Which Groundhog do we believe? Sure, Punxsutawney Phil out in PA says it's six more weeks of winter. But here in Jersey, we have Milltown Mel (the second) saying spring is coming quick!

Then there's Essex Ed, who likes to sleep in (he's at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange).

Leave it to South Jersey to upstage Groundhog's Day with 'Coati Day' a day earlier. At the Cohanzick Zoo in Cumberland County, a trio of creatures-- that are a lot like raccoons-- predicted six more weeks of winter.


As for other stories to know about- Beyonce's pregnancy announcement is now Instagram's most-liked post of all time. In under eight hours, the photo of the singer waiting on twins racked up nearly six-and-a-half million likes.

 

And- being a fan of 'The Godfather' movies sometimes seems like a requirement for NJ residency. Now, we'll get a look behind the scenes of that iconic first film.  HBO has begun development on "Francis & the Godfather", a scripted look at how Francis Ford Coppola created the 1972 classic. Wonder if they'll explore NJ ties to the movie- like cast members breaking bread in Bergen County with members of the Genovese crime family? 


Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee.  A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.

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