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When Punxsutawney Phil greets his faithful from atop his maple stump on Feb. 2, thousands of people, who have been shivering through the night, will hold high hopes he will not see his shadow. If your plans include being one of the thousands who awaits Phil’s shadow prognostication, you first will need to do your homework. Advance planning is essential for an enjoyable morning on Gobbler’s Knob. Here is our “Survival Guide to Groundhog Day and Gobbler’s Knob.” Festivities celebrating the 127th annual Trek to Gobbler’s Knob for Phil’s Prognostication begin in the early morning hours. The morning features live entertainment, music, fireworks, and fun with the Groundhog Club Inner Circle prior to Phil’s emergence from his stump at approximately 7:25 a.m. The party at the Knob, however, starts at 3 a.m. Plan to be there early! Admission to the Knob is free. TREKKING UP TO THE KNOB For the brave — and stout — of heart, you can hike up to Gobbler’s Knob. The walk up Woodland Ave. is approximatley 1.5 miles, but it’s uphill the entire way. It is a strenuous jaunt, especially in inclement weather. Many, however, have found it a great way — weather permitting — to avoid the wait for the buses. TAKING THE BUS TO THE KNOB Visitors can walk to Gobbler’s Knob (1.5 miles from Barclay Square) or take a Knob bus. Buses to Gobbler’s Knob will run from 3 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. from the following locations: • McDonalds, 102 North Findley St., downtown Punxsutawney (GPS coordinates: 40.943466, -78.971213) Parking available on the streets and in public parking lots downtown. • Punxsy Plaza, 545 West Mahoning St. (GPS Coordinates: 40.94148, 78.983664). • Wal-Mart, 21920 Rt. 119, Punxsutawney (GPS coordinates: 40.929646, 78.982713). Parking available in the Wal-Mart lot. ONE-WAY TRAFFIC At 3 a.m. there is one-way traffic to Gobbler’s Knob. One-way traffic begins near Wal-Mart, but — even then —you will not be able to drive to the Knob. Traffic will be redirected back to town before reaching Gobbler’s Knob. Unless, you have the appropriate handicapped placards. HANDICAPPED PARKING Handicapped Parking is permitted at Gobbler’s Knob. You must have the appropriate handicapped placards visible upon entering Gobbler’s Knob. AUXILIARY PARKING Auxiliary parking lot: Punxsutawney High School, 500 North Findley Street (GPS 40.9502331,-78.9792886). The pickup point will be at the gymnasium of the High School, which will be clearly marked. Visitors parking at this lot will be picked up and transported to the Punxsy Plaza bus stop to purchase their ticket and board the bus to Gobbler’s Knob between 3:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. This is the suggested parking lot for charter buses. TICKET PRICES/TICKET BOOTHS Ticket Booths for the Knob buses will open between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Ticket prices for the buses to the Knob are $5 per person, and free for 12 years of age and under. There will be two ticket booths at McDonald’s, four ticket booths at Punxsy Plaza and two ticket booths at Wal-Mart. DRESS WARMLY Read this again . . . dress warmly! “Looked-forward-to visits” to Gobbler’s Knob

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have resulted in undesirable experiences due to the lack of proper attire. It’s the middle of winter, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the woods. Dress accordingly! Know the local weather forecast before getting Phil’s forecast. Wear boots — rubber boots if you have them. The Knob can get icy, slick and muddy. Also, a hat and warm mittens are a must, and hand warmers are a plus! It is recommended NOT to bring small children to the Knob! There is no room for chairs. It is standing room only. A large bonfire is ongoing at the Knob. No other provisions for inclement weather or shelter are available, however, so come prepared. NO BACKPACKS OR BAGS Security is tight at Gobbler’s Knob. To avoid any attention, leave your backpacks, bags, etc. at home. Of course, no alcohol will be tolerated. Police will be looking for offenders. BRING A CAMERA Gobbler’s Knob is a fun place! Preserve the memories with a few photos. The fireworks show is impressive . . . exploding and thundering right over the Knob! A wide-eyed Phil, too, awakened by the fireworks, is eager to pose for photographs following the ceremony. AFTER THE PROGNOSTICATION After Phil makes his prognostication . . . it’s time to board the bus for the ride Downtown or to the respective parking areas. Be patient! Thousands of people will want to board the buses. Visit with Phil and the Groundhog Club Inner Circle members before fighting the crowd boarding the buses. Weather permitting, walking to Downtown via Woodland Ave. following the ceremony can be fun and stimulating. BUS TO PARKING OR DOWNTOWN AFTER PHIL’S PROGNOSTICATION After the prognostication, the buses from the Knob will transport visitors back downtown, the Punxsy Plaza, and Walmart. You can choose to get off the bus downtown to eat and visit the events. (If you stay downtown to eat or visit the events, shuttle buses will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will run a loop from McDonalds to Punxsy Plaza to Wal-Mart every 15 minutes or so. The shuttle buses will pick up in front of McDonalds.) A shuttle bus from Punxsy Plaza will take people who parked at the High School back to their cars. The Shuttle buses to the High School will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. BREAKFAST, SOUVENIRS, FESTIVITIES Warming up over breakfast at one of the many Punx’y restaurants, clubs or social halls is first on the agenda following Phil’s prognostication. After enjoying breakfast, the local souvenir shows are a must for those wishing to purchase a piece of Phil. Festivities will be held Wednesday, February 1st thru Saturday, February 4th. Check this edition for all the events and find the most current information about Punxsutawney and Groundhog Day on the website:

