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West Side Stories

A Tosa resident for almost 20 years, Karen is a mom and freelance writer, addicted to playing tennis. When not on the tennis court, she spends the fall and winter in the stands at Green Bay Packer and Marquette basketball games.

Karen is the author of “Grab a Bite,” a dining out column and the former community columnist for the Wauwatosa NOW newspaper.

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The New Girl - My Mom, The Newest Tosa Resident (Aug. 31, 2014)(0)

Gas Pains

Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

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Friday Morning Humor (Aug. 29, 2014)(0)

Underwood Notes

Allison grew up on the east side of Wauwatosa, and now is a music teacher who lives on the west side of Tosa with her husband Nick. She enjoys working with a couple local non-profits, playing out with her wind quintet, listening to live music, attending arts events, baking, cycling, and wine.

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Feeling Like Santa: The Little Free Libraries (Aug. 8, 2014)(0)

Career Advice

I am a master’s level career counselor. I am internationally certified as a Career Management Practitioner (CMP) by the Institute for Career Certification International and have been recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors

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Resume Advice for Industry Changers (Aug. 4, 2014)(0)

Both Sides of the Fence

A Tosa resident since 1991, Christine walks the dog, cooks but avoids housework, writes and reads, and enjoys the company of friends and strangers. Her job takes her around the state, learning about people's health. A Quaker (no, they don't wear blue hats or sell oatmeal or motor oil), she has been known to stand on both sides of the political and philosophic fence at the same time, which is very uncomfortable when you think about it. She writes about pretty much whatever stops in to visit her busy mind at the moment. One reader described her as "incredibly opinionated but not judgmental." That sounds like a good thing to strive for!

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History, ghosts, and red brick buildings (July 14, 2014)(0)

Help, Hope & Answers

For more than 75 years, Easter Seals Southeast WI has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play.

Summer Camp for "Little Warriors" (July 7, 2014)

Fun & Fabulous First Church!

First Congregational Church is literally the FIRST church established in Wauwatosa, in 1842. Our roots go all the way back to the Pilgrims, who reached the New World in 1620 after hearing Jesus say, “Follow Me!” Today, we are modern pilgrims, searching together for a meaningful Christian experience in the 21st century. “Faith, Freedom, and Fellowship” are our core tenets, as we come together to worship, pray, and support one another; each in our own special, unique way. You can learn more about us at www.FirstChurchTosa.org or by attending a Sunday morning Worship Service or one of our many programs. All are welcome … we invite you to come see who we are, and learn what we are all about!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS COMING SOON ... SIGN-UP TODAY!!! (June 4, 2014)

Wauwatosa Catholic School

Wauwatosa Catholic will be the first Catholic International Baccalaureate K3 to 8th grade school in this area. It is a new school opening in the fall of 2011, sponsored by St. Pius X and St. Bernard Parishes. This blog will update the community on its newest school. Visit www.wauwatosacatholic.org for more information.

Finally: Our International Baccalaureate Accreditation Visit! (March 24, 2014)

Epic Health Nut

Born and bread Tosa native on a mission to empower people to live their fullest potential. Certified Personal Trainer, Strength Coach, and Doctor of Chiropractic

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Why ADHD needs Chiropractic care (Jan. 30, 2014)(0)

St. Bernard News Now

St. Bernard of Clairvaux parish is a family-friendly church community located in the heart of historic Wauwatosa. The mission of St. Bernard Parish is to provide the people of God with the pastoral care and spiritual nourishment they need to proclaim the Good News of Christ in their lives and to the world.This blog will inform the community of events and activities at this special parish celebrating is 100th Anniversary in 2011. Visit us online at

StBernardParish.org

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2012~Good Transitions (Dec. 29, 2011)

A Tosa State of Mind

Alderman Dennis McBride represents Wauwatosa's 4th District. An attorney and graduate of Wauwatosa East High School, Ald. McBride strives to be an effective, thoughtful, and nonpartisan representative for his constituents and for his hometown.

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign (Aug. 31, 2011)

Garys Corner of Tosa

Since moving to the 4th district in 1998 my wife and I have witnessed many big changes in our neighborhood. More big changes loom over us and I will be writing about them here.

Has Grede Liberty Foundry confessed they stink? Or is the Odor cover up chemicals a punishment for complaining? (Aug. 3, 2011)

Write of Passage

Maureen Connors Badding arrived in Wauwatosa 22 years ago via Buffalo and Phoenix. She's a freelance writer and habitual volunteer who enjoys book clubs, travel, entertaining and cheering for her daughter's swim team.

Two's company, three's a superlative. (June 25, 2011)

Whine and Cheese

Doug has been a Tosa resident for over 20 years and loves his Olde Hillcrest neighborhood. He enjoys reading, riding his Harley and making his wonderful wife and three kids laugh.

Full disclosure (Jan. 2, 2011)

Learning the Curve

A military brat, Robyn found home sweet home here in Wauwatosa. Moving here in 1989, "just till the kids get settled," she found the Milwaukee area hard to leave and a great place to put down roots. Join her as she tries to handle and make sense of whatever curves life decides to throw.

