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Photo Opportunity: Easter Bunny Set To Visit Power Authority Visitors Center

Steve Ramsey

March 26, 2009


NORTH BLENHEIM—Dress up in your spring finery for free photos with the Easter Bunny at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center on Sunday, April 5, from noon to 2 p.m.

The event will also feature “Melvin the Magnificent,” a balloon artist who will demonstrate how to make various animals, hats and other configurations out of balloons, and a raffle for Easter gifts.

Guests are also invited to enjoy the admission-free visitors center’s attractions, which include hands-on exhibits for students of all ages and abilities. Visitors can learn how this pumped-storage power project acts like a giant battery, generating hydroelectricity by recycling water between two huge reservoirs. Other displays demonstrate the basics of electricity, energy production and conservation. 

The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. School groups and community organizations are welcome. For more information, visit

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■    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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