“I don’t want be one of those people who say it because they’ve never left, but Beaver County is truly a great place to live. I’ve traveled around the world and have seen the most amazing things, but there’s really nowhere quite like here. I don’t think people realize it, but our sense of community is special. Where else do you think you can find 200,000 strangers that care about each other? And yes that is the population. You can look it up.”

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Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to admit she currently resides in Butler. She has spent most of her life working for her family at Sheffield Lanes and The Fallout Shelter, where she fixes bowling machines and drinks. You can see more of her photography on her website or follow her on Facebook.