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Spook-tacular Trivia – Haunted Tales, Trails & Films with a Pittsburgh Twist

By: Paula Green It’s that time of the year again for haunted legends and bewitching folklore.  The spookiness and intrigue becomes more spine-tingling when the tales are found within our own region.  This month, we’ll explore some supernatural Pittsburgh tales and look at scary movies that were filmed in our area.

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Starting The Conversation Do You Believe in Ghosts?

By Marianne Reid Anderson Do you wonder what just went bump in the night? Have you ever experienced the unexplainable? Whether its ghostly apparitions, things that move, stairs that creek, the world does seem to be filled with strange and other-worldly phenomenon. Even here in Pittsburgh cemeteries, libraries, lonely-roadways and even our own homes and […]

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Innovations in the Classroom – October 2014

By Marianne Reid Anderson In this, our 10th installment on Innovations in the Classroom, we continue highlighting the innovative ways schools and educators in our area have implemented programs, technology and methodologies into their classrooms.

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Three Time cancer survivor rappels the Oliver Building to raise cancer awareness

Mover & Shaker of the Month: Rose Lynd By: Paula Green Rappelling down a skyscraper requires skill and bravery.  One local woman completed this arduous journey along with 59 other courageous individuals on Sept. 17.  Rose Lynd, 33 of Morningside successful rappelled down the 345 foot Oliver Building in downtown Pittsburgh.   Rose’s descent of the […]

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Caring for people by day, animals by night, the founders, family and staff of the Vein Institute of Pittsburgh give to both people and pets. On September 26th  and 27th, Dr. Krysinski, founding physician of the Vein Institute of PittsburghSM and Cosmetic Laser CentersSM, along with his wife Kim, son and staff, were lead sponsors […]

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The 2014 graduating class at Oakland Catholic was accepted to over 160 different post-secondary schools of higher learning and received well over $10.8 million in scholarships.

 July marks the beginning of a signature season of summer events in Greene County, Pa., just two hours south of Butler County.  The Jacktown Fair kicks off the middle of the month, running July 15-19 in Wind Ridge, on the western end of the county. The longest continuously running fair in the country, the Jacktown […]

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 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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Starting The Conversation Do You Believe in Ghosts?

By Marianne Reid Anderson Do you wonder what just went bump in the night? Have you ever experienced the unexplainable? Whether its ghostly apparitions, things that move, stairs that creek, the world does seem to be filled with strange and other-worldly phenomenon. Even here in Pittsburgh cemeteries, libraries, lonely-roadways and even our own homes and […]

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Social Media: Is it Friend or Foe?

September Starting The Conversation I hate to admit it but I simply love and adore Facebook and Twitter. I love seeing what all my friends and family are up to, that I have been able to reconnect with friends and family from years gone

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Starting the Conversation: Advice on Helicopter Parenting?

By: Marianne Reid Anderson The world is a dangerous place – without a doubt – and much different than the world I grew-up in where my mother could insist we go outside and play and without any supervision, just with the rule that we had to be back by supper-time. I applaud all the parents […]

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Starting the Conversation Should We Bury the PA Death Tax?

By Marianne Reid Anderson A reader from McKeesport wrote to me to awaken me to the injustice of the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax also known as the “Death Tax.” As it turns out, Pennsylvania is one of only a handful of states that taxes certain beneficiaries of someone’s will even though the deceased has already paid […]

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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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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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The Worst Holiday Foods to Eat

 By:  Joella Baker For most of us, food is one of the center points of the holiday season.  It’s so tough to have the willpower to say no.  Worst of all, we always think that we will just have a small piece and it won’t be too bad.  Unfortunately, the holiday favorites are by far […]

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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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Business Spotlight – Nurse Next Door

Doing whatever it takes to bring you peace of mind. The professional caregivers at Nurse Next Door are devoted to helping you or your loved one to stay at home for as long as possible. Every caregiver at Nurse Next Door is hired because they live and breathe to the company’s four core values: To […]

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A True Treasure of a Golf Course Celebrating their 25th Anniversary

July Business Spotlight: Clover Hill Golf Course By Marianne Reid Anderson Nestled in Franklin Park at 2200 Reis Run Road is the absolutely idyllic Clover Hill Golf Course. Besides being beautiful and extraordinarily well-kept and well-maintained, this 9-hole course manages to be both fun and challenging without

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Starfish Rentals and Realty Inc.

By: Paula Green            This past winter was a harsh one not only for Pittsburgh but for much of our country.  During those endless, blustery, snowy days so many of us longed to venture on a sunny, beach vacation.  Picture yourself walking along the sandy shores where you can sunbath, surf, […]

Health & Wellness

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2014 Healthcare Guide

Innovations in Healthcare By Marianne Reid Anderson Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas are known for leading the way in innovative healthcare. Treatments, surgeries, procedure, medications and much more continue to improve the lives

Brain Health Across the Lifespan

By Dr. Paul Nussbaum- The human brain is the single most magnificent miracle ever designed in the history of the universe. Weighing two-to-four pounds, composed of nearly 60% fat, and demanding 25% of the blood from each heartbeat, the brain is the origin of our every thought, emotion, and movement.  It reflects our very identity! […]

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Family Fitness with NFL’s PLAY60 Program

By Marianne Reid Anderson If your New Year’s Resolution is to achieve fitness for the whole family, you may want to get involved with the NFL Play 60 program. NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the […]

Just A Thought

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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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Spook-tacular Trivia – Haunted Tales, Trails & Films with a Pittsburgh Twist

By: Paula Green It’s that time of the year again for haunted legends and bewitching folklore.  The spookiness and intrigue becomes more spine-tingling when the tales are found within our own region.  This month, we’ll explore some supernatural Pittsburgh tales and look at scary movies that were filmed in our area.

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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!