Laura Pytlik

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 ...

Suspended in Time

There is an undeniable allure of a historic river town, with its faded images of steamers and sternwheelers. Before planes, trains and automobiles there were b...

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 blanket and a good piece of fiction are the perfect cure for my winter blues. For many p...

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 bui...

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...

Small Business Saturday

As the holiday season gets underway, across the country and from town to town the mantra is repeated and the challenge is issued: Shop Local. Support Small Businesses. Shop Small.  This year more than ever there is a growing awareness and support o...

The River City Runners and Walkers

On the fourth Thursday of every November, a vast number of Americans can be found sharing the same activities—cooking, eating, watching the Macy’s Parade, eatin...
Laura Pytlik

Laura Pytlik

Contributing Copy Editor & Author

Laura left her job at Marietta College to follow her dream of owning a retail boutique. When she's not tending shop at Wit & Whimzy, she's watching wildlife from her windows.

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