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Published: Sun, January 27, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.


FESTIVITIES
Punxsutawney celebrates Groundhog Day on Feb. 2. Crowds are largest when it's on the weekend. Find a schedule of events at www.groundhog.org, official site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
GETTING THERE
The closest large airports are in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and are 2 1/2 and three-hour drives away, respectively. Air service also is available to Altoona and Johnstown, Pa., which are closer.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotels and B & amp;Bs in Punxsutawney usually are sold out for Feb. 2 a year in advance. Lodging in nearby communities can be found at www.punxsutawney.com.Plantation Bed & amp; Breakfast: $100 a night with breakfast for two on Groundhog Day; regularly $65. Contact Julie Branken: RR 1, Box 112, Punxsutawney, PA 15767; (814) 939-7371; www.tuscaroras.com/plantation.Pantall Hotel: from $371 for a two-night stay over Groundhog Day; regularly $87 a night. Contact: 135 E. Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767; (800) 872-6825; www.pantallhotel.com.
RESTAURANTS
Mary's Place Entrees: $6.75 to $14.75. Contact: (814) 938-2962.Pizza Town: Eight-inch subs, $4 to $5; pizzas, about $10. Contact: (814) 938-2380.


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