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...

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 same sentence may raise a few eyebrows, but trust me—this pairing was molto delizioso Many...

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?  Th...

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 million households in the US alone are food insecure.  In this current climate of budget cuts a...

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...

Chocolate and Romance in the MOV

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day.  When it comes to perfect couples, what can compare to the marriage of chocolate and romance? Chocolate has been linked to Valentine’s Day since the Victorian age, when Richard Cadbury started filling fancy boxes with ...

Stepping into the New Year

So here we are, our first week in the shiny New Year, and I find myself surrounded by the ubiquitous symbols of hope and renewal. I’m sure you’ve seen them too—...
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