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INSIDE: Holiday Recipes | Resident Profiles | Community Interest Stories Volume 1, Issue 3 Your Source For Senior Community News The Gables of Germantown Draws Residents from Hometown and Beyond By Mary A. Kane The Gables offers a mix of spacious one and two bedroom apartments which include walk-in The Gables of Germantown, the newest of the closets, private patios and balconies. Oak woodwork 11 Capri Communities throughout greater and cabinetry are featured throughout, including Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin, is drawing spacious kitchens with ample storage and space for raves at the same time that it is drawing back home a dining table and chairs. All apartments are fur- Milwaukee area residents who had been living else- nished with self-cleaning ranges, refrigerators and where around the country. dishwashers and most have laundry capabilities. The first phase of new construction at Himmel There also are convenient same-floor laundries Haus (“House of Heaven”) opened in mid-July with throughout. 54 apartments, followed by another 54 the first Each unit also has individually controlled cen- week in September. tral air conditioning and heat and a lighted entry “People are establishing friendships very quick- with individual parcel shelf. ly,” said community manager Denise Ryan. “Many Like all its sister Capri Communities, one great people have known each other from living in the plus is the worry-free living The Gables affords. Germantown community, so also have just carried That means no enrollment or endowment fees and their community friendships into The Gables. It’s a insures a professional and caring management staff. really positive thing.” Ryan and all her staff members have strong profes- So is living in a first class independent living apartment community brimming with amenities. (continued on page 3) The Gables’ Ryan and Her Staff Tops in Their Field PUBLISHERS, INC. CUSTOM HOUSE U.S. POSTAGE PRESORTED STANDARD 45203 PAID By Mary A. Kane with the opening of neighboring Engel Haus (“House of Angels”), an assisted living apartment It appears that Denise Ryan is in heaven building, in mid-2007. working in her Himmel Haus office. Ryan is the oldest of five children. Given the Himmel Haus (“House of Heaven”) anchors span of 14 years between herself and her Custom House Publishers, 6797 N. High St., #213, Worthington, OH 43085 The Gables of Germantown community which youngest sibling, Ryan helped out a great deal began its phased opening in mid-July 2006. around the house. From her birth until she was Capri Communities, which manages The about age 10, her grandfather lived with the fam- Gables and its 10 sister communities, regards ily and she helped a great deal in providing him Ryan highly for the singular dedication and special care and assistance, as she did for her expertise she brings to her position as manager of step-grandmother. The Gables. Her educational and career experi- “It was at that time that I truly realized my ence make her a rare asset to the campus, and her special bond with seniors,” Ryan said. presence there insures a quality and consistency Those early years definitely were the pro- of lifestyle and care that are invaluable and sel- logue for what has been as much a calling as a dom matched in their field. career. Capri Communities believes the results of After graduating from Catholic Memorial Ryan’s stellar credentials will become only more High School in Waukesha, Ryan attended Mount evident over time as The Gables campus expands (continued on page 3) Himmel Cottage Residents Heap on the Praise By Mary A. Kane tage June 29 and by July 4 were enter- ing. Nearby Pike and Cedar lakes mean in Biloxi MS, but their favorite rental taining some 20 family members on their the good fishing continues without a home on the Gulf of Mexico was Bernie and Loretta Goecks were patio. They have five children and seven hitch. destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. This there the day in the autumn of 2005 when grandchildren. They also enjoy a yearly October coming year, they plan to stay at another ground was broken for the Himmel Haus “We grilled on the patio and the kids expedition to the Black Hills of South destination they’ve already secured on Cottage they now quite happily call played games and wiffle ball and some of Dakota to sightsee and join the crowd of the Gulf. home. our grandchildren sat on the lawn and 10,000 that gathers to watch the annual “We are very fortunate. We’ve been In fact, they love every aspect of played the guitar,” Bernie said, beaming married 52 years and we sort of just do their new life as part of the community of proudly. “Other residents in the apart- everything together,” said Loretta as she The Gables of Germantown. Indeed, the ment building enjoyed watching our Goeckses were so impressed with the party. They said it made them happy!” offered a tour of their cottage. floor plan for their new ranch style, free- The Goecks clan is set to gather Fish they’ve caught hang on two standing cottage that they put down a again at The Gables Dec. 23, when they walls but further interior decoration still deposit based on the design alone. have reserved the community room on must be done in some rooms. They chose “Our son found The Gables on the the first level of the Himmel Haus inde- to live in the cottage for a bit before Internet when it was in the planning pendent living apartments just up the hill selecting some paint colors – an option stages,” said Loretta Goecks. “We chose from their cottage. They’ll have a potluck for all cottage residents. it because we liked what we saw.” Christmas dinner and exchange gifts in Loretta had great things to say about Goecks, the former Glendale WI fire the festively decorated gathering place the ample storage space throughout the chief, and his wife, a retired line supervi- which also got a serious workout in a cottage and positively rhapsodized about sor for a Mequon pharmaceuticals plant, community-wide Thanksgiving feast that one bedroom’s walk-in closet which had lived on Montello Lake for more will have people talking about the dessert boasts “two windows!” than 20 years when, as Bernie, 82, puts table for some time to come. Bernie said he likes the long-term it, “as we got older, the upkeep on the Both Bernie and Loretta enjoy the options The Gables offers for moving house, grounds, pier and beach got to be weekly Tuesday morning coffee gather- from a cottage to the independent living too much.” ing at Himmel Haus. He also likes the and assisted living apartment buildings “Everything here is so close,” weekly sheepshead games and she makes Loretta added. “In Montello, we had to use of the exercise room’s various pieces as time goes on. go 40 miles to Portage for groceries and of fitness equipment. Bernie and Loretta Goecks hold the “And, we think the staff is just fabu- an hour to Madison to the dentist. Not having a lake home to maintain plaque commemorating the ground- lous!” he added, without the slightest Everything here is within minutes and year round doesn’t mean the Goeckses provocation. breaking of their Himmel Cottage. yet it’s still sort of out in the country. We had to give up the things they enjoy Once more, with a big smile, Loretta have little ponds all over and the geese doing. Both are avid golfers and outdoors buffalo roundup in Custer State Park. summed it up: “We just love it here. 