Want to go to a
haunted house this Halloween season. The Metro has links to great
haunted houses in your state.
DATELINE: FREMONT, OHIO
On September 22,
there was a baby shower for Valerie McCarty in Ohio. The shower
was well attended, and Brad & Valerie would like to thank
all for their incredible gifts for a baby girl and for all
the well wishes and practical advice. The first baby for the
couple is due in November.
DATELINE: BALTIMORE COUNTY,
Hail to the chief second-grader! Max McCarty has been elected president of his class at Fifth District Elementary School. McCarty and the school's other student government representatives had their first planning meeting last month to select spirit days and "funraising" events, according to the school's newsletter. At Fifth District Elementary, every Friday is Purple Friday to celebrate the
Stop the e-presses! Metro reporter Mike McCarty grew a 7-pound butternut squash in his and Karen's garden. Karen harvested the big gourd Sept. 25. "This is a big day," Mike gushed, cradling the squash. "I don't know what our plans are for this monster." Mike then asked Karen a twofold question: "What do you do with a squash?" and "What's a squash." Still waiting to ripen in Mike's garden:
3 greenish-yellow things that resemble cucumbers.
MICHIGAN CIDER MILLS
Fresh is the air in
the Michigan orchards. Fresh are the fruits and vegetables we pick
ourselves when visiting a Michigan Farm. Fresh is the fun we have
with our families on a visit to a Michigan farm, orchard, or cider
mill. This is the refreshing way to answer questions like “Mom,
where do apples come from?” This is where open-air Michigan
farmers markets and u-pick farms enliven our recipes. This is the
true meaning of the phrase: farm fresh. So let’s visit Michigan
farms, orchards and cider mills. Because nothing refreshes our
lives like Pure Michigan.
We want to hear your questions, comments, rants,
or editorials. Just submit them to email@example.com.
Dear Editor. Have you ever carved a white pumpkin? I saw them recently at the local farmers' market. It seems wrong on so many levels not have an orange pumpkin at Halloween. What's this world coming to? -Gina
NOTE: Don't know... Margaret and I never carved a white pumpkin before. I
prefer the traditional orange pumpkin. Once you get good with the carving, you
can get a little creative. I started out by drawing the face on the back of one
of my older brothers heads (pictured) then through the magic of TV, Margaret
helped me get more creative.
Editor. What's your favorite treat to get on Halloween? And, what's your favorite trick to play?
ED NOTE: There
is nothing like a good Charleston Chew. Love the Butterfingers,
but if someone was giving out Cracker Jack, put the mask on
backwards and go back again. No real tricks, other than as an
adult, hiding in a dark room, and jumping out and scaring my
kids, then watching them hate me for a week.
Just wanted to add another submission to the Rod & Mario
page. After hearing this, his confidence convinced me......... LOL,
Tigs vs. Twinkies - 9/25/2013.
Rod: : We might see J-honny in the infield, we might see J-honny in the outfield, this much I do believe the Tigers understand; 25 man roster, J-honny Peralta is one of the best 25 men that they can go into the post season with, so rest assured he MIGHT be on that post season roster as well".
NOTE: Mike (Rod & Mario author) can't write fast enough some games
to write down ALL the knowledge these two 'thespians of word'
Dear Editor. I went into the Metro chat room Sunday night (Sept. 29), but none of my brothers showed up. It is lonely when you're in a big chat room all by yourself. Was it something I said?
-Lonely in G.R.
Michael, Michael, Michael. Sorry, I was in Albuquerque in a
Crystal Meth lab protecting Jesse at 9pm on Sunday. Also, if you
go into the the chat room, and you hear a knock... Just
remember.... I am the one who knocks! Thank you Mike, and have
an A1 day.
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - SEPTEMBER, 2013
David Frost, 74, British broadcaster (That Was the Week That Was, The Frost Report, The Nixon Interviews), heart attack. Tommy
Morrison, 44, heavyweight champion boxer (WBO) and actor (Rocky V), multiple organ failure.
Ray Dolby, 80, inventor of Dolby NR and surround sound, leukemia.
Ken Norton, 70, heavyweight boxer and actor (Mandingo, Drum), heart failure.
Gates Brown, 74, baseball player (Detroit Tigers). L. C.
Greenwood, 67, football player (Pittsburgh Steelers).
PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.
This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.
If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
BE SAFE, AND WE'LL SEE YOU
BACK IN NOVEMBER