June 1 is TETNA’s 2019 neighborhood Rummage Sale, sponsored by Beth Jaworski

Our neighborhood-wide rummage sale for 2019 is the first Saturday in June, which is again sponsored this year by Beth Jaworski of Shorewest Realtors. We hope to see many of you buying and selling at this event!

Participating in the rummage is free for TETNA members, and $5 for non-members. If you want to join the neighborhood association: http://tosaeasttowne.org/join/.

To register your rummage sale with the TETNA sale, you can fill out the form here or register by mail.

The registration deadline is May 30th. Registration is open only to those living within the TETNA area (map).

When you register for the TETNA rummage sale:

  • Your sale information will be included in the overall map and listing associated with the Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association annual rummage sale.
  • TETNA will publish a map and rummage sale list that will be available online to shoppers as an interactive map and as a printable .PDF file until the end of the sale.
  • TETNA will place signs on the perimeter of the neighborhood and publicize the neighborhood sale in local media.

You can call attention to your sale with any signage or banners you want to, knowing that shoppers will be looking for your sale!

How to Throw A Killer Yard Sale contains great tips on making your sale a success.

If you’re interested in helping with the rummage sale in any capacity, or if you have questions, please email Jill McClellan: jillstephany@hotmail.com with the subject rummage.


You’re invited to help fill our TETNA newsletter with neighborhood news

Your Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association produces a 12-page printed newsletter that is distributed by neighbors three times a year – February, June and October – providing notifications and recaps of TETNA events, as well as stories on other neighborhood and city news.

The newsletter wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our volunteers. Here’s where you come in: If you have a background in writing, editing, design or advertising, we could use your help putting together upcoming issues. All roles require only a modest time commitment, primarily in the month before each publication, and roles can be tailored to your interests and skills.

Our revamped newsletter committee is forming now. If you would like to participate or are looking for more info, please email David Paulsen at dmpaulsen@gmail.com.


Run Tosa Run is May 18 — most fun you’ll have on 2 feet!

2018 race start

Runners head north on 69th Street after the start of the 2018 Run Tosa Run. The 2019 race is scheduled for May 18. Photo by Shaku Mays.

REGISTERBUTTONIt’s time again to lace up your running shoes and hit the streets for our annual Run Tosa Run 5K and kids run on May 18, being held on the Saturday after Mother’s Day for the sixth straight year.

The race has grown steadily over the past five years, and in 2018 our 300 registrants helped us raise enough money to donate $6,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin.

BelAir Cantina and GRAEF have signed on again as lead sponsors of Run Tosa Run 2019. Online registration is now open on our RunSignUp.com page.

GRAEF logo

It’s a great way to raise awareness of all our neighborhood and local businesses have to offer while raising money for our charity. What makes Run Tosa Run a success? It helps to have such a beautiful course, but we also couldn’t do it each year without our terrific sponsors and many dedicated volunteers.

We invite you to join us as a runner, volunteer, sponsor, vendor or simply a resident cheering on the runners as they pass through our neighborhood.
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5K run/walk at 9 a.m. May 18

The 5K is chip-timed by West Bend-based Absolute Race Timing, which scrolls results on kiosks and a monitor at the finish line and also emails runners their results after they finish. The course starts at 69th Street and North Avenue and weaves through the neighborhood between 74th Street and 62nd Street. View a map of the course here, and check out this nifty animation created by the City of Wauwatosa below…

Route map for Route #5 by City Staff on plotaroute.com

Kids’ run at 8:30 a.m. May 18

The kids’ run is about a half mile, looping one neighborhood block and finishing under the same finish line arch as the 5K. The run is recommended for children ages 10 and younger, and each young runner gets a Run Tosa Run T-shirt and a finisher’s medal. We also offer various children’s activities near the starting/finishing line.

Registration details

Online registration for our 5K is now open:

  • $25 through March 15.
  • $30 from March 16 to May 1.
  • $35 from May 2 to May 15.
  • $40 on race day, with credit card.
  • Kids run is $8 no matter when you register.

Packet Pickup

Early bird packet pickup will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the pocket park next to Rocket Baby Bakery. You also can pick up your packets on race day starting at 7:30 a.m.

Run Tosa Run kids run

Young runners gather at the starting line for the 2017 Run Tosa Run kids event. The 2018 events are scheduled for May 19. Photo by Mindy Mays.

