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By: Paula Green Madagascar is an island country off the east coast of Africa.  It is one of the world’s main suppliers of vanilla and cloves.  This country also provides half of the world’s supply of sapphires.  Madagascar may be rich in minerals, but its inhabitants are extremely poor.  In fact, ninety percent of its […]

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Health and Wellness Spotlight Amorose Family Chiropractic

Be Happy. Be Healthy. Thrive Amorose Family Chiropractic was founded by the husband and wife team of Drs. Kelly and Lucas Amorose who are dedicated to the health and well-being of the entire family.


Military Adoption Benefits

By: Paula Green Two special occasions are acknowledged during the month of November.  One celebration is Veterans Day, which is held annually on November 11.  It is commemorated on this date because it marks the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, which was formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th […]


Montessori Children’s Community will celebrate a 25th anniversary in 2016. 

Children may begin attending Montessori Children’s Community as early as 2 years 7 months and now have the opportunity to stay through the 8th Grade. Unique to Montessori are multi-age classrooms, the vast interconnected Montessori curriculum, and the individualized education of the whole child.

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Imagine a place where your child can explore new interests in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Envision a place where she can engage with caring educators committed to her individual needs. Picture a place where he will learn to excel in academics, arts, athletics – and in life. Shady Side Academy is that place. 

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OAKLAND CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL’s campus sits in the educational heart of Pittsburgh, just steps from Saint Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. 

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  Passavant Hospital Foundation advances the health and wellness of our community through educational seminars and special community initiatives. Working with Crisis Center North and UPMC Passavant’s Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, Passavant Hospital Foundation is funding specialized training for local police to aid in identifying the most dangerous domestic violence situations and the most appropriate […]

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School (CWNCHS) is a 185,000-square-foot complex situated on 70 acres atop a scenic hill on the north side of Route-228 near Cranberry’s border with Seven Fields.

Starting the Conversation:

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Starting the Conversation Should Everyone Get a Trophy?

By: Marianne Reid Anderson Recently, James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers made the news for his parenting skills rather than his football skills. His sons had received “participation trophies.”

Starting the Conversation What do you think of the “Cursive Controversy?”

By: Marianne Reid Anderson Is handwriting a thing of the past? There are only so many hours in a day and so many schools have stopped teaching cursive, also known as handwriting or penmanship. They are teaching “keyboarding” instead.

The Expense of Technology… Is it Justified

By Marianne Reid Anderson A 10-year old colleague of mine recently pointed out to me that, “It costs $10 more to see a 3D movie than a regular one. And I don’t think that’s fair.” Depending on when you go, how you get tickets and any specials being offered, there is a definite up-charge for […]

Starting the Conversation What the Fracking?

By Marianne Reid Anderson At a dinner earlier this year with a colleague from Oklahoma, she mentioned that now, not only do they have tornados to deal with, they have earthquakes. I was shocked by this, having lived on the Pacific Rim for six years, I am very familiar with fault lines and I knew […]

NC Events:

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Celebrating Senior Champions Creating a Better Life for Seniors

On Wednesday October 21, UPMC Senior Services, the Aging Institute and the University of Pittsburgh will host the seventh annual Celebrating Senior Champions Benefit Dinner and Auction at the Omni William Penn. Nearly 400 business leaders and friends will attend this event to celebrate three outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to […]

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EQT Children’s Theater Festival Focuses on Theater, Activities and Fun!


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 By Rosemary Garrity  Keep those fingers crossed! Can the Pirates not only repeat the great season they had last year…or better yet…surpass it??  That’s what most Pittsburghers are hoping they can do. And why not?  The roster is very strong with players like hometown hero, Neil Walker, Andrew McCutcheon, Pedro Alvarez, and Gerrit Cole, to […]

Fit Families


A New Celiac’s Fight for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

By:  Joella Baker This will be my first holiday going gluten-free.  I’m actually excited about the naturally gluten-free items that I plan to include in my Thanksgiving.  I love food and I love to eat and I especially love my Thanksgiving favorites. Just because now I’m gluten-free doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy the holiday […]

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Staying Fit when You’re Back in School 

    By:  Joella Baker   Staying active throughout the school year is tough for those kids who don’t participate in organized sports.  Summer is a great time to be out swimming, riding bikes and just being outside.

