Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Tourism Information for Hawaii, Alaska Available Toll-Free

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Tourism Information for Hawaii, Alaska Available Toll-Free

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Dear Call Box: In your most recent list of toll-free numbers for tourism information, Hawaii was not included. Do you have a number? -- M.M.

Dear M.M. Actually, we had not included Hawaii or Alaska because we were not aware of toll-free numbers for their tourism bureaus when we published the list in February.

However, we have found a toll-free number for Hawaii: 1-800-464-2924 or (1-800-GO HAWAII). As for Alaska, we found a toll-free number for it, too: 1-800 862-5275.

For a complete list of toll-free numbers for U.S. state tourism agencies, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Call Box at the address below. Or go online to access the information at www.towd.com.

Emergency e-mail: Would you like e-mail notification of natural disasters such as hurricanes? You can sign up at the following Web site: www.emergencye.com. The notices are not available for all counties in Florida, but most counties in Northeast Florida appear to be represented.

Dear Call Box: Our church sends canceled postage stamps to the Duvall Home for the retarded in Glenwood. -- H.S.

Dear H.S. Thanks. Since we wrote about uses for canceled stamps, we received several calls from members of Presbyterian churches in the area.

The Presbytery of North Florida runs the Duvall Home. It is named for a Pennsylvania couple who opened a home near DeLand in the 1940s for mentally retarded children like their own child. …

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