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The mystique which surrounds the emergence of Punx’y Phil each feb. 2 is based on centuries-old traditions. If Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter weather. If there is no shadow, spring is just around the corner. The tradition has endured for 127 years in Punxsutawney . . . and for good reasons. It has a club that — each year — pushes Punxsutawney and its Groundhog legend onto an accepting public. more important, Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney is a safehold of magic that borders on the mystical . . . Punxsutawney, Gobbler’s Knob, Shadow Casting . . . and Phil.

For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day So far will the snow swirl ‘til May. . . Germans were said to have adopted the Candlemas tradition from the Romans. They concluded that if the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal, the hedgehog, would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of inclement weather, or a “second winter.” Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers were Germans. They found groundhogs aplenty throughout the state. They determined

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THE OFFICIAL GROUNDHOG DAY CELEBRATION TENT & INFORMATION STATION Located in Barclay Square (Park), Downtown Punxsutawney. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. vendors in the park, Barclay Square. Come enjoy various food & various types of vendors in the park. • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Chain saw Carver, Barclay Square. Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. his work is available for purchase. • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. blacksmith demo, Barclay Square. Come see a local blacksmith artist work on site. • 11 a.m. to 1p.m. metal arts Competition, Barclay Square, Jeff Tech Students showcase their skills by creating metal sculptures using a weather or groundhog related them. • noon phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • noon to 12:30 p.m. dennie huber magician, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Don’t miss Dennie huber’s magical spectacle for all ages! Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Groundhog festival Committee. • noon to 4 p.m. shaggy mountain petting zoo, Barclay Square. fun, wholesome, and educational experience for guests of all ages.Types of Animals:  friendly Boer Goats, Scottish Blackface Sheep, several breeds of chicken, ducks, and rabbits.  • 1 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners. A digital camera or camera phone is required for this scavenger hunt. • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.,Cutting edge dueling pianos, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.Two dueling two baby grand pianos, is an all request show.  Anything the audience wants to hear, the players are sure to know.  This event is free! • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. s’more making, Barclay Square. Come make & enjoy tasty S’mores. It’s free! • 1:30 p.m. Judging of the metal arts Competition, Barclay Square. Come see the winner be announced of the Jeff Tech metal Art Competition. • 2 p.m. hay ride town tour, beginning at the Punxsutawney historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Learn about the history of Punxsutawney while riding through town on a hay wagon. Refreshments to follow. • 2 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. dennie huber magician, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Don’t miss Dennie huber’s magical spectacle for all ages! Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Groundhog festival Committee. • 3 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 4 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. lounge lizards, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come enjoy great music from this great duet. free! • 6 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners • 6:30 p.m. annual groundhog banquet, sponsored by the Inner Circle of the Groundhog Club, held at the PAhS cafeteria. Admission by advance ticket only. for more information call 814938-7700.Tickets will be on sale from January 7th to January 21st. • 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cutting edge dueling pianos, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.Two dueling baby grand pianos, is an all request show.  Anything the audience wants to hear, the players are sure to know.  This event is free! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 • 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. dennie huber magician, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Don’t miss Dennie huber’s magical spectacle for all ages! Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Groundhog festival Committee. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. vendors in the park, Barclay Square. Come enjoy various food & various types of vendors in the park. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. blacksmith demo, Barclay Square. Come see a local blacksmith artist work on site. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chain saw Carver, Barclay Square. Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. his work is available for purchase. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. metal arts display, Barclay Square, Jeff Tech Student’s work will be displayed.

