Lady Edwina of Essex doesn’t see her shadow!

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. (center) announced Lady Edwina of Essex, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s resident groundhog, did not see her shadow and is predicting spring weather to arrive early during Turtle Back’s Annual Groundhog Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 2. Lady Edwina also predicted the Kansas City Chiefs would defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. With the County Executive are Commissioner Len Luciano (left) and animal keeper Valerie Rapaglia. Glen Frieson photo

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