Aging - gracefully or not (Nov. 12, 2010)

Institutional Blogs

Go Green With Beautiful Blooms!

Beautiful Blooms Landscape & Design, LLC is a family owned company.  Loriena and Mike Harrington are both University of Minnesota graduates and hold Bachelor of Science degrees in Horticulture and Turf Grass Management.  They are experts at what they do.

After college, in 2001 Loriena started Beautiful Blooms Landscape & Design and in 2005 her husband Mike joined forces with her.  Together they expanded the company to offer full landscape maintenance services.  In 2014 (this season), launched the Sustainable Lawn Care Program.

From the beginning, I have been loyal to the needs and concerns of our community. I have demonstrated that even during some of the toughest economic years this country has seen it is possible to take time to horticulturally educate my neighbors and surrounding community..   Adjustments are constantly made to respond to the changing economy and to make sure Beautiful Blooms is continuously seen as a premier horticultural service provider in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro areas.  Something that will not change though is the love to teach. We are committed to delivering blogs to you in a way that conveys the message that “This is a ‘need to know’!”

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A "Tea Party" For Your Plants! (Sept. 1, 2014)(0)

WHS Adoptable Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at wihumane.org. The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!

113 cats to have spay/neuter surgery (Feb. 20, 2014)

Keep the Change

IMPACT is committed to changing lives, for good. Our family of services helps restore the health and productivity of individuals, organizations and workplaces leading to an improved quality of life for our entire community.

IMPACT 2-1-1 is a central access point for people in need. During times of personal crisis or community disaster the free, confidential helpline and online resource directory make it easy for residents to get connected to information and assistance.

IMPACT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services includes consultation and referral for people concerned about alcohol or drug use.

IMPACT Awareness raises community consciousness about risky drinking and promotes healthy lifestyles with the stop drinking [SO MUCH] milwaukee campaign.

IMPACT Workplace Services provides consultation, training and employee assistance programs to foster a healthy and productive work environment.

IMPACT 2-1-1 Now Serving All of Southeasten Wisconsin (Feb. 13, 2014)

Community Roll Call

Members of the Wauwatosa Police Department's Community Support Division, with backup provided by the folks at WauwatosaNow.com, are now blogging. We will be providing you with an ongoing series of crime prevention tips, any current crime trends as well as pertinent news and notes as it relates to your Police Department.

Tosa's Night Out 2012 (July 25, 2012)

The Business of Tosa

There is a lot going on in the Wauwatosa business community, and you can stay up to date on what's happening with this blog from the Wauwatosa Business Improvement District, the Wauwatosa West Suburban Association of Commerce and the North Avenue Neighborhood Alliance Board.

East Tosa is highlighted on 88Nine's Neighborhood Project (May 7, 2010)

Check It Out

Find a listing of the latest arrivals of books, audio and video items at the Wauwatosa Library, as well as information on upcoming events and staff suggestions for timely information you can use every day on the library's blog.

New Additions (Feb. 4, 2010)

Staff Blogs

Sky's the Limit

Tom "Sky" Skibosh covers the Wauwatosa, Brookfield and New Berlin prep scene for Community Newspapers. If something is going on in local sports, Sky has an opinion about it. If you agree or not with what Sky says, we want to see your comments.

Ok ladies, it's tourney time for you. (March 6, 2014)

Community Watch

» Preps football photos of the week: Aug. 29 8/29

» Tosa West's Purifoy, big plays spark 35-15 win 8/29

» 88-year-old passenger dies after three-car crash in Tosa 8/29

» Nordstrom at Mayfair is planning a restaurant, Ruscello, and a coffee bar 8/29

» Police say train accident was 'apparent suicide' by Oak Creek man 8/28

» Milwaukee gets its first green bike lane installed in Riverwest Updated:  8/27

» Mayfair Applebee's closes after 24 years in business 8/27

» Second design workshop for Tosa skate park is Thursday 8/26

» Former Wauwatosa priest pleads not guilty to embezzlement charges 8/26

» The social media story of Wauwatosa West at Wauwatosa East football 8/23

» Trojans rule the city another year 8/22

» Preps football photos of the week: Aug. 22 8/22

» Poll: Who will win the Battle of Wauwatosa: West or East? 8/21

» Wauwatosa students hit same average ACT score as last year 8/20

» Twirly Birds vintage and hand-craft store moves to Waukesha 8/19

» Paving complete on North Avenue 8/18

» Nicolet cancels varsity football season 8/14

» East Tosa business owners clash over BID 8/11

» Weed found at Macy's inside Mayfair mall 8/11

» Woman leaves dog in hot car, charged with animal cruelty 8/1

» Children's theater presents free performance of "The Frog Prince" tomorrow night 7/30

» Hawaiian grocery crowd-funds commercial kitchen 7/28

» Wauwatosa School District creates new mobile app 7/25

» Tosa responds to concerns about radiation from water meters 7/25

» Menomonee River 14-year-old drowning victim identified 7/21

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