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As you know by now, my brother and Metro writer Jerry McCarty passed away on December 17. A moving funeral mass was said in California in January. We wanted to give all of Jerry's Michigan family and friends a chance to toast Jerry in a relaxed atmosphere. With that said, we have scheduled a get-together on March 2 in the upstairs at Danny J's Brick Tavern at 6pm - 10pm. It will be a cash bar, but we will have some light fair to nibble on. If you can make it to celebrate Jerry's life and friendship, please RSVP on the form below or email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com so we can get an accurate count. A link to Danny J's is below.

Danny J's Brick Tavern - Upper Level

7759 Auburn Rd, Utica, MI 48317

Danny J's is located at Auburn Road
and Cass Avenue in Downtown Utica.

Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
Time: 6pm - 10pm


Name:...# Of People:.


The 12th annual Dan McCarty Memorial Texas Hold’em held on February 7th was a huuuuuuuge success!! The charity UHY Cares raked in over $41,000 in donations with nearly 180 players and some great corporate sponsors!! The new location was excellent…and it had two open bars. The proceeds go to the Michigan Lupus Alliance, The American Cancer Society, The Michigan Humane Society, and many other great organizations. We received two large donations one from Joe DeVito (Howard & Howard) and another from Rob Bosart (RBS) that really sweetened the pot.


In February, Larry, Gina, and Amanda took an unforgettable trip to Alaska. Their first stop was in Anchorage where they took a tram to the top of Alyeska Resort and watched skiers go downhill into the clouds. The view above the clouds was amazing. Afterwards, they took a helicopter tour over the beautiful snow-covered mountains and landed on a glacier where they got out and walked around. The beauty of the blue ice is indescribable. That night, Amanda was given an opportunity to take a lesson in curling and took part in a rookie curling game. She did an amazing job landing the stone on the target as well as sweeping her little heart out. The team was ready to sign her up!


The next day the trio traveled north by train for 12 hours until they reached Fairbanks. During the ride they saw beautiful winter landscape and spotted several moose in the wild. The first night they stayed up late to witness the Aurora Borealis. Although it was low activity, Amanda was able to take some great shots of the Northern Lights with her camera.


While in Fairbanks, they went dog sledding, soaked in a natural hot spring, had an appletini in a glass made of ice, toured an ice museum, toured a geothermal facility, and ate some amazing food. They also went to Hoarfrost Distillery for a vodka tasting and savored the delicious food of Moldova at Soba Restaurant.

Their final day took them to a reindeer ranch where they walked around with the reindeer while getting lots of information from the ranch owners. Before heading to the airport they stopped at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, which was amazing. Not only were there vintage cars, there was vintage clothing and lots of old photos and films. Amanda got a private tour of the clothing collection in a back storage area.  This place was well worth the stop.

Alaska in the winter is a must-do vacation. I hear it’s equally amazing in the summer. Hmmmm….recon anyone?


James E. Seeling Jr. passed away on February 2, 2019 at the age of 50

Beloved husband of Karen. Dear father of Trevor and Colin. Loving son of James, Sr. and Gail. Jim is also remembered by his sister Katie Gray as well as 5 nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral were held at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Memorial Donations to Gift Of Life are welcome. Jim was a dedicated football coach for Shelby Lions for 11 years. He also had a life-long management career in the auto industry. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.

ED NOTE: Jim was a good friend of Steve McCarty as well as the entire McCarty family. He was an wonderful man with love and a great sense of pride for his family. He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Jimmy.


Well, even though Super Bowl 53 was a bit of a yawner as far as excitement, the 2019 McCarty Metro Pigskin Pickem was nail biting and came down to a single pick. Congratulations to the New England Patriots on their 6th Championship in 18 years, and also congratulations to Mike Wiacek who did just enough to hold off the field and win this years McCarty Metro Pigskin Pickem Championship for the third time. I would like to thank everyone who played this year. You can see how everyone did on the Pigskin Pickem page. I hope to see you back again next season.


