Tosa East Towne


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.


Block captains needed for TETNA newsletter distribution

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association’s printed newsletter, which contains helpful information and news for residents of our neighborhood, is published three times a year and distributed by our all-volunteer network. Each block is assigned a block captain, and we are looking for neighbors willing to serve as block captains to get the newsletter to residents on their street or nearby streets.

The following are some of the blocks that still need coverage:

  • 2300 block of N. 63rd St.
  • 2300 block of N. 67th St.
  • 2500 block of N. 69th St.
  • 2300 block of N. 73rd St.
  • 2300 block of N. 74th St.
  • 7300/7400/7500 blocks of Meinecke

If you are able to “adopt” one or more of those blocks and serve as block captain, please email info@tosaeasttowne.org ASAP so we can follow up with you and our distribution reps in time for our October issue.

Thanks to all who help with our newsletter!


New coordinator sought for TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat

Pumpkins on ledgeWe’re looking for a new coordinator for our TETNA Nighttime Trick-or-Treat. If you’ve enjoyed that festive Saturday in October every year, help keep it going by taking on this fulfilling role for 2019, either as lead coordinator or as an assistant.

The outline of this event is already in place. We just need you to step in and guide this year’s planning through to Halloween fun, and the TETNA board is here to help.

Email info@tosaeasttowne.org for full details on what the coordinator role entails.


TETNA District 5 Candidate Forum set for March 21 at Roosevelt Elementary

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association is hosting a forum with our two District 5 candidates for Common Council, Heather Kuhl and Brent Nistler, from 7 to 9 p.m. March 21 in the Multipurpose Room of Roosevelt Elementary School. The first hour will be a Q&A format before an audience of voters, and the second hour will allow for informal conversations between voters and the candidates.

This is not a debate but rather will be a chance for voters to learn more about the two candidates and what they think about issues of interest to the neighborhood. We encourage you to suggest topics you would like us to cover at the forum by emailing info@tosaeasttowne.org, visiting our Facebook event page. or tweeting to us at @TETNA or with the hashtag #tosa5th. The forum will be moderated by TETNA Board President David Paulsen, who will ask the candidates some of the questions submitted in advance of the forum and at the event.

Facebook event

So join us March 21, and don’t forget to vote! Election day is April 3, and our polling station is now the Firefly Room at Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave.

More about Heather Kuhl

Heather Kuhl

Age: 41

Address: 2563 N. 62nd St.

How long you have lived in the neighborhood: Since 2014

Family, professional, volunteer background:
Organizer/Fundraiser/Distributor for Hate Has No Home Here-Milwaukee (distributed 1000+ signs throughout Wisconsin); Volunteer/Activist/Organizer with Progressive Moms of Milwaukee; Roosevelt Parent Volunteer; co-founder/member of East Tosa Moms Huddle; Member of Tosa Equity Advocates; member of Indivisible Tosa; coat/food drive organizer; organized the donation of winter gear to Standing Rock Protesters, Lutheran Social Services; organized the fundraising and purchase of $700 in food gift cards and $125 in mittens to Roosevelt families in need; former Owner/Pastry Chef of Vanilla Vixen Cakes; Owner/Seamstress of Cheeky Bums; Current CEO of Team Kuhl Headquarters/Stay at home parent to 3 kids (Zoe 8yr, Owen 4.5 yr, Mabel 3yr)

Why you want to represent District 5 on the Common Council: I’m running for Alder because I love our neighborhood.  I’ve lived here for almost 4 years and I am still amazed by the sense of community I feel here, both in the neighborhood and in our school.  I think what we have here in Tosa is really special and I want to make sure that we don’t just protect it, but we work together to keep it accessible, safe and green. I also think that the residents of Wauwatosa are hungry to be heard and I would be honored to bring the voice of our neighbors to the common council. I have made an earnest effort to spend my time being of service to our community and I feel that the aldermanic position would be an extension of that service.

On Facebook: Heather Kuhl For Tosa District 5 Alder

More about Brent Nistler

Brent Nistler

Age: 43

Address: 2504 N. Lefeber Ave.

How long you have lived in the neighborhood: I’ve lived in the general vicinity for 17 years – 3 years on 77th and Hadley, 12 years on 68th and Locust, and about 2 years at my current location.

Family, professional, volunteer background: My wife and I met in college and will celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary in August. Our daughter starts at Tosa East in the fall. I own a law practice here in the 5th District at 70th & North. I was an Assistant District Attorney prior to going into private practice. I volunteer as a mediator, I’ve been a volunteer DJ at WMSE since 2000, and I was chair of School Committee at St. Sebastian.

Why you want to represent District 5 on the Common Council: I am running because as someone who both lives and owns a small business in the district, I am fully invested here and want the neighborhood to stay safe, healthy and vibrant. I also have a unique skill set that I believe would help me be an effective alder. I have experience as an Assistant District Attorney making difficult decisions for the benefit of the public, and now in private practice as an advocate for a large variety of people from all different walks of life. Spending my weekdays on North Avenue and walking home to Lefeber at the end of each day, I have a unique perspective on what makes District 5 so great and how we can make it even better. My daughter will start at Tosa East this fall, so if elected my term would run parallel with her high school years. My goal as alder is to make decisions over those four years that would make my daughter proud to call East Tosa home as she ventures out into the world in 2022.

Any other info you’d like to share: I am trying to meet as many people as I can as we approach April 3. If you would like to talk, please call me or text me at 414-416-9009.

On Facebook: Nistler for Tosa District 5 Alder