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THE BEST OF THE McCARTY METRO IN 2016

This is the 12th annual McCarty Metro Awards presentation, brought to you by Bradric Productions. Our aim is to acknowledge the best of the McCarty Metro this past year in 2016. There are 6 categories, plus our annual Lifetime Achievement Award that our readers voted on in the month of February. And now, on to the results...

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BEST PAGE OF 2016

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As you can see by this list of nominees, we have a lot of pages that are worthy to be called the best.

THE NOMINEES ARE...

2016 Metro Biggest Loser
2016 Dudley Awards
Ali & Howe - A Tribute
Bob Hope Tweets From Heaven
Calendar
Chemo Talk
Dateline News
Final Thought
Guitar 101
Ireland - Travel Page
Jerry's World
McCarty Memories
Peanut & Jocko
Quiz
Rick's Martini Bar
St. Nicholas Day

BOB HOPE TWEETS FROM HEAVEN

This is the second win for Bob Hope Tweets from Heaven which also won in 2011. Jerry McCarty pens this monthly article which pokes fun at McCarty news (Isn't that wild). Congratulations to Jerry and to the late great Bob Hope. 

BEST MONTHLY FEATURE OF 2016

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Although the entries below that are in this category do not necessarily have their own individual page every month, each one has been an essential part in helping to make the McCarty Metro a complete newsletter, keeping our subscribers entertained and informed.

THE NOMINEES ARE...

Biggest Loser Challenge
Caption Contest
Gingerbread House Contest
Gone But Not Forgotten
McCarty Metro Film Project
Metro Boob Tube
Pigskin Pickem
Secret Celebrity
Sound Off
Trivia
Video Chat Room
What The Hell Is That?

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST

This contest was the brainchild of Aunt Kristen. She sent gingerbread house kits to the nephews and nieces. They built their houses, took pictures, and sent them to the McCarty Metro for readers to vote on. There were many entries and lots of votes. Only 1 vote separated the top 3. Congrats and thank you to Kristen for a great fun addition to the Metro.

BEST WRITER OF 2016

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The dictionary describes writing as a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols.

The McCarty Metro would be nothing without our writers and submitters each and every month. I would like to personally thank all who have submitted material to the McCarty Metro whether a picture, a small blurb, a news article, all the way to what the following nominees contribute each and every month.

THE NOMINEES ARE...

Jerry McCarty
Kelly McCarty
Mike McCarty

JERRY McCARTY

This is the 12th consecutive win for Jerry in the Best Writing category. He not only is one of our top submitters to the Metro, but Jerry also authors Jerry's World, Bob Hope Tweets From Heaven, Peanut & Jocko and appears weekly in the pod cast Rick's Martini Bar. Although battling cancer, Jerry has never missed a deadline. I just want to thank Jerry for all he does for the Metro and congratulations on this award!

BEST TRIP OR VACATION OF 2016

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It's always fun to read about our readers travels and vacations. We at the Metro encourage our subscribers whenever they travel from work or pleasure, to let us know, so we can document that in our travel section of Dateline News. The ones below are some of these destinations.

THE NOMINEES ARE...

Baseball Park Tour - Wrigley & Miller Park - Chris
Bonnaroo - Austin
Cozumel, Mexico - Amanda & Friends
Germany - Larry McCarty
Hawaiian Vacation - Amanda and Melinda
England & Ireland - Mike & Karen
Mackinac Island Grand Hotel - Kelly & Margaret
Mexican Cruise - Kelly & Margaret
Nashville Wedding Of Larry & Gina - All McCartys
Shanghai, China - Austin
Treasure Island, Florida - Ryan, Missy & Family
Vegas Baby Vegas - Steve, Jerry, Kelly, Larry, Rick, Robert
Washington DC / Arlington Cemetery - Brad, Valerie, Laura
Yellowstone Road Trip - Margaret & Carol

NASHVILLE WEDDING OF LARRY & GINA

Gina and Larry held a five day Tennessee wedding celebration from September 1st through Labor Day the 5th that drew people from across the USA and even international. There were events planned every day, culminating with an awesome wedding at a movie theatre. The cocktail hour featured movie music and dance scenes on the big screen, followed by clips from Happy Hair Productions and a montage of Gina and Larry photos.  Kelly McCarty performed a heartfelt ceremony.  The reception highlights featured great food, three fun toasts, dancing, and karaoke.

TOP METRO NEWS EVENT OF 2016

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Our Dateline News page is filled with happenings from our family of readers every month. Stories and photos are submitted to the Metro by the subscribers who experienced them. I wish that every article that was submitted could be nominated, but below are some of the big happenings from 2016.

THE NOMINEES ARE...