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• 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ray lantz and Company, The Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Live music! free! Come see this amazing group with a great story! • 10 a.m.to noon groundhog day weddings, Civic Center, Barclay Square. Stop by and watch couples get married or renew their vowels on Groundhog Day! Sponsored by Roseman’s Florist. • 11 a.m. to noon punxsutawney phil and groundhog 101,The Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Do you have a question about Phil or groundhogs? This is the event for you. • 11 a.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • noon autograph signing session, The Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come meet the members of the Inner Circle and get their autographs! • noon phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 1 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners. A digital camera or camera phone is required for this scavenger hunt. • 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. dennie huber magician, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Don’t miss Dennie huber’s magical spectacle for all ages! Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Groundhog festival Committee. • 1 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 2 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. groundhog bingo,The Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come enjoy a free game of Bingo. Sponsored by The Punxsutawney Rotary Club. • 3 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 4 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners.

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• sales • rental • service

BURLEIgh APPRAISALS real estate appraisals

AGING SERvICES, INC.

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19298 Rt. 119 Hwy North, Punx’y 724-286-3099 Open Weekdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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• Home & industry • Reverse Osmosis • Salt Delivery Service • Sales-Rental-Service • Culligan Preferred Credit • FREE Water Analysis

P.O. Box 407 Punxsutawney

114 Horatio St., Punx’y

938-2240 or 1-800-828-4267

938-4004

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Trailhead Gallery

CUSTOM FRAMING

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BE SURE TO STOP IN OUR PUNX’Y SHOPS!

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GIRL FRIENDS

LOCAL REgISTERED PhARMACISTS

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FAIRLADY & COMPANY ———

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100 W. Mahoning St., Downtown Punxsutawney 814-938-1255 • www.fairladycompanypa.com Fairlady & Company is introducing the beautiful fenton “Phil” Art Class Bead! It fits Trollbeads, Pandora, and all other bracelets, Handcrafted in the USA. A fabulous momento of Phil on February 2nd! Exclusively offered at Fairlady & Company.

PAUL BEATTY JEWELERS ——— 132 West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney F5

938-3077

• FITnESS cLASS - every Wednesday at 1pm • FrEE BLOOD PrESSUrE cHEcKS 2nd Wednesday of the month 10 am – 12 Noon • BrEAKFAST - Mondays from 9:30 – 11 am • Hungry for Soup? VEgETABLE SOUP for $4.50/qt. Call before Jan. 28th to place your order! • FUn & gAmES - Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 11am & Thursday, Feb. 28th at 11am • PArTIES FOr ALL OccASIOnS grOUnDHOg DAy PrE-PArTy - Fri., Feb. 1 at 11am mArDI grAS PArTy - Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11am VALEnTInE’S DAy - Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11am SwEETHEArT rAFFLE FUnDrAISEr at 1 pm PrESIDEnTS’ DAy - Friday, Feb. 15 at 11am • FrEE TAX ASSISTAncE & PrEPArATIOn assistance to ALL taxpayers with low to moderate income. APPOINTMENT ONLY on Wed. Feb. 13 & Feb. 20 from 9 am until 3 pm. Call to make yours today!

GREEn TREE LUMBER Custom Homes & Cabins Custom Lumber • Log Siding

Post & Beam Structures Sheds & Pole Buildings Log Furniture SmickSburg, PennSylvania

814-257-9878 PA:019608

HaPPY GROUNDHOG DaY!

Promoting and Preserving Independence and Healthy Living for Older Adults Today - Tomorrow - Always

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TENT & INFORMATION STATION — continued from page 5 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. zumba, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come enjoy a free class and demo with local Zumba instructor Dustin Jewell. free! • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. vendors in the park, Barclay Square. Come enjoy various food & various types of vendors in the park. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chain saw Carver, Barclay Square. Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. his work is available for purchase. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. blacksmith demo, Barclay Square. Come see a local blacksmith artist work on site. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. metal arts display, Barclay Square, Jeff Tech Student’s work will be displayed. • 9:30 a.m. best groundhog day wear dog Competition, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come watch the best competition in town! All participants must be preregistered by Jan. 18th. for more information go to www.groundhog.org or call 814938-7700 ext. 3. • 9:30 a.m. best winter wear dog Competition, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come watch the best competition in town! All participants must be preregistered by Jan. 18th. for more information go to www.groundhog.org or call 814-938-7700 ext. 3. • 10 a.m.phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 11 a.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • noon phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 12:30 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners. A digital camera is required for this scavenger hunt! • 1 p.m. black horse, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come enjoy a free concert as they play legendary country classics. • 1 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 2 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 2 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners.

