Health Care Spotlight – Disc Institute of Pittsburgh

Back pain can be debilitating, and at times finding an effective treatment can seem like a hopeless endeavor. But The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh offers more than hope, it offers an effective treatment—IntraDiscNutrosis®. The treatment is designed for patients suffering with spinal stenosis, bulging disc, degenerative disc, herniated disc, sciatica and other painful neck or […]

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. 

More Than Just a Bowling Alley

Family Bowlaway Introduces The BackAlley for Winter Fun For information about Family Bowlaway, check out their website at The winter season creates a unique conundrum for those seeking fun activities in Western Pennsylvania. Our trademark fluctuating temperatures and snow, ranging from spitting rain to sheets of ice, is more than enough to make most […]

Mover & Shaker: Steve Mihaly

Presidential Collector          To say that Steve Mihaly of Gibsonia is a presidential collector is a bit of an understatement.  He actually possesses a plethora of presidential pieces.  How many?  According to Steve, his latest estimates are between 20,000-25,000 items.  He began his unique collection at a young age.

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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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Passavant Hospital Foundation

HOW A HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE BECAME A PATIENT, THEN A GENEROUS DONOR Matt Morrow, 51, is a senior manager in Information Technology at UPMC Passavant. He has worked at the hospital for 18 years, so when he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer two years ago, there was never any doubt where he would seek treatment.  “Like the […]

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 […]