Check out what we're loving this month! 

From food and shopping to winter prep and holiday festivities, find out what we're excited about this month. 


Connections Café
Lunch at Connections CafeThe menu changes every day, but sometimes our favorites cycle back through the awesome rotation of unique salads and healthy lunch options at Connections. Lunch at Connections is a unique experience in itself. The friendliest staff around welcomes you into the kitchen to see the menu for that day, which usually consists of a bunch of salads, a soup option or two, some gourmet adult grilled cheese sandwiches, frittatas, and a few desserts. The leek and potato soup, curry chicken and grape salad, and black bean and corn salad are just some of our favorites this month!


Rivertowne Brewing
Check out the Tap Room at Rivertowne Brewing, our new favorite place to kick back with friends. It’s a great place to get the craft beer experience and unwind after a long day or an even longer week. 


Cold Weather Gear
While we love snow here in the Laurel Highlands, we still mourn the loss of warmer weather, just a bit. The cold weather does give us the excuse to do some extra shopping, and the holidays are just around the corner. Check out our recent shopping blog post for even more holiday gift ideas. 

Ligonier Outfitters & NewstandGet some warm weather gear at Martin’s Specialty Shop. Their flannel selection is the reason they make our favorites list. Get ready for the snow and get some great winter boots from their selection, too!

Ligonier Outfitters & News Stand is also a great place to get ready for snow, with their awesome shoe and clothing selection. You're sure to find gifts for any fishermen in the family at the News Stand too!

Holiday Fun

Painter Pines Christmas Tree FarmPainter Pines Christmas Tree Farm
Start a new family tradition with an outing to Painter Pines to pick the best tree with the kids. Cut down your own or pick from the pre-cut selection. Enjoy free treats while you're there, too! Visit with Santa's on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Overly's Country Christmas
Create a new family tradition at Overly’s, where holiday memories are made. Celebrate the season, see the model train display, and get your picture taken with Santa. Take a horse drawn wagon ride through the winter wonderland. Marvel at the light displays and enjoy other seasonal fun in the charming Christmas Village.