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  • Best Vets 2016

    Our readers have nominated the most caring and qualified vets and animal hospitals in 417-land, and we’ve...

  • 417-Land Pets!

    This story celebrates your pets and all of the local resources and activities that are available to make their...

  • There’s a Baby App for That

    CoxHealth’s new (and free!) app for new moms provides a wealth of credible information and tools to help guide...

  • Zenith Climbing Center

    Our digital director tries her hand at rock climbing by spending some time at the new and oh-so-lovely Zenith...

  • Pool School

    Before you take the plunge and spend your hard-earned dollars on a pool, make sure you know what you’re...

  • Springfield’s Hottest ’Hoods

    We dug up which Springfield neighborhoods move houses quickly, so you can search for a new home in a spot you...

  • What’s New in Branson

    Branson and the Table Rock Lake area are teeming with new and exciting attractions, most of which are opening...

  • Getaway to Riversport Rapids

    Looking for an adventure? Oklahoma City’s newest attraction offers thrills for daredevils of all skill levels,...

  • Fourth of July Fireworks Displays 2016

    We tell you where you can go to enjoy 417-land’s best and brightest fireworks displays this Fourth of July.

  • Best Summer Stargazing

    Sunny days aren’t the only perk to summer. Warm nights provide the perfect opportunity to escape the city and...

  • 80th annual Ozark Empire Fair

    A favorite Ozarks tradition has arrived once again. Brave the heat and mark your calendar for the 80th annual...

  • 11 Questions with Apollo Robbins

    Meet the world-famous pickpocket who got his start as a performer right here in Springfield.

  • 12 Perfect Days

    We planned 12 ways to create your ideal summer day.

  • Age-Old Questions

    Dealing with the ramifications of aging can be incredibly stressful. Lighten your load by enlisting the help of...

  • Brewery District Flats

    Brewery District Flats brings 25 residential units and two commercial spaces to downtown Springfield.

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  • Homemade Ravioli and More!

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

  • Touch's New Menu

    When Touch revamped its menu to include an oyster bar and more seafood options, we jumped at the chance to give...

  • Shark Week Cocktail

    This drink is everything you’d dream a special Shark Week cocktail would be.

  • A Flavor to Relish

    Family traditions can be delicious. Dan and Sharon Bulone have created a small empire selling products inspired...

  •  KC Coffee

    A sophisticated mixture of Rieger’s KC Whiskey, house demerara simple syrup, house coffee, whipped heavy cream...

  • Pork Belly Corndogs

    From The Order at Hotel Vandivort

  • Butcher + Baker

    The delightful baked wonders of KatieMade combine with craft butcher Aden Watson’s quality meats to form...

  • Seven Good Things

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

  • Vitos Kitchen

    Vito Palmietto is dishing out New York–style pizza so good it’s mending relationships.

  • Fresh and Easy

    Local companies offer up food subscriptions that make it super-simple to get fresh veggies and locally made food...

  • Dine Under the Sun

    It’s warm, it’s sunny, and it’s food truck season! Find your favorite from our list of tasty trucks, then...

  • Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

    Creamy and cheesy, this dip is perfectly indulgent.

  • The Golden Girl Rum Club

    Four young movers and shakers team up to create a rum bar that is making waves in downtown Springfield and...

  • Seven Good Things

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

  • Gnocchi from Metro Farmer

    Plump bits of melt-in-your-mouth perfection

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  • Heartbreak Hotel

    Whatever your summer travel plans are, make sure you’re dressed to impress with this season’s top...

  • Kendra Scott Jewelry at Town & County

    One of our favorite new jewelry lines, Kendra Scott, features natural stones, fun shapes and tons of style.

  • Technicolor Styles

    These products remind us of an old-school summer, a time where some good tunes and simple design took center...

  • The Haberdasher

    Steeped in vintage style, this downtown Springfield men’s boutique blends modern fashion with vintage elegance.

  • Sleep Tight

    Just because you’re lounging at home doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. We looked high and low to...

  • Father’s Day Gifting

    Need a great gift for dad? We’ve rounded up five local spots that can offer something new for the man who has...

  • Namaste Wear

    The Onzie clothing line combines fashion with function to help you look and feel your best on the mat.

  • Summer Must-Haves

    Heather Kane's picks for prepping your wardrobe and medicine cabinet with summer must-haves.

  • Green Gallery

    At Green Gallery in Ozark, a plethora of plants meet a wide world of quirky antiques, making it a fun spot to...

  • Suit Up

    No matter your shape or personality, local boutiques have an array of swimsuit styles to suit you.

  • Weekend Warrior

    Keep your summer style simple with this season’s weekend staples. They are classic with just the right amount...

  • Bring on the Beads

    Beadwork has a rich cultural heritage, and this season beads are hot-hot-hot again. As the demand for handmade...

  • Kentucky Derby 2016 Hats

    Kentucky Derby hats are brighter, larger and more extravagant than they’ve ever been before. So go ahead and...

  • Dear John denim

    Dear John denim has been a long-time favorite at The Uptown Boutique, and owner Sarah Schaeffer doesn’t see...

  • Pure & Simple Co. Nixa

    A newer store on the Nixa shopping scene, Pure & Simple Co. offers everything from quality handmade furniture to...

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  • 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.

  • Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

    It’s summertime, the livin’ is easy, and everything is about to get just a little bit sweeter. Add something...

  • Squash it Real Good

    Challenge yourself in this kitchen this summer by finding new and fun ways to use one of summertime’s garden...

  • Peas and Thank You

    This spring, bright, sunny days help us shake off our hibernation. Shouldn’t your dinner table get a bright,...

  • Get Rad

    Add radishes to your garden and your plate, and you’ll have the tastiest spring yet.

  • Cooking Class: Missouri-Made with Gilardi’s

    Chef James Martin crafts an Italian meal made entirely of local ingredients featuring carpaccio, a steak and...

  • In the Kitchen with Cauliflower

    Curious about cruciferous vegetables? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve chatted with local farmers about how to...

  • A Fresh Take on Salad

    Spring means warming temperatures, the start of the year’s gardening and the return of so much of our favorite...

  • Morel Mushrooms

    How to spot, store and enjoy one of spring’s most delectable crops: morel mushrooms.

  • KatieMade Mosbolletjies Bread

    Although homegrown produce is still hard to find, you can still keep your cooking local by cranking up the oven...

  • 417 Cooking Class with The Order

    Chef Zach White from The Order shows us how simple ingredients don’t have to mean boring meals when he whips...

  • Cooking Class with Crabby’s Seafood Bar & Grill

    Chef Damien Tirego of Crabby’s Seafood Bar & Grill in Joplin joins us in the kitchen to make a surf and turf...

  • Spicing Things Up

    Now headquartered in Republic, Red Monkey Foods is blending and bottling spices and seasonings that are sold all...

  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class with Nicola

    Nicola Gilardi shares some of his richest cuisine with 417-land as he prepares an Italian winter salad, a creamy...

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  • 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.

  • 5 Best Creative Brunch Dishes

    Traditional brunch dishes are given an unexpected twist with these creations, all the perfect reason to hop out...

  • 5 Best Smoke-Free Patios

    Looking to take in some fresh air at some of the finest eateries in 417-land? These five local hotspots provide...

  • 5 Best House Salads

    Sometimes summer makes you want to eat light. Whether you’re craving Asian flare, a Greek spin or just a...

  • 5 Best Thrills

    Adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers will love these summer rides and attractions. Bring out your adventurous...

  • 5 Best Ways to Get Your Beer Fix This Month

    With so many local craft breweries calling 417-land home, it’s time to raise a glass and enjoy your favorite...

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