• Fur Babies of BC: Aurora

    Hello! My name is Aurora, and you definitely want to come in and meet me! I was found as a stray amazingly, but I am ready for a real home that will keep me happy and indoors. I am front declawed so I will need to stay indoors all the time! You see, I’m a […]

    Ana Beaverhausen January 20, 2018
  • Fur Babies of BC: Grandie

    Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September! I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are. I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults […]

    Ana Beaverhausen January 18, 2018
  • Gotta Change with the People

    “We’ve been here 33 years [Norma’s Salon in Ambridge]. Things have changed — we get a lot of younger people now, so we’ve started staying open longer into the evening. You gotta change with the people.” Erin Ninehouser Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult […]

    Erin Ninehouser January 11, 2018
  • The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done

    “When I came here, it was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. I worked on the railroad for twenty years, had a catering business, then came in here one day six years ago. Volunteered for two and half years, and I’ve been on staff [at the Center for Hope in Ambridge] ever […]

    Erin Ninehouser January 9, 2018
  • I Really Enjoy Thrift Shopping

    “I really enjoy thrift shopping. I’m getting more into it at my older age. I’m only 31, but it’s like more therapeutic than just hangin out. I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old and just building my home and giving them a home is more important to me at this point […]

    Brianne Kovacs January 8, 2018
  • I’m Moving to Beaver County Because I Like the People

    “I’m moving to Beaver County because I like the people. Everyone that’s come in [to Beez Cafe] today has been very friendly. Where I’m from they aren’t really as kind and sweet as they are here. Coming here has been very nice, very positive, and welcoming.” Brianne Kovacs Brianne is a freelance photographer in the […]

    Brianne Kovacs January 3, 2018
  • The Passion of Renewal

    “Beaver Falls became ‘home’ to me very quickly. I fell in love with the people, the passion of renewal, and the culture. Opening Stray Cat Studio was a natural fit for me. It was a convergence of love of the arts and love of my place.” Brianne Kovacs Brianne is a freelance photographer in the […]

    Brianne Kovacs January 2, 2018
  • Can You Imagine 40 People at One Family Dinner?

    “I used to have Christmas at my house and for over 40 years, we had 40 people. When the boys were at home, they helped me, but once they left it was up to my husband and I, so it’s been two years now that we’ve had a smaller gathering and it’s not the same. […]

    Erin Ninehouser December 31, 2017
  • My Favorite Part of the Holiday

    “Do you have any holiday traditions or favorite memories of Christmas?” “I’m a new Grandma, so watching my grandsons enjoy Christmas is my favorite part of the holiday.” “For me, it’s just sitting around with my family to reminisce. Laughing and remembering old times.” Erin Ninehouser Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal […]

    Erin Ninehouser December 30, 2017
  • This is My New Home

    “I kind of see myself as a transplant. I have a lot of homes all over the world, and this is my new home and I’m absolutely in love with it.” Brianne Kovacs Brianne is a freelance photographer in the Beaver County area. She attended Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, which first sparked her […]

    Brianne Kovacs December 29, 2017
  • We Come Every Year

    “Okay now, hold out your hand. Here’s some feed. They’ll tickle you when you they take it from your hand.” “You feel them tickling?” “Yeah! [laughs]” “He’s three. We come [to the Festival of Trees] every year. He loves it!” Erin Ninehouser Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that […]

    Erin Ninehouser December 23, 2017
  • What is Your Favorite Thing About Christmas?

    “What is your favorite thing about Christmas?” “Getting presents. And Santa.” Amanda Bradley Amanda is a stay at home mom currently living in Vanport Twp. She moved to the area in 2007 from Grand Rapids, MI with her husband. She has always loved photography and has started looking at it in a more serious way […]

    Amanda Bradley December 21, 2017
  • This is My Way of Giving Back

    “I give my time to the Salvation Army because when I was a kid they helped me with getting toys and clothes. This is my way of giving back.” Amanda Bradley Amanda is a stay at home mom currently living in Vanport Twp. She moved to the area in 2007 from Grand Rapids, MI with […]

    Amanda Bradley December 19, 2017
  • Bring the Kids After Dark

    “Back in the 15-1600s they developed water lenses as a light source. The light comes through the water, it has to be a perfect sphere, it focuses a beam of light on your work. So that when it’s dim outside, or even dark, you can see really well to work. It’s just amazing how well […]

    Amanda Bradley December 8, 2017
  • Our New Member Class Is Filled with People We Met Through Our Community Outreach

    “We have a great relationship with the Phoenix Center, that’s the mental health community here in Rochester. We have three events a year with them. We do a prom gown sale and all the gowns are sold for $5 a piece. The director brings the women up and they pick out a gown, have a […]

    Erin Ninehouser November 30, 2017