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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Small Business Spotlight: Cattywampus Design

Ty Schmidt Buying furniture is a privilege that can feel a bit like a chore, but it should always be fun. At least that’s the viewpoint of Karen Waltz, owner and operator of Cattywampus Design in Wauwatosa. Located at 6123 W. North Ave., Cattywampus offers handcrafted, upcycled and vintage furniture, in addition to home and […]

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Best Mother’s Day Ideas for Milwaukee

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you live anywhere near Milwaukee, you might want to treat your mom to some of the great events there. If you were planning on driving to visit mom, we suggest bringing her back to the city to enjoy some of the following activities planned by various businesses! Mother’s […]

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Unique Gifts For Mom in Wauwatosa

Ty Schmidt It’s a truth most moms know all too well. A mother’s love is deep, unconditional and, at least for a lot of moms, steeped in a delicate balance of coffee and wine. And for anyone who hasn’t had it marked, circled and boldly highlighted on the calendar months ahead of time consider this […]

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Family Fun in Wauwatosa: Food Truck Frenzy

Ty Schmidt From the finger-licking goodness from Meat on the Street to the sweet Belgian Waffle treats from Press, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Food Truck Days at Wauwatosa City Hall. Starting on April 20, between five and seven food truck vendors are expected to participate in what is the second year […]

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Embracing Easter Traditions in Wauwatosa

Ty Schmidt The spring sun is peaking through the window as anxious children jump out of bed and creep down the stairs. There is something special about this day, something magical about the mysterious visitor that may have dropped off some goodies somewhere in the house. The Easter bunny was here, and the frantic search […]

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Café Grace offers feast for the eyes as well as the stomach

By Ty Schmidt   It has been described as polished and professional, yet understated, with aesthetic details galore. The flavors of Paris have taken residence in a prime Tosa location that brings a bit of formal flair to the area. Nestled within the up-and-coming Mayfair Collection, Café Grace has become a local gathering place for […]

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Mayfair Reserve in Wauwatosa: Welcome Home

Quaint and kitschy in the best possible way. Trendy, with the utmost respect for the past. Small-town comforts just a hop, skip and a jump from the big city. First-time and returning visitors alike seem to agree these are among the best ways to describe all things Wauwatosa. And the residents agree. From the Main […]

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