Ella Parker
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!
  • Butterfly Release at Sahli Nature Park This is brought to you by Rochester Manor+Villa. Visit them on Facebook by clicking here “If you want to send a message to Heaven, whisper it to a butterfly…” Dozens of Girl Scouts from Beaver and Lawrence counties joined together for the 3rd annual butterfly release at Sahli Nature Park. Purchased in memory of loved ones […]
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    June 6, 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
  • Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Day Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and the YBC staff wants to recognize some of the most influential educators in our lives, and give our readers the opportunity to do the same. Ever wish you could tell your 3rd grade teacher how much you appreciate how she encouraged you? Or how about your high school Spanish teacher that helped you build the foundation to become a bilingual adult?
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    May 9, 2017
  • People of Beaver County Matthias Doutt stokes the fire to make corn fritters for his family at the Maple Syrup Festival. Mathias is a member of the Western Appalachian Living History Society (WAHLS), a local organization focused on community awareness, education, and preservation of the lifestyle of early settlers in our area. Ten-year-old Klayton Wilkinson-Bossong learns the proper method […]
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    May 6, 2017
  • People of Beaver County R.J. Wood is self-taught in the art of metalsmithing. He and Kol of “Forged in Kol” had anvil and embers on site at the Maple Syrup Festival to demonstrate the skill behind fabricating knives, hatchets, and more. Ella Parker BC born & raised, Ella spent her childhood playing in the woods, and her teens exploring […]
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    April 25, 2017
  • People of Beaver County Students from “For Those About To Rock Academy”  in Ambridge take the stage at the Maple Syrup Festival to entertain the crowds. The school was founded by the Granati brothers, who share their love of rock ‘n roll with Beaver County teens and adults who want to learn how to jam! Ella Parker BC born […]
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    April 22, 2017
  • Maple Syrup Festival: A Beaver County Tradition This article is brought to you by our friends at Beaver County Auto. Visit them on Facebook by clicking here. The Maple Syrup Festival in Brady’s Run Park is a Beaver County tradition, so it’s no surprise that it was voted “Best Event in the Valley!” All-you-can-eat pancakes, the smell of sweet maple syrup catching on […]
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    April 6, 2017
  • People of Beaver County at the Maple Syrup Festival Cliff Glenz is a longstanding member of the Beaver Valley Woodcarvers, and enjoys crafting gifts for his family and friends. Each year, members donate pieces of artwork to raffle off – the beautiful totem pole staff that Cliff is holding was a combined effort by several of the woodcarvers. The Beaver Valley Woodcarvers are looking […]
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    April 4, 2017
  • People of Beaver County at the Maple Syrup Festival “Nick & Nate Totterdale, 14, of Beaver Falls pose with their caricatures by ToonBrian at the Maple Syrup Festival in Bradys Run on Sunday. These twins (yes, you read that right!) are active volunteers in their community, always ready to lend a hand.” Ella Parker BC born & raised, Ella spent her childhood playing in […]
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    April 3, 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
  • A Letter From Santa to the Children of Beaver County Early on Christmas morning, Your Beaver County received this letter from Santa Claus himself letting all of the children of Beaver County know how much he enjoyed spending some time here last night!
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    December 26, 2016
  • 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