journey to happiness may very well begin with one of variety of classes at Transcend Yoga Studio. #yoga #smallbusiness #community #happiness #exercise #selfcare #optometry
Summer is all about getting outdoors and enjoying fresh air and warm temperatures. On our July edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors does just that at Hope Hill Lavender Farm right outside of Pottsville. Wendy and Troy have blanketed their former Christmas tree farm in a world of purple as over 3,000 fragrant lavender plants paint a glorious picture for all who visit. There are so many reasons to visit but the most important one is peak lavender season is now. See you at the farm
Ice Cream is on the menu all year long at Trish's Ice Cream Shop in Minersville but there is just something about a CMP or Hot Fudge Sundae in the summertime. On the next Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors visits Trish's to see what is popular in the world of ice cream and what else makes' Trish's a tasty place to visit all year. Welcome the summer of 2021!
Eye on the Anthracite Region celebrates Mom this month with a stop in Schuylkill Haven and Brush Strokes. This is a great place to visit for gifts from the heart that will mean so much to whomever receives it. Whether you personalize an item or actually sit down and create your masterpiece yourself, the memories created will be priceless and cherished for years to come.
Kowalanek's Kielbasy Shop in Shenandoah is celebrating it's 110th year of serving the people of the Anthracite Region. It's a popular place all year but the holiday season really has this business running like a fine oiled machine. Kowalanek's is now 4th generation owned and operated. They offer all the classic kielbasy favorites that have become part of this region's traditions but they also keep everyone's taste buds watering with some new menu items.
Joseph Drasdis and his father Joe believe in the Anthracite Region. Through their efforts they have not only rehabilitated a historic building in downtown Pottsville but they have brought back a shopping experience that seemingly had faded into history. Drasdis & Son brings a little "big city" home and Dr. Connors was more than interested in seeing if he could upgrade his wardrobe just minutes away from the brand new Pottsville Eye Specialists. Join us this month at Drasdis & Son in downtown Po
Years of planning went into the celebrated January 25th opening of Pottsville Eye Specialists. New patients experienced the brand new, state of the art facility, that is here to serve all the Eyecare needs of the Anthracite Region, all the time. Join Dr. Conners and Dr. Deom as they give you a look at what you can expect to experience at the region's newest optometry practice.
#supportlocal #eyecare #family #schuylkillcounty #optometry
Eye on the Anthracite Region starts 2021 right at Pressed Coffee & Books in Pottsville. Sure they have high quality coffee and tea along with mouthwatering crepes and a variety of baked goods. But they also offer high quality service and a warm, comfortable atmosphere that is steeped in the history of the Anthracite Region. Pressed offers a lot of what you might expect to find in a larger city but it's right here in Pottsville and worth a visit in 2021.
December is sure to be an exciting time at the brand new Pottsville Eye Specialists. Appointments are being make at 570-628-EYES (3937) and a ribbon cutting at the new optometry practice welcomes the newest business to the Anthracite Region. This month, Dr. Connors found some time to explore one of the oldest and most popular businesses in the area - Yuengling® American's Oldest Brewery. This complementary tour is a gift to the community and well worth your time as it allows you to experience n
The brand new Pottsville Eye Specialists is busy scheduling appointments with Dr. Brendan Connors. 570-628-EYES is the number to call. Momma Millie of Momma Millie's Bakery in Pottsville is also very busy as the holiday season is approaching. However, the super friendly Momma took a few minutes to welcome Dr. Connors for our second Eye on the Anthracite Region. Get your sweet tooth ready and make sure you watch Dr. Connors show off some of his baking skills.
Welcome to Eye on the Anthracite Region. Dr. Brendan Connor, an optometrist at the soon to be open Pottsville Eye Specialists, is already in the area discovering great local businesses and the people that make them so special. In our first edition, Dr. Connors HAD to check out the wildly popular Wheel Restaurant in downtown Pottsville. You get to choose from a menu of over 75 fresh ingredients to make your own grilled cheese creation.