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Ryan Willi Sara Winters COPY EDITOR Corinne Gompf The Landmark EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Kaitlin Kraft Audrey Zupan PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Sondra Robinson FOR MORE INFORMATION, E-MAIL Kimmer@CustomHousePublishers.com | page 2 | Gables (cont’d from page 1) sional backgrounds in meeting the home or grounds maintenance and Cottage residents are wel- needs of individuals age 55-plus. outdoor areas for personal garden- come to participate in all the on- Under construction and sched- ing and enjoyment. Apartments campus events and to use all its uled to open in mid-2007 is Engel have private balconies or patios. conveniences. Haus (“House of Angels”), an The Himmel Haus community The Gables community assisted living community with 48 also offers: a community room and already is sharing a full line-up of spacious one and two bedroom serving kitchen; reflection and regular and special events which apartments, 24-hour support staff meditation center; full service bar- include bridge, sheepshead and and a range of what can only be ber and beauty salon; café; onsite poker games, special Mexican described as resort-style amenities banking; hobby and fitness cen- Train Dominos and Canasta nights, onsite. Two nutritious meals will ters; a day spa with massage thera- weekly coffees, monthly birthday be provided as part of the rental py, sauna and whirlpool; library parties with movie matinees, agreement – prepared in Engel and technology center; and wood- potlucks, wine tastings and special Haus’s own restaurant. It also will working shop. Optional services speakers. The very first event held be open to serve Himmel Haus res- include cable television, house- after Himmel Haus opened, fitting- idents as well as members of the keeping and linen. ly enough, was a Mass. general public. Rounding out the living The Gables participated in The Gables community is con- options at The Gables will be 22 Germantown’s Dec. 2 Christmas veniently situated on a well- Himmel Haus cottages. The free- parade. designed campus at the intersec- standing ranch style homes will It’s all part of being part of a tion of Mequon and Division offer all the amenities of single- community. roads. Residents regularly remark family homes without the concerns “We have a lot of people com- and marvel that they can find every of home maintenance and repair ing to us who have families who shopping, dining and entertain- such as landscaping and snow have built homes in the ment option they might want near- removal. Germantown area,” Ryan said. by. A great room sets the tone for “There are others who have moved Back at home, additional gracious and spacious living. Each away and are returning. We have Himmel Haus features include kitchen is fully equipped with a people who have moved here from heated underground parking and a self-cleaning range, microwave, Connecticut, Florida, Arkansas car wash bay, an emergency com- garbage disposal, frost-free refrig- and Arizona! munications system, a secure erator with ice and water dispenser “People have come back and home-like environment with and dishwasher. There is a full-size are close to their families. They locked lobby and exterior doors, laundry room; each home has an have their family in the larger com- scheduled transportation to shop- attached garage and central air munity and they have their family ping and community events, no conditioning and heat. here.” I Tops in the Field (cont’d from page 1) Mary College in Wauwatosa, where she majored in She created Greentree’s Alzheimer’s unit from the Fine Art. Upon graduation, Ryan started a family – ground up. twin boys and a girl. Once she had devoted her time During her time at Greentree, Ryan studied for to their formative years, Ryan entered the workforce, and ultimately obtained her official license as a starting in retail before returning to Mount Mary to social worker. Soon, she was hired by River Hills obtain a minor degree in Gerontology. West, where she served as Director of Social In 1986, Ryan combined her knowledge and Services and subsequently as Admissions education in Gerontology and the arts when she Coordinator. It was there that she began her long- became Recreation Director at Northview, a standing and productive association with Carol Waukesha County-managed nursing home. Her Dumke, who now works with her as the leasing man- expertise helped her to truly enrich the lives of the ager at The Gables. residents she served. That endeavor fortified her next When Dumke went to work for Capri role as volunteer coordinator for RSVP, the Retired Communities in 1996, the two women remained Senior Volunteer Program in Waukesha County. close friends – ultimately leading to Ryan’s intro- There, she recruited and placed volunteers who duction to Jim Tarantino of Tarantino & Co. and worked for various social improvement agencies Capri Communities. throughout that county. Ryan quickly recognized that “Jim Tarantino’s Two years later, Ryan went to work as a social philosophy of senior care – its structure consisting worker at the Greentree Nursing Home in primarily of providing community, activity and sup- Milwaukee County, which at the time had a capacity port – was right in tune with mine.” of 410 beds. In addition to the challenges waiting for The Gables staff gets in the holiday mood with life- Ryan, Dumke and assistant manager Gail her there was a growing recognition of what she had size nutcracker Gus. From left to right, they are: Skebba, who also possesses years of experience in to offer because of her education and “hands-on” Senior property management, are a professional manager Denise Ryan, housekeeper Debbie Conner, experience. At Greentree, Ryan worked closely with and cohesive team providing unmatched quality of assistant manager Gail Skebba and maintenance Alzheimer’s patients and those with other disorders. care. I director Rick Meier. | page 3 | from Jim Tarantino and the Family of Employees Tarantino & Co. and Capri Communities Christine Affeldt Kathleen Hartman Rebecca Malone Karen Schultz Susan Anderson Charles Harmann Leann Mansfield Ann Schwabe Angela Avery Lawrence Hartmann Rick Meier Sigurd "Butch" Skare Vivian Bartz Renee Helback Lisa Moore Gail Ann Skebba Margie Bissell Toni Henry Mary Morris Monika Sobierajski Deanna Burgdorff Jammie Hennings Robert Mountcastle Ann Spar Bonnie Clemence Dorthy Hopkins Genevieve Mursch Dawn Stanislowski Deborah Lee Conner Gina Hopper Kristina Pagac Jessica Stellpflug Robert Dudek Alan D. 