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Power Vista Program to Feature Memories of Great Gorge Train

Contact:
Cathy Blood
716-286-6652
cathy.blood@nypa.gov

February 2, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      

LEWISTON—A colorful piece of Niagara Frontier history will be spotlighted on Feb. 10 when the first “Sensational Saturdays” event of 2007 is held at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project.  

Great Gorge Route Presentations, featuring memories of the train that once offered a spectacular journey through the scenic Niagara Gorge, will be provided by staff members from the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on the visitors center’s lower level. 

The Power Vista will be open as usual on Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It features numerous displays and interactive exhibits on such subjects as electricity production, energy efficiency and the history of power development in the region. 

Additional “Sensational Saturdays” programs at the center are scheduled throughout the year.  

Information can be obtained by calling 716-286-6661 or 866-NYPA-FUN (toll-free from outside the local area), or by visiting on the Web at www.nypa.gov.

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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