120 W. Mahoning St., Downtown Punxsutawney 814-938-7590 • www.beattyjewelers.com Phil’s Prediction — 20% Off Sale at Paul Beatty Jewelers Saturday 2/2, One Day Sale 20% Off any IN STOCK purchase! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Open: Mon.- Fri 9 to 7 Sat. 9 to 2

g e n e r a l Paul Beatty Jewelers

$4.00 per person Children under 2 Free

938-1000 Fri., Feb 1 • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1 p.m. induction of newest member into Meteorologist Hall of Fame in Lobby

Sun., Feb. 3 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

LoCAL & ReGIonAL ARTISTS We seLL unique gifts Made by Local Artist

Diane Meenely Miller

938-7851

Gift Certificates • Gift Wrapping

CALL foR hoURS 100 W. mahoning St., Downtown Punx’y 814-938-1255

Full Line of Vitamins & Minerals Full sized gift shop with FREE gift wrap or gift bags - including Yankee Candle, home decor, cards, event gifts, Webkinz, personalized Crocks.

203 N. Hampton Ave. Groundhog Plaza

FrEE & convenient Parking NEW HOURS: M-F 9-7, SAT 9-3 G4 CLOSED SUNDAyS

Stop and get everything you need before going to the Knob.

We have Handwarmers, Drinks, Snacks, Gloves, Hats, Medicines.

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Dr. David V. Gigliotti

217 W. Mahoning St. PUNX’Y

Prescriptions • OTcs gifts FrEE Delivery PA LOTTEry 

this bead fits on most bracelets.

Punx’y memory Bead

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Thunder Conductor

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Personal • Consistent • friendly • Knowledgeable

938-9150 Fax 938-9151

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Come in and See thiS Souvenir Bead.

We love helping you “Phil” better!

3 p.m. Crowning of “Little Mr. & Miss Groundhog” in Lobby

www.weatherdiscovery.org

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Happy Groundhog Day!

201 N. FINDLEY STREET PUNXSUTAWNEY

reGuLar DaiLy HourS 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. exCept WeD. & Sun.

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gigliotti chiropractic

…where the science and folklore of weather prediction collide.

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service & Installation

Shopping & Souvenirs FREE GROUNDHOG SOUVENIR WITH EVERY PURCHASE

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210 Van Ness St. Sykesville, PA 15865

drilling Sunrise Supply, Inc.

Septic tank Service residential • commercial

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movies Weekly at the Jackson Theater

community Fitness center Gymnastics, Fitness Classes, Cycling, Dance, aerobics

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Facility rentals Meetings or Parties

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Get your Rhinestone Groundhog Pin found only at Girl Friends. Where Fashion Meets Style

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(814) 939-3775 ~ www.gf-style.com


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Minutes from town! 703 MILL RD., PUNX’Y (Formerly Winslow Pizza)

814-427-2000

GROUNDHOG DAY PANCAKE FRY 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Closed Mon., Tues. 11-8, Wed. 11-8, Thurs. 11-8, Fri. 11-9, Sat. 11-9, Sun. 1-7:30

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OPEN Mon.-Fri. 7am - 9pm Sat. & Sun. 8am - 9 pm

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238 E. Mahoning St., Punx’y

938-9976 Feb. 2nd Events

BREAkFAST 7 a.m. to Sell out

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849-6396 Mon, Tues 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. B2 Wed, Thurs & Fri 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Sun 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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happy groundhog day from all of us at

Italian Deli, Restaurant & Catering

HAnD DIPPED IcE crEAm

Sundaes • Milkshakes • Banana Splits

Subs • Salads • Stromboli

427-2924

Happy Groundhog Day!

(next to Dairy Queen)

6054 rt. 119, Punx’y

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bUbba’S Fresh Dough Pizza

Wal-Mart Plaza Rt. 119 North Punx’y

938-2400

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Pizza Town

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Rt. 119 South

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Join us for Dinners on Friday Nights

