Latest Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania Stories

2011-02-03 12:49:29

Punxsutawney Phil predicted that spring will come on time, and NASA satellite data suggests that residents in more than one-third of the U.S. are now anxious for the prediction to come true.A massive winter storm touched 30 states over the last couple of days, including Phil's home at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. where rain mixed with sleet and freezing rain this morning before it changed to snow as part of that system. Phil's town is about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Looking at...

2011-01-31 14:13:00

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- February 4, 1841 - from Morgantown, Berks County (Pennsylvania) storekeeper James Morris' diary..."Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks' nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate." Every year, in the Punxsutawney town of Pennsylvania, the most famous...

2011-01-11 10:30:00

Unique Badge Available Via Shout from Anywhere in the World HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While waiting for Punxsutawney Phil's prognostication, Foursquare users can take steps to earn the inaugural "PA Groundhog Day" badge Feb. 2, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced today. "There is only one weather-forecasting groundhog: Punxsutawney Phil in the Pennsylvania Wilds. This year, anyone will have the opportunity to earn a badge featuring his likeness from...

2010-01-27 14:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since it was announced two weeks ago that Punxsutawney Phil would 'text' his Groundhog Day forecast, more than 15,000 fans of the world-famous prognosticator have signed up to receive that alert. To sign up to receive Phil's forecast, text "groundhog" to 247365 before Feb. 2. After the initial text message, participants will be invited to submit their e-mail address to receive additional tourism-related messages. Standard text messaging...

2010-01-12 10:50:00

Feb. 2 Event Expected to Draw 30,000 Visitors to Pennsylvania Wilds Region HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fans of Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's world-famous weather-forecasting groundhog, can sign up to be among the first to know if there will be an early spring when he makes his annual prediction on Feb. 2. For the first time, Punxsutawney Phil's followers can receive his official prediction via their mobile device by texting "Groundhog" to 247365 between now...

2009-09-13 01:46:04

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog in western Pennsylvania, was honored Saturday at the annual Groundhog Club Picnic before his winter sleep. The treats available at the picnic, held at Gobbler's Knob outside Punxsutawney, included an elixir of life his guardians believe extend Phil's years, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. This is a really big deal, said Mike Johnston, a member of the Inner Circle, the group responsible for Phil's welfare. It's not about eating and...

2009-02-02 18:07:25

Staten Island Chuck, one of those weather-forecasting groundhogs, chomped on the finger of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Monday. He got my finger pretty good, the mayor said. Bloomberg was wearing gloves at the time so the damage wasn't very severe. He covered the cut with a napkin until a doctor could take a look at it, the New York Daily News reported. The attack occurred when Bloomberg tried to pick up the groundhog after failing to lure it out of its wooden home with a corn cob at the...

2009-02-02 08:39:08

The legendary, weather-forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil says the United States is in for six more weeks of winter. Making his annual Groundhog's Day appearance Monday in Punxsutawney, Pa., Phil gazed out at a cheering crowd and saw his shadow, the event's announcer said, signaling more winter to come, CNN reported. After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers, Phil proclaimed that his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were world champions one more time, the...

2009-01-28 16:11:00

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HCP & Associates, a Tampa-based International Marketing Consulting firm, will be traveling to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania this Super Bowl weekend for a very special dedication. HCP commissioned world-renowned wildlife sculptor, Geoffrey Smith (www.geoffreysmith.com) to create a life-size bronze sculpture of Punxsutawney Phil. HCP Managing Partner, Eric Polins, remarked, "DENTCO, a long-time client in Michigan, manages national snow removal...

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