Exercise and Diet: Myths and Facts to Help You Succeed

By:  Joella Baker I’m always hearing people talk about the different diets they are trying and ways they plan to lose weight, lose it fast and keep it off.    The truth is there is no easy way to do this.   If you really want to lose weight and have it last, it takes the following…

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Need to Get-Away: Visit Garrett County

Neighboring Garrett County, Maryland has been selected by Travel & Leisure as America’s Best Town for Fall Colors. Located only two hours outside of Pittsburgh, Garrett County is the western-most county in Maryland and home to: Deep Creek Lake, the state’s largest freshwater lake Wisp Resort, Maryland’s only ski resort (32 slopes & trails for […]


All That Glimmers Bridal Event

  You and members of your family, friends and wedding partyare cordially invited toPittsburgh’s Premier Wedding Show: All That Glimmers Bridal Event Saturday, March 15th11-3pmVIP starts at 10am Conveniently held at The Grand Room of the new Holy Trinity Center985 Providence Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pa 15237(at the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Cumberland Road) VIP Event […]

Spotlight on Business

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Health and Wellness Spotlight Amorose Family Chiropractic

Be Happy. Be Healthy. Thrive Amorose Family Chiropractic was founded by the husband and wife team of Drs. Kelly and Lucas Amorose who are dedicated to the health and well-being of the entire family.

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Business Spotlight: Brooktree Health Services

Brooktree Health Services is a premier, outpatient drug and alcohol recovery program. The program offers an individualized, holistic treatment program rooted in the 12-step principles. Brooktree Health Services prepares you, or someone you love, for a long-term, sober lifestyle utilizing both individual and group counseling sessions, family therapy and the development of a sober support […]

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Dance for FUN! at Cynthia’s School of Dance!

Cynthia’s School of Dance helps children become confident and build resiliency at a very young age. Through dance skills, children learn stage presence, to work as a team and much more,

Health & Wellness

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Advances in Family Healthcare

We, at Northern Connection magazine, are grateful to live and work in an area with so many devoted healthcare professionals and their amazing commitment to bringing the latest advances in healthcare to us and our families.

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Advances in Women’s Healthcare

We, at Northern Connection magazine, are proud to have a monthly section devoted to the health and wellness of the people and families in our community. In this, our women’s health issue,

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Advances in Women’s Health and Wellness

The October issue of Northern Connection Magazine is focused on Women’s Health & Wellness. This issue provides an opportunity to highlight your business, facility, program or initiative and the strides that you are taking to better women’s lives. Discounted ad rates are available which include a complimentary editorial and more. Please call 724-940-2444 or email […]

Just A Thought


Just a Thought—Viva la Difference

    By Janice Lane Palko During the Christmas holidays, my husband, 25 and 20-year-old sons and I went to see Les Misérable at the movie theater.  It was the only movie that all four of us had not seen so that’s why we chose it.  While I enjoyed it, I could tell after 10 […]

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Just a Thought: A Christmas Collage By Janice Lane Palko

This year I will celebrate my 53rd Christmas, and I guess I have enough years under my belt to wax a little nostalgic on Christmases past.  It has happened gradually, but Christmas has changed a lot over the decades.  When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, the month of December was a […]



Pittsburgh Pirates Trivia -A Rundown of our Battling Buccos

  By: Paula Green You’ve gotta love our Battling Buccos!  Sometimes the Pirates’ season can play out like the Hollywood movie – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.  Over the years, we’ve had many good players, managers and exciting games.  On the flip side, we’ve also had some bad players, managers and heart-breaking losses. 

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Northern Connection’s 15th Annual Wedding Issue

Feature your business in Northern Connection Magazine’s upcoming WEDDING ISSUE! Email: for ad rates and more information! Space is limited! This issue will also be delivered at the All That Glimmers Bridal Event on March 15th, 2014. At The Grand Room at the Holy Trinity Center in the North Hillshosted byArista Catering and Event Planning!