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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.

It takes a special village...

Kids, Personal, Community

Twenty-four years ago, on November 18, 1986, my husband and I were given an unexpectedly beautiful gift – our son, Andrew. That day, our lives were turned upside down. A day that began with the hopes of a family started, ended full of heartbreak, sadness and despair. Happiness seemed out of reach. You see, Andrew was born severely developmentally disabled.

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PLEASE, Keep the Doors Smoke-Free Too

Tosa Business

It’s been nearly five months since Wisconsin’s statewide smoking ban took effect. For me, personally, it’s been great. Some of my favorite places such as Colonel Hart’s and Leff’s and Hector’s are now, in my opinion, SO much more enjoyable.

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