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What began as a small village on the west side of Milwaukee county has since exploded into a growing suburb with charming parks, hip businesses and a good school system.

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Oktoberfest Music Lineup

Sept. 30, 2016 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Cafe Bavaria - 7700 Harwood Ave.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm from September 9th through Octo...


Oktoberfest Music Lineup

Oct. 1, 2016 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Cafe Bavaria - 7700 Harwood Ave.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm from September 9th through Octo...

Articles about Wauwatosa


Op-ed: Why I chose and support public schools

Sept. 26, 2016 7:06 p.m.

We hear a lot about "school choice" in reference to voucher schools and other educational options. Nevertheless, I'm eager to share why my husband and I chose public schools for our kids - and why I'll continue to support them.


Public Enemy and Run-DMC in Tosa ... wait, what?

Sept. 12, 2016 10:02 a.m.

This past weekend a Tosa resident staged a huge party at Red Dot on North Avenue in East Tosa with Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Sir-Mix-A-Lot, Rakim, EPMD and others. I was there for the first night of the two-day jam. Here are some images.


3 dishes: Irie Zulu's Yollande Deacon

Aug. 26, 2016 11:01 a.m.

In this series, we ask chefs around the city to describe their restaurants in their own words and recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they have to offer. In this edition, we talk with Chef Yollande Deacon of Irie Zulu in East Tosa.


Red Dot Tosa expands, makes menu changes

Aug. 17, 2016 1:01 p.m.

Questions are still looming about the fate of the former East Side location of Red Dot, which is currently in the process of being sold. But we've got the low down on improvements to the East Tosa location, where business is growing.


Relax or rip it at Tosa Skatepark

Aug. 12, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Last year, Tosa Skateboarders United launched Tosa Skatepark, an open space at Hart Park where anyone can skate or bike in a fun and safe environment. We decided to drop by and check out what the skatepark has to offer.


Vennture Brew Company sets sights on Wauwatosa

Aug. 4, 2016 7:45 a.m.

A new concept coming to the Wauwatosa area is quite unlike anything else. Through Vennture Brewing Co., three Milwaukee photographers are aiming to harness the power of community through two of the city's favorite beverages: beer and coffee.


There's more to the Milwaukee County Zoo than meets the eye

Aug. 2, 2016 9:02 a.m.

There's nothing like kids to get you out to the zoo. Since the little ones arrived, I've come to know the Milwaukee County Zoo intimately. But on a recent visit, I learned that there was plenty I hadn't yet seen or experienced at the zoo.


McCormick & Schmick's closed at Mayfair

July 27, 2016 7:22 p.m.

The west side has been hopping with openings of late, most notably the triad of Bartolotta's-managed restaurants - including ABV Social, Cafe Grace & Taqueria El Jefe. However, it seems the flux of openings begetting closings has also begun in the area.