Maura Mendicino Maura is a lifelong resident of Beaver County. She graduated from Center High School in 2009, and now lives in Patterson. When she isn't marketing new technology or writing for YBC, she enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, and hanging out with her super cute Cavapoo, Derby. You can follow her on Twitter @mauramendo.
  • Leaving Nursing Behind: The Story of Lindsay J’s Cleaning Service “I am a servant. If you are a servant leader, you serve people. I had this professor that once called me a servant leader and I was like, ‘Okay, let me see who is a servant leader’ and I found that Mother Theresa is a servant leader and I thought, ‘You mean I am in […]
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    October 11, 2015
  • My Husband Just Goes With The Flow “My husband just goes with the flow. He’s really easy going and tells me that everything that has happened happened because I worked so hard for it. He says, “I know you got this!” And he helps me clean on the weekends. He doesn’t care I went from 100 grand because we still pay our […]
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    October 8, 2015
  • Finding People Who… “Finding people who genuinely want to work hard is a challenge. Finding people who have a work ethic and take pride in their work. People think they’re too good and I mean, if you can clean your own bathroom at home, you can clean for someone else! Just put some gloves on! Maybe double glove, […]
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    October 7, 2015
  • I Wish I Could Have Experienced… “I wish I would have experienced another city and people.  It’s not that this area isn’t good enough, it’s just a bubble.  A protected bubble and I wanted new and different views and experiences outside of the suburban Pittsburgh life.” “What is a protected bubble?” “Like I grew up in a really good area, nothing […]
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    September 21, 2015
  • Running in Beaver County: 8 Awesome Routes You Need to Know Up until recently, I really hated running. I thought it was boring and stupid and I really didn’t understand how people can just go do nothing but run for more than five minutes at a time. That was, until I found a running buddy to go with after work during the week, and a couple […]
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    September 21, 2015
  • Fall 5k’s and Fun Walks You Won’t Want to Miss! My favorite season is just around the corner… fall!! And just around the corner from fall will be winter, and you know what that means? Christmas cookies!!! And just around the corner from that is New Years! And just around the corner from New Years? Bikini season!! Look at that, we’ve made our way through […]
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    September 17, 2015
  • If I Can Make A Difference… “I’m in the process of joining Big Brothers, Big Sisters. I feel like I’m going through an adoption process and I’m only a senior in high school.” “How are you going to do that in college next year?” “I’ll come home a lot. If I can make a difference in someone’s life, then it will […]
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    September 16, 2015
  • Beaver County Adventures: 7 Exciting Activity and Food Pairings It’s almost time to bundle up for winter and hibernate for the next six months. Sad face. And if you’re like me, then you’ll want to blow torch and gasoline the good ol’ Farmer’s Almanac for calling for a winter like the one we had last year. Sub-zero temperatures here we come!! I for one, […]
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    September 12, 2015
  • Beaver County Shark Attacks: Causing You Pain When You Least Expect It Here in Beaver County, we aren’t home to any oceans or seas, and for that we should consider ourselves lucky. While we do have a river, it is not home to any salt water inhabitants. We are lucky because this means no sharks. Swim, tube, water and jet ski all you want down that muddy Ohio […]
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    July 11, 2015
  • How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue This is a sponsored article for our friends at Center Stage. If you are planning a wedding or banquet, you don’t want to do so without comparing their food, prices, and extras to everywhere else! This is the second installment of Wedding Planning with Anne Becker, the Wedding and Banquet Manager at Center Stage. In […]
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    May 26, 2015
  • 10 Signs That You Might Be From Center Township Calling all snobs, arrogant, and stuck-up people! Do you think your township is superior to others in Beaver County? Great! Then you’re probably from Center. While this is the reputation most people from Center get (I’m allowed to say that since I’m guilty by association), most residents and people who grew up here know this […]
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    May 22, 2015
  • Summer Road Races in Beaver County Well, it seems as though the winter temper(ature) tantrums are over with and the weather has finally broke in submission of spring time! Now we can all start doing the things we love again such as riding around with the windows down, planting flowers, golfing, eating your meals outside, and (if you’re one of the […]
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    April 23, 2015
  • 54th Annual Distinguished Young Women Pageant Every spring, 20 young ladies gather together to take the stage at Beaver High School for a scholarship pageant entitled, Distinguished Young Women (formerly known as Outstanding Young Women). The Distinguished Young Women program was founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama and is the oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided […]
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    April 22, 2015
  • Getting Married in Beaver County? What’s Your Budget? This is a sponsored article for our friends at Center Stage. If you are planning a wedding or banquet, you don’t want to do so without comparing their food, prices, and extras to everywhere else! This time every year, is the start of a new season. For some of us, that’s baseball, others allergy, and then […]
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    April 7, 2015
  • Horseback Riding in Beaver County: Twin Lakes Stables When Lexy Reed was three years old, her parents told her they had a surprise for her. She walked downstairs and standing in her kitchen, yes kitchen, was every little girls dream: a pony. She named him “Popo,” climbed on top of his back, and rode him out the front door and down into the […]
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    March 31, 2015