2016 McCarty Metro Film Contest
9th Annual Dan McCarty Texas Holdem
Amanda Westfall McCarty wins gold in power lifting
Bend Oregon attends Detroit Tiger Opening Day
Biggest Loser - A McCarty Metro Challenge
Birth of Gray Eileen McCarty
Birth of Knox Ashton Lambert
Bonnaroo - Austin McCarty
Cockroaches! One Night Only! - Their Final Concert
Evan McCarty graduates High School at 16 years old
Gull Lake XXXII Golf Tournament
Halloween Costume Of Metro Subscribers
Jenna performs at the Palace
Jerry wins record 7 state & local community service awards
Larry & Gina Get Married
Megan completes awesome swim year as captain of team
Mike Gets A Pacemaker
Riviera Hotel Gets Blowed Up
Vegas Baby Vegas
White Castle On Valentine's Day

COCKROACHES! ONE NIGHT ONLY!

In a February meeting, Jerry convinced Kelly to do a 1 night only final concert to celebrate Brad Savage & The Cockroaches 35th anniversary. All the former Cockroaches took part in a great show, in front of a packed house at the Three Blind Mice Irish Pub, and streamed live on Facebook. Brad Savage would like to thank his band, including Bob Dantzer on bass (and also choreographing the entire evening). Carl Roland who did a great job on the ivories, and kept the sound in check all night. Adam Allen on guitar who always does a phenomenal job. Lance Devous who is one of the finest drummers around. And of course, Eric Swan carried the night with his great vocals on all the songs. Also Eddie, Lake, Todd, Steve, Sarah, Kaitlyn for performing, the 3BM staff, and especially all the great Cockroach fans who came out to celebrate with us.

BEST ORIGINAL YOUTUBE VIDEO OF 2016

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Throughout this past year, whether through the annual McCarty Metro contests or just to accent a story, subscribers have submitted many videos which are always appreciated. The best of those are below and were judged in this category. We encourage all of our readers to submit videos throughout this new year.

THE NOMINEES ARE...

Brad Savage & The Cockroaches 1Night Only
Brad Savage & The Cockroaches! The Movie
Catch & Release
Cat Cop Here Comes The Fuzz
Chad & Dewy: Laketown Cops
Cold Feet, Warm Paws
Huron Hag - Resurgence
Jerry's World Toasts The Couple
Movie Trailer - Los Banditos
My Big Fat Irish Wedding
The Original Incredibles
They Blowed That Up?
Huron Hag - Resurgence
Jerry's World Toasts The Couple
Movie Trailer - Los Banditos
My Big Fat Irish Wedding
The Original Incredibles
They Blowed That Up?

BRAD SAVAGE & THE COCKROACHES - 1 NIGHT ONLY

With all the hype and all the hoopla preceding the August 12th, Brad Savage & The Cockroaches One Night Only concert, the boys did not disappoint the sold out house at the Three Blind Mice Irish Pub. Playing all the old favorites from 35 years ago, along with new songs, and songs along the way, the evening was a smash success. The Cockroaches had all their original players, on stage to perform at various points of the night, culminating with everyone on stage for a "Saturday Matinee". The Cockroach reunion concert was broadcast live on Facebook that night for the world to see. It was then edited down, and rebroadcast on YouTube. Congratulations to Austin for the initial broadcast, Larry for the edited rebroadcast, and Jerry for all the work in editing the multiple camera footage for YouTube.

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2016 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the McCarty Metro's highest award for the person, character, article or column that has stood the test of time. The award is voted on purely by our readers, and a second Lifetime Achievement Award may be given out by the current editor or any of the previous editors.

READERS PICK

BRAD SAVAGE & THE COCKROACHES

After 35 years, the rock band Brad Savage & The Cockroaches went out in style by rocking out one final time in front of a packed house at the Three Blind Mice Irish Pub in Mt. Clemens Michigan.
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The group founded by Kelly & Jerry in 1981 went on to write hundreds of original songs, perform at live events, cut several records, do a soundtrack to a movie, shoot videos for YouTube, and finally this past year, write, produce and perform some of their best music ever over the past 35 years.
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Brad Savage, Eric Swan, Bob Dantzer, Carl Rollin, Adam Allen, Lance Devous, along with former Cockroaches Lake Speed, Eddie Stein, Todd Rambo, Sweet Sarah and of course our manager for the past 35 years, Mr. Paul Stevens are proud to accept this Lifetime Achievement Award from the McCarty Metro and thank the readers and fans who voted.

EDITORS PICK

STEVE MCCARTY

There are some people who excel at just about everything, and some who work tirelessly to be the best that can be. When Dan McCarty passed away in 1996, brother Steve described DJ as "The Best Of The Best"! Since his passing, one person has made it his mission that Dan never be forgotten. Later that year, Steve McCarty set up a golf event called the Dan McCarty Golf Classic which has raised tons of money for charities, including the Lupus Foundation, MS Society, Cancer Research, and others. Steve also continued on by starting a winter annual event called the DMGC Texas Holdem Tournament also raising funds for charity. Seeing a need for help in the local area, Steve also helped start a new charity called UHY Cares! which helps many local causes. In all, Steve and his lovely wife Kristen and their family have raised millions for those in need. I am proud to honor my brother Steve McCarty, who truly is "The Best Of The Best" with this McCarty Metro Lifetime Achievement Award.

Thank You All For You Continued Support. We'll See You Back Next February For The 2018 McCarty Metro Awards

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