CollectionsGobbler S Knob
IN THE NEWS

Gobbler S Knob

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 3, 2001 | By Amy Worden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You couldn't exactly say that Punxsutawney Phil brought down the house in his Broadway debut. As dawn broke yesterday, the world's most famous groundhog was shown live on the giant screen in Times Square, his furry face looming large over the so-called crossroads of the world. Dragged out of his burrow 300 miles away in Punxsutawney, Pa., at 7:25 a.m., he signaled that there would be six more weeks of winter - if you believe in that sort of thing. Back home at a spot called Gobbler's Knob, more than 10,000 screaming fans egged him on. In New York, nada.
NEWS
February 3, 2002 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Save the security alerts for the Super Bowl. Punxsutawney Phil made his annual appearance before a record crowd with nary an armed guard or tank in sight. As he has done 115 times before, the popular prognosticating groundhog emerged from his stump at dawn yesterday, squinting before banks of television cameras, to deliver his famous weather forecast. This Groundhog Day, before an adoring crowd of 40,000, Phil saw his shadow and let the world know there would be six more weeks of winter.
NEWS
January 22, 2002 | Written by staff writer Dan D. Wiggs based on rumor, innuendo, colleagues' exaggerations and Daily News wire services
TERRORIST ISLANDS: Hooray! We've taken the war on terrorism to the Philippines! The Pentagon has sent "several hundred-plus" troops to support local forces fighting an extremist group linked to al Qaeda. Yes, "War Stuff" has been to the Philippines. And, as with Guantanamo Bay, we remember very little about the place. And the visits were so long, long ago. But we do remember Olongapo City. Outside the old Subic Bay Naval Base, Olongapo was the site of much debauchery (which "War Stuff" only heard about, of course)
NEWS
February 3, 1997 | By Monica Yant, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Aided by clouds and a record rowdy crowd, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring yesterday - only the 12th time in Groundhog Day's 111-year, weather-forecasting history. Between 30,000 and 50,000 people waited all night in 30-degree weather to celebrate Groundhog Day, when local legend states that if the rodent sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter will follow. "The first thing he says is, 'My feet are cold,' " reported Bud Dunkel, president of Punxsutawney's groundhog club and Phil's official translator.
NEWS
February 2, 2000 | by Chris Brennan, Daily News Staff Writer
The National Weather Service's new supercomputer - much ballyhooed recently for its high cost and foiled forecasts - found itself in a duel yesterday with a European computer. In the end, our IBM blinked. It is still not clear if Punxsutawney Phil will consult a laptop in his lair this morning before coming out for his annual Groundhog Day prediction. The weather service's supercomputer, leased for $35 million last month for two years, is used to study atmospheric patterns.
LIVING
February 3, 1998 | By Dianna Marder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As a professional in a highly competitive field, you need the latest in communications technology. That's why, if you're a weather woodchuck like Punxsutawney Phil, you've got a home page on the Internet. It simply wouldn't do for Phil to phall behind the times. In fact, he's the subject of more Web pages than you can hit on a routine lunch break. One site features "interesting facts about Punxsutawney" such as that it's situated at the intersection of Routes 36 and 119 in Western Pennsylvania.
NEWS
February 2, 1994 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's chubby weather prognosticator - groundhog Puxatawny Phil - creeped out of his den today and promptly spotted his shadow. But forget that nonsense about it signalling another six weeks of winter. It was just another case of that roving groundhog eye. "He was looking for a lady groundhog, and some lawn grass to snack on," says Karl Kranz, vice president for animal management at the Philadelphia Zoo. Which he wouldn't get even if he did stir from a state of hibernation long enough to pop out of the burrow.
NEWS
February 2, 1993 | Daily News Wire Services
Punxsutawney Phil, the brown, burly groundhog famous for its weather forecasting abilities saw his shadow today. Phil, who weighs about 20 pounds, emerged from his tree at Gobbler's Knob, about 90 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, at 7:27 a.m. EST as more than 4,000 people stomped their feet and cheered. Legend has it that if Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of hard winter. Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day tradition began as a holdover from the state's German traditions.
NEWS
February 2, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The realities of Groundhog Day do not matter much in Punxsutawney. "You don't shoot Santa Claus," said William Null, director of the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce. "A lot of this is tongue-in-cheek stuff. It's a myth and we try to promote it. It puts Punxsutawney on the map. " Don't ask whether Punxsutawney Phil really sees his shadow when he is pulled from his electrically heated den into the winter cold and the unnatural glare of television lights on Gobbler's Knob outside of town.
NEWS
February 3, 1987 | By Annemarie Draham, Special to The Inquirer
Despite pleas for mercy from a winter-weary crowd of 5,000 and hints of spring in the 38-degree air, Punxsutawney Phil yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of his weather prognosticating with a bleak forecast: six more weeks of snow and ice. At exactly 7:29 a.m., after a warning tap on the bright orange doors of his burrow, the Punxsutawney groundhog was yanked from his electrically heated home by official Punxsutawney Phil handler Bud Dunkel....
