Daily Archives: October 4, 2018


Learn about the upcoming Tosa schools referendum

Residents will vote Nov. 6 on a $124.9 million facilities referendum proposed to address significant needs of the Wauwatosa School District’s aging schools. The School District is hosting several informational open houses in October, and all Wauwatosa residents are invited.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16: 6:30-8 p.m. at McKinley Elementary School, 2435 N. 89th St.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Hart Park Senior Center.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23: 6:30-8 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary, 1741 Wauwatosa Ave.

Additionally, a Referendum Fact Sheet was mailed to all Wauwatosa residents the week of Sept. 17. Watch your mailbox in early October for a Referendum Newsletter with more info. You also can learn more at wauwatosaschools.org/ref2018.


TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat is Saturday, Oct. 27

Pumpkins on ledge

TETNA’s Halloween Trick or Treat nighttime event is back and better than ever! Mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, Oct. 27.

Every year, TETNA offers this safe and fun event in our neighborhood. This year we are continuing to open the TETNA Trick or Treat event to all neighborhood blocks! So, get your costumes and spooky faces ready to explore the Halloween festivities that our whole neighborhood has to offer.

The Trick or Treat event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and for TETNA registered members. The trick-or-treating is for children ages 14 and younger. The whole family is welcome to join the fun, and each group of children should be accompanied by at least one adult. You must register to be an official event participant – whether your little goblins will be trick-or-treating or you will be handing out candy (or both).

Want to trick-or-treat?

Come to the registration and sign up! The first 500 people to drop off their candy at registration will be given a reusable trick or treat bag (maximum of 5 per registered household). All participants will get a glow stick for each trick-or-treater. The cost to participate is a 100-piece bag of candy per child. The candy must be individually wrapped and factory sealed. Due to safety concerns, we cannot accept opened bags of candy.

If you also are handing out candy and want to keep the kind you bought, just let us know at in-person registration, or you can just sign up online. (If you still need to renew or join TETNA, visit our membership page).

Want to hand out candy?

Come to registration and sign up! You will get a sign to put in your window to identify your house as a TETNA participant and some candy to get you started.

Note that this is a very popular event and we’re not able to provide all the candy that you might need to accommodate all the trick-or-treaters.

You can either purchase more candy on your own or turn out your light when the candy runs out. Note: if you don’t plan to accept candy from TETNA, you can sign up online and print your Trick or Treat sign.

Teal Pumpkin Project

Don’t forget about the Teal Pumpkin Project too. Teal is the color for food allergy awareness, and trick-or-treat events present significant risks to those children who have been diagnosed with food allergies. The homes decorated with these brightly colored pumpkins indicate participation and support for the Teal Pumpkin Project. Signs will also be available for pick up at registration.

New this Year

In addition to trick-or-treat, TETNA will be holding a house decorating contest. Register your house with this form by Friday, Oct. 26. All registered homes will be eligible to win, and highlighted on the decorated homes map available online. Secret judges will be out from 6:30-8:30 on Saturday night. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed Sunday, Oct. 28.

Not a TETNA member yet?

Become a member and register for the event at the same time! Our membership year runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30. Register and pay online, or bring your dues and this membership registration form and Trick or Treat registration form. We will have extra forms if you forget. But make sure to bring your bags of candy for all your trick-or-treaters!

When and where to register

Center Street Park Pavilion, 6420 W. Clarke St.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30-10 a.m.

Volunteers

As always, we are looking for volunteers to help make this event successful. If you are interested in helping with registration or in another capacity, visit signup.com/go/BuSfXuY or email peytonfam@att.net.

Tosa Tushie Drive

The Second Annual Tosa Tushie Drive will be held in conjunction with TETNA Trick or Treat registration. Neighbors registering as trick-or-treaters or as treat-givers are encouraged to 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 their regular hours Oct. 10 to 26. All diaper/wipe donations will be given to a local shelter to help families with small children.


City OKs new signs on Tosa East Towne lampposts

Zack Goerhner's design

Zack Goerhner’s design was selected for Tosa East Towne’s lamppost signs.

A year ago, we asked for the neighborhood’s support of adding new signs to several of our lampposts, and the response was tremendous, helping us raise more than $2,500 for the project.

We ran into some delays in getting the city to response to our request for installation, but in August, the Wauwatosa Board of Public Works approved our sign design and cleared the way for at least 49 of our signs on the lampposts around the neighborhood.

We’re grateful to all who donated to our campaign and for the great design work of Zack Goehner. We look forward to providing updates on installation as we continue to work though the process with the city.


Taste of East Tosa moves to Birch event space on Nov. 8

Birch on North Avenue.

Birch on North Avenue.

We’re happy to announce this year’s edition of the popular Taste of East Tosa will be held at one of our neighborhood’s newest establishments, Birch, the event space next to Camp Bar.

New location, same great samplings from several local East Tosa restaurants. Who says you have to choose just one for dinner?

Doors open for this TETNA members’ event at 6:30 p.m., and tasting is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and limited to the first 100, so reserve your spot on Eventbrite today. 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.

Desserts will also be provided. This year’s lineup of restaurants is still being assembled. Last year’s event included food from Lutheran HomeTosa Bowl and BunRed DotNorth Ave. GrillIrie ZuluRocket Baby BakeryTall Guy and a GrillBelAir Cantina and Village Cheese Shop.