Business Reimagined

While the number of local businesses is growing, so too are those entrepreneurs infusing their own stamp on a major dose of creativity. No need to build from scratch when innovation can give new life to old spaces. Four enterprises have done just that, converting and breathing new life into part or all of structures that once held a different purpose.

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Of Grave Concern

While the Milwaukee County grounds have entered a new era in healthcare, research and residential options, a portion of its unearthed past poses new questions about our humanity.

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Welcome to Grilling Season!

We’re here to put you on the neighborhood map this summer. With these tips, you’ll be the bigwig of barbeque, the sultan of the smoker, the chieftain of charbroiling, the guru of grilling. Yeah, you get it. Welcome to grilling season, Wauwatosa!

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Unforgettable

A 78-year-old Wauwatosa resident recalls his life in mostly vivid details, a skill honed through multiple interviews and his self-published autobiography. It is a life worth telling and considering because it is more than personal background; It is a window into unvarnished local history.

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Dear Tosa: The Return of Frosty the Snowman

My idea of decorating is to keep it simple. A few strands of single-colored lights, a wreath, some holly. No yard figurines, no flashing lights and for Pete’s sake, no inflatables. John finds my simple tastes amusing. He doesn’t consider it a light display unless it can be seen from Mars.

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Editor’s Note

This issue marks our 14th edition of Tosa Connection magazine. It began with our Back to School Issue in the Fall of 2015. In the past three-and-a-half years, we’ve learned a lot about this city that we all love and call home. I would like to dedicate this issue to the memories, and the living spirit of my big brother Steve Haise.

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NAC Calendar of Local Events

News about what’s happening in Wauwatosa from the Neighborhood Association Council. If you have an event of interest to the community, send your article idea to eblast@WauwatosaNAC.org.

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A Sculpture’s Mysteriously Naked Truth

The casually reclining woman continues to look aside and downward – quite stone faced. It’s difficult to tell if she looks ashamed of being naked, though past reaction to her has caused decades of shuttling her between local parks and now shunned amid stacks of pipes and lumber.

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Christmas, Past and Present

Oh, how times have changed. Christmas has morphed into celebration of multiple holidays and what once was a traditional two days of observance is now an extended season. What hasn’t changed is that this is a time for joy, reflection and remembrance.

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