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May 28, 2008

Albany --  One indicator of a steady economy in Albany is attendance at local attractions.

Thronateeska Heritage Center has seen an increase in school groups and visitors to the museum this year, and almost as many people have visited the planetarium as in 2007.

Director Tommy Greggors attributes the increase in visitors to a change in the fee structure and the fact that more people are staying close to home to find entertainment.

"We depend a lot on our local visitors, both Albany and surrounding counties to come visit Thronateeska and we depend on them to come back several times," said Greggors. "I think with fuel prices people are looking for things to do closer to home."

The numbers at the Parks at Chehaw aren't quite as positive. The number of visitors is down slightly from last year, but up from 2006.

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