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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.

The Sip and Shop Debate

Tosa Business

The other day, I received a text from my friend regarding this article about stores offering alcohol to patrons. She said that it bothered her. And she wondered what it will mean for events like the very popular Diva Night that we have here in the village. She suggested I blog about it and so, here I am. 

I had the same thought when I read the article – I should blog about this. The problem is, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this topic.


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The Weather's Fine on Facebook

Fun, The Online World, Weather

Well, the weather outside is seems frightful, and yet somehow rather beautiful, especially if you don’t have to be anywhere. I don’t know about at your house, but everyone here is safe at home, hunkered down, watching the storm. I feel so lucky. Almost all of my friends are also home. Schools are closed and many kids are thrilled to be starting their Christmas vacations a day early. Bonus!


While the storm swirls outside, the weather on the virtual world of Facebook is absolutely perfect. It’s bright and sunny and very friendly. That’s right, the amazingly popular social networking website, Facebook, is not just for kids anymore.


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The Perfect Last-Minute Packer Gift

Mayfair, Packers, Tosa Business


Do you have a Packer fan on your shopping list? And does he/she seem a little bit down in the dumps right now? I found the perfect gift for them.


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