1 | 2 | 3 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
It's no secret that Punxsutawney Phil is a shadowy underworld figure. And yet it now looks like the dirty rat-cousin could burrow his way out of a possible death sentence in Ohio. A supposed higher-up in the Gobbler's Knob mob has stepped forward to be the fall (or winter and still-not-spring) guy. Police in Maryland, however, have yet to withdraw their "Suspect Wanted for Fraud" proclamation. Being a famous groundhog in Pennsylvania isn't such a warm and fuzzy deal anymore.
NEWS
March 25, 2013 | By Amanda Lee Myers and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
CINCINNATI - A shadow of a different kind is hanging over Punxsutawney Phil. Authorities in still-frigid Ohio have issued an "indictment" against the famed groundhog, who predicted an early spring when he didn't see his shadow after emerging from his lair in Western Pennsylvania on Feb. 2. Spring arrived Wednesday, and temperatures are still hovering in the 30s in the Buckeye state and much of the Northeast. While it's not the coldest spring on record, it's a good 5 degrees below normal, said Don Hughes, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio.
NEWS
February 3, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA. - Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil told people to prepare for six more weeks of winter yesterday, making him the minority opinion among his groundhog brethren who seem to think that spring is coming early. But with such a mild and relatively snowless winter so far, who can tell the difference? Phil's "prediction" came as he emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he's named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
NEWS
February 3, 2012 | Associated Press
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - Punxsutawney Phil told people Thursday to prepare for six more weeks of winter, making him the minority opinion among weather-prognosticating groundhogs, most of whom seem to think that spring is coming early. But with such a mild and relatively snowless winter so far, who could tell? Phil's prediction came as he emerged from his lair to see his shadow on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill in this town about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Yet groundhogs in at least four other states - West Virginia's French Creek Freddie, Georgia's Gen. Beauregard Lee, Ohio's Buckeye Chuck, and New York's Staten Island Chuck - did not see their shadows.
NEWS
February 2, 2012 | Staff Report
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow - or rather the Inner Circle saw it - predicting six more weeks of winter. The crowd booed under cloudy skies, hoping for an early spring. Giving the unseasonably high temperatures we've seen - and a lack of snow in the forecast for the next 10 days - it all makes about as much sense as Jenny Craig at Wing Bowl. Phil was rousted about 7:25 a.m., with up to 18,000 people gathered around Gobbler's Knob in the town an hour northeast of Pittsburgh.
NEWS
February 3, 2003 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Grinning like a starstruck schoolboy, Gov. Rendell stood outside the limelight yesterday, as Punxsutawney Phil issued the annual Groundhog Day weather prediction heard round the world. Rendell joined the top-hatted, tuxedo-clad Groundhog Club members ? and 35,000 faithful fans - atop Gobbler's Knob at dawn to witness Phil see his shadow once again, predicting six more weeks of winter. It was the 117th annual Groundhog Day celebration here and a history-making trip for the new governor.
NEWS
February 3, 2002 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Save the security alerts for the Super Bowl. Punxsutawney Phil made his annual appearance before a record crowd with nary an armed guard or tank in sight. As he has done 115 times before, the popular prognosticating groundhog emerged from his stump at dawn yesterday, squinting before banks of television cameras, to deliver his famous weather forecast. This Groundhog Day, before an adoring crowd of 40,000, Phil saw his shadow and let the world know there would be six more weeks of winter.
NEWS
January 22, 2002 | Written by staff writer Dan D. Wiggs based on rumor, innuendo, colleagues' exaggerations and Daily News wire services
TERRORIST ISLANDS: Hooray! We've taken the war on terrorism to the Philippines! The Pentagon has sent "several hundred-plus" troops to support local forces fighting an extremist group linked to al Qaeda. Yes, "War Stuff" has been to the Philippines. And, as with Guantanamo Bay, we remember very little about the place. And the visits were so long, long ago. But we do remember Olongapo City. Outside the old Subic Bay Naval Base, Olongapo was the site of much debauchery (which "War Stuff" only heard about, of course)
NEWS
January 16, 2002 | By Ralph Vigoda INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Uniformed troops, accompanied by a bomb-sniffing dog, will converge next month in a rural, hilly area not far from the mountains and surround an underground burrow known to harbor one of the country's most well-known creatures. The dirty work of entering the burrow, however, is going to be left to one of the experienced men, recognizable as a member of an elite special force by his outfit: a top hat and tuxedo. With the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as a backdrop, Pennsylvania State Police and the National Guard will provide extra security for the 30,000-plus people expected to gather on Feb. 2 at Gobbler's Knob for Groundhog Day and the appearance of famous weather-prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil.
NEWS
February 3, 2001 | By Amy Worden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You couldn't exactly say that Punxsutawney Phil brought down the house in his Broadway debut. As dawn broke yesterday, the world's most famous groundhog was shown live on the giant screen in Times Square, his furry face looming large over the so-called crossroads of the world. Dragged out of his burrow 300 miles away in Punxsutawney, Pa., at 7:25 a.m., he signaled that there would be six more weeks of winter - if you believe in that sort of thing. Back home at a spot called Gobbler's Knob, more than 10,000 screaming fans egged him on. In New York, nada.
1 | 2 | 3 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|