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'Sensational Saturdays' Events Scheduled for NYPA Center on March 8 and 15

Lou Paonessa

March 5, 2008


LEWISTON—The year-long “Sensational Saturdays” series continues at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Niagara Power Project, with a program on Old Growth Trees on March 8 and the Easter “Egg-stravaganza” on March 15. 

On March 8, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tina Hoover and Susan Diachu, naturalists with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will discuss the characteristics and importance of old growth trees. 

The annual Easter “Egg-stravaganza” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 15 and will include face painting and craft activities. Children will be able to have their photograph taken with the Easter Bunny between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

The Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, will be open as usual on March 8 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center features displays and interactive exhibits related to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. 

To obtain information on the “Sensational Saturdays” events, or details pertaining to the variety of educational presentations available to all age groups at the Power Vista throughout the year, visit NYPA on the Web at or call 716-286-6661.

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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