Laura Pytlik

Shop Local Superstar

If you spend any time downtown, you’ve probably seen her—a cheerful petite redhead with a quick smile and brisk step.  And if you participate in any of the down...

Five Generations of Schafer Leather

Earlier this year, I celebrated the first anniversary of my little shop on Front Street – a pretty big deal to me.  Just two doors down, at 140 Front Street, Schafer Leather Store recently celebrated 150 years of business – a much bigger deal and qui...

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...
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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