Dinner special: spaghetti, stuffed shells, and lasagna. • 6 a.m. to Sell out the salvation army, 229 W. mahoning St. Pancake Breakfast all you can eat with unlimited coffee & tea. $5 ages 12 and over, $3 ages 4-11 years old, 3 years of age and under are free!! • 7 a.m. to noon punxsutawney Country Club, 201 north main St. Groundhog Day Breakfast Buffet. • 7 a.m. Caterina’s Café, 222 n. findley St. in the ATA Bus Terminal building. enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, coffee drinks, sweet treats, and more! free wireless! • 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. bpo elks lodge, 205 n. findley St. Groundhog Day Breakfast! Adults are $8.95 and kids 12 & under are $5.95. • 7 a.m. to Sell out F.o. eagles 1231, 238 e. mahoning St. Groundhog Breakfast. All you can eat buffet! • 7 a.m. John w. Jenks lodge room, 225 W. mahoning St. Groundhog Day Breakfast! Adults are $7, Children ages 6-12 are $4, and 5 years old and under are free! • 7 a.m. -11 a.m. h.C.’s last stop, 703 mill Rd. (formerly Winslow Pizza) Just minutes from town! Pancake fry. • 8 a.m. to noon the well Coffee house, 301 W. mahoning St. Breakfast! • 9 a.m. to 2p.m. First english lutheran Church, 103 myrtle Ave. Luncheon at the first english Lutheran Church on the corner of Pine St. & Gilpin St. featuring: Soups, Sandwiches, Desserts, & Drinks. • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. laska’s pizza, 405 n. main St. Come see our “Pizzeria Phil” and try a unique Punxsutawney pizza, salad, calzone, stromboli, desserts, and more! • 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. mary’s restaurant & Catering, 17080 Rt. 36 South, Just Two miles from Downtown Punxsy. extended hours & special offer: All- You-Can- eat Shrimp feast only $9.95 with this ad! 814-938-2962, meetatmarys.com sunday, February 3 • 7 a.m. Caterina’s Café, 222 n. findley St. in the ATA Bus Terminal building. enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, coffee drinks, sweet treats, and more! free wireless! • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. pizza town, 565 W. mahoning St. Italian food! Large menu! Lunch Special: free garlic or regular bread and a fountain drink with the purchase of a dinner. . Dinner special: rigatoni, manicotti, and baked spaghetti. • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. laska’s pizza, 405 n. main St. Come see our “Pizzeria Phil” and try a unique Punxsutawney pizza, salad, calzone, stromboli, desserts, and more! • 11:30a.m. to 3 p.m. mary’s restaurant & Catering, 17080 Rt. 36 South, Just Two miles from Downtown Punxsy. extended hours & special offer: All- You-Can- eat Pasta feast only $9.95 with this ad! 814-938-2962, meetatmarys.com

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Dean Dairy Products found at your local grocery store.

Pantall Hotel FIne dInInG and excellent accommodatIonS

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grOUnDHOg DAy SOUVEnIr SALE

saturday, February 2 • midnight to 2 p.m. Concession stand, 220 n. Jefferson St. Come to the Community Center and enjoy the concession stand food options! • 6 a.m. to midnight pizza town, 565 W. mahoning St. Breakfast Items! Italian food! Large menu! Lunch Special: small calzone and fountain drink $8.60.

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FrIday, February 1 • 7 a.m. Caterina’s Café, 222 n. findley St. in the ATA Bus Terminal building. enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, coffee drinks, sweet treats, and more! free wireless! • 11 a.m. to midnight pizza town, 565 W. mahoning St. Italian food! Large menu! Lunch Special: Small tuna sub and fountain drink $5.40. Dinner special: ravioli $7.25, manicotti $7.25, and baked rigatoni $7.10. • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. laska’s pizza, 405 n. main St. Come see our “Pizzeria Phil” and try a unique Punxsutawney pizza, salad, calzone, stromboli, desserts, and more! • 11 a.m. to midnight Concession stand, 220 n. Jefferson St. Come to the Community Center and enjoy the concession stand food options! • 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. mary’s restaurant & Catering, 17080 Rt. 36 South, Just Two miles from Downtown Punxsy. extended hours & special offer: All-You-Can-eat Shrimp feast only $9.95 with this ad! 814-938-2962, meetatmarys.com • 6 p.m. to midnight the well Coffee house, 301 W. mahoning Street. Live music, Coffee, and food in a Christian environment. Come back in the morning for breakfast 8 a.m. to noon.

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www.windgatevineyards.com Gift baskets, wine-making A9 supplies, books

Food & Dining

Punx’y’s Finest . . .

Walston Club Have A Really Fun Time During The Groundhog Day Festivities!

