“If you’ve never seen this [the baby doll dance at San Rocco Festa] before, you’re in for a treat!”

“They’ll set the dolls on fire, with firecrackers. One year they let them burn all the way down to the last second and then threw them off. It’s a big Italian tradition.”

“I’m not Italian, he is. We love coming to San Rocco!”

(Carol and Tony of Center Twp. enjoy themselves at the 91st annual San Rocco Festa.)

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.