Mover & Shaker of the Month

Sofya Stearns: Izabella’s Gourmet Chow

Nothing brings the world together better than food, and even though we love food, some of us prefer oysters, or maybe a profiterole, or sushi. Sofya Stearns, founder of Izabella’s Gourmet Chow figured that out. Her cooking classes open a window to the world for kids, making them feel closer to the kids all over the world.

Welcome May

May Moments

Hi folks, There is a saying, “April showers will bring May flowers.” May is known as a month of transition. The hardy spring flowers are blooming, trees are staging for their leafing out, birds are chirping, and spring life is stepping towards more summer-like days. But, don’t be fooled because May can nip things with […]

Business Spotlight

Pella Windows

Unlike say a roof, whose primary purpose is to provide shelter from the elements for a home, windows and doors serve several purposes in our homes. Windows allow light into our spaces, can keep out cold or when opened, permit a refreshing breeze to come inside. They can also be aesthetically pleasing as an element […]

Christopher Hulbert Memorial

Christopher Hulbert Memorial 

Every fourth Monday in May, we celebrate Memorial Day. It is a special day that commemorates those who have perished serving our country. This month, we honor Butler native USAF Captain Christopher Hulbert, who dedicated his life and time to his family, service members, education, and career. In addition, Hulbert was a loving husband and son who took his own life on January 3, 2019.

Cover Stories

Samantha’s Story: A High-Risk Pregnancy 

After trying for nearly two years to get pregnant on their own, Samantha and her husband, Stephen, turned to the UPMC Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.  There, she learned she had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her doctors prescribed medicine to help boost her ovulation. Within a few months, Samantha was […]

A Glimmer of Hope Teams Up to Help Women With Breast Cancer 

By Janice Lane Palko  Someone once said that “An individual can make a difference, but a team can make a miracle.” Diana Napper, the Founder and President of A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, is one individual who has mobilized a team to offer hope and miracles for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. A Glimmer […]

Honoring doctors who impact patients’ lives inside and outside the hospital

A man suffering from a sudden and severe illness arrived at UPMC Passavant and immediately was admitted for diagnosis and treatment. Adding to the stress of being sick, he also was distraught over the fact that his daughter’s wedding was just days away and it was becoming clear that he’d likely miss the ceremony due to his hospitalization. His daughter considered postponing the wedding, but his doctor, James Boyle, MD, had another idea.

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2022 Wedding Guide

The April issue of Northern Connection Magazine will feature our 2022 Wedding Guide.  Feature your wedding business in this special guide.  Call today to reserve your space: (724)940-2444 or email: