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NIAGARA NEWS BRIEFS

>Power Vista programs are admission-free

LEWISTON -- Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the holiday week, except for Sunday and Monday.

A new program, Jeopardy, will test visitors' trivia knowledge and help them to learn more about energy and electricity. The program is available daily at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Another prime attraction for the entire family is the Basics of Electricity program, which provides a "hair raising" experience on the Van de Graaf generator. Shows are offered daily at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Power Vista is on Route 104, off the Robert Moses Parkway, and features more than 50 interactive exhibits on electricity, technology and Niagara Frontier history.

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>First Princess Pageant seeking participants

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Miss Greater Niagara Princess Pageant is seeking applicants for its first competition.

The pageant is for babies and girls to age 12 and will be held Feb. 24 in the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Theater.

The entry form can be found online at the Miss Greater Niagara Web site, missgn.tripod.com/greaterniagara or requested by e-mail at greater_niagara@hotmail.com.

This pageant is open to both American and Canadian residents. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 15.

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