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.
The Wauwatosa Woman’s Club (WWC), one of our city’s most historical, well-respected, charitable establishments, has been fighting what feels like an uphill battle in order to rezone their property for the purposes of extending its parking lot. A few - however, just enough - select neighbors and alderpeople have been standing in the way of allowing the WWC, which was gifted the land by one of its elderly members for the sole purpose of providing more much-needed parking, to honor the woman’s wish. Granted, it is not only her wish, but the wish of all 150 members and countless others who use the facility as their polling location or for rentals such as weddings and fundraising events to enlarge the lot which currently yields 17 spaces.
It's been a month since 10 Days in Tosa - about time to post some thoughts on it!
I'm a little ashamed to admit I hadn't been to Tosafest for quite some time until last weekend. What perfect weather it was for an outdoor festival!
Over the last year or so I personally have gotten more into reading books again. It's a delightful passtime, and being a part of book clubs is a great way to get oneself reading (by a deadline!), discussing, socializing, etc.
Did you know that the Milwaukee Choristers are a choral ensemble that rehearses regularly in our very own Village of Wauwatosa? They are a fantastic chorus that's been around in the area for over 80 years now, currently under the direction of a nationally-renown conductor, Dr. James Kinchen. They sing such a wide variety of music (one of my favorite features of the group!) from baroque to contemporary, sometimes Broadway, Americana and international music. All this, and they are a super fun group of people who enjoy each others' company both in rehearsals and performances as well as those great post-concert parties :-)