Scene on the Street
The Mequon-Thiensville School District will honor this year’s inductees to its Hall of Inspiration Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at Homestead High School. Among those being saluted are Meg Bortin [HHS ’67] who is the current Editor-in-Chief of the International Herald Tribune Style Magazine. She has spent virtually her entire career in Europe, including postings in London and in Moscow where she founded the Moscow Times, the first independent English language paper in Russia. She is now based in Paris, which has little in common with Juniper Lane, Mequon. Also honored is 1988 graduate Neil Willenson, who founded Camp Heartland when he was touched by the plight of a young Thiensville boy with AIDS. Other honorees include longtime teachers and administrators of the district. Homestead High School celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It opened in 1959 on land purchased by the Frank family in 1841.
The folks at Goodwill Industries have opened Retique in the Historic Third Ward. The shop, which occupies the former Private Gardener at the southeast corner of N. Broadway and E. Chicago St., is an upscale resale shop featuring a variety of men’s and women’s clothing, both casual and more formal. Much of the stock appears to have been donated by that class of people who purchase fine clothing and never wear it. Many of the items had original store tags still on them, including a silk shirt that I bought for $6.99. The store has special evening hours until 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 21st, 2009 and tomorrow evening.
Odds and Ends
Milwaukee County is interviewing candidates for a finance director position at the Parks Department. … Honeypie has opened at 2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. It’s a Leslie Montemurro / Scott Johnson operation… It’s Buy Local, Live Local & Save week at www.ourmilwaukee.net. A number of businesses are offering discounts until May 24th. … Comedy Sportz has gone non-smoking. … Tiger Lily garden center is now open on N. Water St. at E. Brady St., just downstream from the Holton Viaduct. The folks at Green Kitchen at the Public Market will give you their scraps and peelings for your compost. This stuff cooks really fast because it is so finely ground in the juicing process.
This article was originally published by Milwaukee World.