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Gables of Germantown 262. 251.2725 | page 4 | Vintage Wedding Gown Embodies Long, Strong Tradition By Mary A. Kane weighed 165 pounds as a bride. Her mother had weighed “They wanted a small and simple wedding and almost 180 pounds when she wore the dress and there began the eloped,” recounts Maria Pikuleff. “Instead they opted for a You’ve heard of the film “Seven Brides for Seven garment’s long history of transformations. private church ceremony with the priest that Anne had Brothers.” “I bleached it. A friend of mine known her whole life. She chose to Now, how about “Seven Brides for One Dress”? made all satin undergarments to go wear this vintage family dress to That could be the title of one chapter in Fran Bernau’s underneath,” Bernau said, shrugging make her day extra special and feel family history. practically. more like a wedding day. In lieu of The Carnegie Place resident started something Sept. Over the years, the dress has a big reception, the couple took off 27, 1941 when, as Frances Koenigs, she was attired in her been resculpted and now meets the on a tropical honeymoon.” mother’s wedding dress as she married Rollin Bernau. requirements of someone roughly Mary Pikuleff’s sister JoAnn It was in 1915 that Gertrude Daniels married Phillip weighing in the 125 lb. range. was the sixth bride to wear the Koenigs. Frances is one of their nine children. Her parents Bernau’s daughter Mary had a train dress. After 20 years of marriage, were married 49 years. The Bernaus were married 36 years attached to it when she wore it in she and her husband George Haven and had six children. 1966 when she married Michael renewed their wedding vows in a In July of 1941, Bernau and her fiancé Rollin decided Pikuleff. group ceremony with several cou- they weren’t seeing enough of each other because she lived “The person who propelled this ples. in Pewaukee and he was working a second shift job in tradition was my mother, Mary,” “JoAnn naturally thought of Milwaukee. Neither they nor her parents, who lived in writes Maria Pikuleff. “In 1966, she Grandma’s dress because it is a Hartland, had much money. So, what has become a cele- and my father, Michael, were getting lovely garment, and with it come all brated family tradition of wearing the dress began as a by on a student budget at the the blessings of the earlier brides. practical matter. The newlyweds soon moved into a University of Wisconsin. As with her I’m not sure why my great grand- Milwaukee efficiency apartment where they paid $31 per mother before her, making careful mother wore this particular dress, month in rent. money decisions was one motivation but I do know that it is typical of A poster-size timeline with photos of some of the for borrowing a dress. More impor- Edwardian-era apparel. I also brides was prepared this summer by Maria Pikuleff, the tantly, the garment is an heirloom believe that she would be delighted seventh bride to wear the dress. The daughter of Bernau’s and wearing it was a way for Mary to Fran Bernau proudly displays the that her descendants honor her and daughter Mary, Pikuleff married James Myers Aug. 20 at pay tribute to her mother and grand- wedding dress that's been in her remember her by wearing the dress the Brown Deer Park Boat House. mother. Another tidbit: Frances made for their weddings.” family since 1915 “During our seven-month engagement, I had the a tiered wedding cake and drove it The simple gown of cotton net- pleasure of resurrecting this treasure and researching the from Milwaukee to Madison on that hot June day. ting with a scalloped bodice, lace sleeves and relatively lives of the brides who wore it,” she says in a narrative that “One of my earliest wedding memories is of dancing new satin-covered buttons has stood the test of time and no accompanies the timeline. the polka and having a grand time at my mother’s first small number of alterations during nearly a century that Prior to Fran Bernau wearing the dress to the altar, she cousin Susie’s reception in 1977. Sue chose to wear has seen much change in the country’s social fabric and and her siblings had made great use of it playing “dress- Grandma’s wedding dress because she appreciated its sim- family patterns. It might have been destined for a histori- up” as children. Her mother’s response to Bernau’s request ple beauty. In a note to me, Sue wrote, ‘It also is a means cal society’s costume collection but the museum Bernau to revive it for her own use as a bride met with a skeptical of bonding the generations and honoring the values of the approached already had several wedding dresses. There response along the lines of “that old thing? It is dingy and past.’ I couldn’t agree more.” are no immediate women in the family line likely to wear gray and stashed in the attic.” The poster shows Sue and Oscar (“Bill”) Martinson it for at least another 10 years. By way of giving a complete history of the dress’s on their wedding day. Rescued from the rag bag and narrowly missing renovations and restorations over time, Bernau readily Next in line 10 years later was Sue’s sister Anne, who obscurity in a museum closet, it now remains a well-guard- wore the dress when she married Dean Smith. They have ed family tradition summed up in the timeline poster’s admits that, while she is much slimmer now – due in no two children and just celebrated 19 years of marriage. headline: “ONE DRESS...SEVEN BRIDES...91 YEARS.” small part to her heavy schedule of ballroom dancing – she Sharing the value of fellowship and community… Be part of a community that encourages Killarney Kourt offers: an active lifestyle with resort-style amenities. • Onsite professional management. With social and recreational activities, • Emergency communication system. Killarney Kourt offers a wide range of oppor- • A mix of one- and two-bedroom tunities to meet new friends and enjoy care- free living. Onsite conveniences include a apartments. barbershop and beauty salon, general store, • Many styles with private patios and exercise center, underground parking and balconies. cable television. 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Yewdale whose enthusiastic wife urged him to find a way to print tion in 1901 continues to warm and illuminate the lives of several Her first work was with the Ladies Relief Sewing Society as the book, the first edition of which appeared in 1901, officially generations circa 2006, with no end in sight. one of 50 women who prepared new and used clothing and bedding titled “The Settlement Cook Book: The Way to a Man’s Heart.” At Anyone who possesses any edition of The Settlement for impoverished families. 