Boris and Doris On the Town
New board member Joe Alioto and his wife, Dawnia, brought a contingent of
friends, including Judge Bill Brash
and his wife, Ruth, Judge Ralph Ramirez and his wife, Renee, Judge Marshall Murray, Milwaukee County Court Commissioner David Sweet, attorney Maura McMahon, and Father John Belmonte, Marquette
The center’s development
director, Kate Dineen, and director
of programs, Linda Linscott, were
appreciative of the hard work put in by the many volunteers and board members,
including child psychologist Dave
Cipriano; Cynthia Nye, her
husband, Harold, and their daughter Debbie, with her husband, Tom Heinze; plus Maureen Modlinski; Jim and
Faye Altstadt; and Kathy Blake Carey
of NML circulating with her husband, Dan,
and parents Mary Alice and Jim Blake.
Holly Nygro and her sister Abbey Paprocki performed desk duty. The
evening’s emcee, Patty Mueller, owns
the Idea Factory with her husband, John.
Dennis Kramer from Wauwatosa’s Vino 100 supplied the wines.
Style Plus: The sixth annual Gilda’s Club “Show of
Support” at the Hilton featured a top-notch style show with models who are
living with cancer. Participants, escorted by their favorite support person(s),
were dressed to the nines in outfits from Faye’s, Harleys, Boutique Larrieux
and other shops. Fox 6’s Kim Murphy
and the irrepressible Ted Perry,
appearing initially in his skivvies, were charming emcees and related moving
stories about the models and their journeys.
Among them were Irish
Fest President Chuck Ward, with his
sister and supporter Colleen Kennedy,
and a huge Ward clan, plus Barry
Stapleton, head of the Ward Irish Music Archives; Ruth Prus with her adorable 5-year-old grandson Jaiden Salgado; and Mary Cobb with her husband, Bill, there with pal Elizabeth D’Acquisto of Salone. The
tallest model was David Rasmussen,
president and tallest member of the Tall Club of Milwaukee, measuring in at 5
feet 28 inches, with his mother, June.
Jill Fisher modeled with her
children Elise, Jenny and Charlie and gave a beautiful tribute to her mom, “Molly.”
Co-chairs Pam and Jeff Lueken from NML thanked
the many volunteers. The style show was organized by Abbey Johansen, there with her fiancé, John Robinson, parents Ben
and Chris Johansen from Cedarburg, and sister Jenny, a personal chef. Also in the crowd were Arlene Wesson, an original Gilda’s board member, and volunteers Katie Lynch, Stacey Hoffenberg and Julie Craig.
Political Goings-on: A fund-raiser for 87th District
Assembly Democratic candidate Dana
Schultz was hosted by Jackie Boynton, Peter McAvoy, Michael Rosen and Glorie Salas at the Boynton/McAvoy digs.
Schultz, a former UW-Milwaukee basketball star and 9to5 Milwaukee
organizer, now runs a CSA in Medford.
Among Schultz’s supporters
were state Rep. Sandy Pasch; Rep. Jon Richards and his adorable
toddler son, Alex; Milwaukee County
Supervisor Chris Larson along with
his aide Jonathan Brostoff and
Brostoff’s girlfriend, Diana Vang; Alderman Nik Kovac; Grace Fuhr; Sangita Nayak, now in Montessori teacher training; Vickie Strattner of the Institute for
Wisconsin’s Future; and Jim Carpenter,
MATC economics instructor.
Slick Redo: B&D stopped by NSB Bar & Grill
(formerly North Shore Bistro), half its former size with a stunning new look by
designer Andrea Brennan. Among
nearby diners were birthday girl Dana
Mueller, celebrating her almost-60 with Arnie Peltz, Robert Peter, Jerry and Phyllis Brenowitz,and Jimmy and Robin Swernoff. Executive chef Mike Wolf’s right-on menu and Lawrence Lococo’s impeccable service made for a
Indigestion: Speed eaters descended upon Milwaukee’s Tres Hermanos and Whitefish Bay’s
El Guapo to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. At Tres Hermanos, contestants were given
three minutes to consume multitudinous jalapeño peppers. Officiating was Neil White, executive director at
Lincoln Village Business Association, helped by Committee Coordinator Jim Tarantino, who distributed Tums
Downing 12 jalapeños
each made for a tie between first-timer Andrew
Dolinger, new to Milwaukee from Altoona, Penn.,
and Gail Thompson, cheered on by pal
Mary Suminski. Eric Griswold, co-chair of Riverwest Neighborhood Association, was
runner-up, there with nurse Kate Brusky,
who also competed. Playing traditional Mexican music, Salvador Villanueva warmed up the crowd, which included Ramon Orozco, owner of Tres Hermanos, Lindsay Marx and restaurant regulars Steve and Jodie Szklarski.
Hosted by owners Marija and Ryan Whitman, El Guapo was
jumping with outdoor music by Andy &
Rachel. Lee Shapiro emceed the
contest to see who could gobble three tacos the fastest. Winner was Shaun Fulford, taking the title with a
mark of one minute, 44 seconds. Kreg
Guran came in second, cheered along by his wife, Kelly, and Matt Moser
placed third. Milwaukee Wave head coach Keith
Tozer was among the competitors.
Winkie’s John Stuhlmacher, his wife,
Krisi, and son Riley, age 3; Josh Welsh
and daughter Taylor; Shorewest
Realtor Kate Kenlay and family; and Chris Jillings, celebrating the
completion of his MBA from UW-Madison, there with his wife, Gayle.
If you have any tips for Boris and Doris, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their next column will appear in the June 3 issue of the Shepherd.