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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 Music (Dec. 12, 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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Male Singers... We Need You! (Dec. 6, 2014)(0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Winter Meetings is the place to be for a baseball fan (Dec. 5, 2014)

Community Watch

» Westbound I-94 near Miller Park to close for 31 hours beginning Friday night 12/18

» Woman drives drunk to pick up drunken driver from police station 12/10

» Suspects of five related burglaries in Wauwatosa arrested, charged 12/9

» Woman threatens to stab Sak's employee after retail theft 12/9

» Wauwatosa aderman runs for Milwaukee County supervisor 12/8

» Anonymous email threatens Wauwatosa East High School 12/5

» 600 bowlers, volleyball players to compete at the Special Olympics Wisconsin on Saturday 12/4

» Kindergarten registration sessions announced 12/3

» Oconomowoc man, Eisenhower teacher, dies unexpectedly 11/29

» HomeGoods coming to Mayfair Collection 11/24

» Wauwatosa superintendent attends President Barack Obama's 'ConnectED to the Future' event 11/18

» Children's Hospital of Wisconsin moves babies to newly designed NICU 11/18

» City Market closes North Avenue location 11/17

» Early momentum doesn't stay with Tosa East 11/14

» Wauwatosa woman investigated for stealing credit card information from Froedtert Hospital patients 11/13

» Man pointed handgun at front door of Applebee's 11/10

» UW Credit Union branch could break ground in Wauwatosa this month 11/10

» Suburban roundup: Week three of the WIAA football postseason 11/10

» Indulgence Chocolatiers to open in Wauwatosa, and sell Purple Door Ice Cream 11/10

» Former Central States Mortgage CEO to plead guilty to obstruction of justice Updated:  11/6

» Tosa East stuns Brookfield East in volleyball sectional 11/6

» Election roundup: How the Milwaukee suburbs and Lake Country voted Updated:  11/5

» Walker wins Wauwatosa by slimmer margin than the state 11/5

» Walker's neighbors divided over election 11/4

» Authorities identify Wauwatosa man killed by train Updated:  11/4

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