Archive - Favorite Things

Behind the Cover: Art Within Reach

This month, in honor of our “Art Within Reach” cover story, we looked to iconic 417-land artist Susan Sommer-Luarca to create our entire cover by hand, in paint. Read on to hear how it all came...

Best Lawyers in 417-land 2012

Where do you turn when you need legal counsel? A peer-review process was used to determine the top attorneys in 417-land for the 2012 Best Lawyers list

Change: 3,000 Hoof Beats at a Time

A new facility in Republic is improving the lives of 417-land kids and adults through therapeutic horseback riding.

Drink of the Month: Mango Fusion

What do you get when you mix a little vodka, a little fresh fruity purée and a darling fruity garnish? Deliciousness, that’s what.

Comedy at the Castle

Professional comedians provide some giggles to the guests and ghosts of the historic Pythian Castle in Springfield.

Seven Good Things

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

Well Fed Neighbor Market

The Well Fed Neighbor Alliance has opened a new store stocked year-round with locally grown, raised or produced groceries.

Jin's Fine Asian Dining Review

A Korean-Japanese dining hybrid is serving up authentic dishes with loads of tasty heat.

Dublin's Pass Dining Review

Dublin’s Pass offers a pub atmosphere and an Irish-themed menu that’s loaded with bangers, rashers and Guinness every which way.

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Sign up for our newsletters Follow us on Instagram

  1. Generation Next
    We step beyond the welcome mat to meet the next generation of 417-landers who are stepping up to...
  2. Fourth of July Fireworks 2014
    Grab some lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy some Fourth of July fireworks in 417-land. Read on...
  3. European Café by Sweet Couture
    One of Springfield’s newest coffee shops serves up a tasty array of treats that keep us coming...
  4. Nicholas Palmquist
    In the space of two weeks, 417-lander Nicholas Palmquist landed roles on two of the hottest shows...
  5. Collections Boutique
    Tucked away at Big Cedar Lodge, Collections Boutique sells everything from clothing to housewares...