50 cents a copy, it was a rapid fire success, quickly selling out and Cookbook clings to it as much as to the memories it generates. Not On May 17, 1881, Lizzie married Simon Kander, a traveling requiring a second printing of 1,500 in 1903. Never in all of its sub- everyone, however, knows its full history, particularly the motiva- clothes salesman. Her engagement announcement had depicted her sequent editions was there contained a recipe for the humble pie tions of Mrs. Simon (Elizabeth, “Lizzie”) Kander and her unswerv- as “one of the prettiest and most accomplished young ladies in eaten over the years by the men who witnessed its proceeds give ing zeal to help Jewish immigrants and others in Milwaukee. The town.” Yet, fun and food loving though they were – growing ever rise to increasingly larger Jewish community centers. Lizzie would story of the woman behind the book – who became known as the plumper over the years testing Lizzie’s recipes – Simon and Lizzie become known as “The Mother of the Jewish Center.” “Jane Addams of Milwaukee,” after the founder of Chicago’s Hull shared the profound urge to contribute to the betterment of society. Improvements and embellishments to the book were a contin- House – is at equal turns uplifting, inspiring and humbling. Simon became a successful realtor, volunteered for the uing theme over the years, racking up 40 editions and selling more The most successful fundraising cookbook in history, Wisconsin than two million copies by 1991. Other turning points were The Settlement Cookbook has sold more than two million Association Lizzie’s 1925 report to The Settlement’s cookbook committee that copies and raised several million dollars. Proceeds from for the Blind, the volume was in kitchens as far flung as China, Hawaii, Palestine its sales helped build Milwaukee’s first immigrant settle- served in the and Australia. The 1976 edition won the laurel of being named to ment house and, later, its Jewish Community Center. state legisla- the James Beard “Cookbook Hall of Fame.” “A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her ture and on Milwaukee’s heavily German populace – both Jews and non- Cookbook” by Bob Kann has just been published in the t h e Jews – found the recipes appealing and Jewish women the world Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s Badger Biographies Milwaukee over regard the cookbook as one of their all-time favorites. Updates Series for young readers. It makes a brisk and fascinating School over the years ranged from the inclusion of a “Chinese Menu” and read for adults as well. innovations in Scandinavian smorgasbord fare. Lizzie tested Born in Milwaukee on May 28, 1858 to John and recipes until the very day she died in 1940. Mary Black, Lizzie was one of the first girls to attend the Archives at the Wisconsin State, Milwaukee Fifth Ward School a short distance from her home on the Jewish and Milwaukee County historical soci- city’s south side. At the end of eighth grade, she passed a eties are fairly bulging with information test that allowed her to attend East Side High School, then on The Settlement Cookbook, but it the only high school in Milwaukee. doesn’t stop there. Milwaukee native Lizzie’s childhood experiences and family influences Barbara Haber served as the archivist at clearly made a lasting impression. She exhibited bravery the Schlesinger Library that is now part of from an early age, including on the occasion of her meet- the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard ing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant who would go on to lead the University, where there is a room dedicated Northern states in the U.S. Civil War and then serve as to culinary history and its role as documenta- President. The war made a lasting impact on everyone of tion of women’s history in general. She said the era, of course, but when leaders of the Settlement she has always been a reader and scholar of House wanted to name a new facility in her honor in 1910, cookbooks. she declined and requested that it be named Abraham “My relationship to that book is a relationship Lincoln House instead because he was “the great to my background and my mother. It’s like a letter American who was raised in even worse poverty than any home, a way of communicating. It was THE cook- of the immigrants.” book in the Jewish home I grew up in, the only cook- Although the Blacks were middle class Jews who book my mother had. People should value it as a fam- operated a store, they were conscious of those less fortunate and Board. Though the Kanders ily memento and it IS seen as valuable because taught Lizzie the necessity to help those in need and make the never had children of their women’s relationship to food is so important,” Haber world a better place. When Lizzie was a young woman in the late own, the Milwaukee said. 1800s, middle class women didn’t work for wages. However, she Sentinel once paid tribute to Jan Longone, Curator of American Culinary History at married and was a successful homemaker who would go on to Lizzie for her “heart big enough to the Clements Library of the University of Michigan at Ann make her mark by devoting her lifetime to helping other people. mother every child.” Arbor, holds the only such academic appointment of its kind In all, she filled more than one role at any given time – from Her work as a truant officer for the South Side in the world and oversees a collection amassed with the help author, teacher, newspaper columnist, truant officer, school board School Alliance took her into the darkest realities of life for of some 25,000 volunteer hours. The Settlement Cookbook fig- member and community center president to founder of immigrant families too poor to clothe their children to send them ures prominently there and in presentations she’s given around Milwaukee’s first nursery school and playground. to school but so desperate they sent 10-year-old girls into the work- the country in which she has traced its history for everyone from One spunky gal? force. She used $75 of her own money to start the “Keep Clean the National Beef Council to the International Association of You betcha. And, as a woman with a sense of humor from a Mission” to “see that the children of our poor be kept clean and Cooking Professionals. very early age, she’d probably have been the first to assign that sent to school regularly.” Its name evolved into the Milwaukee “It’s an enduring classic, one that will never be outdated, moniker to herself while being self-effacing at the same time. Jewish Mission and its programs rapidly expanded into providing absolutely one of the pillars of American cooking because of prop- As her high school graduating class’s valedictorian, Lizzie such services as a public