Steve McCarty is remembering his starting point guard days. The Metro writer and UHY CEO was asked to do the honorary jump ball at a Siena College basketball game as the Siena Saints took on the Iona Gaels in a February 13 contest on campus in Loudonville, New York.


Your McCarty Metro editor will once again go under the knife! In March, Kelly McCarty will be getting a second knee replacement, this time to his left knee. He had a full right knee replacement last year.

It was cold, snowy and icy in February, so Mike used the time to hole up in his Hudsonville condo without shaving. Mike also tried to learn more about his iPhone, and he successfully used the camera function to take a close-up of his unshaven face. This was not easy, because he had to angle the camera just right to take a pic of his image in the bathroom mirror, without getting the camera phone in the photo. When Mike proudly showed the photo to Karen, she told him that there was an icon on the phone that allows you to take a pic without using a bathroom mirror! Tech tip: If you have not discovered this icon, it is in the lower right corner of your iPhone.

Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our other readers.
Larry & Gina had a wonderful trip to Alaska
Steve, fulfilling his new role of CEO of UHY, has traveled to Texas and New York
Austin traveled to San Diego as part of his Masters Studies at U of M
The Skladnowskis and the Spositos went to the Magical World of Disney

Austin is also currently snowboarding in Colorado, then will be flying (on the same trip) to the beaches in Mexico.

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


Dear Editor: I heard that Daylight Saving Time begins March 10. Does that mean we have to move our clocks ahead one hour or back one? Who started this idea anyhow? -Confused in West Michigan

ED NOTE: I am not sure who actually started DST, however, I know the saying goes 'spring forward and fall back'. But if not entirely sure, just throw the clock out the window... YOU'RE RETIRED MIKE, SO IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT TIME THE CLOCK SAYS!

Dear Editor: What a wonderful tribute to a more-than-wonderful man in your February edition. Reading the stories and seeing the pictures of Jerry has made me want to be a better person. The love he showed to others is impressionable and unforgettable. His legacy will surely live on through all of us as these stories will be shared through generations to come. I'm grateful I knew Jerry, albeit a short time. He touched my life with his kindness and generosity as he did to everyone. -Gina

ED NOTE: I couldn't agree more. Jerry was an person who showed love, respect, and generosity to everyone. He will always be a part of me.

Dear Editor: I got back in late from meetings and dinner in CO and had received the email that the McCarty Metro was online. I got in and immediately read the Metro. I sat here smiling, crying, laughing, and crying some more. You did a great job on the Metro... a nice tribute to Jerry. -Lar

ED NOTE: I think I set the record for laughs and tears preparing the February issue. He was a great brother and friend, and will be missed.

Dear Editor: Thank you for all your good work this season on the Pigskin Pickem. We'll certainly be missing Jerry - a winner in every way! -Phil Ventura

ED NOTE: Thanks Phil. I know you and Jerry go back to the Cross days. He always had a special place in his heart for all his old friends there.

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.

by Kristen


Ahh... There’s nothing like a snow storm… always makes me crave pasta salad


1 lb ruffles pasta, cooked al dente, drained
1 bottle Wish Bone Robusto Italian Dressing
1 bottle McCormicks Salad Supreme
½ chopped cucumber
½ cup chopped banana peppers
1 package sliced cherry tomatoes


Mix all together, refrigerate overnight or for several hours, serve chilled.



A look at a job interview from different generations

911 CALL

Where can we pick her up?


Joe Biden knows what he is talking about.


Bob Friend, 88, baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, New York Yankees). Frank Robinson, 83, Hall of Fame baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles) and manager (Cleveland Indians), bone cancer. John Dingell, 92, politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1955–2015) from Dearborn, Michigan, prostate cancer. Pedro Morales, 76, Hall of Fame professional wrestler (WWA, WWF) and commentator (WWF Superstars), complications from Parkinson's disease. Gene Littler, 88, Hall of Fame professional golfer, U.S. Open winner (1961). Don Newcombe, 92, baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians). Peter Tork, 77, musician and actor (The Monkees), complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma. Terry Pepper, 70, Executive Director at Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association.





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