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Chambersburg mayor's quip miffs Punxsutawney

There are 149 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jan 31, 2011, titled Chambersburg mayor's quip miffs Punxsutawney. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The commentary that launched Chambersburg's IceFest last week has folks in Punxsutawney thinking an apology is in order.

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ground hog

Greencastle, PA

#160 Feb 1, 2011
catwoman wrote:
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If you really are from Carlisle, I wouldn't knock Chambersburg. There is nothing wrong with the mayor.I watch the news every morning and it seems you have a alot of issues with crime, etc. Someone is robbed, shot, murdered, arrested for porn. Keep your comments to yourself.
You say you're describing Carlisle and their crime, sounds just like Chambersburg.Keep your comments to yourself.

Chambersburg, PA

#161 Feb 1, 2011
Townie wrote:
Sounds like much ado about nothing. I was at the ribbon cutting and the mayor makes that lame joke every year.
In a time when small towns all over the state are struggling to build their economies, we should support any effort, ice, rodent or otherwise to make this happen.
Great IceFest and I'm sure an awesome Ground Hog Day celebration. Perhaps Pete's gaffe is an opportunity for the residents of Chambersburg to build a rapport with our neighbors in Punxy?
Apologize Pete, and invite those people to come to IceFest next year.
He has apologized already. Time to chill out folks and ask for a side of humor with your fries and Big Mac.
Rock Hoover

Chambersburg, PA

#162 Feb 1, 2011
On one hand the ground thing is cute and all in fun, but on the other hand it somewhat embarrasses me to be a Pennsylvanian. It greatly wreaks of silliness, redneck, adults acting like children, etc.

At it's core it's a bunch of people using a groundhog to predict the weather. It's about as silly as it sounds, but you know what, if the beer is cold then what the hell?
pv mom

Carlisle, PA

#163 Feb 1, 2011
If this were not such a newsmaker, why are there 142 posts on this blog? Someone must think it is a big deal.....
and ... BTW can't anyone spell anymore? What's up with that?

Thanks for providing a lot of entertainment for readers on a winter night.

United States

#164 Feb 1, 2011
Little Johns mom wrote:

1 woodchuck
2 onions, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
Vinegar and water
Salt and pepper

Clean woodchuck; remove glands; cut into serving pieces. Soak overnight in a solution of equal parts of water and vinegar with addition of one sliced onion and a little salt. Drain, wash, and wipe. Parboil 20 minutes, drain, and cover with fresh boiling water. Add one sliced onion, celery, a few cloves, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until tender; thicken gravy with flour.
I like my groundhog with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Punxsutawney, PA

#165 Feb 2, 2011
As a Punxsutawney native, let me just say that Chambersburg's mayor is just mad that his IceFest thing isn't a worldwide known event. He's just jealous, and we forgive him.

Punxsutawney, PA

#166 Feb 2, 2011
Also, I'm keeping that woodchuck recipe. Punxsy fully supports hunting and eating groundhogs that don't forecast the weather.


#168 Feb 2, 2011
The mayor is an idiot anyway. He is on the board of the hispanic soceity and knows that 60% of the hispanic population in Chambersburg is illegal and does nothing about it. What a waste of human life he is. Just another sponge in the borough sucking out money and spending it without any regard to the tax payers. Thise that live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks as the saying goes.

Greencastle, PA

#169 Feb 2, 2011
Phil says an early spring!!!!!!! It's all over television. Take that mayor"forgot your name"!

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