Beyond the Red Kettle

Chances are you’ve stopped to drop spare change into that bell ringer’s red kettle, but have you ever really thought about the impact your donation has on our local community? The Salvation Army provides help for today and hope for tomorrow…learn more about what happens beyond the red kettle.

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The Pettit: More Than Our Ice Palace

The Pettit National Ice Center knows what is ultimately important. Upon its 25th anniversary on December 31, there will be no formal celebration to commemorate the silver anniversary milestone. Instead, the organization readies itself to host the U.S. Olympic Long Track Speed Skating Trials Jan 2-7 prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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The Decline of Local News in Tosa

In the progressive and bustling suburb that Wauwatosa has become, it is surprising that a city that once had multiple dedicated newspapers would now have none. In spite of the flourishing community, our local paper has been relegated to a mere directional, no longer focused on Wauwatosa.

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Maximize Your Living Spaces

With the Wauwatosa housing market becoming more competitive each day, many Tosa area residents are turning to local Milwaukee NARI contractors to create additional living spaces, and update their homes. While many have made the Tosa area home, many residences need upgrades or additional space to account for growing families.

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Embracing Senior Moments

As he walked to his car outside Tosa’s Hart Park Senior Center on a late Monday morning near the end of October, Dale Omdahl smiled and said, “Oh yeah, coming here is always good.” The building teems with activity because the city – and a group of dedicated senior volunteers – refused to let the Center die after its previous management pulled out almost a year ago.

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Teenage Tech Guy’s Tips

Every issue, our on-staff Teenage Tech Guy’s Tips will help you find the next best gadget to add to your arsenal. This issue, he looks at “Teching-Up” your kitchen, your sleep, and even the way you take your selfies!

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The 12 Songs of Christmas

The Holidays are a great time to sing along with those you love, and nothing is more likely to inspire those moments than these holiday classics. From doo-wop through Bruce Springsteen, there are 12 songs here guaranteed to brighten up any holiday-themed playlist.

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$aving Can Bring Happiness… Really.

The Survey of Consumer Finances, a recently released study from the Federal Reserve – widely considered the gold standard of information on income and wealth – revealed some powerful insights on what sort of savers Americans are today.

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Come Home To The Village For The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and that means there is a lot to see and do in the Village. It all kicks off with the holiday tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 1st. There will be trolley rides, chorus performances, the official lighting of the tree, and a variety of family-friendly activities.

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Book Review: I Am My Own Rug – Mary Lou Bailey

If you’re looking for a purely autobiographical timeline about the loss of a loved one, that’s not what this is about. If you’re looking for a polished, well-delineated grief manual, it’s not that either. But if you don’t mind diving into the inner, non-linear healing process through poetry, reflective musing, and testimony: you’ve got it in I Am My Own Rug by Wauwatosa-native Mary Lou Bailey.

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College Dave’s Holiday Happiness Specials for the Season

Hello and welcome to another Wisconsin winter where we watch watery snowflakes blanket the views from our favorite furniture at home to our bent barstool at our favorite local swill shack. It’s festive. It’s cozy. Comprende? Cocktails like these can either be served on the rocks or strained into a martini glass.

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