The 7th annual Dan
McCarty Texas Holdem Tournament was held on Thursday,
February 20, 2014 at the Star Lanes in the Emagine Theater in
Royal Oak, Michigan. It was a record crowd this year with over 160
players. The event raised money for Rock
The Blight, Gleaners,
Lupus Alliance. Congratulations to the tournament
winner Chuck Pottenger pictured to the left with his championship
bracelet, and event organizer Steve McCarty.
In addition to the
Tournament, this fundraiser offered bowling, pool, shuffle board,
and refreshments for all in attendance to enjoy. Prizes were
provided by great local sponsors. The McCarty Metro would like to
throw out a great big thank you to Steve and Kristen
McCarty, UHY Associates, UHY Cares, the Emagine Theatre, and all
the wonderful sponsors and players who helped raise money for such
great causes, and keeping Dan McCarty's memory alive.
DATELINE: ROCK THE BLIGHT
As you may have
noticed in the article, the Metro is supporting another worth
cause, Rock The Blight. Check out the website http://www.rocktheblight.com.
Rock the Blight, which is the
brainchild of some of the McCarty Metro staff and others who are
interested in giving something back to a great city, is an electrifying
event planned for this year to clean up the blight in the city of
Detroit. Artists from music, sports, television and film will come together in a
telethon to celebrate the heritage of one of the great cities in the United States. The event is
also supported by Crain’s Detroit 20/40 Team and major corporations from around the world. The Motor City has helped out Haiti, Louisiana, and New York when they needed it.
America... We need your help! ED NOTE: The McCarty Metro encourages you to
check out the website, and to click the Facebook and Twitter links
a the bottom of that page to help get the word out.
DATELINE: METRO PIGSKIN PICKEM
Annual McCarty Metro - NFL Pigskin Pickem season kicked
off on September 8, 2013, and concluded with the Super
Bowl on February 2, 2014. Over the 5 months of the NFL
season, we had a record 30 participants during the season,
and 24 who qualified for the playoffs. Our tournament
finished in a tie on the last play of the game.
Congratulations to our 2014 chammpions Gary Mainhardt and
DATELINE: OAKLAND, MICHIGAN
Megan and Jenna played host to an old-fashioned party like back in
the old days. In attendance were Kelly, Margaret, Austin and
Hillary, Larry, Gina, Amanda, Sara and Bobby, Rick, Pat, Erin,
Scott, Kayleigh, Kevin and Stephanie, Mike and Karen. A great
Mexican meal with lots of great conversation, followed by lots of
ping-pong, and Wii entertainment. A great time was had by all.
remember my son Brad McCarty in
as he will undergo knee surger in March.
remember our cousin Barbara in
your prayers as she has continues treatment to battle cancer.
DATELINE: VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA
Valencia Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the McCarty house in
February. Taken were speakers, a mixer, purse, cash and credit cards. The
cards were already used at a fast food place and a Home Depot. In an effort
to find the perps, Jerry hired the only retired person he knows with an art
background to sketch the suspects from a vague description given by a
neighbor. In addition to the drawings, the neighbor said one had tatoos, and
told him to "blow him down"?. The other burly guy said
something about yabba dabba's too? He mentioned the getway car was really
old, and must have had the floor rusted out, as he saw the perps legs
running under the car.
PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES
Here are some
of the travel destinations this past month from our
Kelly & Margaret traveled from Michigan to Bend,
Oregon to visit Chris, Amanda, Alexa and Cooper
Jerry traveled from California to Michigan to celebrate
Mom's birthday and compete in the Texas Holdem Event
Larry, Gina, Amanda, Sara and Bobby traveled from
Tennessee to Michigan to wish Mom at Happy 87th
Jerry traveled from California to Mexico for work
On a recent
visit up to Michigan, Amanda McCarty pluged herself into
the icy Lake St. Clair at the first Aqua Freeze Festival.
The video is below, the newspaper article is the the
right, and the online report can be found on the Macomb
Congrats to the Crazy
DATELINE: BEND, OREGON
Cooper Turns 1. To help
celebrate, Kelly & Margaret travel to Oregon to join the festivities.
Unfortunately, weather related delays on United Airlines caused the couple to
take the long way to get there. Over 28 hours from the time they were supposed
to take off, until the time they landed, they had finally reached their
destination. The visit (although short) was wonderful. Margaret was just out in
December, but Kelly hadn't seen everyone since the Mackinac Island trip in June.
Happy Birthday Coop.
Dear Editor. I
love Rick's Martini Bar. All the topics covered are great. On the
McCarty Metro, you have the last year's worth of
podcasts, but how can I get the older ones. -A fan
ED NOTE: The
old podcasts are availabe in the iTunes store. Also, starting in
our May issue, I will make a point to upload and link all the
podcasts from the very first episode. Just as a teaser, I am
putting on the very first podcast that Jerry McCarty and Brad
Savage made. Pie
vs. Cake. Enjoy.
Dear Editor. I
voted for my favorites in the Dudley Awards page. Where and when
is the ceremony. -Dave
NOTE: Due to budget cutbacks, the awards presentation is
online, and we will be talking about it in an upcoming podcast in
Rick's Martini Bar.
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - FEBRUARY
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46,
Oscar-winning actor (Capote, The Master, Doubt) and director.
Joan Mondale, 83, former Second Lady of the US (1977–1981).
Richard Bull, 89, actor (Little House on the Prairie), natural causes.
Ralph Kiner, 91, Hall of Fame baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates) and announcer (New York Mets), natural causes.
Shirley Temple, 85, actress and diplomat, natural causes.
Sid Caesar, 91, Emmy-winning comedian and actor (Your Show of Shows, Grease, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World).
Ralph Waite, 85, actor (The Waltons, Roots). John
Henson, 48, puppeteer (The Muppets, Sweetums), heart attack.
Jim Fregosi, 71, baseball player (California Angels) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), complications from a stroke. Mary Grace
Canfield, 89, actress (Green Acres, Bewitched, General Hospital), lung cancer.
Bob Casale, 61, guitarist (Devo), heart failure. Garrick
Utley, 74, television journalist (NBC News), prostate cancer.
Jim Lange, 81, game show host and disc jockey (The Dating Game, Name That Tune), heart attack.
Harold Ramis, 69, writer, director and actor (Groundhog Day, Vacation, Ghostbusters), vasculitis.
THE McCARTY METRO WILL BE BACK ON YOUR CYBER PORCH IN MAY