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Winter Break Programs Set For NYPA Visitors Center

Steve Ramsey

February 14, 2008


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will play host to a series of programs for children and parents from Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Thursday, Feb. 21.

The free programs, all from 10:30 a.m. to approximately noon during the February break week, will be presented by representatives from the Scotia-Glenville Children’s Traveling Museum and will enable participants to display their creative talents.

The schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 19: “Marvelous Masks”

Wednesday, Feb. 20: “Bead Creations”

Thursday, Feb. 21: “Clothespin Creations”

The Power Authority visitors center staff will present an energy education program each day at 10 a.m.

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center will be open each day as usual from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center features a wide range of hands-on exhibits on such subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa power project.

The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

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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