Shady Side Academy Summer Programs: Something for Every Kid!

Summer is a unique time for students to grow.  A good summer camp or class can give kids the opportunity to discover new passions, develop existing talents, forge new friendships and tackle personal challenges.

Summer Camp Guide

2019 Camp Guide: Someone once said, “My years are divided into two seasons—camp and not camp.”  With summer camp season right around the corner, now is the time to find the perfect camp for your child so that they can make discoveries, make friends, and make this summer the best of their lives. Northern Connection […]

North Allegheny Teachers and the NA Community Unite in the Crusade Against Autism

During April, we celebrate Autism Awareness Month; we often see autism represented by puzzle pieces. It is no wonder since this disorder is puzzling to both the medical profession and those who are inflicted with it. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed […]

A Retired Naval Officer to Speak at a Commencement

Local Veterans Events  Veterans to be Honored and a New Housing Assistance for Homeless Veterans  By Paula Green           La Roche University will welcome a special military guest during its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 11.  Cynthia B. Piccirilli M.D. will be the commencement speaker at the college’s graduation ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m., in the Kerr Fitness & Sports Center.  […]

2019 Summer Camp Guide

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2019 Wedding Guide Coming in April!

Here comes the . . . Wedding Issue! Reserve your ad space now for Northern Connection’s annual wedding issue. We will be featuring all things Wedding from dresses to transportation.  Make sure to call and reserve your space today! 724-940-2444 or email: for more information!

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Oxford Athletic Club—The Best by Design

If you could design your ideal fitness club, what would it be like? Would it have an attractive ambiance? Would it have the latest in fitness programs, equipment and facilities?  Would it have a professional, highly-trained staff? Would it be a place that you looked forward to visiting? If so, the newly renovated Oxford Athletic […]

Senior Living Just Got Smarter

Terrace Place at Vincentian set to open this spring Terrace Place at Vincentian Grand Opening Spring 2019 Terrace Place is… • a brand new 91-unit Independent Living community designed for active individuals and couples 55+ • conveniently located in the heart of McCandless at 9399 Babcock Blvd • a smarter choice in senior living, with […]

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 […]