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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.


Dodged the End of Times (Oct. 8, 2015)(0)

Underwood Notes

Allison grew up on the east side of Wauwatosa, and now is a freelance musician and music teacher who lives on the west side of Tosa with her husband Nick. She enjoys listening to live/local music, attending arts events, baking, cycling, running and wine.


This Saturday: A New Event, Old-Fashioned Family Fun (July 27, 2015)(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.


Embracing Our Imperfect "Covers" (June 15, 2015)(0)

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


What if ...... (June 3, 2015)(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


How to Choose your Career (Jan. 16, 2015)(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!


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 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!


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 for more information.

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

Community Watch

» Thousands of items on sale at Wauwatosa Public Library in late October 10/9

» Wauwatosa School District to host 'Autism Insights and Strategies' 10/9

» Updated week eight rankings of area prep football teams and players 10/9

» Public invited to name baby giraffe at Milwaukee Co. Zoo 10/9

» Large crowd in Wauwatosa gymnasium discusses coyote attacks, seeks answers Updated:  10/8

» Wauwatosa West girls volleyball team bounces back for victory 10/7

» Wauwatosa East volleyball team wins thriller against Trojans 10/7

» Wauwatosa East soccer team ties second-ranked Cedarburg 10/7

» Wauwatosa West football team blanks Vikings, earns playoff spot 10/7

» Wauwatosa East boys cross country team finished second at the Purgold Invite 10/7

» Wauwatosa East boys volleyball team beats Cedarburg 10/7

» Wauwatosa East, West girls cross-country teams finish third, fourth at Purgold Invitational 10/7

» Wauwatosa West girls tennis finishes second in Woodland Tennis Tournament 10/7

» Public invited to Wauwatosa Village streetscape workshop 10/6

» Bedbugs found in Wauwatosa juvenile court center Updated:  10/6

» Nordstrom Mayfair announces gala, late-night party fundraising events 10/6

» Aurora plans $35 million upgrade to psychiatric hospital in Tosa Updated:  10/2

» Mayfair mall, Susan G. Komen host series of breast cancer events 10/2

» Wauwatosa schools celebrate Walk to School Day on Oct. 7 10/2

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Is Aaron Rodgers really the best QB in football? 10/1

» Wauwatosa West football whips Pius XI in wild scoring affair 9/29

» Tosa West boys split two matches 9/29

» East kickers tie, lose, win during busy week 9/29

» Tosa East girls take third at Bay Invitational 9/29

» East's Potter finishes second at Nikolai Invite 9/29

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