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Lonny Frost

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  1. Early Monday morning, June 11, 2018, Millerton and Big Elm (Daggett, PA) responded to a reported log cabin fire in Jackson Township around 6:54AM. The cabin was fully involved in flames when Millerton's Fire Chief 12-2 arrived on scene. According to records the log cabin at 2066 Tower Hill Road was owned by Dustin T. Ring of Millerton. It was said the cabin was built in 1984. Millerton and Big Elm, units responded first, Lawrenceville crews assisted with sitting up a fill site, as a tanker from Pine City, as well as, two tankers from Webbs Mills and their Rehab unit was said to have provided mutual aide at the fire scene. FNN was told the log cabin was a complete loss. No one was home at the time of the fire. It was stated by Webbs Mills fire personnel that crews were on scene for four hours battling the blaze. The remains of the cabin flared back up as the fire rekindled around 9:42PM, with flames showing. Millerton and Big Elm units were once again dispatched to the scene of the previous fire that day. Fire crews were only on scene a short period and were able to return to their station.
  2. On Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Deane Center for the Performing Arts and KC101.5 will present Penny Eckman, “The voice of Patsy Cline" in concert at the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This popular entertainer will sing holiday favorites. Among them will be "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "White Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. She will also perform Patsy Cline songs such as "Sweet Dreams," "Crazy" and Walkin' After Midnight." Eckman started singing at an early age. A professional singer with over 35 years of experience, she has been performing country rock to classic rock from the late 1970s through today. She formed the rock band Shylock Foxx in 1990 and in 2013 created her blues band, Penny and the Shylocks. She also performs blues and classic rock with keyboardist Mick Collins. "Penny is great in front of an audience and can sing like nobody else in this area," said Hamilton-Gibson Artistic Director Thomas Putnam. "Our relationship with Penny began when she auditioned for the lead role in 'Always, Patsy Cline,' an H-G musical production. She won that role over 20 singers. She knew how to dig into Patsy’s style and yet make the songs her own,” said Putnam. Eckman went on to develop her own one woman show “Penny Sings Patsy” and has since performed Cline’s music at well over 200 concerts in multiple venues up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest. "We've done other musicals with Penny since then," Putnam said. "She has played Mama Rose in 'Gypsy,' Sophie Tucker and Mame. She's also performed in our Leading Ladies concerts, singing the signature songs of many top-notch vocalists. Penny is versatile. People are amazed by the wide range of styles she can handle," Putnam concluded. Audience members are welcome to bring beverages and snacks. Seating will be cabaret-style. Tickets are $15. For tickets and to reserve a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com .
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