bath house which offered hot showers and er updating,” Longone said. chose to address those gathered for the ceremonies on the topic baths for a penny apiece and lessons on cleanliness for children. Over the years, Lizzie’s contributions and horizons always “When I’m President,” urging the audience to place her name on Just before the turn of the century, Lizzie and others began expanded – including attending classes at UW-Madison while the next national presidential ballot. She also advocated abolishing conducting cooking classes for girls ages 13-15. The classes Simon served in the state legislature and serving on the Milwaukee every high school in the land, particularly so that girls would have became wildly popular, more room was needed and the Mission School Board and taking a mere 18 months to launch the Girls’ more time to spend reading novels. and the Sisterhood of Personal Service joined forces in May 1900 Trade School. The cookbook also underwrote the first nursery So full of humor and zip was her speech that the Milwaukee to form “The Settlement,” first located at 507 Fifth St., between school in Milwaukee, housed at what is now UW-Milwaukee. News printed it in its entirety the next day. A reporter described it Galena and Cherry streets. Lizzie quickly became its president. Jolly woman that she reportedly was, Lizzie undoubtedly as “THE event of the evening...certainly the best satire on Lizzie wasted little time in taking the simple idea of giving would have loved knowing that the Jewish Community Center’s American politics I have listened to or read.” The speech reported- her cooking students printed copies of recipes to practice at home Jewish Jubilee one year celebrated her in word, song and dance in ly drew long, loud applause and netted Lizzie several baskets and to the next level – that of producing a cookbook. Any presidency a tribute written by the late Robert Weiss and Harriet Dizack. Judy bouquets of flowers. anywhere has its uphill moments. It’s worth quoting directly from Edelstein, who portrayed Lizzie, still loves to tell about singing While Lizzie didn’t go to college and wasn’t required to work, Kann’s book: “Lizzie asked the men of the Settlement Board for lyrics adapted from “The Music Man,” giving the recipe for action her family expected her to engage in volunteer work until she mar- $18 to pay for a booklet of recipes and household tips. It was a in the kitchen: “Mix a little, chop a little.” ried. She looked around and quickly seized upon the cause of the worthy project, they said, but they refused her request because the Toward the end of his book, Kann quotes Lizzie giving a new- recent crop of Russian Jewish immigrants who were vastly poorer money had not been set aside in the year’s budget. They jokingly lywed friend her own recipe for life: “Like to do what you have to than her parents had been as new arrivals to the U.S. Over the added that they would gladly ‘share in any profits from your little do, but do what you like to do.” | page 6 | dition of Culinary Excellence “An Occasion to Gather” By Mary A. Kane “As our lives become busier and more complicated with each passing year, we treasure the opportunities we have to relax and spend time with those closest to us.” Could those words from the cover of "An Occasion to Gather" offer any more fitting summary of our thoughts as we find ourselves immersed in yet another joyous and jam-packed holiday season? The Milwaukee Junior League’s 2004 cookbook, the group’s fifth, is brimming with 250 festive recipes from some of Milwaukee’s best home cooks and restaurants. “Capri Lifestyles” obtained permission to reprint some simple, yet thoroughly authentic recipes to help you put new zest into entertaining your family and friends this holiday season. “An Occasion to Gather” is available in most Milwaukee area bookstores. Proceeds from the sales of the book go to the Junior League’s participation in a wide array of philanthropic endeavors including The Blood Center, Penfield Children’s Center, Curative Rehabilitation Center and, of special interest to the age 55-plus community, Second Time Around, a support program for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Baked Brie Deer Market) (Courtesy of Larry’s Brown Bites Marinated Feta and Olives I 8 oz. Brie cheese I 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds I 24 to 30 canape’ shells or miniature phyllo shells I 2 tsp. coriander seeds I 1 10-oz. jar mango chutney, slightly chopped if chunky I 1 tsp. crushed red pepper I 4 oz. roasted salted cashews, chopped I 3⁄4 c. extra-virgin olive oil I 2 garlic cloves, minced Cranberry Pecan Pie Remove the rind from the Brie’s edge, retaining the top and bot- I 4 tsp. grated lemon or orange zest ⁄ c. sugar I 12 tom rinds. Cut Brie into 1⁄2-inch cubes. Arrange the shells on a I 1 1⁄2 c. brine-cured green and black olives, pitted ⁄ c. (1⁄2 stick) butter, softened I 14 baking sheet. Layer the Brie, chutney and cashews in each shell. I 5 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil I 3 eggs Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until cheese melts and I 1 c. dark corn syrup I 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro chutney bubbles. Cool 5 minutes before serving. I 2 Tbsp. cornstarch I 1 c. (4 oz.) cubed Feta cheese I 1⁄4 tsp. salt I 1 baguette, sliced Tangy Blue Cheese Dip Combine the cumin and coriander seeds and red pepper in a I 1 c. coarsely chopped cranberries I 1 c. pecan halves I 7 slices bacon, cubed small skillet. Cook over medium heat 1 minute, shaking the skillet I 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell I 2 garlic cloves, minced constantly. Remove seed mixture to a bowl. Add olive oil, garlic I whipped cream I 8 oz. cream cheese, softened and lemon zest to the cumin mixture, mix well. Add olives, basil, I pecan halves I 1⁄4 cup half-and-half cilantro and cheese, mix gently. Chill, covered, 24 hours or longer. I 4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled Served with sliced baguette. Serves 6 to 8. Beat sugar and butter in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, I 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives beat until blended. Add corn syrup, cornstarch and salt, beat until I 3 Tbsp. chopped smoked almonds Turtle Nut Bars blended. Stir in cranberries and 1 c. pecans. Spoon the cranberry mixture into the pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees 45-50 minutes, Fry bacon until almost crisp. Drain pan. Add garlic to skillet, cook BARS until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cover the crust until bacon is crisp, stirring frequently. Beat cream cheese in a I 1 c. (2 sticks) butter with foil to prevent overbrowning if needed. Cool on wire rack. mixing bowl until smooth. Add half-and-half, beat until blended. Garnish each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and