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FRIDAY,FEBRUARY 1 • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. annual groundhog day art show, Punxsutawney Art Association, Inc. n. Jefferson St. Social Center. All are welcome; cookies & hot cocoa. Local artists show off their talents in many mediums including oils, acrylics, gourd art, groundhogs, and much more! • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 19th annual groundhog souvenir sale, Pantall hotel, 135 e. mahoning St. “everything Groundhog” handmade items by over 20 local artists. • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. punxsutawney weather discovery Center, 201 n. findley St. have fun discovering the science and folklore of weather through interactive exhibits. • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. groundhog story walk, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come enjoy a walk inside while listening to a story and enjoying activities. free! • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. bennis house, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come learn about the history of the town with Punxsutawney’s family Tree. • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. lattimer house, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. There will be displays from the ethnic cultures of Punxsutawney’s Boom Town era. • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. highland Invitational galleries, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come enjoy different galleries and learn the history of Punxsutawney. • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. stain glass demos, Gilson’s Stained Glass, 101 W. mahoning St. free stained glass demos. highlighting various stages of the process with projects large and small. • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. vendors in the park, Barclay Square. Come enjoy various food & various types of vendors in the park. • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Chain saw Carver, Barclay Square. Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. his work is available for purchase. • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. blacksmith demo, Barclay Square. Come see a local blacksmith artist work on site. • 11 a.m. to 1p.m. metal arts Competition, Barclay Square, Jeff Tech Students showcase their skills by creating metal sculptures using a weather or groundhog related them. • 11 a.m. to 1p.m. groundhog day pre-party, mahoning hills Social Center, 19298 Rt. 119 hwy. north, 724-286-3099. • noon phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • noon to 12:30 p.m. dennie huber magician, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Don’t miss Dennie huber’s magical spectacle for all ages! Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Groundhog festival Committee. • noon to 4 p.m. shaggy mountain petting zoo, Barclay Square. fun, wholesome, and educational experience for guests of all ages.Types of Animals: friendly Boer Goats, Scottish Blackface Sheep, several breeds of chicken, ducks, and rabbits. • noon to 3 p.m. Kids Korner, Peterson Room, Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 north Jefferson Street. free event for kids ages 12 and under. Come enjoy crafts regarding Phil, groundhogs, weather, and much more! • 1 p.m. Quilt auction, 201 Woodland Ave. Quilts and handmade crafts. for more information call noah Yoder at 814-427-2243. • 1 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners. A digital camera or camera phone is required for this scavenger hunt. • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cutting edge dueling pianos, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.Two dueling two baby grand pianos, is an all request show. Anything the audience wants to hear, the players are sure to know. This event is free! • 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. annual Craft show –n- sale, Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 n. Jefferson St. Come enjoy many crafts and vendors. • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. s’more making, Barclay Square. Come make & enjoy tasty S’mores. It’s free! • 1 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 1 p.m. hay ride town tour, beginning at the Punxsutawney historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Learn about the history of Punxsutawney while riding through town on a hay wagon. Refreshments to follow. • 1:30 p.m. Judging of the metal arts Competition, Barclay Square. Come see the winner be announced of the Jeff Tech metal Art Competition. • 2 p.m. hay ride town tour, beginning at the Punxsutawney historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Learn about the history of Punxsutawney while riding through town on a hay wagon. Refreshments to follow. • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. punxsutawney memorial library, 301 e. mahoning St. Come enjoy face painting, baked goods, and hot drinks! • 2 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 • 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. stain glass demos, Gilson’s Stained Glass, 101 W. mahoning St. free stained glass demos on site. highlighting various stages of the process with projects large and small. • 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. annual Craft show –n– sale, Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 n. Jefferson St. Come enjoy many crafts and vendors. • 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. dennie huber magician, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Don’t miss Dennie huber’s magical spectacle for all ages! • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 19th annual groundhog souvenir sale, Pantall hotel, 135 e. mahoning St. “everything Groundhog” handmade items by over 20 local artists. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. punxsutawney weather discovery Center, 201 n. findley St. have fun discovering the science and folklore of weather through interactive exhibits. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. vendors in the park, Barclay Square. Come enjoy various food & various types of vendors in the park. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. blacksmith demo, Barclay Square. Come see a local blacksmith artist work on site. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chain saw Carver, Barclay Square. Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. his work is available for purchase. • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. metal arts display, Barclay Square, Jeff Tech Student’s work will be displayed. • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. annual groundhog day art show, Punxsutawney Art Association, Inc. n. Jefferson St. Social Center.All are welcome; cookies & hot cocoa. Local artists show off their talents in many mediums including oils, acrylics, gourd art, groundhogs, and much more! • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ray lantz and Company, The Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Live music! free! Come see this amazing group with a great story! • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. phil’s birthday party, Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 n. Jefferson St. Do you have a Groundhog Day birthday? Bring valid proof of your date of birth and receive a small gift, cake, and punch. • 9 a.m. world pizza Champions americas #1 pizza team, Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 n. Jefferson St.The interactive acrobatic show headlined by World Pizza Champion, Patt miller! Come and see this amazing spectacle! • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. groundhog story walk, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come enjoy a walk inside while listening to a story and enjoying activities. free! • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. bennis house, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come learn about the history of the town with Punxsutawney’s family Tree. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. lattimer house, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St.There will be displays from the ethnic cultures of Punxsutawney’s Boom Town era. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. highland Invitational galleries, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come enjoy different galleries and learn the history of Punxsutawney. • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. oreo Cookie stacking Contest, County market, 201 n. hampton Ave. Children 12 years old and under, 3 different age groups. • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. groundhog Cookie decorating, County market, 201 n. hampton Ave. Come enjoy delicious cookies as you get to decorate them yourself! • 10 a.m. to noon groundhog day weddings, Civic Center, Barclay Square. Stop by and watch couples get married or renew their vowels on Groundhog Day! Sponsored by Roseman’s Florist. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. punxsutawney memorial library, 301 e. mahoning St. Come enjoy groundhog crafts for kids! • 11 a.m. to noon punxsutawney phil and groundhog 101,The Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Do you have a question about Phil or groundhogs? This is the event for you. • 11 a.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. groundhog Fun for Kids, Punxsutawney memorial Library, 301 e. mahoning St. enjoy stories by the members of the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guilds and easy crafts. Recommended for ages 4 – 9. Donations Appreciated. • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kid’s Corner, Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 n. Jefferson St.This is a free event for all kids! Come enjoy weather and Groundhog Day related crafts and activities. • noon autograph signing session, The Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come meet the members of the Inner Circle and get their autographs! • noon phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits.Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. groundhog Fun for Kids, Punxsutawney memorial Library, 301 e. mahoning St. enjoy stories by the members of the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guilds and easy crafts. Recommended for ages 4 – 9. Donations Appreciated. • 1 p.m. hay ride town tour, beginning at the Punxsutawney historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Learn about the history of Punxsutawney while riding through town on a hay wagon. Refreshments to follow. • 1 p.m. meteorologist hall of Fame Induction, Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, 201 n. findley St. Induction of the newest member. • 1 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners. A digital camera or camera phone is required for this scavenger hunt. • 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. dennie huber magician, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Don’t miss Dennie huber’s magical spectacle for all ages! Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Groundhog festival Committee. • 1 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more

