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Bradric Productions and The McCarty Metro, are pleased to announce the 8th annual McCarty Metro Film Project. The event will take place from May 12 thru May 19, 2019 and is open to everyon. We are looking for people get an idea of a film in accordance with the rules posted on this website on May 12, then over the next 7 days, write, act, direct and produce a short 4 minute or less movie and submit it to the McCarty Metro by 11:59 pm Sunday May 19. Hope to see lots of entries...

See The McCarty Metro Film Project Page For More Details



MARCH 2, 2019
Danny J's Brick Tavern

A Toast To Jerry was held in honor of Jerry McCarty on Saturday, March 2 at Danny J's Brick Tavern in downtown Utica. Over 150 family and friends gathered to salute, toast, and say goodbye to Jerry who passed away on December 17th in California. A moving and beautiful mass was said in early January in Santa Clarita, California, but this night was a chance for all of Jerry's Michigan contingent to celebrate Jerry's life. People traveled from across the country and from around the world to celebrate this great man.

Brad Savage started the evening with a prayer, shared some of his favorite memories of Jerry, and offered up the first toast. Throughout the night, Zodiac Entertainment provided music and Karaoke for the guests. Karaoke was something Jerry loved to do, and the McCartys and friends did not disappoint as many got up to sing and/or pay tribute to Jerry.

ED NOTE: It was a great evening of seeing old friends, sharing stories, and singing... A fitting tribute to Jerry. I would like to thank all who helped with the evening and all who attended. Below are some photos from the night.

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Editor Kelly McCarty underwent successful left knee replacement surgery on March 14. After a night in the hospital, Margaret brought him home where he started his healing and physical therapy. As of the writing of this, Kelly is still off work, but looking forward to getting back to his day job. 

ED NOTE: Thank you to all the Metro readers for the kind words, special thoughts and prayers. It really meant a lot to me.


Evan McCarty is a Graduate Jeweler! He worked hard on a very intense course at the Gemological Institute of America. His instructors said so many great things about him. What a tremendous achievement, especially considering living on his own and dealing with Jerry’s illness and passing. Kathlene is SO proud.



Chris McCarty or Chris McCarty Amanda McCarty or Amanda McCarty Ok... Its been solved


The McCarty Metro started underneath the basement steps at 9323 Sussex in the early 1960s. When the McCartys moved out in 1972, the house was still immaculate. Unfortunately, over the many years, what once was a wonderful home is now just a shell of itself, adding to the blight in Detroit. Below are photos taken in 1967, 2014, and just recently in March of 2019 by Larry McCarty.

Photos of 9323 Sussex in 1967, 2014, and most recently in 2019
Our old house and Reba's old house from the front - The backyard of our old house on Sussex

Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our other readers.
Austin and Kristina were down on the beaches of Mexico
Tom & Joanne drove to Memphis, Nashville, and then down to Florida
Ryan, Missy, and family went to Disney World in Florida
Bruce, Kathy, and Bruce Jr traveled across the pond to Ireland

Coming in from out of state for the Toast to Jerry were Chris & Amanda (Oregon), Kathlene (California), Larry & Gina, Rob, Sara, and Charlie (Tennessee), Amanda (North Carolina), Mike (South Carolina), and Dennis., 

Did you travel for work or vacation? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com


Dear Editor: Hope the knee replacement went well. And I hope the rehab goes well. So did the doctor say, "What's a guy like doing with a joint like this?" Ba-da-boom. Or maybe: "We'll call this surgery the Battle at Wounded Knee." Ba-da-boom. Or "So you're the Metro editor. Do you knee-d another reporter?" Thank you, I'll be here all week. -Mike

ED NOTE: Stand up comedy and you play the banjo? Sorry Mike... You are no Steve Martin, but you surely are... A Wild And Crazy Guy!

Dear Editor: I have a history question: When did the McCarty Metro go online? Before you became editor, Dennis published the Metro under the basement steps, but he used a typewriter, I think. -History Buff in Hudsonville, Mich. 