pecan I 2 c. sugar Add bacon mixture, blue cheese and chives, mix well. Spoon the half just before serving. Serves 6 to 8. I 3⁄4 c. baking cocoa mixture into a 2-cup baking dish. Bake, covered with foil, at 350 I 4 eggs, lightly beaten degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with the I 1 tsp. vanilla extract almonds. Serve hot or at room temperature with sliced apples, I 1-1⁄4 c. flour pita chips or sliced French bread. Serves 8 to 10. I 1⁄4 tsp. salt I 1⁄2 c. (3 oz.) milk chocolate chips Door County Cherry Crisp (A favorite from “Gatherings,” an earlier Junior League cookbook) TOPPING I 3 Tbsp. cornstarch ⁄ c. each, cashew and pecan pieces I 13 ⁄ c. sugar I 12 ⁄ c. (3 oz.) milk chocolate chips I 12 I 2 1⁄2 c. undrained, pitted Door County tart cherries I 1⁄4 c. caramel sauce I 1 c. brown sugar I 1 c. flour For the bars, microwave the butter in a microwave-safe bowl until I 1⁄2 c. butter, melted melted. Stir in a mixture of the sugar and cocoa. Add eggs and I ice cream or sweetened whipped cream vanilla, mix well. Add a mixture of the flour and salt, mix just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter in greased 8x8- It’s an enduring Milwaukee classic of nearly 80 years’ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square pan. inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, until wood- standing, alright, and it’s just been reissued – featuring In a medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, sugar and cherries. en pick inserted in center comes out clean. For the topping, toss recipes dating back to 1939. If you missed the recent round cashews, pecans and chocolate chips in a bowl. Spread the of special limited-time distribution events for the WE Simmer 7-10 minutes, until thickened. Pour into prepared pan. Energies 2006 Cookie Book, put down your rolling pin and Mix brown sugar, flour and butter until uniformly crumbly. Sprinkle caramel sauce over the hot baked layer and sprinkle with cashew log onto www.we-energies.com to find downloadable ver- evenly over cherries. Bake 25 minutes. Serve warm topped with mixture. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into sions. And may your Kolaches be merry and bright! ice cream or whipped cream. Serves 6. bars. Makes one dozen bars. | page 7 | A t The Heritage of East Troy, residents are hitting the road in style, thanks in a big way to their recent “Seasons” fundraising galas which brought in more than $8,000 toward the price of a nine-passenger, 2005 Dodge Sprinter van. Because The Heritage is a nonprofit community owned in part by the Kiwanis Club of Greater East Troy, the fundraisers were readily orchestrated, according to Mary Ann Glowinski, community manager. She has been with Capri Communities nearly nine years and has observed several residents of The Heritage cease driving but still enjoy a very active lifestyle in recent years. The new van is the perfect answer for everything from weekly shopping trips to autumn excursions to apple orchards, gatherings at other Capri Communities and a holiday outing to take in the Grand Geneva Christmas in Lake Geneva. The “Seasons” gatherings featured a Friday evening cocktail party with festive hors d’oeuvres prepared by Glowinski and others. She was back in the kitchen the next day to prepare a Saturday evening feast of Four Seasons Salad, Vintage Wine Chicken and all the trimmings; fabulous desserts were whipped up by table sponsors. Each evening’s event was filled to the capacity of 45 attendees. Table sponsorships, raffles and auctions and event ticket sales helped make the evenings a financial success and created festive, commu- nity-spirited events that will be long remembered. At left, guests are seated at the “Spring” theme table. Below left, unflappable hostess Mary Ann Glowinski and, right, the “Winter” table – both aglow with holiday splendor! (Carrie Williams photos) Summit Woods Waukesha, WI • 262. 521.1388 Natural Beauty and a Peaceful Atmosphere… Surround yourself in nature at Summit Woods. Serene, natural beauty offers you peace, comfort and security. This community offers many indulgences to its resi- dents, age 55 and older, and encourages an independent lifestyle with carefree apart- ment living. Feel at home and welcomed as you are embraced with an atmosphere of beauty and wooded magnificence. Conveniently located near shopping and medical facilities, Summit Woods offers a perfect community for you to enjoy life. With musical performances, cultural out- ings and festive parties, the choices are endless. Call today to discuss all the benefits and options of this adult community! 262-521-1388. Summit Woods offers: • Option of a 2 BR, 2 BA or 1 BR • Air conditioning. 1BA apartment home. • Appliances included. • Professional, knowledgeable staff. • Scheduled group activities. • Emergency pull-cord stations in • Professionally manicured grounds. every bedroom and bathroom. • Onsite banking. • Fireplace. • Wellness center. • Balcony or patio. • Massage therapy. | page 8 | A utumn has been a sizzling season at Wilson Commons. At right, the Nov. 13 Quarterly Birthday Bash Potluck Luncheon honored residents whose birthdays are in October, November and December. Residents brought deli- cious food to share and a special cake was provided. Below, the Wilson Commons Holiday Craft Fair is an annual highpoint and wildly successful. Volunteer Peg Katzfy, far left, makes the rounds with a tray of doughnuts. The view of the event from on high in the chapel makes it clear just how extensive and expansive the fair has become. On the right, from left to right, the top notch coordinating team members are assistant coordinator Penny Pomeroy, craft coordinator Toni Henry and coordinator Marilyn Kotarek. | page 9 | John Gurda: A Name ‘Synonymous With Milwaukee History’ By Mary A. Kane Gurda’s history marking the one hundred- Milwaukee’s past than John Gurda, and a half-million dollars from Milwaukee fiftieth anniversary of Northwestern ‘Cream City Chronicles’ readily displays foundations and I was heavily involved in Milwaukee has been making history Mutual Life Insurance Co. is due out in his gifts as a historian and a writer.” the fundraising. ‘Cream City Chronicles’ is since the 1830’s and Milwaukee historian July 2007. – “Gurda’s stories present not merely history by the slice – 1,000-word essays John Gurda has spent the last 25 years set- He also is a lecturer, tour guide and the outline but the essence of a proud and that provide a slice of life from a society ting much of the record in print in his 15 local history columnist for The Milwaukee ever changing city.” wedding in 1881 to the lives of mill work- books. Journal Sentinel. An eight-time winner of – “The name John Gurda is synony- ers or a day in a beer garden. It is a kalei- Now, Gurda is the force behind “The the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Award mous