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Best Sandwiches

Best Sandwiches

We went out and discovered the 21 best sandwiches in 417-land. We even had you submit your own recipes for judging. Check out the results here!

Features

20 Under 30 Class of 2012

20 Under 30 Class of 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to meet the 2012 class of 20 Under 30.

Coffee Maverick

Coffee Maverick

Kent Morrison does coffee a little differently than most coffee shop owners. Learn how he went from a men’s gym owner to the creator of an irresistible protein drink to the brain behind the...

All About the Art

All About the Art

Original artwork and custom-designed furniture bring life to Nathan Taylor and J. Martin’s Springfield home.

Departments

Yum of the Month: Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Yum of the Month: Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Taste Test Smoothies

Taste Test Smoothies

It's getting warmer out, so for this month's taste test we decided to get our smoothie on.

Drink of the Month: La Rosette

Drink of the Month: La Rosette

If you want to feel delightfully sophisticated (and enticed to use words like “delightfully sophisticated” to describe your state of being), then La Rosette is for you.

Blu Sesame

Blu Sesame

Blu Sesame offers a modern take on a variety of Asian cuisines and dishes. The best part? Every menu item is less than $10.

Best Sandwiches

Best Sandwiches

We went out and discovered the 21 best sandwiches in 417-land. We even had you submit your own recipes for judging. Check out the results here!

Salon Shopping

Salon Shopping

Rodi Salon•Spa•Boutique combines a clothing store with an upscale salon for customers who want to update their entire look, all in one shop.

20 Under 30 Class of 2012

20 Under 30 Class of 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to meet the 2012 class of 20 Under 30.

Randy Mitchum and Kristie Bond

Randy Mitchum and Kristie Bond

October 1, 2011; James River Assembly Clark Chapel, Ozark

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

Prepare yourself for April showers with this collection of waterproof accessories, all from 417-land shops.

A Little Celebration

A Little Celebration

A new local nonprofit aims to provide simply sweet birthday parties to local children in need. Learn how they do it and how you can help out.

5 Best Places to Watch a Sunset

5 Best Places to Watch a Sunset

Spring has begun in 417-land. And what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than by taking in a picturesque sunset? We found five spots in 417-land where you can see the most gorgeous sunsets...

Salon Shopping

Salon Shopping

Rodi Salon•Spa•Boutique combines a clothing store with an upscale salon for customers who want to update their entire look, all in one shop.

6 Things We Love at Crystal Bridges

6 Things We Love at Crystal Bridges

Just a two-hour drive southwest of Springfield—tucked away in the woods in Bentonville, Arkansas—is an architecturally and artistically lovely day trip destination. Find out what we couldn’t...

Crack a Book, Together

Crack a Book, Together

This year’s Big Read pick is The Maltese Falcon, and Springfield–Greene County Libraries are planning loads of events and activities to bring the book to life.

Getting to Know Ozark

Getting to Know Ozark

The town of Ozark’s name is actually a phonetic spelling of the French phrase aux arcs, which means “of the arches.” Learn about this fast-growing community from the people who call it home.

Best Sandwiches

Best Sandwiches

We went out and discovered the 21 best sandwiches in 417-land. We even had you submit your own recipes for judging. Check out the results here!

All About the Art

All About the Art

Original artwork and custom-designed furniture bring life to Nathan Taylor and J. Martin’s Springfield home.

Shimmy, Shake and Smile

Shimmy, Shake and Smile

Upbeat music, a cheery instructor and a variety of Latin dance moves make the Zumba classes at FitFusion Studio a workout in disguise.

20 Things You Didn't Know About Randy Bacon

20 Things You Didn't Know About Randy Bacon

Randy Bacon is long established as a well-known photographer in 417-land. Never one to stand pat, Bacon recently reinvented himself as a documentary filmmaker. “Ultimately, I just never get tired...

Immortalizing Life Stories

Immortalizing Life Stories

Through the Life History Project, Missouri State students are bridging the gap between the old and young and creating keepsake biographies that will live on forever.

On Point

On Point

Have a little one who’s just dying to show off on the dance floor? A new 417-land dance studio is now open and teaching dance to all ages and skill levels.

Sassie Sharons Gourmet Flavored Vinegars

Sassie Sharons Gourmet Flavored Vinegars

Learn how a 417-land woman adds new dimension to a common ingredient with Sassie Sharons Gourmet Flavored Vinegars.

El Dorado, Immortalized

El Dorado, Immortalized

Former El Dorado Springs resident Kathie Truitt writes a fictional ode to her old hometown in her second novel Hillbilly Debutante Café.

It's Been Swell

It's Been Swell

Big Smith waves goodbye to 417-land in the bands farewell concerts, happening this month and next.

Yum of the Month: Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Yum of the Month: Bacon-Wrapped Dates