St. Anne’s Day

Northern Connection and Pittsburgh 55+  magazines congratulates its executive editor, Janice Lane Palko, for published her debut novel St. Anne’s Day. Set in Pittsburgh, the romantic comedy has been described as Cheers meets The Taming of the Shrew

It is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. 

Visit her site for more information about St. Anne’s Day at

Ooh-La-La! It’s St. Barnabas Charities’ Annual Fashion Gala


Break out your berets!  It’s time for St. Barnabas Charities’ annual fashion gala and luncheon, and this year’s theme is Ooh-La-La, The Heart of Fashion.  The Parisian-themed fashion party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at The Washington Place and Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia.  Doors open at 11 and once again WPXI-TV’s Trisha Pittman will serve as mistress of ceremonies. 


During this delightful event, you will be whisked away to Paris for an afternoon of shopping with dozens of vendors, a lovely lunch and dessert, a fall fashion show and an over-the-top basket raffle. 

Tickets are $32 for the lunch, shopping and fashion show or $17 for shopping and fashion show only.  Groups of six or more receive $5 off the ticket price.  To make reservations, call (724) 444-5521 or visit

Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, and this year’s sponsors include:  WPXI-TV, Event Sponsor; UPMC Health Plan – Runway Sponsor; Trib Total Media, Luncheon Sponsor; Northern Connection Magazine; Pinnacle Financial Strategies; Matoka & Sons Plumbing Co. Inc.; James Austin Company; Jack Buncher Foundation; Jim & Elin Roddey; ESB Bank; DeForest Koselnik Skinner & Berardinelli; MMC Land Management; Don & Kathy Seaton – Re/Max Select; and Reed & Witting Company.