Punxsutawney Phil, Make Room For Essex Ed


Share post:

- Advertisement -

MyVeronaNJ-Essex-Ed-Groundhog-DayPennsylvania is our neighboring state, and it’s important to have good neighborly relations. But it never felt right that we had to get our predictions of winter from a rodent who has probably never been to New Jersey.

Some folks want Punxsutawney Phil to be replaced with a robot. Others decry his rivals as impostors. But here at MyVeronaNJ, we’re a fan of all things local, so today’s winter weather outlook comes from Essex Ed at Turtle Back Zoo. And although Essex Ed did convey his thoughts, there was no prediction from Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. about when skating might resume at Verona Park Lake.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

What I’m Thinking Today

It's another Wednesday morning. Memorial Day is coming up with the promise of a long holiday weekend and...

Councilman Objects To Gun Violence Awareness Action

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect Councilman Tamburro's clarification that he did in fact sign the...

What’s Next For VHS ’22: Independent Designer

There’s no shame in opting for the college experience, obviously, but some would say if they knew exactly...

Hilltop Conservancy Needs Volunteers To Finish Tree Planting

The Hilltop Conservancy had 100 trees to plant around Prisoner's Pond last weekend and, despite the blistering heat, the...