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Ella Parker BC born & raised, Ella spent her childhood playing in the woods, and her teens exploring them on horseback. These days, when she's not on duty as a vet tech, she is busy staying active with her beau and their young son. She is forever curious and has a playful personality, but is also fiercely driven and dedicated to her passions!
  • Beaver County Christmas Tree Farms This article is presented by Beaver County Auto and Rochester Manor+Villa What better way to start off the holidays than to hop on a wagon with the kiddos and choose your own live Christmas tree? Beaver County has several family-owned Christmas tree farms that have been around for decades to help locals make memories and choose the […]
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    December 1, 2017
  • Grounds & Hounds: Get your Coffee Fix and Help Local Pet Rescues This article is brought to you by our friends at Beaver County Auto and Rochester Manor+Villa Love dogs? Love coffee? Me too! You know what’s better than puppy kisses and a cup o’ joe in the morning? Knowing that the delicious beverage in your hand directly helped support homeless pets right here in Beaver County. (P.S. this is […]
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    November 27, 2017
  • The Ultimate Beaver County Mother’s Day Celebration This article is brought to you by our friends at Beaver County Auto. Your mom is special.  She’s the one that kissed your boo-boos, changed your diapers, and forgave you for all the *!@# you put her through in your teens. Though we should thank our mamas every day for being there for us, Mother’s Day […]
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    May 12, 2017
  • Nanos, Muggles, and SWAG: Geocaching in Beaver County What do hollow logs, guardrails, and street lamps have in common? They’re all places you’ll find geocaches. That’s right, muggles (if you don’t know what a muggle is, you must continue reading…you’re missing out), there’s a massive treasure hunt game happening around you. Beaver County has THOUSANDS of geocaches, and if you’re not looking for […]
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    April 1, 2017
  • Towne Square Restaurant: Great People, Pies, & Prices! Our son loves to eat out, so after facing his fears at the dentist, I wanted to treat him for lunch in downtown Beaver. We parked along 3rd Street, and walked a block to one of my favorite Beaver County eateries: Towne Square Restaurant. I’ve been so impressed with the perfect combination of delicious, affordable comfort food and friendly atmosphere that I knew I had to share this gem with our YBC readers.
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    October 11, 2016
  • Science Tots: STEM Learning for Little Ones Ice cream is my #1 weakness. This morning, Erica Peterson taught my son and I (and several other excited kiddos) how to make it. It was messy, it was fun, and it was DELICIOUS! We were laughing as we were learning – that’s how it should be!
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    August 6, 2016
  • Exploring Pokemon Go in Beaver County If you aren’t already playing, surely you’ve heard of the craze that has finally lured smartphone screen-bound people out of their homes and into the real world! Let me tell you – it’s not just for tweens and fans of the original Pokémon. And Beaver County is full of Poké Stops, Gyms, and – of course, adorable little battle creatures to capture!
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    July 26, 2016
  • Chippewa Township 200th Anniversary My honey & I are both Beaver County natives, but have only lived in Chippewa for 3 years. We love it here! It’s the perfect blend of quiet neighborhood and close proximity to shopping centers and I-376. And soon, we’ll be celebrating Chippewa’s 200th Anniversary with the rest of the community – come join us and see why our township has been an awesome place to live since 1816!
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    July 22, 2016
  • AutoEffects: Everything You Need to Know About Window Tint I asked Auto Effects owner Ryan Hare, our local aftermarket car accessory guru, about the benefits of window tinting. I was surprised to find that there is more to window tint than making your car into a Beaver County Fast & Furious machine.
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    July 11, 2016
  • Holy Ticks! 6 Must-Know Facts About Lyme Disease Lyme disease has been creeping its way towards Beaver County for the past few years, and it’s here to stay. Ticks are rampant, and even if you aren’t an outdoors enthusiast, you – and your pets – may be at risk. Read on to discover how to keep yourself, your children, and your pets protected from this potentially dangerous infection.
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    July 3, 2016
  • Then & Now Series: Ghost Signs in Beaver County What are ghost signs, you ask? You’ve seen them: the remnants of past commerce that remain as faded murals that decorate the brick on the sides of buildings. In most cases, the businesses on the other side of the wall have changed dramatically over the years, but not always…
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    June 9, 2016
  • Sims Bowling Lanes: Active, Family Fun! Until last Saturday, I hadn’t set foot in a bowling alley in over a decade. In the name of YBC, my family of 3 hopped in the car and took a drive up Rt. 18, just past the PA Turnpike interchange for a fun-filled evening of strikes, spares, splits…and yes, some gutter balls. We all had a blast, but what was the most magical was watching our 5-year-old son experience the game for the first time!
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    March 23, 2016
  • Nectar Valley Winery: An Intimate Wine Experience Close to Home Have you always wanted to learn about wine, but fear the thought of being judged by experts at stuffy wine tasting events? Nectar Valley Winery is right in our backyard, offering a judgment-free, intimate wine experience unlike anywhere else in Beaver County!
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    February 13, 2016
  • New Year’s Resolution: Quit Smoking! (Beaver County Vape Shops) Continuing with our series on New Year's Resolutions, Ella got the inside scoop on some of Beaver County's local Vape Shops. If you are thinking about quitting smoking in 2016, this is an option that has worked well for quite a few of us here at YBC.
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    January 4, 2016
  • Small Business Saturday: New Places & New Faces How lucky we are in our little, wonderful Beaver County to have an abundance of retailers that allow us to make this shopping holiday successful! We are familiar with our longstanding shops, the stores and restaurants where everyone knows your name (and your order). But today, I wanted to highlight some of the newcomers to our streets.
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    November 28, 2015