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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.

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  1. Neighborhoods We Love
    Get a glimpse into the friendliest neighborhoods in 417-land, then use the ideas and tips to...
  2. Fourth of July Fireworks 2015
    Kick off your Fourth of July celebration with a bang. Dazzling fireworks displays, jubilant...
  3. Ettie's Eats: Mint and Cucumber Refresher
    Cool off this weekend with this refreshing summer cocktail. The real star, besides the green tea...
  4. Six Questions With Jeremy Rabe
    417-land’s FYI Guy rose to fame after getting his start crafting as a kid with his grandma....
  5. Food for Thought
    How do you get fresh and healthy food to those most in need? That question is being tossed around...
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