ED NOTE: In talking with the first editor, he believes he made the first issue in 1963. You are right in that the first issues were created on typewriter and reproduced using carbon paper. I resurrected the Metro in the 1990s. The first edition that I put out was a paper edition created on my computer and reproduced on a dot matrix printer. The first on-line edition was put out in September, 1998.

Dear Editor: I need the Metro to solve a mystery. As I recall at Easter, we would dye eggs and after dying those eggs, my mother would wipe the eggs with Crisco to give them a shine and then leave the eggs sit out in a basket on the table for the next several days while we ate those eggs for lunch. The mystery question, those eggs were not refrigerated, so why didn't we get salmonella poisoning or some other disease? -Hard Boiled Down South

ED NOTE: I believe since the egg was fully cooked (boiled), you would not get salmonella. That would be from 'raw' product. However, I don't agree with your notion that we didn't get something else... Do you remember the smell of those farts afterwards? That really WAS a mystery.

Dear Editor: As a child, I would set my empty Easter Basket out the night before Easter when I went to bed and when I awoke on Easter morning my basket would be gone and hidden somewhere in the house. Now as a grown-ass man, I tried this last year and my empty basket was exactly where I left it when I awoke. I didn't see anything on the news, did the Easter Bunny die? -Needing Jelly Beans

ED NOTE: Actually murdered... It was during the Mt. Juliet fireworks last year. They were going to shut down the fireworks this year, but it was unsuccessful. (too soon?)

Dear Editor: Yesterday my wife was hard boiling eggs so the grandbrats could color them when they come over on Easter. She peeled one egg while on the phone so I could eat it but then we spent the next 20 minutes searching for where she left the egg after peeling it. We found it in a cupboard in a bowl. Should I be concerned for my wife or happy that she can hide her own Easter Eggs? -Glad we Found it Before it Smelled

ED NOTE: Don't be concerned. I'm sure it was just an accident. It would have been found eventually next Easter, and she would have just fed it to you then. (and nobody would be the wiser)

We appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and always want to hear your questions, comments, rants, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to to mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in the next issue.


For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! I would like to encourage our readers to submit their favorite recipes to the McCarty Metro at mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have a great treat for your holiday gatherings.

'Somewhat' Healthy Cookies
submitted by Margaret


3 mashed bananas (ripe)
1/3 cup apple sauce
2 cups oats
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup raisins or nuts
1 cup chocolate chunks
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients listed above and form into cookie size portions on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!




Brad Savage tells some stories and toasts
his brother and friend, Jerry McCarty 


Lake Speed has some thoughts about Jerry
then performs as 'drunken' Elvis.

Karaoke Fun

Snippets of some of the karaoke
at the Toast to Jerry


Luke Perry, 52, actor (Beverly Hills, 90210, Riverdale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), complications from a stroke. Ted Lindsay, 93, Hall of Fame ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks), Stanley Cup winner (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955). King Kong Bundy, 61, professional wrestler (WCCW, WWF) and actor (Married...with Children). Marshall Brodien, 84, magician and actor (The Bozo Show), complications from Alzheimer's disease. Birch Bayh, 91, politician, U.S. Senator (1963–1981), member (1954–1962) and Speaker (1958–1960) of the Indiana House of Representatives, pneumonia. Mike Cofer, 58, football player (Detroit Lions), amyloidosis. Scott Walker, 76, singer-songwriter (The Walker Brothers), composer and record producer. The Ghoul - Ron Sweed, 70, entertainer, author, and late-night television horror host, heart attack. Charles Van Doren, 93, academic, writer and television quiz contestant, part of the 1950s quiz show scandals. Forrest Gregg, 85, Hall of Fame football player (Green Bay Packers) and coach (Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns), complications from Parkinson's disease. Georgia Engel, 70, actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Open Season, Everybody Loves Raymond). John Havlicek, 79, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics), complications from Parkinson's disease. Damon Keith, 96, judge in Detroit, member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1977–2019). John Singleton, 51, film director and television producer (Boyz n the Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Snowfall), stroke.





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