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  • 417 Magazine's Whiskey Fest 2017

    417 Magazine's sixth annual Whiskey Fest presented by Dapper Barber benefited the Springfield Sertoma Club and...

  • 417 Magazine's Faces of 417-Land 2017

    The faces behind the leading businesses in 417-land gathered together at CB Social House for 417 Magazine’s...

  • 417 Magazine's January Cooking Class 2017

    417 Magazine's January Cooking Class featured chef Mike Jalili of Flame, Touch and Black Sheep. Hosted by Metro...

  • Party of the Year 2016

    Party of the Year benefiting the History Museum on the Square. December 31, 2016. Hotel Vandivort. Photos by...

  • Night for the Nutcracker 2016

    Springfield Ballet's Night for the Nutcracker. December 15, 2016. Hotel Vandivort. Photos by Taylor Vinson.

  • Holden Holiday Party 2016

    Holden Holiday Party benefiting multiple 417-land children's charities. December 4, 2016. Holden home. Photos by...

  • Chips for Charity 2016

    Chips for Charity benefiting the Hamels Foundation. Hotel Vandivort. December 3, 2016. Photos by Kelsey Coombs.

  • Cup O' Cheer 2016

    Cup O' Cheer Holiday Homes Tour benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities. November 18, 2016. Photos by...

  • Springfield Black Tie Gala 2016

    Black Tie Gala benefiting local and statewide charities serving the LGBT community. November 12, 2016....

  • Glamping for Camping 2016

    Glamping for Camping benefiting Camp Barnabas. November 11, 2016. White River Conference Center. Photos by Alex...

  • Colors of Hope Gala 2016

    Colors of Hope Gala benefiting the Mercy Foundation. University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. November 5,...

  • Blue Jay Bash 2016

    Blue Jay Bash benefiting the Greenwood Laboratory School. Ramada Oasis Hotel & Convention Center. November 5,...

  • Friday Night TV Dinner 2016

    Friday Night TV Dinner presented by OPT. Touch Restaurant & Oyster House. November 4, 2016. Photos by Gabby...

  • Genes and Jazz 2016

    Genes and Jazz benefiting the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks. 425 Downtown. October 20, 2016. Photos by Alex...

  • 7th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon

    Hall of Fame Luncheon benefiting Springfield Public Schools. White River Conference Center. October 20, 2016....

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  • Faces of 417-Land 2017

    Here’s your chance to get to know the local business owners who keep our city running. Whether they’re a...

  • Cheers!

    We dive into 417-land's growing cocktail culture.

  • Ticket to Ride

    Marty Scott shares his story of the long and winding road that led him to stardom as George Harrison in...

  • Off the Beaten Path

    Leave the winter chills behind for a little urban adventure in sunny San Diego.

  • Kansas City, Here I Come

    With the eighth annual Restaurant Week and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, this is the perfect month to...

  • Pint-Sized Play

    Itty Bitty City is redefining playtime for 417-land’s smallest citizens. Writer Lillian Stone took the grand...

  • Brain Power

    Expand your child’s educational horizons with innovative programs in 417-land. Whether your kiddo is...

  • Triple Scoop of Weaving

    We recruited the crafty help of Art Director Abby Gust to take a stab at Springfieldian Rachel Denbow’s...

  • New Year, New Hobby

    Cross something off your resolutions list, and start the year off right with a little self-improvement. No...

  • The Eagles Have Landed

    Winter is here, bringing with it cooler temps and numerous migrating bald eagles. Find out what brings the...

  • A Reason to Celebrate

    Everybody deserves a special birthday, no matter where they are. The Confetti Foundation brings birthday...

  • The Shaman Next Door

    Shane Knox has served 417-land as a modern-day shaman since he was 15. Despite his non-traditional beliefs, Knox...

  • 5 Best Sledding Hills

    Resist the urge to hibernate indoors after a snowstorm hits. There’s fun to be had and hills to be conquered,...