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Schedule of Events — continued from previous page

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. zumba, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come enjoy a free class and demo with local Zumba instructor Dustin Jewell. free! • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. punxsutawney weather discovery Center, 201 n. findley St. have fun discovering the science and folklore of weather through interactive exhibits. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. vendors in the park, Barclay Square. Come enjoy various food & various types of vendors in the park. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chain saw Carver, Barclay Square. Randy Rupert of Wizards Workshop will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. his work is available for purchase. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. blacksmith demo, Barclay Square. Come see a local blacksmith artist work on site. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. metal arts display, Barclay Square, Jeff Tech Student’s work will be displayed. • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. woodchuck whittle , Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 n. Jefferson St. Come see beautiful and unique wood works on display. • 9:30 a.m. best groundhog day wear dog Competition, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come watch the best competition in town! All participants must be preregistered by Jan. 18th. for more information go to or call 814-938-7700 ext. 3. • 9:30 a.m. best winter wear dog Competition, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come watch the best competition in town! All participants must be preregistered by Jan. 18th. for more information go to or call 814-938-7700 ext. 3. • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. stain glass demos, Gilson’s Stained Glass, 101 W. mahoning St. free stained glass demos on site. highlighting various stages of the process with projects large and small. • 10 a.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! 11 a.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 11 a.m. groundhog Jog, Poplar forest Running Club. The 4 mile run/walk starts at the corner Union St. and Jackson St. Preregistration $10 by 1/14/2013. Same day registration $15. for more information contact . • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. annual groundhog day art show, Punxsutawney Art Association, Inc. n. Jefferson St. Social Center. All are welcome; cookies & hot cocoa. Local artists show off their talents in many mediums including oils, acrylics, gourd art, groundhogs, and much more! • noon phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 12:30 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners. A digital camera is required for this scavenger hunt! • 1 p.m. hay ride town tour, beginning at the Punxsutawney historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Learn about the history of Punxsutawney while riding

