Mover & Shaker

Shelby Petonak 

Founder of the Pillows for Patients program  Pine-Richland senior Shelby Petonak, 17, finds comfort in helping breast cancer patients.  In the late summer of 2017, Shelby’s mom, Wendy, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. The news devastated her tight-knit family. 

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The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge 

“This is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war, and will,   I believe, be regarded as an ever-famous American victory.”   Winston Churchill  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill knew the Allied Forces had their backs against the wall when he uttered these famous words during World War II. The Allied Powers were led by Great Britain, the United States, France and the Soviet Union. They were battling against the three principal partners […]

Feature Story

Chiropractic & Naturopathic Medicine: Bringing You the Best of Integrative Medicine 

 At Appalachia Chiropractic & Wellness, our team holds a unique holistic care model striving to make each and every patient feel and function at their highest level without drugs or surgery. We offer the community a whole system approach. Patients are never rushed. They are heard and truly cared for. We value the doctor and patient relationship, as […]

Where Was I?


By Janice Lane Palko  “Your life is heading down one path, and then suddenly, in an instant, it all changes.” Those words were uttered by a former St. Benedict Academy classmate of mine over the holidays when she came to Pittsburgh from Florida for a visit after not seeing each other for 43 years. Sadly, she was forced to leave our high school back in 1976 when her mother suddenly […]

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2020 Health Care Guide

Northern Connection’s February issue will feature Pittsburgh Health Care Guide!  Be sure to make your health care organization a part of this special issue.  Your ad also includes editorial that will be featured in the Guide. Call 724-940-2444 and ask for Mary or Laura or email for more information!

2019 Summer Camp Guide

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Cover Stories

Vincentian Academy Celebrating Alumni

By Janice Lane Palko  I think the success of any school can be measured by the contribution the alumni make to our national life – John F. Kennedy  A school may possess state-of-the art facilities, a highly qualified staff, a rigorous curriculum and the most sought-after extracurricular activities and award-winning sports teams, but if that school does not graduate students who go on […]

Shady Side Academy’s Glimcher Tech & Design Hub – Where Technology & Design Meet.

Read the entire cover story on Shady Side Academy’s Glimcher Tech & Design Hub below!  

Terrace Place at Vincentian

Inside Modern Senior Living Terrace Place welcomes intergenerational living.  CLICK HERE to read the entire cover story! LINK TO COVER STORY: