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Business Spotlight: Start the Heart, LLC

EMPOWERING TRAINING! Every person, from every household and every business should be trained in high quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Don’t put off today what could save a life tomorrow! Start the Heart is a unique and special training center, committed to providing the highest standard of […]

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Star Wars Trivia A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

By: Paula Green The fourth of May is an ordinary day to most folks, but for Star Wars fans it is a time celebrate.  That’s because it is “Star Wars” day, and there’s a logical explanation for this choice – “May the fourth be with you!” The film’s creator, George Lucas was so sure the […]

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Kean Quest 2015

  Shailen Abram is the New Kean Quest 2015 Youth Champion GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), April 15, 2015 – Kean Quest, the popular local vocal competition that boasts singing sensations Jackie Evancho and Chris Jamison, concluded its youth competition Friday evening, April 10.  Entertainers and vocalists between the ages of 7 and 18 took to […]

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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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America’s Largest and Most Fantastic Fireworks Festival to Light up the Sky at Cooper’s Lake By Marianne Reid Anderson Appearing for two nights, May 22-23, over 450 acres at Cooper’s Lake in Butler County, PyroFest is a one-of-a kind spectacular fireworks event designed to amaze, thrill and captivate audiences of all ages. For two nights, […]

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By Paula Green and Marianne Reid Anderson Adding your own unique flare to your wedding will keep your guests talking for years. Check out these great ideas and locations for help expressing the wonderful and one-of-a-kind couple you are.

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Trading stories and sharing a favorite book or song with a new friend. Being greeted with smiles and high-fives from staff and team-mates after scoring the winning point. Always fitting in, just for being you.

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Vincentian Academy is a world-class, highly vibrant, Catholic secondary school and is located conveniently in the heart of the North Hills.  Now in its 83rd year, Vincentian Academy

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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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Starting the Conversation: Coping with an Empty Nest?

By Marianne Reid Anderson I can’t even cope with putting my dog in a kennel, let alone sending children, of-age or not, off into the world. After years of helicopter parenting, how do you stop hovering and let go? From school age, to sleep-away camps, to college, to that first apartment? As the child to […]

Starting the Conversation – What is the Fad with Fad Diets?

By Marianne Reid Anderson When I read Joella Baker’s article on “Sticking With It,” I know she’s right and that exercise and a nutritious diet are the key. But fad diets just seem so alluring.  Why is that? A good friend of mine recently lost a lot of weight and when I asked how he […]

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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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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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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 […]

Spotlight on Business

Business Spotlight: Start the Heart, LLC

EMPOWERING TRAINING! Every person, from every household and every business should be trained in high quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Don’t put off today what could save a life tomorrow! Start the Heart is a unique and special training center, committed to providing the highest standard of […]

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JADE Wellness Center: A Family Devoted to Helping Families Struggling with Addiction

JADE Wellness Center was founded in 2010 by Lucy Garrighan, JADE’s Matriarch and CEO. As the mother to two young adult sons suffering from the disease of addiction, Lucy searched near and far for the secret, for the answer to why this happened to her children and for a resolution that would “cure” them.  Painstakingly, […]

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Fresh Healthy Vending: Make the Smart Snack Choice

  Fresh Healthy Vending is dedicated to inspiring all of us to make healthy snack choices. That very important choice can only be made when healthy choices are available. With that in mind, Fresh Healthy Vending provides communities with vending machines stocked with only healthy, delicious and natural foods.  For example, Fresh Healthy Vending is […]

Health & Wellness

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Dayalan and Associates: Family, Primary Care and so much more!

Dayalan and Associates Family Medicine, a division of Genesis Medical Associates, is a NCQA-recognized Level-3 Patient Centered Medical Home, providing complete medical management for all patients, and serving as your home base to manage every aspect of communication within your network of caregivers while providing a secure patient-portal for access to your medical records.

Healthcare Guide

2015 Healthcare Guide

Northern Connection Magazine’s 2015 Healthcare Guide   Massucci Vision Plus 6600 Brooktree Road; Suite 2800 Wexford, Pa. 15090 724-719-2712 www.visionsource-massuccivisionplus.com  Orthopedic Specialists – UPMC 1-877-471-0935 www.upmc.com/orthospecialists Donna Summers Moul, MSED., PC Certified Life Coach Mars, Pa. 724-935-6275 Dr. Chufo’s Weight Loss and Wellness www.drchufosweightlossandwellness.com 1-800-900-THIN Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and The University of […]

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Chiropractic Family Health Center: Healing Peripheral Neuropathy

Chiropractic Family Health Center announces a breakthrough treatment protocol for treating peripheral neuropathy pain, a common condition with devastating effects and thought to be incurable.

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 […]

Trivia

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Star Wars Trivia A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

By: Paula Green The fourth of May is an ordinary day to most folks, but for Star Wars fans it is a time celebrate.  That’s because it is “Star Wars” day, and there’s a logical explanation for this choice – “May the fourth be with you!” The film’s creator, George Lucas was so sure the […]

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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!