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Mover & Shaker of the Month: Dr. Robert H. Potter, MD

By: Paula Green Dr. Robert Potter of McCandless Township is a physician who enjoys treating and helping his patients.  His passion for medicine was instilled in him as child as he observed his father who was a family physician.  “I learned from my dad, it amazed me how well he knew his patients, and I […]

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Special Delivery – Postal Trivia……

By: Paula Green   Ben Franklin was known as a great inventor, a brilliant politician and even a leading author, but did you know that he was also the colonies’ Postmaster General?  On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress appointed him the first Postmaster General of the organization now known as the United States Postal […]

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7 Hot Weather Beauty Hacks

By Kelly Smith Beach bunnies, heat mavens and sun goddesses, listen up!  While you may enjoy frolicking through the sand and wading in the pool, chances are your hair, skin and makeup may not be as forgiving.  Even though it’s hot and humid out there, you still want to look cool and collected.  At the […]

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Genesis Medical Associates 

Genesis Medical Associates, established in 1995, is the largest, independent, primary-care practice in the North Hills.  As a physician-owned independent practice, Genesis Medical Associates accepts ALL major insurances and treats patients at both UPMC Passavant and at Allegheny General Hospitals. The Physicians and Staff of Genesis are committed to providing the best quality healthcare and […]

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From daytime splashing to an evening of old-fashioned family fun at a county fair, from an afternoon of all nature has to offer to maybe some shopping in the heart of downtown, summer is the perfect time to enjoy the simple thrill of a day well spent in Greene County, just one hour south of […]

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Has your weight loss plateaued? Do you eat right and exercise but the scale doesn’t move? Is your metabolism slowing due to middle age or over-eating? Are you having health-related issues due to your weight? Feeling aggravated, frustrated and helpless every time you get on the scale? With Dr. Michael Vactor’s innovative weight loss program, […]

America’s Largest and Most Fantastic Fireworks Festival to Light up the Sky at Cooper’s Lake By Marianne Reid Anderson Appearing for two nights, May 22-23, over 450 acres at Cooper’s Lake in Butler County, PyroFest is a one-of-a kind spectacular fireworks event designed to amaze, thrill and captivate audiences of all ages. For two nights, […]

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By Paula Green and Marianne Reid Anderson Adding your own unique flare to your wedding will keep your guests talking for years. Check out these great ideas and locations for help expressing the wonderful and one-of-a-kind couple you are.

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Starting the Conversation When Do We Start Listening to Our Mothers?

By: Marianne Reid Anderson “Wash your hands”; “Sit up straight”; “Clean your room”; “Save up rather than put it on a charge card”; are just a few of the seemingly endless list of directives that turn out to be very valuable advice that we get from our mothers or other caring adult. At some point, […]

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Starting the Conversation Vaccinations: A Tough Decision

By Marianne Reid Anderson Parents today seem to be caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to vaccinating their children. Medical experts are telling them that their children need to be vaccinated

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Starting the Conversation: Coping with an Empty Nest?

By Marianne Reid Anderson I can’t even cope with putting my dog in a kennel, let alone sending children, of-age or not, off into the world. After years of helicopter parenting, how do you stop hovering and let go? From school age, to sleep-away camps, to college, to that first apartment? As the child to […]

Starting the Conversation – What is the Fad with Fad Diets?

By Marianne Reid Anderson When I read Joella Baker’s article on “Sticking With It,” I know she’s right and that exercise and a nutritious diet are the key. But fad diets just seem so alluring.  Why is that? A good friend of mine recently lost a lot of weight and when I asked how he […]

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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 […]

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PyroFest 2014! America’s Largest and Most Fantastic Fireworks Festival

By Marianne Reid Anderson Appearing on May 24, 2014 at Hartwood Acres, PyroFest is a one-of-akind spectacular fireworks event designed to amaze, thrill and captivate audiences of all ages. On May 24th the sky will become a festival of light and pyrotechnic special effects that are choreographed with split-second timing to a monumental musical score. […]

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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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 […]

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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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Imagine. Design. Install. IDI Landscape Solutions Creates Your Dream Oasis

Through IDI Landscape Solutions, you can extend your living space to include a customized, outdoor hardscape and landscape that both showcases and makes your home a centerpiece to relish and enjoy.

Business Spotlight: Start the Heart, LLC

EMPOWERING TRAINING! Every person, from every household and every business should be trained in high quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Don’t put off today what could save a life tomorrow! Start the Heart is a unique and special training center, committed to providing the highest standard of […]

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JADE Wellness Center: A Family Devoted to Helping Families Struggling with Addiction

JADE Wellness Center was founded in 2010 by Lucy Garrighan, JADE’s Matriarch and CEO. As the mother to two young adult sons suffering from the disease of addiction, Lucy searched near and far for the secret, for the answer to why this happened to her children and for a resolution that would “cure” them.  Painstakingly, […]

Health & Wellness

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Genesis Medical Associates 

Genesis Medical Associates, established in 1995, is the largest, independent, primary-care practice in the North Hills.  As a physician-owned independent practice, Genesis Medical Associates accepts ALL major insurances and treats patients at both UPMC Passavant and at Allegheny General Hospitals. The Physicians and Staff of Genesis are committed to providing the best quality healthcare and […]

Accelerated Orthodontics Now Available at Grady, Kastner and Gornick

      Great news for orthodontics patients – there is now a device available that can help cut your orthodontic treatment time in half.  Even better news, this device called AcceleDent Aura is available at Grady, Kastner and Gornick (GKG) Orthodontics, 1000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 200 in Wexford.  This is a remarkable and revolutionary device according to the practices’ three orthodontists – Drs. John Grady, Dan […]

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Dayalan and Associates: Family, Primary Care and so much more!

Dayalan and Associates Family Medicine, a division of Genesis Medical Associates, is a NCQA-recognized Level-3 Patient Centered Medical Home, providing complete medical management for all patients, and serving as your home base to manage every aspect of communication within your network of caregivers while providing a secure patient-portal for access to your medical records.

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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 […]

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Special Delivery – Postal Trivia……

By: Paula Green   Ben Franklin was known as a great inventor, a brilliant politician and even a leading author, but did you know that he was also the colonies’ Postmaster General?  On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress appointed him the first Postmaster General of the organization now known as the United States Postal […]

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Northern Connection’s 15th Annual Wedding Issue

Feature your business in Northern Connection Magazine’s upcoming WEDDING ISSUE! Email: northcon@consolidated.net 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!