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By Karin Remesch | January 30, 1997
Groundhog DayWill Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his burrow, see his shadow and hurry back to his warm bed to wait out another six weeks of winter, or will he stay out, signaling that spring is just around the corner? Find out early Sunday morning when a group of gentlemen, clad in top hats and tails, gather at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., and wait to get the "word."Groundhog Day is part of a weeklong Winterfest in Punxsutawney, northeast of Pittsburgh. Many festivities are planned through Sunday, including ice carving demonstrations, dances, bowling competitions, breakfasts and dinners.
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February 13, 2014
Anne Arundel County police say they've arrested famed Groundhog Day celebrity Punxsutawney Phil and charged him with excessive winter and "failing to do right. " The arrest - which came as the area was receiving the first wave of the storm that came across the area Wednesday into Thursday - was announced by department spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith via Twitter. Smith even provided a mug shot of Phil, who appeared to more than 6 feet tall, according to the booking photo. On his Twitter feed Wednesday night, Smith relayed the news as: "Breaking, Moments ago. Punxsutawney Phil Mugshot.
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September 29, 2005
On Sunday, September 25, 2005, CHARLES DONALD SCHANFELTER, 57, in Summerville, PA; son of the late Charles D. Schanfelter and Shirley (Carstetter) Schanfelter; he is survived by his wife Linda Jean (Davis) Schanfelter; daughters Amber A. Train, Soraja L. Schanfelter, Bethany Lynn Schanfelter; sons Cody L. Schanfelter, Avory C. Schanfelter, Timothy A. Schanfelter; stepsons William Carmody, Clinton Carmody; brother David Schanfelter and sister Carol A. Mills. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Lucas Carmody and Canyon Carmody.
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By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
At 7:20 a.m. Saturday Punxsutawney Phil will leave his burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., for the 123rd time and prognosticate how much longer winter will last. If Phil sees his shadow and returns to his burrow it means six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow, we can look forward to an early spring. Phil has seen his shadow 99 times, and 16 times he didn't, with 9 years of records missing since 1887. In 2012 he saw his shadow, but in 2011 he didn't. Speaking of animal predictions, the Chimpanzees at the Maryland Zoo predict Ravens to win Super Bowl .
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By Karin Remesch | February 1, 1996
Sail ExpoSail Expo '96, billed as the largest indoor sailboat show in the nation, will set its course at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey from Feb. 3 to Feb. 11. More than 200 fully rigged sailboats and the premieres of many manufacturers' 1996 models will be available for boarding. A preview of sleek and sporty new models will take center stage, including Sunfish Laser's "Escape," Bremer Marine's "Bremer 25" and Ultimate 20's "Antrim 27."The expo's theme, a "Salute to Olympic and One Design Sailing," will honor Olympic medal winners and highlight current contenders.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1994
On St. Patrick's Day, the saying goes, everyone's Irish.At the Baltimore Zoo, the woodchucks made a similar transformation yesterday -- they were called groundhogs."
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By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
At 7:20 a.m. Saturday Punxsutawney Phil will leave his burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., for the 123rd time and prognosticate how much longer winter will last. If Phil sees his shadow and returns to his burrow it means six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow, we can look forward to an early spring. Phil has seen his shadow 99 times, and 16 times he didn't, with 9 years of records missing since 1887. In 2012 he saw his shadow, but in 2011 he didn't. Speaking of animal predictions, the Chimpanzees at the Maryland Zoo predict Ravens to win Super Bowl .
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
Yes, indeed, it's that time of year — again. Fuzzy Punxsutawney Phil emerges from hibernation Wednesday to give his annual forecast. And after last week's thundersnow, if that little groundhog sees his shadow, leading to six more weeks of winter — he's in big trouble. (It doesn't help that some are already forecasting a "Groundhog Day" storm.) In addition to the main event, the folks who live near Gobbler's Knob, where Phil's prediction takes place, have planned a burrow full of activities for visitors, including an art show, souvenir show, book signings, chili cookoff, comedy club night and much more.
