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Bradric Productions and The McCarty Metro, are pleased to announce its' fifth McCarty Metro Film Project. This years' event will take place from June 27- July 3, 2015. The Film Project is open to all. We are looking for people get an idea of a film in accordance with the rules on June 27, then over the next 7 days, write, act, direct and produce a short 4 minute or less movie and submit it by 11:59 pm Sunday July 3 following the rules provided on June 27.

What should your film be about?? For complete information and rules, please visit our McCarty Metro Film Project page right here at the McCarty Metro.



Valerie and Brad McCarty, along with big sister Olivia, would like to introduce the newest addition to their family. Gray Eileen McCarty was born on Saturday, March 26. She weighed 8 pounds and was 21" long. Proud grandparents Kelly & Margaret are filled with joy.

Gray Eileen posing right after birth with Mama, and a few days later with Buppa, Gammy, Daddy and Olivia



Concert details are final for one of two giant rock acts to grace Michigan this summer. Paul McCartney will perform at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena at 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Pre-sale for the 11,000-seat venue was in late April. The McCartney show will feature big screens, light show, and fireworks. Plans are still being assembled for another big rock act, Brad Savage and the Cockroaches. The band's reunion is expected in July or August in the Detroit area. The show may include fireworks, or at least sparklers.

NOTE: Updated information on the shows. Paul McCartney informed the Metro that his show in Grand Rapids will have the latest laser technology light show that is sure to WOW the audience. Not to be outdone, Brad Savage confirmed the Cockroaches will have a light show which will consist of a K-Mart shelving unit with Christmas tree lights and a bed spread draped over it."



Chris, Amanda, Alexa, and Cooper traveled from Bend, Oregon to visit Michigan. The long weekend was action packed. Chris, Amanda, Brad, Valerie, and Austin, hooked up with Steve for Detroit Tiger Opening Day. They had a great time at the pre-game party, and even the cold temps couldn't dampen the fun of a ball game. Also while in town, a belated birthday party for Alexa and Cooper was held at the Hamlin Pub. Also on the trip, Grammy Margaret took the gang to the Zoo, Lego Land, and the Ann Arbor Children's Hands-On Museum.

Sleeping On The Plane Chris, Amanda, Brad, Valerie, Austin and Steve All Had A Great Time Watching The Tigers Win On Opening Day In Detroit


All My Wonderful Kids Happy Belated Birthday Cooper & Alexa Lots Of Great Fun At Lego Land With Grandma




McCarty snowbird sightings in the Fort Myers - Naples area of Florida:  Maureen & Tom Pavelka (Uncle Jim), Kevin & Cheryl McCarty (Uncle Vince), Kathy & Walt Unti (Uncle Bill), Barry & Peggy Taylor (Uncle Vince). Steve & Kristen McCarty


Shelby Crossing resident Jean McCarty made news in April when a visitor brought a pet. The headline: DOG FOE PETS DOG. Jean actually was demonstrating the lesson she taught her eight sons: "Dogs can smell fear, so do not act afraid." And what's the best way not to show fear? However, in petting the pooch, Jean violated another one of her rules: "Do not look a dog in the eyes." The only other McCarty rule remains intact: "Come home when the streetlights go on."


I will never understand why I let my 3 year old grandson talk me into taking a pie in the face instead of him.


The McCarty Metro Biggest Loser Challenge enters its' final month. So far, the 12 subscribers that are participating have shared ideas, supported each other, become more healthy, all while losing over 90 pounds since the first of the year. I am so proud of my fellow losers... Check out the progress on our Biggest Loser page.



Reporter Pat tells us that McCarty cousin and Lieutenant of the Clinton Township Police Department, Dan Dohring has retired. After spending 2 years on the Detroit force, and another 16 years in Clinton Township, Dan has gained the respect of the local media, the citizens and the department for which he served well for many years. Dan follows a distinguished and exemplary career similar to his father (Dan), uncle (Bob), and cousin (Rick). We at the Metro would like to congratulate Dan on a job well done, and wish him and his family all the best on their next adventures.


Creative artist Luke McCarty poses beside his self-portrait, which was chosen for the Hudsonville Art Show in April. Luke's drawing inspired his Grandpa Mike, who poses beside his self-portrait at his Grand Rapids home.


