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.

Comedy at the Castle

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

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.

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.

Foodie Calendar

Where food and your social life collide: Her are a few culinary excursions happening this month in 417-land.

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  1. Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
    Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is set to open later this year, and it promises...
  2. Best Mexican Food
    Love is a pile of freshly made tortilla chips.
  3. 417-Land Pets!
    This story celebrates your pets and all of the local resources and activities that are available...
  4. Strength of a Lion
    Leaving a past of domestic violence, Debbie Cantrell went on to discover strength she never knew...
  5. Butcher + Baker
    The delightful baked wonders of KatieMade combine with craft butcher Aden Watson’s quality...
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