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News Advisory:  Monday Morning Storytelling at the N. Y. Power Authority’s B-G Visitors Center

August 2, 2006

Come in from the hot weather and enjoy an hour of storytelling at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center on consecutive Mondays this month, August 7, 14, 21 & 28.  NYPA staff will read a variety of stories for the children.  Participants will receive a free gift that is linked to the story.  Cookies and refreshments will also be available.  Admission is free.

Before and after the story hour, visitors can stroll through the wide array of hands-on exhibits at the visitors center on the basics of electricity and operation of New York’s largest pumped-storage, hydroelectric facility, and the Blenheim-Gilboa project.

Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power plant and the Schoharie Creek from the visitors center.

EVENT:                                   Monday Morning Storytelling

DATES & PROGRAMS:            Monday, August 7:       The Rainbow Fish

                                               Monday, August 14:     The Five-Dog Night

                                               Monday, August 21:     Make Way for Ducklings

                                               Monday, August 28:     The Rocking Horse Angel

TIME:                                      All programs are 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

ADMISSION:                            Admission is free

WHERE:                                  Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center
                                               1378 State Route 30
                                               North Blenheim, N.Y. 12131

FOR MORE INFO:                    1-800-724-0309

About NYPA:

■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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