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Jimmy Wan’s Restaurant and Lounge Serving the Best in Pan-Asian Cuisine

Hunan, Szechuan, Cantonese, Dim Sum, Sushi, Sashimi and more, Jimmy Wan Sr. has been bringing the best of Pan-Asian cuisine to the Pittsburgh-area for over 30 years.

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5 Fast Layering Tips to Look Hot while Keeping Cool

  5  Fast Layering Tips to Look Hot while Keeping Cool By  Kelly Smith The sun is out, the heat is on, and so what’s a girl to do?  While your first instinct may be to wear as little clothing as possible that may not be the most fashion forward choice.  Sure, it’s a practical move […]

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Starting the Conversation: Where Does the Buck Stop

By: Marianne Reid Anderson In addition to my work here at Northern Connection, I also have my own sideline business where I recently had a rather unpleasant experience. A person who shall remain nameless inadvertently sent me a different file than the one she “meant” to send me. When I opened the file, technically everything […]

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David W. Scott: Grassroots Champion Recipient

By: Paula Green   Ohio Valley Hospital’s President and CEO, David W. Scott, FACHE, was recently named Pennsylvania’s 2015 Grassroots Champion.  This prestigious honor is awarded by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).  Only one hospital leader per state is bestowed with this accolade which recognizes outstanding […]

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Green, a color that stands for balance, spring, nature and rebirth. Just like the color represents, Greene County symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, hope and generosity. With the sun shining more than usual, the Pennsylvania weather heating up, it’s now the perfect time to follow your compass south to partake in fun summer activities. Just an […]

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You are not alone! Millions of Americans have let the pounds creep on and are now carrying too much weight to enjoy the active lifestyle they deserve.

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  Fifth Annual PyroFest to Light Up Cooper’s Lake  Caution:  What you are going to read is not about your average fireworks display over Memorial Day weekend.  Rather, a chance to feast your eyes on the return of America’s largest fireworks festival, the most jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring weekend of skyscraping glory.

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 WHO WE ARE: Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc. has been a trusted resource in the community since 1968.  Headquartered in the Southside of Pittsburgh, Advantage has recently expanded its footprint in Pennsylvania.  In addition to its satellite offices in Altoona, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, and York, the agency now has locations in Pittston, State College, Stroudsburg […]

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Starting the Conversation: Where Does the Buck Stop

By: Marianne Reid Anderson In addition to my work here at Northern Connection, I also have my own sideline business where I recently had a rather unpleasant experience. A person who shall remain nameless inadvertently sent me a different file than the one she “meant” to send me. When I opened the file, technically everything […]

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The Restroom Privacy Controversy

By: Marianne Reid Anderson I honestly never thought about privacy regarding a public restroom before the recent controversy. Usually, I’m just relieved one is available when I require it. But a few years ago, before there was any controversy, a young Dad that I know mentioned to me, “The best thing ever invented was the […]

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Is there Still a taboo over Mental Illness?

ByMarIanne Reid Anderson Nothing is more tragic than someone taking their own life. It is especially tragic when it is a young person. The isolation, despondency and despair that must lead to such an act is heart-wrenching.

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Starting the Conversation Is Legalizing Medical Marijuana a Priority?

At the printing of this issue, a bill legalizing medical marijuana passed in the Pennsylvania House and was on its way to the Senate. After decades of research, the FDA has proven beyond a doubt that certain medicinal properties of the cannabis plant, when extracted, can have a tremendous positive effect on several disorders including […]

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!

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES 29th ANNUAL EQT CHILDREN’S THEATER FESTIVAL May 14-17, 2015 | Festival open daily, 10AM – 7PM CULTURAL DISTRICT, DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH

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A SUMMER OF HOPE…

 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

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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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Do You Have What It Takes? Kean Quest Searches for the Next Big Star!

By Jill Greenwood If you think you’ve got what it takes to become the next Jackie Evancho, we’ve got the opportunity for you! The 2016 Kean Quest Talent Search attracts singers of all ages and has seen its share of amazing talent since launching in 2004. Richland Township’s own Jackie Evancho, who was the runner […]

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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 […]

Spotlight on Business

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Jimmy Wan’s Restaurant and Lounge Serving the Best in Pan-Asian Cuisine

Hunan, Szechuan, Cantonese, Dim Sum, Sushi, Sashimi and more, Jimmy Wan Sr. has been bringing the best of Pan-Asian cuisine to the Pittsburgh-area for over 30 years.

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Enjoy Your Own Outdoor Oasis through M.R. LAWNscape

Business Spotlight M.R. LAWNscape: A Family Run Business Providing Quality and Professionalism Escape into your own tranquil outdoor oasis that is serene, tasteful and elegant as well as beautifully picturesque. An oasis that is designed, built and created especially for you by team of professionals at M.R. LAWNscape

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Business Spotlight Yours to Mine

Opening the door to Yours to Mine consignment shop, is like lifting the lid on a treasure chest. Inside you’ll find exquisite furniture, stylish home décor, antique trunks, unique paintings, and dazzling jewelry.

Health & Wellness

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Advances in Men’s Healthcare  

  We, at Northern Connection magazine, are proud to help create awareness regarding several healthcare concerns that can affect men and in some cases both men and women, throughout their lives and the various methods of care and treatments that are available from the dedicated healthcare professionals in our area.

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Feeling Stiff, Tight or Squished? Try These Tips

You may have never heard of “postural strain” but chances are that you have it. That term describes stress to your body that occurs from being in one position too long and being under the stress of gravity. Here’s what you need to know:

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Advances in Women’s Healthcare

  Advances in Women’s Healthcare We, at Northern Connection magazine, are proud to help create awareness regarding several healthcare concerns that can effect women throughout their lives and the various methods of

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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 […]

Trivia

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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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17th Annual Back to School Guide

17th Annual Back-to-School Guide featured in Northern Connection Magazine’s August & September 2016 Issues