  • Best Winter Ever in 417-Land

    We rounded up 46 glorious ways to embrace the chill and fall in love with the season.

  • The Season of Giving

    Join in the holiday spirit this month by giving back to some of 417-land’s local nonprofits. All of your...

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  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class: A Touch of Class

    Restaurateur Mike Jalili is sharing the recipes behind some of the most popular dishes at his three restaurants:...

  • Higher Grounds

    With caramel-laced frappes oozing with sugary sweetness and strong shots of creamy espresso, coffee is alive and...

  • 7 Good Things

    These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds this month and made us rave. They are ranked by level of...

  • Aloha on a Plate

    The Big Island Grill Hawaiian BBQ offers up tropical tastes with an Asian flair on a menu that’s packed with a...

  • Hot Tamale

    When homemade tamales drew praise from friends and family, their maker decided to create a tasty business.

  • Cooking Up Some Comfort

    Whether you’re making a cozy weeknight meal or cooking up a storm to feed the masses during a Sunday football...

  • The Perfect Affogato

    Sip on our Drink of the Month at Ben's on the Square in Ozark.

  • Campfire Cookie

    Find our Yum of the Month at Sugar Leaf Bakery & Café.

  • Old World New Tastes

    Inspired by traditional Italian cuisine, the folks behind Nonna’s are mixing things up with a new chef’s...

  • 7 Good Things

    These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds this month and made us rave. They are ranked by level of...

  • A Seat at the Table

    The chef’s table at Metropolitan Farmer has been one of the best-kept dining secrets in Springfield. Until now.

  • Cheese 101

    Our editorial art coordinator, Vivian Wheeler, heads to Terrell Creek Farm to learn how to make cheese.

  • Divine Desserts

    The Trappist monks of Ava’s Assumption Abbey are making believers out of fruitcake cynics around the globe.

  • Whisky’d Ginger

    Sip our Drink of the Month at Mane Salon & Social House.

  • The Cranish

    Find our Yum of the Month at Elle’s Patisserie, 1454 E. Cherry St., Springfield, 417-832-2171.

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  • How to Wear Chunky Knits

    This season’s knit pieces go way beyond the tried-and-true sweater. We asked local style gurus how to make the...

  • Behind the Design

    As 417 Magazine’s Creative Director, I pull inspiration from all over. Design is a passion of mine, and when...

  • Winter Whites and Nudes

    The rule “don’t wear white after Labor Day” is old news. Three local style experts share their tips on how...

  • Hat Hair No More

    Have your hat and wear it, too.

  • Jewels for the Community

    A Five Pound Apparel customer favorite, the JaxKelly jewelry line embodies the importance of small business and...

  • Behind the Design

    Creative Director Heather Kane curates holiday gift ideas for the man in your life.

  • No Place Like Helton's

    With decades of experience in the furniture and upholstery business, Helton’s Home Furnishings Inc. is a...

  • Pouf There It Is

    There’s no denying you’ll want to give these fluff balls a little squeeze as you pass by them at local...

  • Lip Color Picks

    Pucker up in this season’s must-have lip colors from the Jane Ireldale line.

  • The Little Things

    Be the savviest Santa of all with these tiny stocking stuffers that pack a serious punch.

  • Walk the Line

    Sleek lines layered with contrasting textures in neutrals, rusty oranges and reds take to the streets in these...

  • Plaid Guys Pillow Company

    What started as a casual art project turned into a thriving business, prompting two local businessmen to close...

  • Behind the Design

    As 417 Magazine’s Creative Director, I pull inspiration from all over. Design is a passion of mine, and when...

  • Legacy of Style

    Landmark design firm James Décor is marking its 70th year in business—and freshening things up to celebrate.

  • Crowd Pleasers

    Dark woods, rich blacks and grays are the perfect backdrops for fall foods on your tabletops this season. Add a...

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  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class: A Touch of Class

    Restaurateur Mike Jalili is sharing the recipes behind some of the most popular dishes at his three restaurants:...

