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Hunnewell Elementary Attend Ms. G’s 2017 Annual Forecast

Hunnewell Elementary
Groundhog Day 2017, Drumlin Farm, Lincoln: Hear from the Hunnewell students who made Ms. G famous. View >

Meet Massachusetts' Own Groundhog, Ms. G

Ms. G emerged from her winter pen at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln to snack on a sweet potato and predict the weather.
- NECN, January 2017

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Verdict is in, Mass. State Groundhog tells us six more weeks of winter

According to state authorities, we are just halfway through winter. Ms. G, the official prognosticating groundhog for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, saw her shadow right away at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln Thursday morning.
- Wicked Local Lincoln, January 2017

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Groundhog Ms. G predicts more winter at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln

This might not be the best time to be engaged in a shadowy business, but apparently nobody told Ms. G that and, probably even more important, she doesn't seem to care.
- Wicked Local Maynard, January 2017

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Ms. G has spoken — 6 more weeks of winter in Wellesley (and other places)

Ms. G., the official State groundhog of Massachusetts and the subject of a picture book, Ms. G’s Shadowy Road to Fame, authored by Emmy-award winning broadcast meteorologist and Wellesley mom Mish Michaels and illustrated by Kathleen Jameson, has spoken and she says six more weeks of winter.
- The Swellesley Report, January 2017

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‘The Official Groundhog of the Commonwealth,’ Ms. G, sees her shadow

Ms. G, Massachusetts' own version of Punxsutawney Phil shares her furry rodents' opinion on the weather.
- Boston Globe, January 2017

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Mass. State Groundhog Ms. G Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Winter

For the tenth year in a row, a crowd gathered at Drumlin Farm to hear what Massachusetts’ own prognosticating groundhog, Ms. G, had to say about the next six weeks of weather
- CBS Boston, January 2017

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More winter, early spring, end of days -- Groundhog Day predictions vary

Ms. G., the resident groundhog in Massachusetts, home to the New England Patriots, saw her shadow and opted for six more weeks of winter. Legend has it that if Tom Brady sees his shadow before kickoff, it means six more weeks of -- ahem -- low-pressure systems across the Northeast.
- CNN, January 2017

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Will Ms. G see her shadow?

Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel. At least for Ms. G.
- Boston Globe, January 2017

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Ms. G, the Massachusetts State Groundhog, celebrates her 10th year predicting the weather

Ms. G is the Massachusetts State Groundhog and has been predicting the weather since 2008 but only recently got her official title.
- Mass Live, January 2017

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10 Facts About Groundhog Day

It originally started in Europe as Candelmas Day. When the Germans settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s, they brought the custom to America.
- Mass Live, January 2017

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Groundhog Day with Emmy Winning Meteorologist Mish Michaels

Special Event!! Celebrate Groundhog Day with Emmy winning Meteorologist Mish Michaels as she visits The Blue Bunny for a reading and book signing of her new book.
- Dedham Square Circle, January 2017

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Children's Author Mish Michaels Book Signing

Emmy winning meteorologist celebrates Groundhog Day with reading and book signing: "Ms. G’s Shadowy Road to Fame".
- Braintree Patch, January 2017

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Groundhog Day 2017 at Drumlin Farm!

Will Ms. G the groundhog predict an extended winter, or an early spring? Join us on Thursday, February 2 at Drumlin Farm.
- Mass Audubon, January 2017

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Hunnewell Elementary Attend Ms. G’s...

Hunnewell Elementary
Groundhog Day 2016, Drumlin Farm, Lincoln: Students from Hunnewell Elementary who helped to make Ms. G Massachusetts State Groundhog, with Mass Audubon’s support, attended Ms. G's first official public forecast as State Groundhog. View >

NECN Meteorologist Tim Kelley covers Groundhog Day 2016!

Hunnewell Elementary
Nothing but blue sky and sunshine at The Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm in Lincoln Massachusetts for the state's official Groundhog, Miss G made her forecast for the rest of this winter. So far a non-winter really, but as Tim Kelley reports, that is likely to change. View >

‘Ms. G’ – Massachusetts Groundhog Day Prediction 2016

NECN Meteorologist Tim Kelley agrees with Ms. G (and her action figure!)—six more weeks of winter with colder air rolling in soon due to a shift in the polar vortex.
- Surf Ski Weather, February 2016

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Ms. G Celebrates her First Public Forecast

Ms. G celebrated her first public forecast as the state’s official groundhog with the release of a second edition of her book, “Ms. G’s Shadowy Road to Fame.”
- Boston Herald, February 2016

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WBZ Radio's Laurie Kirby Speaks to Hunnewell Students

Laurie Kirby speaks to Hunnewell students while riding a bus to the annual Groundhog Day ceremony 2016 held at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary.
- WBZ Radio, February 2016

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Ms. G Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Winter

Here in Massachusetts we have our own state groundhog, Ms. G!
- Boston.com, February 2016

