“Tell me something interesting about you…”

“Well… we’re getting married on Friday!”

“Wow, congratulations!

“Yeah, we’re all excited!”

“I’ve lived here for 30 years, my kids both moved to New Jersey. I lost my wife a couple years ago. But I’ve always appreciated all the things you can do here in Beaver County like Fort McIntosh and the museum down by the railroad bridge. There’s a lot you can do and enjoy yourself without spending money — like the park here.”

“I started photographing the local churches in Beaver Falls — there’s some really beautiful ones. And the library — they do a great kids program: reading, arts and crafts. That’s one place that still offers a lot to people. I work at a clinic in town and we get a lot of people who are going to the halfway house or are on probation and lot of them use the library for job hunting. It’s nice to see the patients move toward recovery.”

[Rose and Dennis of Chippewa discuss life and what’s special about Beaver County]
Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.