John Jackline

          John Jackline is a ninth-grade student with the University Scholars Program through Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School in West Chester.  He is enrolled in the all tenth-grade honors/gifted and eleventh grade AP courses as well as being a member of National Junior Honor Society and Student Government. John has been with this specialized program since […]

Four Fast Face Fixes to Start the New Year

     The holidays have come and gone, and all those late-night “drink and eat till you drop” festivities have left you with not only a few extra pounds but also more than likely, a less-than-festive face. 

Operation Troop Appreciation

        It began nearly 15 years ago when a generous woman decided to lend her support to the military.  Kristen Holloway embarked on a personal project to provide Under Armour T-shirts for a local Pennsylvania National Guard platoon of 38 soldiers deployed in Iraq in March 2004.

Where Was I . . . Keeping It Real!

By Janice Lane Palko I lie. Let me clarify that. I try not to in my daily life or when I write articles for this magazine, but in my spare time, as you may know, I like to write novels. Fiction is not true. It may seem that way. In fact, novels may seem “realer” […]

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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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Vincentian Academy Educating the Mind and the Heart

By Janice Lane Palko There is some debate whether ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle actually said that “Educating the head without educating the heart is no education at all,” but whether he gets the credit or not for the quote, the students at Vincentian Academy are not only receiving a top-notch education, but they are also […]


“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 […]