with Milwaukee history. ‘Cream City doscope of Milwaukee impressions.” Making of Milwaukee,” a documentary of Merit, Gurda holds a master’s degree in Chronicles’ is perfect for classroom use or The timing for the third reissue of the series that is an outgrowth of his 1999 book cultural geography from UW-Milwaukee. for anyone interested in Milwaukee history print version of “The Making of by the same title, published through the His bachelor’s degree is in English, from delivered in small, Milwaukee” – the first general Milwaukee County Historical Society. Boston College. He credits the UW-M pro- digestible bites.” history of Milwaukee since Gurda, a Milwaukee native, who has gram as “a very strong department, a very “Sprawling” and 1948 – and its sister documen- been making a living and a life by making eclectic discipline, very heavily oriented “epic” are not cliches tary appears to be good. a study of Milwaukee since 1972, likes to toward urban geography” and seems to when applied to Gurda’s “There has been a pat- have only built on that solid aca- documentary series which tern for our parents to ignore the demic background over time. takes nine encyclopedic past,” Gurda said. “World War Steeped, soaked and chapters in the book and II erased interest in the old. dyed and otherwise grounded in reshapes them into 17 Now, there has been more of a the history of Milwaukee, Gurda smaller, more focused top- return to old neighborhoods and appears to have been more than ics which range from clas- ethnic patterns in the Baby a little primed to make the leap sic narratives of the arrival Boom generation. It’s the law of to the voluminous “The Making in Wisconsin of French ‘the third generation returns.’ of Milwaukee” – with its 450 explorers and traders and What the grandparent forgets, pages, more than 500 illustra- their effect on the native the grandchild remembers.” tions and legions of Milwaukee Potawotami tribes to the While he speaks highly denizens both famous and waves of German immi- John Gurda of Milwaukee’s increasing obscure. The MPTV documen- grants’ arrivals. Highly par- diversity, Gurda also admires ear- tary has had two complete air- ticularized stories are told of various indus- lier efforts – particularly among ings and is available on DVD tries and their captains as well as the titans Milwaukee’s Jews, who felt strong empa- free of charge to libraries and of Milwaukee’s breweries. Mansions, the- thy for the city’s African American com- educators. It is available to aters, suburbs, various wars and their veter- munity. He characterized the tie as “the MPTV Friends as an exclusive ans, the city’s bumper crop of singing may- instinct of sympathy among the oppressed” membership benefit. ors and the post-industrial reinvention still and cited the late Marty Stein and Ben “During the first broad- underway all receive their fair share of Marcus as two such examples. cast in October, it was the high- attention. Asked who some of his favorite est rated television show in the Gurda produced, wrote and hosted the Milwaukee figures are, Gurda responds nation’s family of public televi- series which is narrated by Milwaukee without a moment’s hesitation, “Frank sion stations – all three nights! It stage veteran James Pickering. Zeidler (the late mayor) is a hero of mine. felt good! It felt great!” Gurda Milwaukee Public Television’s web He was a model of good government, a Milwaukee City Hall said. site link for “The Making of Milwaukee” paragon of civic virtue. He didn’t collect a Also just out this year is “Cream contains a special “In the Classroom” sec- pension. He supported himself as a labor casually joke that he hasn’t had a “real job” City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee’s tion that will serve students of Milwaukee arbitrator and occasional teacher. Frank since then. But he’ll also tell you that Past,” which actually has a 2007 publica- in perpetuity in tandem with the documen- Zeidler lived and breathed a life of princi- combing through “miles of microfilm” and tion date through the Wisconsin Historical tary series and the book. Downloadable ple. He really was a model citizen. He news clippings housed at the Milwaukee Society Press. It is a collection of Gurda’s classroom curriculum materials will be knew this city’s history better than anyone. County Historical Society can be “ardu- Journal Sentinel columns which have available within six historical themes. We team-taught a course at UW-M and ous.” appeared Sundays since 1994, somewhat Interactive lessons and an image library between 80 and 100 people enrolled.” His books run the gamut from this updated and rewritten. also will be available. Gurda dedicated “Cream City expansive one which fueled an equally The dust jacket’s advanced praise in “‘The Making of Milwaukee’ is a Chronicles” to Zeidler, memorializing him comprehensive five-part television project the form of capsule reviews for “Cream broad treatment that gives the full sweep of as “mayor, mentor, and model to more esoteric, niche subject matter City Chronicles” are laudatory, to say the Milwaukee’s evolution,” Gurda said. “It Milwaukeean.” I including historic cemeteries, heavy indus- least: was a project of about five years from try, Frank Lloyd Wright and life insurance. – “No living person knows more about fundraising to finish. We raised more than EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Were you intrigued by the stories you read in this publication? Is this the kind of organization you would want to be a part of? For more information on opportunities in the area of management, property management, leasing agents, care giver, restaurant staff and general office, please con- tact us through our Web site or fax a resume with confidential salary requirements to: Tarantino & Company/Capri Communities Attn: Human Resources 20711 Watertown Rd. • Waukesha, WI 53186 FAX: 262-798-1119 www.capricommunities.com • An Equal Opportunity Employer | page 10 | Holiday Magic Touches St. Catherine Commons Yet Again By Mary A. Kane “We’re back in the office and everything is back to Catherine Commons bus, monthly lunch and breakfast normal,” said Jen Kessel, community manager. “All the trips, holiday shopping, movie matinees, card clubs and It was a holiday season kick-off with a special home- North Wing residents are in and some South Wing resi- the popular resident-managed café and store. coming feel Nov. 30 as St. Catherine Commons residents dents are living temporarily in the North Wing and in Another Commons favorite, meals catered in by the in Kenosha celebrated with an evening of thanksgiving. some of the villas. Almost everyone will be returning. Nautical Inn, is back two days a week and set to increase As activities and home life at St. Catherine This is their home. Their family is here. They want to to four or five days because of its