This year, Gull Lake XXXII in Augusta, Michigan will be held from May 25-27. Metro editor Kelly McCarty will defend his title against the other competitors in the field who are out to win the coveted green jacket. This year, golfers from Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Canada are in the field. The commission also instituted ‘new’ rules to add to the excitement of the tournament. Commissioner Mike W says, “I would work on your putting skills during the winter.” Also participating after a several year hiatus is the McCarty Metro's own Steve McCarty. Steve has been anointed as one of the favorites to win this year.

Besides the two McCartys in the field, other Metro subscribers who will be participating this year are Frank Merriam, Johnny 'The Blade' Russo, Mike Wiacek, Jan Sigelmier, Glenn Lucas, Robert Balch, Jim Prentice, Lyle Winn, Mark Dolinski, and Tom Taylor. Let's hope for good weather, and good luck to all.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ Bedford Valley from 9:00am
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ Gull Lake View West from 3:09pm

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ Stonehedge South from 9:00am
Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ Stonehedge North from 2:24pm

Friday, May 27, 2016 @ Gull Lake View East from 9:09am


A couple of new features our readers have been clamoring for. First, the Metro First Alert Trash Can Wind Meter. Second is twin Steve's in the Metro Chat Room.



Here are some of the travel destinations this past month from our readers.
 Chris, Amanda, Alexa and Cooper traveled to Michigan for opening day
 Larry traveled to Germany for some good bratwurst!
Steve, Kristen, Megan & Jenna went down to Florida for spring break
Ryan, Missy, and family had an adventure in Treasure Island Florida

 Austin traveled to Phoenix, AR, Seattle, WA, and Salt Lake City, UT for work on his new app he is developing

Did you go on a trip or vacation? Send us your destination and any pictures you have to mccartymetro@gmail.com


These 2 articles appeared in the April 13, 1946 issue
of The Reflector, the student newspaper
of Grand Rapids Union High School:

Bright Future Offered in Journalistic Work

"Men excel as business, police, or political editors while women take the lead in society, music and art reviews, and in feature writing," explained Mr. Woodruff, editor of the Grand Rapids Press. Mr. Woodruff firmly believes that persons interested in journalism should attend college and plan on taking such basic subjects as English, all kinds of writing, history, political science, sociology, economics. "One is then ready to enter the newspaper world as a cub-reporter," announced Mr. Woodruff. Girl sports writers are not hired as readily as are the men for this position because they usually do not know enough about rules and scoring. Mr. Woodruff is an excellent example of the well-trained newspaper man. "I started as a cub-reporter twenty-six years ago," stated Mr. Woodruff. Since that time he has assisted on various desks, has been an editorial writer, managing editor, and is now managing editor of the Press.

And here's a fad critique from the same issue. The headline was cut off...

Have any Unionites been guilty of disturbing the peaceful minds of others with their outlandish "get-up," sloppy manners, or idle chatter? If so, read these reactions voiced by fellow students. When asked the question of what he thought of girls wearing slacks in school, ex-sailor Harry Fuller said, "It depends upon the shape of the girl," while Esther Gigowski quickly commented, "It looks like the reconversion of the Bloomer Girls." Dolores Hill, when asked what she thought of girls whistling at boys, exclaimed, "Shows the girl lacks self-respect." The question about wearing bright red nail polish was put to Volga Gasper who responded with, "It's OK if it goes with her dress and lipstick." "Irish" Koperski states, "I don't like it one bit." But art-minded Mary Russ likes it on long narrow nails. The pet peeves about opposite sex were expressed openly by the following Unionites: Jim Post and Lloyd Burkholder definitely disapprove of girls continually combing their hair and repairing their make-up the last five minutes of every class. Barbara Proctor doesn't like the type of boy that gives in easily.


Dear Editor: I cast my vote for the Metro Awards. My favorite page is the Final Thought. It always leaves me with a good feeling. The Easter one last month was really deep and thought provoking. I shared it with several of my friends, and I think you got some more subscribers. I love the Metro. Keep up the great work. -MK

ED NOTE: Thanks for the kind words. I did see several new subscribers join this past month, so thanks for that as well. I encourage ALL our regular readers pass on the link to their family and friends that may also want to sign up to get notifications when the new issues and events come up.

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.



