“You guys [at YourBeaverCounty.com] do great stories, I really enjoy them. Seeing the positive and unique things about Beaver County. You see the good that still is here. People always want to show that it’s rundown and depressed. But you know there’s a lot of cool things about living in a small town where people know everyone. There’s nice ties, people are kind.”

[I met Mary Fran at a stained glass mosaic-making class at the Blue Canary Coffeehouse in Ambridge.]

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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.