I Toured Mayfair Reserve And This is What Happened

It was a somewhat dreary, yet muggy, Saturday afternoon when I opted to finally do what I had been meaning to do for months. Finally, something told me to turn that steering wheel and pop into Mayfair Reserve to see what it’s all about. Construction looks finished, and I could spot the gorgeous stainless-steel appliances […]

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Family Fun at the Tosa Farmer’s Market

Ty Schmidt From family-friendly favorites like the pretzel balls at Waterhouse Foods to street food delicacies like vanilla mascarpone and bourbon cherry waffles, there’s something for everyone to try at the Tosa Farmer’s Market. Hand-rolled butter, fresh cheese products, drip-style coffee and fresh produce and flowers are among a host of other features offered by […]

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Small Business Spotlight: Wauwatiki Bar and Grill

As summer heats up, island time is only a few minutes away from most of Wauwatosa. “It’s like walking out of Wauwatosa and into a tropical island,” said Wauwatiki customer Morgan Finke. “The atmosphere feels like a beach party in the Bahamas and the fruity drinks seen to never stop flowing.” Located at 6502 W. […]

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Celebrate July 4th in Wauwatosa

Ty Schmidt There’s really nothing quite like it. When it comes to family traditions, July 4th runs a close second behind Christmas for most people. Rightly so, as we join together with friends and family to celebrate the anniversary of our beloved country’s independence. The menu might be different. The guest list and locale might […]

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Tosa’s Top Five Local Coffee Shops

Ty Schmidt The aroma of coffee beans fills the air. As you wait in line for your daily Americano, the hustle and bustle of hurried people all around you gets you ready for the day ahead. Because there’s something almost symphonic about coffee shops these days. You can hear it as the hiss of the […]

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Give Dad the Gift of Golf this Father’s Day: A Golfer’s Guide to Wauwatosa

By: Ty Schmidt   Got golf on the mind? It’s tough not to in southeastern Wisconsin this week, as the pros are working their magic on the greens of Erin Hills for the U.S. Open. It’s the first time the prestigious event has been held in Wisconsin, and the area is buzzing with traffic and […]

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Turning Tasks into Privileges in Wauwatosa

Ty Schmidt There’s really nothing like it. In Wisconsin, where our winters are a seemingly endless wild card, the summer months are fleeting. The time is now to get outdoors and enjoy some sunshine after months of cold and weeks of more rain than warmth. Can you picture it? The savory aroma of barbequed chicken […]

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Small Business Spotlight: Niemann’s Candies & Ice Cream

Ty Schmidt There’s something intoxicating about the smell of warm butter and sugar coming together into the perfection better known as homemade toffee. It’s a favorite for Jim Niemann, third-generation owner and operator of Niemann’s Candies and Ice Cream, 7475 Harwood Ave. The business was founded in 1919, and has called two other Wauwatosa addresses […]

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Start of Summer: Celebrate Memorial Day in Wauwatosa

Ty Schmidt It’s an exciting time in Wauwatosa as Memorial Day festivities kick off the unofficial start to summer. Here’s what’s on tap this week: Saturday, May 27: It’s opening weekend at the TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park, 1800 N. Swan Blvd. That means it’s time to gather up the family and hit the pool […]

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Tosa’s Top Five…Green Spaces

by Tyler Schmidt It’s beautiful. It’s historic. It’s a truly unique kind of green space you have to see to believe. And recently, it was decided that the isolated woods of oaks and aspen north of the Ronald McDonald House on Watertown Plank Road will be preserved. Located where the old Milwaukee County insane asylum […]

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