Prizes and awards

  • Medals/ribbons will go to top 3 male/female finishers in age categories: under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
  • Overall top male and top female finishers receive awesome East Tosa gift baskets. We’re still assembling this year’s awards.
  • All 5K participants can enter drawings for equally awesome East Tosa prizes.

Some rules

Strollers are welcome, starting at the back of the pack. Not welcome are animals, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards or bikes. The race will be canceled only by  extreme weather, in which case race fees will be used as donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Volunteer to help

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.comOur great volunteers are a big part of our success each year. You can help with race week preparations and on race day in a variety of roles, from packet pickup to serving as a course marshal at one of the intersections on the course. Sign up on SignUp.com at signup.com/go/xXBtmFu or email runtosarun@gmail.com.

About our top sponsors

In addition to lead sponsors BelAir Cantina and GRAEF,  we’re grateful for the support of our other top sponsors, Lutheran Home & Harwood Place, Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, Harwood Engineering Consultants and Toshiba.

BelAir Tosa Bull GRAEF logo

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Additional sponsors

Mathnasium Wauwatosa

Club Pilates

Shine Salon

Johnson’s Cycle & Fitness

O’Gorman’s West Towne Auto

Ultra Fidelis

Promotional sponsors

All our 5K runners also are entered in a drawing for great East Tosa prizes. Last year’s prize list included donations from: Rocket Baby Bakery, Cranky Al’s, The NoblemanRuckus & Glee and Tosa Yoga. Thanks to Jim Phillips for his great work producing our T-shirts.

About the cause

RMH 3C Logo VertRonald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin will benefit from the proceeds raised by the event. The well-known charity is located on Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa, near Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The Ronald McDonald House mission is to provide a “home away from home” for families while their children are receiving medical treatment at local hospitals at little or no cost. The House is more than just a place to stay – offering families therapeutic programming including art, animal and music therapy, a comprehensive meal program, comfortable community spaces and so much more.

Past results

Run Tosa Run 2019

Run Tosa Run 2018

Run Tosa Run 2017

Run Tosa Run 2016

Run Tosa Run 2015

Run Tosa Run 2014


Consider helping TETNA plan Run Tosa Run 2019

Run Tosa Run start 2018New Year’s greetings to all Tosa East Towne residents and past participants in Run Tosa Run!

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association is gearing up for another great race, scheduled for Saturday, May 18, and we’re proud to announce that BelAir Cantina and GRAEF are back on board as our top sponsors, with net proceeds again going to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin.

With preparations just getting underway, I’d like to personally invite you to consider joining me and our race committee in helping to plan this year’s race. We have a great team but are looking for people like you to add new life and ideas to the process. It’s a great way to give back and a lot of fun along the way. Plus, you’re still welcome to sign up and run the race once our online registration opens in January.

Please email me at dmpaulsen@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about our race committee, or fill out the (very) brief Google Form below to let us know if a particular aspect of the race interests you as a volunteer. Thanks for your support.


Record crowd enjoys East Tosa cuisine at TENTA’s “Taste” event at Birch

The evolution of TETNA’s “A Taste of East Tosa” from what it originally was to what it has become has been a wonder to behold.

This year’s event featured a record number of East Tosa eateries putting their best foot forward to provide event patrons with tasty samples and delectable delights. The most stunning change, however, perhaps was the venue move to Birch, the event space on North Avenue adjacent to Camp Bar. The new location allowed guests to purchase beverages of their choice throughout the evening, an atmosphere that promoted mingling and socialization among the amazing neighbors of TETNA.

We’re already looking ahead to next year to make a few tweaks, adding even more restaurants and kicking things up a notch!

In the meantime, thanks to all who came out to this great members-only event. The more than 80 attendees this year also may be a record, and we can’t say enough about how our local businesses came through with such a great lineup of food: Cosmos Cafe, Tosa Bowl and BunNorth Avenue GrillLutheran Home & Harwood PlaceIrie ZuluBelAir CantinaCranky Al’sRocket Baby BakeryOno Kine GrindzWauwatikiHue VietnameseIndulgence Chocolatiers, Cafe Blue, Ca’ Lucchenzo, Milk & Honey Liqueur and McDonald’s.

If you’d like to get involved in your neighborhood, including by helping us with great events like this, send us a message or come to our next meeting, at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Center Street Park pavilion.