Annual Dan McCarty Texas Holdem' event will be held on
Thursday, February 16 at the Iroquois Club. The address is
43248 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Registration starts at 6pm with the game promptly starting
at 7. You
can download the flyer here with all the information.
buy-in • $50 re-buy • VIP prizes for finalists •
Chips have no cash value • Must be 18 to play • Must
be 21 to consume alcohol
Jessica Labut at email@example.com
or 586 843 2507 to save your spot! Cash, check or credit
card contributions accepted in advance or at the door.
Checks must be made payable to UHY Cares.
Jessica Labut at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 586 843 2507 for more information on
(1 available) $1,000 -UHY LLP
(2 available) $750
(2 available) $700
check (1 available) $550
(4 available) $500
table (2 available) $500
night snack (2 available) $500
bracelet (1 available) $300 -UHY
prizes (13 available) $50-350
LLP operates its charitable giving activities through UHY
Cares Michigan, an independent nonprofit 501c3
organization. Cares was an idea inspired by employees and
is volunteer based. Through UHY Cares, employees are able
to give back to the community, including helping
individuals going through personal emergencies or
hardships. Cares has provided assistance to over 150 local
charities and families and continues to grow this list
every year. UHY Cares Michigan ID# 70443N
The gang got together
in Las Vegas for the 10th consecutive year. Traveling to Sin City in
January were Steve, Kelly, Austin, Larry, Robert, Rick, and Mike. They
did some gambling, had some great food, and some cocktails. Austin
even visited the Hoover Dam which he hasn't been to since he was 3. It
was a great time and great memories. Old Vegas saw the boys limo
downtown in their 70s best. I could report more, but... as you know...
I am bound by my oath of "What Happens In Vegas... Stays In
of our challenges in December was to do a
video Mannequin Challenge. The
big rage on the internet is to show a
video of multiple people posing as
mannequins while the camera pans them. Our
subscribers were asked to film their
Mannequin Challenge at their Christmas or
New Years get together, upload to YouTube,
and submit the link to the Metro by
January 10. Here are the three that we
received. Thank you for your participation
part of a contest, Gingerbread House kits were sent to the
cousins in December. Once they received and built their gingerbread houses, they took a photo and send it to the McCarty Metro.
On Christmas, all the houses were put on display
on the Metro, and all of our readers were in charge of selecting the winner by picking their favorites.
Special Thanks To Aunt Kristen For Sending Out The Houses And Sponsoring This Event!
The tallies are in, and with only 1 vote separating the top 3 Gingerbread
houses, congratulations go out to Emily, Chris, Scarlett & Iris on their winning
submission below. Click
here to see all the submissions.
Hope the new year finds everyone in good spirits. It is time to
update the group on what will be happening this
year and February is as good a time as any. Since
the snow will be flying and with the temps below
zero what better time to digest the 5
pages of information which are the rules.
In keeping with Mike W's progressive philosophy there have been
some updates to this years outing.
1) Continued redistribution of the the entry fees so there is no
top 1%. We will continue to try and make the games
so everyone puts in $43 and everyone wins $43. We
all walk away with participation trophies.
2) Improvement in our golf and total self esteem. We want to ensure
that no one is subjected to any conversations on
the course or at the bar they feel are
inappropriate or debates that they do not want to
hear because they disagree with the other person.
To accommodate this each condo will be provide
with a package that includes the following:
> Coloring book to channel their inner child
> Stuffed toy so they can be comforted by a non
> A game to relieve the mental tension
associated with being around me
> Directions to a safe zone which will be
located in Kentucky so by time you get there and
back "THE GULLER" will be over
Hope these improvements meet everyone's basic rights to free golf,
free golf clubs and free alcohol. Any questions
contact your attorney. Enjoy!!!!!!!
Sun and fun in early January! Ryan and Missy's family, Jon and Jill's
family, Karen, and Missy's parents Al and Mona visited Disney World.
Stops included a Disney 5K, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Magic
Kingdom, and Epcot. Their favorite rides and experiences: Karen:
"Soarin' at Epcot!!!" Jill
& Natalie: "Lion King Show." Jon:
"Aerosmith Rockin' Roller Coaster." Ryan:
"My starring role as a guardsman during Enchanted Tales with
Everest (screaming going backward through the dark trying to get away
from the Yeti.) Favorite
restaurant was Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (dining with
Little Mermaid ride and meeting Anna and Elsa." Luke:
"Aerosmith Rockin' Roller Coaster." Brayden: "Getting
lost as we frantically went running through Epcot looking for him only
to realize he liked Soarin' so much that he got in line again
to ride it two times in a row."
TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES .
Here are some of the travel destinations this past month
from our readers.
Austin, Kelly, Larry, Bob, Rick & Mike traveled to
Larry and Gina took their honeymoon trip to beautiful
Austin & Bonnie got their museum culture on in
Ryan, Missy, Luke, Mia, and Brayden along with Missy's
parents took a trip down to Disney World
Did you go on a trip or
vacation? Send us your destination and any pictures
you have to email@example.com
Dear Editor: I
loved, loved your December ginerbread house contest. I originally
planned on only voting for one but ended up voting for four as I
COULD NOT DECIDE. I will look forward to this again next year. -Booch
ED NOTE: Thanks
Lynne. My sister (in law) Kristen came up with the idea,
and did a fantastic job with it.
