November is TETNA’s month to save at Metcalfe’s – again

Two years ago, Metcalfe’s Market chose TETNA for its “Give Back” program, in which community partners benefit when shoppers shop. We received $1,000 from Metcalfe’s through the program in November 2017, and the store has welcomed us back again this November, just in time for your Thanksgiving 2019 shopping.

The idea is simple: Use our 5% discount coupon when you shop at Metcalfe’s Market, 6700 W. State St., through Nov. 30, and Metcalfe’s will donate 5% of your total back to us, up to a cumulative $1,000. And the coupon is good for EVERY time you visit Metcalfe’s in November.

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association is grateful to Metcalfe’s Market for choosing us as its community partner once again.

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Enter your spooky home in our Halloween decorating contest

Participating homeowners set the bar frighteningly high last year in our inaugural Halloween decorating contest, but don’t let that scare you away from entering this year’s contest. We’d love to expand the pool of contestants this year as we award prizes to the top three.

Register your house in Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association’s contest with this form by Friday, Oct. 25. All registered homes of TETNA members will be eligible to win.

To become a member or renew your membership, visit tosaeasttowne.org/join.

Entrants must submit photos for judges’ review. Creativity is a plus. Judges also will take into account overall scariness, though your decoration concept need not be scary to win. Selection criteria ultimately will be up to the judges.

House decoration winners will be announced and prizes distributed on Sunday, Oct. 28. Prizes provided by Fish CheeksCafé Blue and The Fermentorium.

And don’t miss TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat from 6:30-8:30 on Saturday, Oct. 27.


Come to a TETNA meeting to learn more about your neighborhood association


Alderman Joel Tilleson gives an update on city news for Tosa East Towne residents at TETNA’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held at Tosa Bowl & Bun.

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association seeks to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment, and to maintain the quality of live and a sense of community through shared interest and neighborhood interaction.

We serve all residents, and any resident is invited to become a member, volunteer at our events and serve on our board. Our annual meeting is held in April, typically at one of the establishments on North Avenue.

Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of most months at Center Street Park pavilion. We sometimes take a month off if the agenda is light, so check this page or our Facebook page to confirm. The next monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.

The neighborhood is primarily bounded by 60th St. on the east, Wauwatosa Ave. to the west, North Avenue to the south and Center Street to the north, with a few additional blocks north of Center, from Lefeber to 75th. Email us at info@tosaeasttowne.org if you have any questions.


Taste of East Tosa is a night of neighborhood cuisine on Nov. 14

The popular Taste of East Tosa for TETNA members will be held again this year at Birch, the event space next to Camp Bar, and we are finalizing a great lineup of samplings from numerous East Tosa restaurants.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tasting is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and limited to the first 100, so reserve your spot today on our Eventbrite link. If you are not a TETNA member or need to renew your membership, you can do so at tosaeasttowne.org/join.

Taste of East Tosa is TETNA’s premiere adults-only event and a great opportunity to join with your neighbors, meet the TETNA board and celebrate all of the things we love about our neighborhood.

The confirmed lineup so far includes Tosa Bowl and Bun, North Avenue Grill, Wauwatiki, Cafe Blue, Cosmos Cafe, Lutheran Home & Harwood Place, BelAir Cantina, Cranky Al’s, Rocket Baby Bakery, Ono Kine Grindz, Hue Vietnamese, McDonald’s, Real Good Life, Il Mito, Camp Bar, Ca’Lucchenzo, BB’s on North (opening in the former Irie Zulu’s former location), Indulgence Chocolatiers and Milk & Honey Liqueur.


Make plans for TETNA’s Nighttime Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 26

TETNA’s Nighttime Trick-or-Treat will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and is open to all blocks. Official participants must be registered TETNA members.

Each group of children (recommended 14 and younger) should be accompanied by at least one adult. To participate, come to one of our registration events at Center Street Park Pavilion, 6420 W. Clarke St.

  • –  6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • –  6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
  • –  8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Participants can renew their membership or become members at tosaeasttowne.org/join, or bring the form on page 9 of this newsletter. Our membership year is Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

The cost to participate as a trick-or-treater is a 100-piece bag of candy per child. The candy must be individually wrapped and factory sealed. The first 500 people to drop off their candy at registration will be given a reusable trick-or-treat bag (max 5 per registered household).

If you would prefer to hand out candy instead, come to registration and sign up, and you will receive a sign to put in your window and candy to distribute.

Volunteer

We also need volunteers to help at registration. Sign up here.

Teal Pumpkin Project

Teal is the color for food allergy awareness. The homes decorated with these brightly colored pumpkins indicate safe items for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Signs will also be available for pick up at registration.

House Decorating Contest

Register your house here by Friday, Oct. 25. All registered homes will be eligible to win prizes, based on the assessment of our secret judges. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed Sunday, Oct. 27.

Diaper Drive

You also are encouraged to participate in the Third Annual Tosa Tushie Drive. Bring a package of diapers and/or wipes to any of the Trick-or-Treat in-person registration times. Additionally, diaper/wipe donations can be dropped off at Tosa Pediatrics during Oct. 16 to 25. All diaper/wipe donations will be divided between the Sojourner Family Peace Center and Tosa Cares.