NEWS
February 13, 2014
Anne Arundel County police say they've arrested famed Groundhog Day celebrity Punxsutawney Phil and charged him with excessive winter and "failing to do right. " The arrest - which came as the area was receiving the first wave of the storm that came across the area Wednesday into Thursday - was announced by department spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith via Twitter. Smith even provided a mug shot of Phil, who appeared to more than 6 feet tall, according to the booking photo. On his Twitter feed Wednesday night, Smith relayed the news as: "Breaking, Moments ago. Punxsutawney Phil Mugshot.
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By SUSAN RAPP and SUSAN RAPP,VILLAGE READING CENTER | February 2, 2000
On Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his burrow after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. As early as 3 a.m., flocks of Phil fanatics will trek to Gobbler's Knob in the hilly, chilly town of Punxsutawney, Pa., just in time for Phil's powerful prognostication. Will there be six more weeks of winter, or is spring just around the corner? This celebration of Groundhog Day dates back to a time when nature truly influenced our lives. It stems from similar beliefs associated with Candlemas Day, as told in an old Scottish couplet, "If Candlemas Day is Bright and Clear, there'll be two winters in the year."
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
Yes, indeed, it's that time of year — again. Fuzzy Punxsutawney Phil emerges from hibernation Wednesday to give his annual forecast. And after last week's thundersnow, if that little groundhog sees his shadow, leading to six more weeks of winter — he's in big trouble. (It doesn't help that some are already forecasting a "Groundhog Day" storm.) In addition to the main event, the folks who live near Gobbler's Knob, where Phil's prediction takes place, have planned a burrow full of activities for visitors, including an art show, souvenir show, book signings, chili cookoff, comedy club night and much more.
NEWS
September 29, 2005
On Sunday, September 25, 2005, CHARLES DONALD SCHANFELTER, 57, in Summerville, PA; son of the late Charles D. Schanfelter and Shirley (Carstetter) Schanfelter; he is survived by his wife Linda Jean (Davis) Schanfelter; daughters Amber A. Train, Soraja L. Schanfelter, Bethany Lynn Schanfelter; sons Cody L. Schanfelter, Avory C. Schanfelter, Timothy A. Schanfelter; stepsons William Carmody, Clinton Carmody; brother David Schanfelter and sister Carol A. Mills. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Lucas Carmody and Canyon Carmody.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | January 30, 1997
Groundhog DayWill Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his burrow, see his shadow and hurry back to his warm bed to wait out another six weeks of winter, or will he stay out, signaling that spring is just around the corner? Find out early Sunday morning when a group of gentlemen, clad in top hats and tails, gather at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., and wait to get the "word."Groundhog Day is part of a weeklong Winterfest in Punxsutawney, northeast of Pittsburgh. Many festivities are planned through Sunday, including ice carving demonstrations, dances, bowling competitions, breakfasts and dinners.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | February 1, 1996
Sail ExpoSail Expo '96, billed as the largest indoor sailboat show in the nation, will set its course at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey from Feb. 3 to Feb. 11. More than 200 fully rigged sailboats and the premieres of many manufacturers' 1996 models will be available for boarding. A preview of sleek and sporty new models will take center stage, including Sunfish Laser's "Escape," Bremer Marine's "Bremer 25" and Ultimate 20's "Antrim 27."The expo's theme, a "Salute to Olympic and One Design Sailing," will honor Olympic medal winners and highlight current contenders.
NEWS
By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1994
On St. Patrick's Day, the saying goes, everyone's Irish.At the Baltimore Zoo, the woodchucks made a similar transformation yesterday -- they were called groundhogs."
NEWS
By Ron Kirksey and Bob Downing and Ron Kirksey and Bob Downing,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 2, 1994
Sue Pavick said the phone had been ringing non-stop for a week and the office was out of supplies -- stamps, envelopes, fax paper.And you can't be out of fax paper approaching Feb. 2, her community's biggest day of the year.Ms. Pavick's office is the Chamber of Commerce of Punxsutawney, Pa., a town of 6,700 northeast of Pittsburgh, whose most famous resident is a 10-pound vegetarian who sleeps all winter.Today is the big day -- when Punxsutawney Phil finally wakes up.Yep, it's Groundhog Day.Groundhog, woodchuck, whistling pig. The furry creature that is known mainly as roadkill throughout the rest of the year gets one day, today, in the sun -- and let's hope that the sun is not too bright.
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