Mover & Shaker of the Month

Kathleen Osten, M.D.  “Everyday Hero” Award recipient              Kathleen Osten, M.D., a family physician from Cranberry Township, has been named November’s Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED). Dr. Osten is part of Heritage Valley Medical Group’s Associates in Family Medicine practice located at 1185 Freedom Road in Cranberry Twp.  

It’s a Novel Christmas! 

 “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.  Maybe Christmas …perhaps … means a little bit more!”  Dr. Seuss – How the Grinch Stole Christmas   There’s nothing like curling up in front of a cozy fire and reading a good book. It’s even better this   time of the year when you can become enthralled with a classic holiday story.  This month we’re […]

Where Was I . . . The Code of the Universe 

By Janice Lane Palko  If I get up at night to visit the bathroom, I pass three windows on my way. My house sits high on a hill, and when I glance out those windows, I can see across a small valley to the next street over where the light from a gas lamp pierces the darkness and sends out rays of light, shining like […]

Missing in Action Serviceman Honored and a Diploma Presented to a Vietnam Veteran 

         Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) welcomed home the remains of WW II Navy Petty Officer (PO) Third Class Walter E. “Bert” Mintus. Shot down over the Pacific Ocean on July 27, 1944, PO Mintus was declared missing in action until his remains were identified on June 25, 2018. “For nearly 74 years, the Mintus family was unsure of the fate that befell their […]

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20th Annual Education Issue

The January issue of Northern Connection Magazine will featured our 20th annual education issue! All preschools, elementary, middle and high schools, continuing education, and extracurricular facilities… Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase  our school along with photos of your students in this informative and popular issue. Reserve your ad space and send photos (please identify […]

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“A goal without a plan is just a wish,” wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Since 1948, Hefren-Tillotson, a privately-owned wealth management company founded in Pittsburgh, has been creating financial plans that turn client’s goals and wishes into reality.   Hefren-Tillotson co-founder Willard J. “Bill” Tillotson had the vision to recognize that for clients to achieve their long-term financial goals, they needed a step-by-step, detailed […]

Solevo Wellness – The Standard in Medical Marijuana

Allegheny County’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Provides Relief for Patients Jackson’s Pointe Plaza Location Opening this Month For more information on Solevo Wellness, visit the website at: As the adage goes, “You never know until you try,” but when it came to obtaining relief with medical marijuana, patients were not even able to try […]

Oakland Catholic: Creating Empowered Leaders 

Academic excellence. Global experiences. State-of-the-art technology. Athletics for everyone. All wrapped in a commitment to spirituality-in-action that inspires tomorrow’s leaders.   These are the pillars of education at Oakland Catholic High School, and for the school’s students, parents, faculty and leadership, these pillars are essential to creating empowered leaders.