Archive - Jan 31, 2013
8 a.m.â€“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. â€“ 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!
It was a momentous occasion at PAHS, as the 2013 Groundhog King and Queen
were crowned Thursday at the school assembly.
Accepting the royal title of Groundhog King was Taylor Phillips (front, left), and accepting the title of Groundhog Queen was Alexah Fedigan (front, right).
Pictured as the presenters are (back, from left) Jason Grusky, Big Chill; John Griffiths, co-handler; Punxsy Phil; and Bill Deeley, president of the Groundhog Club.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you're familiar with the way traffic patterns have been set up for Groundhog Day in the past, then you'll be good to go when it comes to Phil's 127th-annual trek to Gobbler's Knob.
"Nothing has changed. Once again this year, parking will be prohibited on Woodland Avenue, with the detour beginning at 3 a.m., and all vehicles that are normally parked in the street by residents will be towed if they haven't been moved by that time," said Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief.
Harry Edward Smith, 63, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was born Jan. 27, 1950, in Indiana, Pa., a son of the late Ord and Nora Leona (Dishong) Smith.
He was a mechanic by trade.
He was married to Jean (McMillin) Smith, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a sergeant during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the American Legion.