Mover & Shaker

George Kruth

George Takes readers on a historical journey with his  Shalercrest: A Defense Housing Project    During World War II, there was a housing shortage among factory workers.  To help with the war effort, the federal government provided housing for defense laborers.  One such region that was built in 1940 was called Shalercrest, which is located on Mt. Vernon in […]

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Military Friendly Educational Institutions 

By Paula Green           It is back to school time!  There are thousands of military servicemen and women who return home from active duty and decide to further their education. Fortunately, there are over 11,000 higher educational institutions that are recognized as being military-friendly. These facilities support active-duty members, veterans, spouses, dependents of deceased veterans in any of the […]

Feature Story

The History of Halloween

Happy October, everybody! One of our favorite holidays is just around the corner. As such, I thought I would share with you the origins of Halloween, and why we celebrate it here in America today.

Where Was I?

Where Was I . . . 

Show Me the Way to Go Home  I grew up reading the late humor writer Erma Bombeck, and she authored a book in 1991 called When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It’s Time to Go Home. I wish she were alive to today to ask her: Where do you go when you look worse than your passport […]

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Grow your holiday business!

The November & December issues of Northern Connection Magazine will feature Holiday Happenings and Shopping in the Pittsburgh area! Share your holiday cheer with our 60,000 plus readers!  Includes discounted rates, editorial and online advertising! Call 724-940-2444 to reserve your space by October 18 or email us at for more information *Run in both […]

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Cover Stories

AHN Wexford Hospital – 724 Reasons to Love it!

AHN Wexford Hospital
For You, Your Community, Your Time
These days customization and personalization are often talked about when creating goods and services for the consumer, but when the new Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Wexford Hospital was being designed, administrators put those concepts into practice to create a hospital that caters to you, to your community and to your time.

The Little Sister of the Poor—Celebrating 150 Years in America!

On August 30, 2018, the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international Roman Catholic congregation of religious women, kicked off a jubilee year marking the 150th anniversary of their community’s arrival in the United States

Genesis Medical Associates

We have reached the end of a very bumpy road for those waiting out the Highmark vs. UPMC health care dispute. In June of 2019, the state-legislated consent decree between the two Pittsburgh health care giants expired.  However, at the 11th hour, the state attorney general’s office brokered a new deal between the two healthcare […]