Monday, March 31, 2008

Blues singer Tracy Nelson (Class of 1963) featured in Wisconsin Alumni Association magazine

The Spring 2008 issue of the Wisconsin Alumni Association magazine, On Wisconsin, has a feature story about Tracy Nelson (Class of 1963). The text of the article is available on the WAA website; however, the photographs accompanying the story are not online. I've reproduced the title page of the article, but if you want to see the other photographs of Tracy, you'll need to find a copy of the magazine -- or hope that one day I'll be able to afford to maintain a server where I can upload PDF files.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Celebrating Greenbush Day with some familiar faces -- some of whom have "Central connections"

Joe "Buffo" Cerniglia photographed at the 2006 All-Central Reunion at the VFW on Lakeside Street

This week, a photograph of Joe "Buffo" Cerniglia (Class of 1953) is on the cover of Isthmus, accompanied by three black and white photographs of people and places associated with the Greenbush neighborhood from the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of images. There are additional photographs accompanying the 4-page story, including one of Addrena Squires, mother of Mona Adams Winston (Class of 1969). If you don't have access to a print copy of Isthmus, you can read the story on line HERE.

On Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Joe will be one of several people with Central High School connections participating in a Greenbush Day celebration from 4 p.m. utnil 6 p.m. at the UW-Madison Welcome Center at 41 N. Park Street. The celebration is free and open to the public and features "light refreshments" for those who attend.

From 4:20 p.m until 4:40 p.m. Cerniglia will be one of five people participating is a program titled "Stories from the Old Bush." The other participants include 92-year old Anne Bruno, mother of Joann Bruno (Class of 1962) and actor-producer Michael Bruno (who went to Edgewood); former City Council member Mike Shivers; Marshall Shapiro (a.k.a. Marshall the Marshall), son of Sarah Sweet Shapiro (Class of 1931); and Bill McDonald (Class of 1950). After a mere 20 minutes, these venerable storytellers will be ushered off stage so that UW Provost Patrick Farrell can extend his greetings to anyone who cares to listen.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Something else to do: Read posts about two Central alumni on my personal blog

Recently, I wrote two posts featuring Madison Central High School alumni for my personal blog (Something else to do...). One features John Bardeen (Class of 1923) and the other features Alfred Buser (Class of 1907). Since the posts deal with broader issues such as who we remember and why we remember them, I wanted to try to give the posts a wider audience than they might receive if I just included them on a blog originally aimed at communicating with CHS alumni. I hope you'll use the links I've included here to click through and read more about these men and what prompted me to write about them.