Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, writes about the Groundhog House in the May 14 Sharelines column. In it, Rick Bellairs shares his memories about the house that was Bill Murray's home, over and over again.
But that's not all the article is about —
Kogan writes, " Circling
the town square are many businesses, among them Read Between the Lynes,
one of the great independent bookstores in the Midwest, opened in 2005
after the town had been without such an oasis for five years. Arlene
Lynes owns the place. It is a treasure.
She says: "People do come
from around the world to try to catch a bit of that 'Groundhog Day'
movie magic. What they end up finding is so much more than they ever
imagined. Numerous restaurants and pubs, unique shops, musical festivals
throughout the year such as the Mozart Festival, folk and jazz
festivals, weekly summer band concerts in the park."
She goes on to mention such famous native sons as Chester Gould, the creator of Dick Tracy, and actor/filmmaker Orson Welles.
"The history in this town just overflows," Lynes says."