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The 10th 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

$100 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

Contact Jessica Labut at jlabut@uhy-us.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.


Contact Jessica Labut at jlabut@uhy-us.com or 586 843 2507 for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Presenting (1 available) $1,000 -UHY LLP

Bar (2 available) $750

Cigars (2 available) $700

Coat check (1 available) $550

Buffet (4 available) $500

Dessert table (2 available) $500

Late night snack (2 available) $500

Championship bracelet (1 available) $300 -UHY LLP

Player prizes (13 available) $50-350

UHY 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 Vegas.


One 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 and submission.








As 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 talking object
> 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!!!!!!!

The Commissioner


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 Belle." Missy: "Expedition Everest (screaming going backward through the dark trying to get away from the Yeti.) Favorite restaurant was Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (dining with princesses)." Mia: "The 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."


Here are some of the travel destinations this past month from our readers.
 Steve, Austin, Kelly, Larry, Bob, Rick & Mike traveled to Vegas
Larry and Gina took their honeymoon trip to beautiful Hawaii
Austin & Bonnie got their museum culture on in Pittsburgh, PA

 Karen, 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 mccartymetro@gmail.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 again....

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!

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"! This is a new feature to the McCarty Metro. I would like our readers to submit their favorite recipes to mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have some great dishes for to feed your family.


submitted by Karen

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.


The are always a hit when I made them. People that don't like cucumbers like these!!

Submitted by Kitty

1 pkg 8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
1 env. Italian dry dressing mix
2 tbls real mayo
dash of garlic

Mix together and spread on your choice of cocktail bread


This is an easy to cook recipe. Easy prep and chicken is delicious!

Submitted by Margaret

1/2 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise
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.

We all have seen articles in newspapers which we find humorous. If you see any, please send them to me via email at mccartymetro@gmail.com, and we will feature them in an upcoming issue of the McCarty Metro.





Kayleigh explains her gingerbread house mis-adventure Olivia plays a game with grandpa


Mike sits down at the blackjack table in Vegas Steve gets even with the snowman



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, US Senator (19741999). 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!



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