  • Cheese 101

    Our editorial art coordinator, Vivian Wheeler, heads to Terrell Creek Farm to learn how to make cheese.

  • Cooking Up Some Comfort

    Whether you’re making a cozy weeknight meal or cooking up a storm to feed the masses during a Sunday football...

  • Broc Your Socks Off

    A local farmer shares how to grow the best broccoli in our 417-land climate, and we share four locally created...

  • Berry Blast

    Veggies and poultry aren’t the only foods that shine at Thanksgiving. Work some color—and flavor—into your...

  • Cooking Class with Chef Patty Wingo

    Join Chef Patty Wingo in the kitchen for a feast full of fall flavors, including autumn bisque, kale salad,...

  • Blast from the Past

    After reminiscing about old recipes, a group of 417-land friends gathered for a throwback casserole party...

  • You Brew You

    With potlucks and tailgating season right around the corner, why not forgo store-bought suds in favor of your...

  • Breaking Bread

    When your next dinner party rolls around, treat your guests to the ultimate in comfort food with a batch of...

  • Grow a Pear

    Just when you thought the fresh juicy fruits of summer were gone, pears plop in to save the day. Learn about...

  • Cooking Class with Level 2 Steakhouse

    Jump into the kitchen with Chef Jeff Luzius from Level 2 Steakhouse at this month’s cooking class, featuring...

  • Cooking with Abuela

    We head to La Michoacana, a Mexican grocery store and restaurant in Monett, to share a bit of cooking and...

  • You Say Tomato

    Tomato season is here, and the freshest way to get a bite out of summer’s best fruit (sorry, watermelon) is to...

  • Patriotic Pies

    Use the season’s freshest berries and a little creativity to wow your family and friends with these festive...

  • Keep it Fresh

    Two local families are changing the salsa game. This summer, check out their tips for making your own.

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  • 5 Best Sledding Hills

    Resist the urge to hibernate indoors after a snowstorm hits. There’s fun to be had and hills to be conquered,...

  • 5 Best Santas

    It’s official: Santa Claus is coming to town. We’ve made a list, fact-checked it twice and rounded up the...

  • 5 Best Chicken Sandwiches

    Shake up your burger-and-fries routine this fall by biting into savory, delicious (and often fried) chicken...

  • 5 Best Reubens

    We’ve rounded up the five best places to chow down on these perfectly messy sammies in 417-land.

  • 5 Best Spots for Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    Looking to explore local waterways? Float in style on a stand-up paddleboard. We spoke with Joe Alfafara, owner...

  • 5 Best Summertime Brews

    The dog days of summer don’t stand a chance against these local libations. Quench your thirst with our list of...

  • 5 Best Swimming Holes

    417-land is rich with opportunities to make a splash in all-natural wonders. This summer, ditch the crowded...

  • 5 Best Memorial Day Float Trips

    Go off the grid this Memorial Day Weekend. Ditch your smartphone and check out our five best nearby floats to...

  • 5 Best Places to Buy Amazing Greeting Cards

    No gift is complete without a card, and luckily these five local shops have plenty of choices that showcase your...

  • 5 Best Public Golf Courses

    With spring just around the corner, it’s time to tee up. We’ve found the five best public courses where you...

  • 5 Best Mushroom Soups to Warm Your Winter

    Fill your belly with something hot and hearty this month. We found five luscious meat-free mushroom soups that...

  • 5 Best Happy Hour Bites

    It’s the wind down to the day and the start of a good night—it’s happy hour. The Queen City and its...

  • 5 Best Christmas Light Road Trips

    ‘Tis the season of colors that won’t quit. This year, check out the holiday twinkle of the best light...

  • 5 Best Fries

    They’re crispy, they’re crunchy and they’re perfectly salty. They can be dipped in ketchup, plunged in...

  • 5 Best Places to Watch a Sunrise

    We searched all through 417-land and nearby to find the best spots to catch the first rays of the day.

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