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World Travelogue Series Scheduled at Power Authority Visitors Center

Contact:
Stephen Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov

February 23, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM―The World Travelogue Series returns on Sundays during March at the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.

The free slide show programs, taking armchair travelers to destinations near and far, will be held in the visitors center theater starting at 2 p.m.

The schedule:

  • March 4 – “Touching the Ancient One”—1954 C-47 crash in the mountains of Alaska, with Rupert Pratt.

  • March 11 – “Pandora”—Greek mythology, with Frank Taormina.

  • March 18 – “Venus, Venus, Venus”—adventures and images of Venus, with Frank Taormina.

  • March 25 – “Do You Remember Schenectady County?”, with Bill Massoth.

Seating is limited and those planning to attend are asked to call 1-800-724-0309 for reservations.  Refreshments will be served after each program.

Guests are also invited to enjoy the visitors center’s attractions, which include hands-on exhibits on such subjects as basics of electricity, uses of electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa 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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