Boris and Doris On the Town
Hosting was museum
Director Wally Mason. Father Robert Wild, Marquette University’s
outgoing chief, presented the 2010 Kairos Award to museum supporters John and Pat Dowd. Bidding was strong
during the auction, thanks to the antics of comedian Dylan Bolin.
Co-chairs were Johnson
Controls’ Betty Arndt, who recently
returned from a trip to China
with her husband, Tom, and Alverno’s
Jodi Eastberg, sporting a great
up-do by Neroli’s Erica Cartledge.
Eastberg was there with her recently turned 40-year-old husband, John, whose b-day bash at Best Place brought
hundreds of friends, family and Pabst
The committee included Kara Ochalek, there with her husband, Daniel; Kathy Ippolite, the proprietor of Riverview Antique Market, who
donated a signed Miro to the auction to honor her late husband, Dave; plus Anna Clair Gaspar, Jean
Holmburg, Ann Keiper, Jerry Kostner, Awuori Mutsune, Dave
Ribbens,and Andy Nunemaker with Nina
Sarenac. Nunemaker’s auction offering of a Pewaukee boat ride was muy popular.
Among the guests were Carole Barrowman and Kevin Casey, both
on Alverno sabbaticals; Carol and Brian
Morello; Marquette law student Zach
Willenbrink and Jessica Bartley, who gave a hysterical impromptu
post-dinner flamenco performance; Pat
and Maureen O’Grady; Marlene Doerr,
celebrating 15 years of heading SHARP Literacy; and Curtis Carter, back after addressing the International Association
for Aesthetics in Beijing.
Helping out were Marquette students Kelly Costello, Alexis Muschal and Josh
Buege, an Iraq
Celebrating Food: “The Art of Food,” a Slow Food WiSE
fund-raiser at the Lynden
brought out the serious-about-food crowd. “Wisconsin Foodie” host Kyle Cherek emceed, with presentations
by board President Robert Stockinger,
there with his wife, Dara Chappie,
and daughter Victoria; biodiversity
representative Jennifer Casey and Sharon and Larry Adams from the Walnut
Way Conservation Corp., who are delegates at the upcoming Terre Madre meeting
in Torino; and Martha Davis Kipcak, Slow Food regional governor.
Other foodies there were
Kathy Papineau, from MKE
Localicious, who created the hors d’oeuvres; Grafton’s Kathleen McGlone from Slow Pokes and her husband, architect Mark Ernst; and Jeff Preder from Jeff-Leen Farm. From the Fondy Farmers Market were
Executive Director Young Kim,
nutrition director Lisa Kingery, and
its development director Margaret Arney,
a candidate for Wauwatosa Common Council. Circulating were Express Milwaukee’s
Green Life blogger Kathleen Wills
and her husband, Dwight, CH2M HILL’s
Colleen Reilly and pal Bart Smith, and Rev. Suzelle Lynch from the Unitarian Universalist Church West. Shepherd Express publisher Louis Fortis also stopped by.
Entertainment included Mike Kashou
playing the oud, Thirza Defoe and
Michael Bootzin. A sing-along included Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.”
Keep Reading: A reception at Great Lakes Distillery
was a great way to celebrate Banned Books Week. Organized by Lisa Roe of Milwaukee Reads! and Twitter pal Lori Fredrich of the food blog Burp,
the party at Guy Rehorst’s Walker’s Point
establishment attracted the avid book fans. Censored volumes were exhibited, with
baskets of donated books featured in the silent auction. Featured cheeses and
other delicacies were provided by Larry’s Brown Deer Market. Among those
present were Next Chapter Bookshop’s Paula
Bond and Morgan Kiedrowski and
friend Lisa Kendhammer.
Education Power: Despite pending rain at a rousing
rally in Cathedral Square, City Year board chair Julia Uihlein led the group’s 60 inductees in their pledge to
support and mentor Milwaukee Public Schools students. Inspired by their son Charlie’s experiences with the
organization, Uihlein and her husband, David,were the force behind bringing the
project to Milwaukee.
The afternoon’s speakers included MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton, Executive Director Jason Holton and national City Year leaders. After, the crowd
descended upon the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center to continue
Honors Galore: Producer/writer Niels Mueller’s latest TV series, “The Defenders,” has just
premiered on CBS. B&D ran into his proud parents, Hans and Dottie Mueller, at the Milwaukee Kickers Hall of Fame
dinner, where they were major sponsors. Hall of Fame inductees included
longtime soccer stalwarts George Farley, Kathy Geiger, Pat Hansen, Mary Riegert, Joe Rossetti and Ted Warwick.
If you have any tips for Boris and Doris, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their next column will appear in the Oct. 21 issue of the Shepherd.