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Mover & Shaker of the Month: Mike Flinn

 By: Paula Green Ross Township resident, Mike Flinn recently soared through a special gathering in his honor.  Flinn, a long-time board member and advocate of The National Aviary on Pittsburgh’s North Side has volunteered his time, expertise and financial support for over 20 years.

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Dance for FUN! at Cynthia’s School of Dance!

Cynthia’s School of Dance helps children become confident and build resiliency at a very young age. Through dance skills, children learn stage presence, to work as a team and much more,

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Pittsburgh Pirates Trivia -A Rundown of our Battling Buccos

  By: Paula Green You’ve gotta love our Battling Buccos!  Sometimes the Pirates’ season can play out like the Hollywood movie – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.  Over the years, we’ve had many good players, managers and exciting games.  On the flip side, we’ve also had some bad players, managers and heart-breaking losses. 

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Celebrating Senior Champions Creating a Better Life for Seniors

On Wednesday October 21, UPMC Senior Services, the Aging Institute and the University of Pittsburgh will host the seventh annual Celebrating Senior Champions Benefit Dinner and Auction at the Omni William Penn. Nearly 400 business leaders and friends will attend this event to celebrate three outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to […]

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  Passavant Hospital Foundation advances the health and wellness of our community through educational seminars and special community initiatives. Working with Crisis Center North and UPMC Passavant’s Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, Passavant Hospital Foundation is funding specialized training for local police to aid in identifying the most dangerous domestic violence situations and the most appropriate […]

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School (CWNCHS) is a 185,000-square-foot complex situated on 70 acres atop a scenic hill on the north side of Route-228 near Cranberry’s border with Seven Fields.

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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, […]

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The Expense of Technology… Is it Justified

By Marianne Reid Anderson A 10-year old colleague of mine recently pointed out to me that, “It costs $10 more to see a 3D movie than a regular one. And I don’t think that’s fair.” Depending on when you go, how you get tickets and any specials being offered, there is a definite up-charge for […]

Starting the Conversation What the Fracking?

By Marianne Reid Anderson At a dinner earlier this year with a colleague from Oklahoma, she mentioned that now, not only do they have tornados to deal with, they have earthquakes. I was shocked by this, having lived on the Pacific Rim for six years, I am very familiar with fault lines and I knew […]

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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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Celebrating Senior Champions Creating a Better Life for Seniors

On Wednesday October 21, UPMC Senior Services, the Aging Institute and the University of Pittsburgh will host the seventh annual Celebrating Senior Champions Benefit Dinner and Auction at the Omni William Penn. Nearly 400 business leaders and friends will attend this event to celebrate three outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to […]

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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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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 […]

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Dance for FUN! at Cynthia’s School of Dance!

Cynthia’s School of Dance helps children become confident and build resiliency at a very young age. Through dance skills, children learn stage presence, to work as a team and much more,

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Regenerative Medicine Solutions Expands to Pittsburgh

By Maren Auxier The Lung Institute, a Regenerative Medicine Solutions (RMS) company, recently opened the doors to their Pittsburgh clinic. This marks the opening of the fourth clinic within the company’s first two years of operation. To date the Lung Institute has treated over 1,000 patients, and is excited to help more people breathe easier […]

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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.

Health & Wellness

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Cura Hospitality Chefs Promote Healthier Eating at AHN’s Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion

A Healthy Cooking for Life Series at Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion is becoming an exciting destination to learn how healthier eating and preparation techniques with fresh ingredients and local foods can help to control weight, improve mood, combat disease, boost energy, and increase longevity! Held monthly at Wexford’s Demonstration Kitchen, […]

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School Sports Safety Rules

A Note From Travis Lewis Fall sports season is fast approaching and I wanted to take this time to make both parents and kids aware of some new rule changes that will be in affect starting this sports season. SAFETY IN YOUTH SPORTS ACT Effective on July 1, 2012 – Any child determined to be exhibiting signs of a […]

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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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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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Pittsburgh Pirates Trivia -A Rundown of our Battling Buccos

  By: Paula Green You’ve gotta love our Battling Buccos!  Sometimes the Pirates’ season can play out like the Hollywood movie – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.  Over the years, we’ve had many good players, managers and exciting games.  On the flip side, we’ve also had some bad players, managers and heart-breaking losses. 

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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!