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Winter is Here

Well, if you ask the Massachusetts State Groundhog, Ms. G, the forecast was different. Ms. G knew what was up, and she DID see her shadow.
- 7News Boston, WHDH, February 2016

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A groundhog by any other name is but a rodent still the same

Ms. G and Mish Michaels are mentioned alongside the other famous groundhogs across the nation...
- CDN, February 2016

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PHOTOS: Massachusetts State Groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter

With plenty of sun in the sky, there was never any doubt that Ms. G would see her shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.
- The MetroWest Daily News, February 2016

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Official Mass. groundhog ‘predicts’ more winter

The sun was shining when Ms. G, the official state groundhog, came out Tuesday at the Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln.
- Boston Globe, February 2016

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Massachusetts groundhog, Ms. G, predicts another 6 weeks of winter

"What winter?" you might ask. It hit a high of 65 degrees in Boston on Monday.
- Mass Live, February 2016

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Ms. G Sees Her Shadow

Ms. G saw her shadow! That means she predicts six more weeks of winter.
- Scholastic News, February 2016

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Ms. G predicts six more weeks of winter

Ms. G, the Massachusetts State Groundhog residing at Drumlin Farm, saw her shadow, meaning there will be six more weeks of winter.
- The Lincoln Squirrel, February 2016

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Groundhog Day In Massachusetts: Ms. G Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Winter

Ms. G, the official groundhog of Massachusetts, saw her shadow Tuesday, so she’s “predicting” six more weeks of winter.
- CBS Boston, February 2016

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Groundhog Ms. G living high on the hog of fame in Wellesley

Chances are, Groundhog Day is that mid-winter tradition most likely to creep up on you unawares, leaving you panicked at the last minute...
- The Swellesley Report, February 2016

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VIDEO: Ms. G sees her shadow (oh, no)

Crowds gathered at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln Feb. 2 to see the state's official groundhog, Ms. G, emerge from her crate to see her shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter.
- Wicked Local Lincoln, February 2016

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Mish Michaels to bring ‘Ms. G’ to Leominster library

The Leominster Public Library hosted a story and craft event with longtime Boston TV meteorologist Mish Michaels. Read >
- Sentinel & Enterprise, January 2016

Groundhog Day at Drumlin Farm!

Will Ms. G the groundhog predict an extended winter, or an early spring? Join us on Tuesday, February 2 at Drumlin Farm.
- Mass Audubon, January 2016

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Scholastic News!

Learn how one group of hardworking kids turned this furry groundhog into a star!
- Scholastic News Weekly Reader, January 2016

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Groundhog Day Event Details: Drumlin Farm

Join us on February 2 at 10 am at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary to help our famous groundhog decipher the weather clues and deliver her seventh annual forecast.
- Boston Central, January 2016

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TV Meteorologist Mish Michaels Talks About Her Life, Indian Roots and Her Children’s Book

Anyone interested in New England’s weather knows Mish Michaels, an Emmy Award winning broadcast meteorologist and environmental reporter in Boston for two decades.
- India New England News, November 2015

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Ms. G’s Shadowy Road to Fame

After the winter that Boston area experienced in 2014/15, any forecast of spring is listened to with care...
- WellesleyWeston Magazine, Summer 2015

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State groundhog: Ms. G finally has her day

Danielle Niles signed copies of a new book about Ms. G, the state's official groundhog, in Wellesley.
- Wicked Local Wellesley, March 2015

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Danielle Niles Signs New Book, 'Ms. G's Shadowy Road To Fame'

Danielle Niles signed copies of a new book about Ms. G, the state's official groundhog, in Wellesley.
- WBZ, CBS Boston, March 2015

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Bring On the Spring

Ms. G, the resident groundhog who resides at the Massachusetts Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln. Her response to the day was not the same as Punxsutawney Phil’s...
- New York Social Diary, February 2015

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Ms. G’s 2015 forecast

Groundhog Day 2015 Snowstorm! The heavy accumulations did not stop Ms. G from coming out of hibernation to make the call for the rest of the season. No shadow—spring is coming soon! Watch her first official forecast as the Massachusetts State Groundhog on WBZ with Chief Meteorologist Eric Fischer.
- WBZ, CBS Boston

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Mass. Groundhog Predicts Longer Winter

Massachusetts has its own groundhog to make predictions about the weather on Groundhog Day.
- NECN

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Drumlin Farm Groundhog Sees Shadow, Agrees With Punxsutawney Phil

Drumlin Farm’s groundhog “Ms. G” says there will be six more weeks of winter.
- CBS Boston

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Book by Mish

Meteorologist Mish Michaels, Author, and illustrator Kathie Jameson signed copies of their new children's book, “Ms G's Shadowy Road to Fame,” during a free event.
- The Valley Dispatch, February 2015

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Ms. G out from the shadows

It’s Groundhog Day, and while the rest of the nation turns its winter-weary eyes to Punxsutawney Phil, in Massachusetts, our official state groundhog, Ms. G, will be making her own weather prediction
- The Boston Herald, February 2015

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Mish Michaels talks about her Ms. G book

