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Outta Sight !

Plattsburgh’s All-Age Arcade Champy’s FunCity has two floors full of fun. The first floor is packed with modern arcade games. On the lower floor, bumper cars, mini putt and bowling dominate the space. Located at 411 Route 3 in Plattsburgh behind the Comfort Inn & Suites, Champy’s FunCity isn’t just for kids. The center has partnered with the Plattsburgh Brewing Company located upstairs to allow adults 21 and over to enjoy a craft beer while gaming. Some of the games on the first floor include Harpoon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Moto GP Racing, Ghostbusters and many more flashing neon games. More…

Country Dreamin’

By Zachary Jackson Steering Business Locally At first glance, Country Dreams Farm looks fairly commonplace. A sprawling field of corn sways slowly at the entrance, while chickens and roosters scatter about. Pygmy and fainting goats hop and prance enthusiastically, bleating back and forth. Towering Belgian horses and miniature donkeys lazily graze undisturbed while farm workers finish daily chores. Melissa Monty-Provost and George Weidle are the faces behind the farm. They are in charge of day-to-day operations like feeding and caring for the animals. Monty-Provost bought the 85-acre farm on Pellerin Road in Plattsburgh 25 years ago. She did some hobby…

Halotherapy Healing

By Lauren Barnes Experiencing Peru’s Salty Sanctuary John Hugues bought his wife a salt lamp after hearing it could be used as a natural home-remedy for respiratory diseases. Sleeping next to the salt lamp helped with her allergies, COPD and asthma, but Jessica Gamble really noticed the healing properties of Himalayan salt when she visited a cave spa in Vermont. Halotherapy, or using salt as alternative medicine, kills harmful bacteria. This is not a new concept. The idea dates back to the 1800s when Polish salt miners noticed respiratory benefits after spending days in the caves. Since then, people have…