through town on a hay wagon. Refreshments to follow. • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. groundhog story walk, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come enjoy a walk inside while listening to a story and enjoying activities. free! • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. bennis house, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come learn about the history of the town with Punxsutawney’s family Tree. • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. lattimer house, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. There will be displays from the ethnic cultures of Punxsutawney’s Boom Town era. • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. highland Invitational galleries, Punxsutawney historical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Come enjoy different galleries and learn the history of Punxsutawney. • 1 p.m. black horse, Celebration Tent, Barclay Square. Come enjoy a free concert as they play legendary country classics. • 1 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 2 p.m. phantastic phil walking tours, Barclay Square. enjoy a guided walking tour of more than a dozen of the Phantastic Phil sculptures with information about the project, trivia, and “insider” tid bits. Tour starts at Phil’s Burrow and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s free! • 2 p.m. hay ride town tour, beginning at the Punxsutawney historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Learn about the history of Punxsutawney while riding through town on a hay wagon. Refreshments to follow. • 2 p.m. scavenger hunt, meet at the Celebration Tent Barclay Square. Do you enjoy a challenge? Come participate in the scavenger hunt as a single or a group of two. Prizes awarded to the winners. • 3 p.m. hay ride town tour, beginning at the Punxsutawney historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. mahoning St. Learn about the history of Punxsutawney while riding through town on a hay wagon. Refreshments to follow.

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GROUNDHOG DAY Yes, Punxsutawney Phil is the ONLy true weather-forecasting Groundhog. The others are just imposters.

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According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

There has been only one Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking “groundhog punch” (a secret recipe). One sip, which is administered every September at the Groundhog Picnic, gives him seven more years of longevity.

No, the members of the Inner Circle do not make Punxsutawney Phil’s forecasts in advance. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2, he speaks to the Groundhog Club President in Groundhogese. His proclamation is then translated for the world.

On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob to predict the weather for the rest of the winter in front of thousands of faithful followers, who travel to Punxsutawney from all over the world.

The celebration of Groundhog Day began with the Germans, Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states “For as the sun shines on Candlemas day, so far will the snow swirl in May…” The settlers found that groundhogs were plentiful and were the most intelligent and sensible animals to carry on the legend of Candlemas Day.

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Punxsutawney marked its first Groundhog Day in the late 1800’s. The first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob was recorded on February 2, 1887. In 2013 it will be the 127th prediction.

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So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br’er Groundhog.

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Self-Guided Tours Call Brad 814-541-4983

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PHIL’S BURROW – When Phil isn’t making his prediction the other 364 days of the year, he can be found in his naturalhabitat burrow with a few of his friends. The burrow has an outside window that allows you to see Phil any day of the year during daylight hours. The borrow is located at the Civic Center Complex, Barclay Square, Downtown Punx’y. BARCLAY SQUARE – This beautifully preserved historic town square was named for the founding father of the town, Rev. David Barclay, who donated the land for public use in 1822. The stone memorial bandstand located in the center of the park was dedicated in 1932 as a memorial to veterans.

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GOBBLER’S KNOB – See the site where Punxsutawney Phil makes his annual Groundhog Day prediction. Follow the paw prints up Woodland Avenue to the Knob.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – Explore Punxsutawney’s history or research your own roots at the Punxsutawney Historical Society’s two well-preserved historic homes — the Bennis and Lattimer Houses. Phone: (814) 938-2555, 401 West Mahoning Street.

WELLIngTOn hEIghTS Happy Groundhog Day!

PHANTASTIC PHIL’S PUBLIC ART – Thirty-two imaginatively decorated, larger-than-life Punxsutawney Phils can be found on nearly every street corner throughout the town. Pick up a map to each of the sculptures at the Chamber of Commerce office (located in the center of Downtown) or see the locations on-line at www.punxsutawney.com/phils. HISTORIC HOMES – On West Mahoning and East Mahoning Streets are many wellpreserved examples of the early mansions of Punxsutawney. SHOPPING DISTRICTS – Browse the shops of Punxsutawney, from the downtown to the East End, West End, and Wal-Mart Plaza. In addition, pick up a guide to the area Antique & Gift Shops at the Chamber of Commerce (located in the center of Downtown Punx’y). PUNXSUTAWNEY WEATHER DISCOVERY CENTER – Come explore and be entertained by the science and folklore of weather prediction! The Discovery Center, located in a 1914 Federalstyle building (the town’s former post office), is open with exhibits including Phil’s Burrow, the Weather Lore Landscape and the new Tornado Twisty Slide! Admission: $4 per person, children under the age of two are admitted free. 201 N. Findley St.

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Butch Philliber Ron Ploucha Bob Roberts Tom Uberti A. J. Dereume Jon Johnston

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GROUNDHOG CLUB

INNER CIRCLE Members of the INNER CIRCLE will be available to sign your copy of the Groundhog Day Souvenir Edition 2013 on Saturday, February 2nd Starting at noon

at the Celebration Tent - Barclay Square

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sky painter

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rainmaker

big Chill

Coal Front

shingle shaker

Chief Healthman

His protector

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thunder Conductor

Fair Weatherman

keithshields

secretary/treasurer

Co-Handler

Iceman

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the big Windmaker

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