Meteorologist Mish Michaels, formerly of WBZ, was at the University of Massachusetts Lowell to talk about her children’s book, “Ms. G’s Shadowy Road to Fame: The ‘True’ Story of the Massachusetts State Groundhog.”
- The Boston Globe, February 2015

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Ms. G, state groundhog to predict the weather at Drumlin Farm

Shadow? No Shadow? What will Ms. G, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary resident and the official Massachusetts groundhog, see when she predicts if Massachusetts will have a long winter or early spring.
- Wicked Local Maynard, February 2015

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Wellesley to celebrate Groundhog Day with Ms. G, new book

There will be a Groundhog Day celebration event at the Wellesley Free Library from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
As part of the celebration, Michaels will be releasing her new children’s book, Ms. G’s Shadowy Road to Fame.
- The Swellsley Report, February 2015

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Mish Michaels to visit UML Saturday

UMass Lowell presents Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist Mish Michaels. Mish will read from her new Children's Book, Ms. G's Shadowy Road To Fame
- Lowell Sun, February 2015

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Ms. G. spikes the ball

Massachusetts will be a bit more official in two small ways. With the passage of recent legislation, the Bay State will recognize an official groundhog and an official recreational and team sport.
- Worcester Telegram, October 2014

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Wellesley 2nd graders have clout on Beacon Hill: Groundhog bill moving ahead

A group of soon-to-be second graders can tell their classmates on the first day of school that they got a bill passed through the Senate and House of Representatives and--eventually--signed by the governor.
- Wicked Local Wellesley, July 2014

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Beacon Hill Weekly Roundup: Legislative Update

- Mass Audubon, July 2014

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It’s official: Hunnewell School has clout on Beacon Hill and Ms. G is one step closer to being state groundhog.

- Jordan R. Mayblum (@TownsmanJordan), July 2014

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Wellesley’s favorite groundhog rears her head again

“Ms. G for State Groundhog” campaign manager Mish Michaels informs us that Wellesley’s favorite rodent will be the topic of discussion at the state Senate.

- The Swellesley Report, July 2014

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Sleepy Ms. G Sees Shadow

Tia Pinney, Adult Program Coordinator at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, talks about Ms. G, the farm's groundhog, who predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing her shadow.

- Wicked Local Lincoln, February 2014

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Mass. Groundhog Predicts Longer Winter

Massachusetts has its own groundhog to make predictions about the weather on Groundhog Day.

- NECN.com, Groundhog Day, 2014

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Drumlin Farm Groundhog Sees Shadow, Agrees With Punxsutawney Phil

Drumlin Farm’s groundhog “Ms. G” says there will be six more weeks of winter.

- CBS Boston, Groundhog Day, 2014

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Meet Ms. G

Ms. G will tell you if winter is here to stay on groundhog day!

- Fox 25 News, February 2014

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Kids Campaign to Make Drumlin Farm’s Ms. G Official State Groundhog

A long line of elementary students seeking a change for the cuter testified before state representatives.

- Wicked Local Boston, January 2014

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A Groundhog Rally

On January 8, Mass Audubon turned our advocacy lens to Bill H.2864, an act to designate Drumlin Farm’s resident groundhog “Ms. G” as the State Groundhog of Massachusetts.

- Views From The Drumlin, Mass Audubon Blog, January 2014

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Students Lobby for State Groundhog

A long line of elementary students seeking a change for the cuter testified before state representatives.

- Wicked Local Wellesley, Janary 2014

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Campaign In Wellesley to Make Ms. G The State Groundhog

The joint committee on State Administrations and Regulatory Oversight held a one-time special hearing on the Ms. G Bill at Wellesley Public library.

- CBS Boston, Janary 2014

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Wellesley gets behind Ms. G for State Groundhog

Hunnewell Elementary students in Wellesley are getting a lesson about animals, weather and politics all wrapped into one.

- The Swellesley Report, January 2014

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Bright and Sunny; and Cold

The weatherman is warning of maybe more snow coming this way.

- New York Social Diary, March 2013

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Ms. G Says More Winter

Ms. G, Drumlin Farm’s resident groundhog saw her shadow and postulates six more weeks of winter.

- WBZ-CBS Boston, February 2013

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Shadow Play

A ground-shaking controversy is stewing.

- Boston Herald, February 2013

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Not So Fast, Phil: Local Groundhog Forecasts Six More Weeks of Winter

Unlike her friend Punxsutawney Phil, Ms. G, the prognosticating groundhog at Drumlin Farm, saw her shadow upon emerging from her long winter’s nap

- Concord Patch & Lexington Patch, February 2013

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Digging up Support for an Official Mass. Groundhog

Do you know that Massachusetts has been without an official groundhog for centuries?

- Boston Globe, January 2013

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Boston Not Springing to Shady Legend

Groundhog predictions no good in New England.

- Boston.com, February 2009

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Attention 'Hog

Massachusetts finally gets its very own weather-predicting rodent.

- Boston Magazine, February 2009

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