Mover & Shaker

Mover & Shaker of the Month Mary Mancini Hartner Honored

By Paula Green Local bakery owner Mary Mancini Hartner will rise in the spotlight on Oct. 14 when she is honored at the Focus on Renewal Anniversary Gala. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks. The theme for this year’s event is Metamorphosis, which simply means […]

The Benefits of Honey

   By Joella Baker  As an individual suffering from multiple autoimmune diseases, I am always looking for natural ways to control inflammation in my body and stay healthy. One of these ways is by eating honey on a daily basis.  

Real Estate


 BUYERS NEED REPRESENTATION TOO!  Typically, real estate agents either represent a buyer or a seller. A common mistake a lot of people make is to call the listing agent whose name is on the For Sale sign in front of the house. Even though the listing agent can legally represent both the buyer and seller (dual agency) the question is: Are you getting the representation you need as […]


Chocolate Trivia 

“When we don’t have the words, chocolate can speak volumes.” –Joan Bauer  By Paula Green           There’s nothing quite like biting into a good piece of chocolate!   Women crave it more so than men. Chocolate is an aphrodisiac. It contains the chemical phenylethylamine, which is the same chemical that the brain produces when you’re in love. It also has a range of […]

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The November and December issues of Northern Connection Magazine will feature a special Holiday Section!   This is a great opportunity to highlight your holiday event, sale, open house and more in this special section! Discounted rates are available! Call 724-940-2444 and ask for Mary or Laura. Email – and simply ask for our special […]

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Cover Stories

Dr. Chufo’s Weight Loss and Wellness Program

Safe Simple Sustainable Losing weight is the second most popular subject discussed in casual social settings, with weather coming in first. What does this say about the interests that are shared by the majority of people in modern times? It says that we, as a society, are unhappy and are constantly searching for the ultimate […]

Passavant Hospital Foundation

 Passavant Hospital Foundation: A legacy of caring, a commitment to excellence Passavant Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in making UPMC Passavant a world-class hospital in our backyard, advancing the health and wellness of the North Hills through education, outreach and grant-making

CWNC Prepares Students for Life Through Career Development Program

  By Lisa Logan As high schools increasingly place emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary education and their future careers, a growing number of teachers are fusing classroom learning with hands-on experience. At Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (CWNC), Jennifer Parsons, program manager of the Career Development Program, combines academics with career exploration.