Freddie and Phil sing spring
A large crowd of onlookers -- some from as far away as California -- gather at the West Virginia Wildlife Center Sunday morning to witness French Creek Freddie's prognostication firsthand.

Freddie and Phil sing spring

FRENCH CREEK – Any day spent at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a great day but today, Sunday, Feb. 2 was an especially wonderful day. Not only did…

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FHA sous chef: ‘Don’t be scared of the critter stew’ at Groundhog Festival
Fish Hawk Acres Sous Chef Jonathan Hicks and French Creek Freddie -- the mascot -- decked out for the opening of the Groundhog Festival.

FHA sous chef: ‘Don’t be scared of the critter stew’ at Groundhog Festival

ROCK CAVE – The fifth annual Groundhog Festival opened with a visit from French Creek Freddie – the mascot – and critter stew. The opening ceremony to the Groundhog Festival…

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Ready for Freddie? A recap of all the happenings before — and after — the furry meteorologist’s emergence
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Ready for Freddie? A recap of all the happenings before — and after — the furry meteorologist’s emergence

Editor's Note: This article was written by My Buckhannon contributor Kim F. Howard Winter has finally settled in, and French Creek Freddie is still in deep slumber, but despite the…

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French Creek Freddie set to make his seasonal prediction on Super Bowl Sunday
In this photo from 2019, a shadow falls on French Creek Freddie, as he pauses to contemplate the ramifications of his prediction that there were six more weeks of winter on the way.

French Creek Freddie set to make his seasonal prediction on Super Bowl Sunday

ROCK CAVE – The fifth annual weeklong Groundhog Festival kicks off this Friday, Jan. 31 with the opening ceremony and plenty of critter stew being served up at the Banks…

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