Thomas R. Morley, 86, American candy executive, President and Chairman of Morley Candy Company. Bud Collins, 86, sports journalist. Ray Tomlinson, 74, computer programmer, invented system to send first email and assigned use of @ sign, heart attack. Nancy Reagan, 94, First Lady (1981–1989) and actress, heart failure. George Martin, 90, Hall of Fame record producer (The Beatles), composer, arranger and engineer, 6x Grammy Award winner. Bill Gadsby, 88, Hall of Fame hockey player (Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers). Frank Sinatra, Jr., 72, singer (That Face!) and actor (Hollywood Homicide), heart attack. Larry Drake, 66, American actor (L.A. Law, Johnny Bravo, Darkman), Emmy Award winner (1988, 1989). Joe Santos, 84, actor (The Rockford Files), heart attack. David Smyrl, 80, actor (Sesame Street), lung cancer. Ken Howard, 71, actor (1776, The White Shadow, J. Edgar), President of SAG/SAG-AFTRA (2009–2016), Emmy winner (1981, 2009). Joe Garagiola, 90, baseball player (Cardinals, Cubs, Pirates) and Hall of Fame sportscaster (MLB GOTW), World Series champion (1946). Garry Shandling, 66, comedian, actor and writer (The Larry Sanders Show, Sanford and Son), heart attack. Earl Hamner, Jr., 92, television writer and producer (Falcon Crest, The Waltons, The Twilight Zone), cancer. Mother Angelica, 92, Franciscan nun, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network. James Noble, 94, actor (Benson, 10, Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again), complications from a stroke. Patty Duke, 69, actress (The Miracle Worker, The Patty Duke Show), President of SAG (1985–1988), Oscar winner (1962), sepsis. Roman Gribbs, 90, politician, Mayor of Detroit (1970–1974). Merle Haggard, 79, singer-songwriter ("Okie from Muskogee", "The Fightin' Side of Me", "Carolyn"), Grammy winner (1984, 1998, 1999), complications from pneumonia. Blackjack Mulligan, 73, professional wrestler (The Blackjacks) and football player (New York Jets). Arthur Anderson, 93, actor (Courage the Cowardly Dog, Midnight Cowboy) and spokesperson (Lucky Charms). Nicholas Hood, 92, politician and civil rights activist, Detroit City Councilman (1965–1993). David Gest, 62, TV producer (Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special) and former husband of Liza Minnelli. Paul Carey, 88, radio broadcaster (Detroit Tigers). Doris Roberts, 90, actress (Everybody Loves Raymond, Christmas Vacation). Milt Pappas, 76, baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs). Chyna, 46, professional wrestler and actress. Prince, 57, musician ("Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "When Doves Cry"). Billy Paul, 81, R&B singer ("Me and Mrs. Jones"), pancreatic cancer. 


LeRoy James Murray, age 86 of Howell, passed away late Thursday evening, March 3, 2016. Born on March 18, 1929 and a Howell area resident since 1971, LeRoy was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retiree of ANR Trucking. He was a member of the K of C, volunteered at the Pinckney Senior Center for over five years, teaching their exercise class and worked for Meals on Wheels. LeRoy was an avid Tiger and Notre Dame fan, loved to travel and listen to country music and always looked forward to and enjoyed celebrating his birthday. Beloved husband of 62 years to Joann H. (Schmelzer) Murray whom he married in Detroit on November 7, 1953. Loving father of Jim (Carol) Murray of Howell, Susan (Terry) Connolly of Rochester, Tom (Donna) Murray of Holland, Nancy (Kevin) Miller of Ionia, Maryann (Bob) Barnes of Royal Oak, Kathleen (Anthony) Montesanti of Howell and Kristin (Steve) Yalacki of Ionia. Proud and adoring grandfather of 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. LeRoy was a proud and active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 E. Washington St. (at Fowler St.), Howell, where a funeral mass celebrating his life was held on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Metro Reporter Mike McCarty Reports About The Latest Scam In Grand Rapids

A new scam targeting older men: Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it yet.

A 'heads up' for those men who are regular customers at Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, or even Wal-Mart. This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends. Here's how the scam works:

Two nice looking, college-age girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. (It's impossible not to look.) When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No,' but, instead, ask for a ride to McDonald's. You agree and they climb into your vehicle. On the way, they start undressing. Then, one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen April 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, again on the 17th, 20th, 24th, and the 29th. So, tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men. Warn your friends to be vigilant.

An Added Note... Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $0.99 at the Dollar Store and bought them out in three of their stores. Also, you never get to eat at McDonald's. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Lowe's, to Home Depot, to Wal-Mart. Karen says I have never looked so good. So, please, send this on to all older men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam. (The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon.)



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