Dear Editor: I just
finished watching the full Brad Savage & The Cockroach - One
Night Only concert again last night.Man that was fun.You
guys really did a great job!Thanks
for including everybody. -SteveO
ED NOTE: That
WAS a real fun night for me as well. Thanks to you SteveO
for doing a great job warming up the crowd with your
intros. I'm wondering if 40 years, we'll get the itch
Dear Editor: Reading Mike's
article about the feast of St Nicholas brought back some memories. The shower of
candy, as far as I know, is a unique McCarty tradition. Every year on the
evening of December 6th. We would turn on every light in the house, grab
an empty pillowcase, and wait for St Nicholas. We never caught a glimpse
of him, but right after dark the mayhem would begin. Showers of hard candy and
nuts in the shell would create quite a racket as they bounced off the walls and
ceilings. We would put on football helmets or one of Mom's pots because
flying root beer barrels and Brazil nuts could leave a mark. The hailstorm of
goodies would randomly go from room to room (except the bathroom and basement).
We would be on our hands and knees collecting the loot from the floor.
After about 20 minutes quiet would return and we would scour every room picking
up any missed items. Years later I asked my Dad about the origins of that
tradition. You see, none of my friends had ever heard of the shower of
candy and nuts. Some of them had heard of other traditions, but nothing as
wild as we experienced. According to my Dad, this tradition started when he
was a young boy. They would put out stockings on the feast of St. Nicholas
and find them filled with candy and nuts the next day. Then one year his
Dad, our Grandfather, came home on St. Nicholas day after making a stop at a
local pub. In a happy mood he started throwing the candy and nuts around
the house as the kids weren't looking. The kids were so amazed that he
decided to do the same thing year after year. So, that's the way I heard it and
it sounds reasonable to me. -Cousin Brian
ED NOTE: Thanks Brian for
those memories. Being one of the younger Mc's, I did not experience it. You
really filled in some holes in the story!
appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and always want to hear your questions, comments, rants,
Just submit them anytime during the month to to firstname.lastname@example.org
for inclusion in the next issue.
that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for
"The Food"! This is a new feature to the McCarty
Metro. I would like our readers to submit their favorite
recipes to email@example.com
for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have some
great dishes for to feed your family.
2 avocadoes, cut in cubes
1 tomato, diced
11 oz. can shoepeg or petite white corn drained
15 oz can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup fresh cilantro ... leaves only, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
Combine all the above in a bowl
1/4 cup olive oil - 1/4 cup red wine vinegar - 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp cumin - splash of lemon juice - 3/4 twp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
Combine all in separate container. Add to avocado mixture. Stir, chill, eat with tortilla chips.
are always a hit when I made them. People
that don't like cucumbers like these!!
pkg 8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
1 env. Italian dry dressing mix
2 tbls real mayo
dash of garlic
together and spread on your choice of cocktail
is an easy to cook recipe. Easy prep and chicken
Submitted by Margaret
1/2 cup Hellmann's
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine Hellmann's mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with
Mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 20 minutes.
have seen articles in newspapers which we find humorous.
If you see any, please send them to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
and we will feature them in an upcoming issue of the
DATELINE: METRO QUICK VIDEOS OF MCCARTY KIDS
SOME OF THEM YOUNG....
Kayleigh explains her gingerbread house mis-adventure
Olivia plays a game with grandpa
AND OTHERS THAT ARE NOT SO YOUNG, BUT JUST AS
Mike sits down at the blackjack table in
Steve gets even with the snowman
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
SINCE THE LAST ISSUE
Don Calfa, 76, actor (The Return of the Living Dead, Weekend at Bernie's).
Margaret Whitton, 67, actress (Major League). Rashaan
Salaam, 42, football player (Chicago Bears), Heisman Trophy winner (1994).
Greg Lake, 69, musician (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer).
Bill Dineen, 84, hockey player (Detroit Red Wings) and coach.
John Glenn, 95, astronaut (Mercury-Atlas 6) and politician,
(1974–1999). Alan Thicke, 69, actor (Growing Pains), talk show host (The Alan Thicke Show), and songwriter, heart attack.
Bernard Fox, 89, actor (Titanic, Bewitched, The Mummy), heart failure.
Craig Sager, 65, sportscaster (NBA on TNT), leukemia.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, actress (Moulin Rouge) and socialite, heart attack.
George Michael, 53, singer (Wham!) and songwriter ("Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", "Faith"), suspected
heart failure. George S. Irving, 94, actor (Underdog, Me and My Girl, The Year Without a Santa Claus), heart failure.
Carrie Fisher, 60, actress (Star Wars, Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally),
novelist and screenwriter (Postcards from the Edge), heart attack.
Debbie Reynolds, 84, actress, dancer (Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable
Molly Brown) and singer ("Tammy"), stroke. William
Christopher, 84, actor (MASH; Gomer Pyle, USMC), small-cell carcinoma.
Roy Innis, 82, civil rights activist, Parkinson's disease.
Dick Gautier, 85, actor and singer (Get Smart, Transformers, Bye Bye Birdie).
Jimmy (Superfly) Snuka, 73, wrestler.
Miguel Ferrer, 61, actor (RoboCop, Mulan, NCIS: Los Angeles), throat cancer. Mary Tyler
Moore, 80, actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), pneumonia-induced cardiopulmonary arrest.
John Hurt, 77, actor (Alien, The Elephant Man, 1984), BAFTA winner (1979, 1981), pancreatic cancer.
Mike Connors, 91, actor (Mannix), leukemia. Barbara
Hale, 94, actress (Perry Mason, Airport), complications from COPD.
Charles Shackleford, 50, basketball player (New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers).
Billy Joel playing the harmonica during
Piano Man, reminds me a little of Darth Vader near the end of Return
Of The Jedi!
McCARTY METRO DATELINE NEWS WILL BE BACK ON YOUR CYBERPORCH IN