Boris and Doris On the Town
Enjoying the production
were board chair Tim Frautschi and
his wife, Sue, Rebecca Bardwell and her husband, psychologist Gene Braaksma, and University School of
Milwaukee Spanish teacher Holly Morse
and her husband, attorney Dan, along
with Brad Sehler and dentist Angela Lueck, Pam and Paul Miller, Judy
and Don Shane and Angela
Circulating were Lakefront’s
Russ Klisch and his wife, May, North Point Lighthouse Friends’
operations manager; Francis X. Vogel,
whose new company is called Mission Driven, and his wife, Brenda Del Valle; and Jeff
Tredo, architect with Korb Tredo, with his wife, Michelle.
Nancy Pinter and Max Samson, the artistic director of Optimist
Theatre, said they were set for their upcoming production of The Tempest at Alverno. Getting ready
for their nuptials, Hotel Metro’s Jamie
Hummert and his fiancée, Tamara Swan,
celebrated her birthday.
Happy Days: PrideFest opened with typical flair,
including a performance by the over-the-top Cyon Flare; the glittering Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s
founding members Sister Anita
Nuther-Cocktail and Sister Gimm E. Sum; and the flamboyant Mr. and Miss
Fair Wisconsin Education
Fund’s third-annual Leadership Awards were held on the grounds with state Rep. Sandy Pasch announcing the winners
over the roar of the Blue Angels’ air show. Community advocate winner was Leonard Sobczak, Wisconsin Gazette co-founder; the activists award was given to Fair
Wisconsin Action Network co-chairs Cylest
and Katie Andaloro-Brooks and Michael
Burmesch and Brad West; Diverse and Resilient’s award was accepted by Mark O’Neill. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin was attending the state Democratic
convention, so Ruth Irvings, a Fair
Wisconsin Board member, read her thank-you statement.
The program included
remarks by Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Katie Belanger and board President Robert Starshak. In the audience were Sobczak’s fans: his sister Deborah and her husband, Doug Brodzik; Julie Solochek and the Gazette
staff, including editor-in-chief Louis
Weisberg plus Pat Walsh and Sarah Morgan, Christopher Guest and board member Mike Fitzpatrick. Outside, B&D bumped into poet Carmen Murguia and Jessica Cavazos, who does constituent liaison/community outreach
for Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
Yo, Ho, Ho: There was rum galore at the unveiling
party for Roaring Dan’s rum at Great Lakes Distillery, named after "Roaring
Dan" Seavey, the only man busted for piracy on the Great Lakes. Owner Guy Rehorst, marketing director Ryan Rappis and distiller Doug MacKenzie hosted revelers swinging
to King Solomon’s reggae beat and downing Caribbean
catering from Matty’s. Rehorst business partner Mike Formella and his wife, Beth,
also were spotted.
Ignoring the night’s
downpour, partiers included admirably tattooed Joey Wright; Dave Davis
and his wife, Mary; The
PrivateBank’s Jim Meyer; Greg Alevizos of Capitol-Husting; and
contractor Kevin Huwiler, chatting
with massage therapist Tiffanie Acevedo,
there with her brother, Jeremy Doering.
The latter was in town to investigate opening yoga studios and Gobble Up, a
healthy turkey burger outlet.
Showing smooth island
moves on the dance floor were Keith
Stegall with his cousin Alvis
Sterling and Jean Carerros and
her husband, Greg, in his
calf-length German “bundhosen.” Mike
Johnson, the distillery’s self-proclaimed “ambassador of good will,”
hustled ice and beverages.
Got Buffetted: The ubiquitous Peter Buffett was in Milwaukee
to hawk his book Life Is What You Make It
and raise funds for 88Nine RadioMilwaukee. Among his stints, he was the guest
of honor at a Lynden
reception. A perfect summer night, the evening defied the 100% chance of rain
forecast, much to the relief of Executive Director Mary Louise Mussoline and the committee—Sarah Zimmerman, Anne Booth, Katie Heil and Kathy Crocker, striking
in one of her collection of Frank Olive hats.
Buffett talked about the
station he helped found and thanked Jeff
Bentoff for his role in its inception. Among 88Nine board members there
were Carl Cahill, Tina Chang, Danae Davis and Ken Krei, president and CEO of M&I Wealth
Management, with his wife, Melinda Scott
Krei, and their son Andrew,
recently back in Milwaukee playing with The Good Luck Joes. Others having a
grand evening were Buffett’s brother-in-law Joe Heil and his wife, Kelley; Juli Kaufmann of Pragmatic Development
and her husband, Mike, from Derco
Aerospace; M&I CEO Mark Furlong
and his wife, Jodi; Linda and John Daley; and Jane and Tom Lacy. 88Nine producer Adam Carr was there with his mom, Janet Carr, who photographed the
evening, and deejay Jordan Lee
brought his wife, Sheri, and
adorable 1-year-old Zahra.
If you have any tips for Boris and Doris, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their next column will appear in the July 1 issue of the Shepherd.