popularity. Commons resume their natural flow, residents and repre- return. Their needs were addressed as best we could. Kessel offered her own word of thanks to those who sentatives of Capri Communities gathered for cocktails, “Also, in October and November, we’ve had about have helped in many different ways since Aug. 24: the hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner and dessert buffet. It was a five brand new move-ins and there is a lot of interest Kenosha police and fire departments, Red Cross, joyous blend of North Wing residents and those whose being expressed to pre-lease units on the south side for Kenosha County Health and Human Services and South Wing apartments will open again in the spring of when they reopen.” Division of Aging, Woodstock Health and 2007. Many special holiday events are slated throughout Rehabilitation Center, Washington Middle School, By mid-November, most regular activities were in the season. A bell choir is just one of several performing Larsen-Mayer Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, the Kenosha post full swing and the St. Catherine Commons camaraderie arts groups expected to add to the holiday cheer. office, Holy Rosary Parish, Johnson Bank, Southport was flourishing in new ways following the Aug. 24 fire Among the typical round of activities that are back Bank, Home Run Restaurant, First United Methodist caused by lightning. up and running are weekly shopping trips in the St. Church and Avon. St. Catherine Commons: ‘A National Model’ Glowing praise is being heaped upon NARY – not just different! I absolutely contacts with assisted living facilities. We was no suffering at all. We were true to our St. Catherine Commons and Capri think that how this management company have a thorough list of resources in the com- word. Communities for its management of events responded is absolutely a model for the munity. We also have an equipment loan “We had a debriefing two weeks ago in the days following the Aug. 24 fire caused country,” she continued. closet, so that people staying temporarily and the fire battalion chief explained how by lightning. Kessel was equally complimentary with adult children could have walkers, bath they did what they did. There was a lot of The efforts of Capri Communities about the Red Cross’s swift involvement in benches and whatever else they needed. We follow-through. This will be an example of founder and owner James Tarantino and St. the early morning hours of Aug. 24: “How also provided assistance with temporary how we can plan well into the future. I Catherine Commons community manager quickly they stepped in – having an emer- shelter for those who didn’t have another would agree that it can be a national model. Jennifer Kessel quickly became the topic of gency site set up almost immediately – place to stay after the Red Cross payments The management company did as much as statewide buzz among government and non- made a big difference, along with how they stopped.” they could do. They were always there, very profit agencies whose job it is to provide worked with Kenosha Human Services and Doreen Martinez, Director of Disaster helpful. There was a lot of excellent com- services in situations such as the fire. So the Division of Aging. When they respond- Services for the Red Cross in the region, munication going on.” much so, that Kessel was slated to be a fea- ed, they didn’t immediately know that peo- said, “It definitely is a good example of how Schoening described numerous exam- tured speaker at a statewide conference Dec. ple needed medication and oxygen, but they the private St. Catherine’s management, the ples of instantaneous response and fast 6-8 at the Wisconsin Military Academy at handled it right away. They handled all the county government and the nonprofit Red thinking on the part of all involved, includ- Fort McCoy WI. special needs – whether it was finding tem- Cross came together.” ing the St. Catherine Commons and Capri “They were great. I couldn’t say porary shelter for people with cats to finding She is a liaison with the Wisconsin team. enough about Jim and Jen. How they man- rooms at assisted living buildings or in Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, “They had tenant lists immediately aged really changed our ideas on how man- hotels with handicapped access.” sponsor of the December conference along available to help account for everyone, made agement companies can work to make Among those agencies springing into with Wisconsin Emergency Management. available to the fire department and the Red things more expedient,” said Julie immediate action were the Kenosha County Dennis Schultz, director of Kenosha Cross,” she said. “We were able to account Schoening, Director of Response for the Division of Aging and its Disability County’s Department of Health and Human for where everyone went. They were willing American Red Cross in Southeast Resource Center. Director Laverne Jaros Services, called the collaboration at St. to share information and provide updates on Wisconsin. said, “There were not enough handicapped- Catherine Commons “extraordinary. We all habitability and a schedule for residents to “What they did was EXTRAORDI- accessible hotel rooms, so we helped with met immediately the next day at 10 a.m. and return. They coordinated the retrieval of had resolved 95 per- belongings. They had a phased reentry that cent of the issues was well communicated and organized. within 48 hours. The There was no confusion. Volunteers and county executive other agencies were able to help the resi- authorized me to dents. There were boxes and a coordinated expend the dollars tagging system for belongings. There were necessary so that regular meetings with Capri, HHS, Aging, people were not crisis counseling and the Red Cross. They homeless. It was saw what needed to be done and they did it.” seamless. The Red Kessel spoke simply about the task set Cross did an excel- before her: “The residents’ needs were lent job. The school addressed as best we could.” had opened its gym “This really was different from any- by 4 a.m. to receive thing we’ve seen,” Schoening summed up. people. The city had “The needs were different. And, the relation- the buses there by 5 ship Jim and Jen have with the residents was a.m. to transport the very evident throughout the entire response. residents. The watch- “A lot of eyes around the state right word the whole time now are looking to St. Catherine Commons was that we were so as a model for how management companies fortunate that no per- can be involved with the recovery of their son was harmed and tenants.” we wanted to contin- – Mary A. Kane ue to be sure there | page 11 | DECEMBER Fri., Dec. 15 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. – Christmas par- ties, Wilson Commons, Milwaukee. 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