Laura Pytlik

Adult Park

As I get older, the thought of exercise makes me cringe and I’m ashamed to admit I don’t make it a daily routine. Okay, okay … sometimes not even weekly. I know the importance of staying active to help me live longer and better - and if I forget, the...

Harmar Days

If you want to experience the quintessence of summer time in a small town, be sure to mark your calendar for Harmar Days next year. This two-day festival, held ...

Fine Dining at The Coffee Bar

On a recent Saturday evening, I broke out of my usual weekend routine and headed to The Coffee Bar in Parkersburg. The words “coffee bar” and “evening” in the s...

Farmers Market on Front Street

Ready to shake off the remnants of winter and embrace the warm weather? Do sun-kissed days have you dreaming of summer salads and plotting your flower beds?  Then I have one more reason for you to stop in downtown Marietta—the Farmers Market on Front...

Brick Street Arts Bash

If you've sometimes thought that downtown Marietta didn't have enough attractions, or you find yourself on a Saturday looking for something to do without emptyi...

Every Can Helps

It seems that now more than ever, hunger is a common problem that knows no boundary. Hunger plagues every city and community around the world– nearly 17.2 milli...

Bring on the Noise: An Ode to Cicadas

It’s said to be one of the loudest sounds in nature, and if you live in the Mid-Ohio Valley you cannot escape it this season. It’s the sound of the cicadas, those infrequent visitors that have everyone talking, some of us entranced, and many grimacin...

Farmers Market on Front Street

Tuesday the 17th dawned wet and gloomy, an unseasonably chilly day for the middle of May.  At 8 am, the Armory lawn was deserted, and Front Street was just begi...
Laura Pytlik

Laura Pytlik

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Laura left Marietta College in 2016 to pursue her dream of owning a small business. She now spends most of her time keeping shop at Wit & Whimzy in downtown Marietta. She’d love to say she’s like Leslie Knope, but in reality is probably more like Frankie Heck with a dash of Liz Lemon.

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