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.
I am a huge fan of the Village of Wauwatosa, and particularly of what it has become over the last 10+ years. Back when I was in high school and worked at Drews' Variety Store, at break time I loved to walk around the Village and grab a bite to eat. At that time my "lunch" consisted of crazy bread from the dearly (or not so dearly) departed Little Ceasars and a smoothie from Baskin Robbins. If I was feeling really adventurous I'd go for broke with a chocolate feast from Niemann's.
I've mentioned my quintet on this blog before, but usually it is just that - a mention.
I recently read one of those lists a friend linked to on Facebook - I believe this is the one: 37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old. There are some great points made - and let's just say, this article made me reconsider my own bucket list!
If there was a gift I could ask for, regarding our town, it certainly would be to go a day without a new traffic pattern, being caught behind a bulldozer or other construction equipment, or even just waiting in construction traffic. Wouldn't that feel like a holiday.
The Milwaukee Choristers are a Tosa-based choral group that you should definitely know about. If you haven't heard them before, in just a little while they will be presenting their Christmas performances in Elm Grove (see the poster below).