Laura Pytlik

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 Valen...

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—Weightwatcher commercials, sales on workout equipment and gym memberships, displays of pla...

Artful Giving

Uh, oh, it’s happened again. With Christmas only days away, you still have a gift list longer than a snowman’s scarf and panic is setting in.  Each year you vow...

SP Curated

For many people, building a small business into a thriving and popular downtown shop would be the pinnacle of achievement. Most would consider that success enou...

Audubon and the Avian Experience

If you are a bird lover, art lover, or anything in between, you owe yourself a visit to the current exhibit at Gallery 310 on the campus of Marietta College. Time is running out to see Audubon and the Avian Experience – this amazing little show ends ...

Shorty’s Pizzeria

The most American of holidays has just passed, and with it a gazillion hot dogs and hamburgers were consumed. While hot dogs and apple pie hold the title for Al...

A Spool of Blue Thread

When the skies are gray and the snow is swirling outside the window, we need a prescription for our cabin fever. More cowbell? Not for me -- a warm sofa, a cozy...

Coming Soon!

If you live or work in Marietta, there’s a good chance you’ve walked along Putnam Street getting from Point A to Point B.  I imagine you’ve hurried past the buildings that hold no interest for you, either because they are businesses you don’t frequen...

Green Meet & Eat

The Lexicon of Sustainability.  Two big words, with a very simple mission, and that mission was highlighted at the “Green Meet & Eat” at the Point Park Mark...
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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