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5 Takes on Mac and Cheese

Cheese isn’t the only thing that makes our very favorite comfort food so great. In 417-land, you can add creativity to the mix. Local restaurants are offering up clever takes on the dish and...

5 Best Sledding Hills

Resist the urge to hibernate indoors after a snowstorm hits. There’s fun to be had and hills to be conquered, so grab a sled, throw on some layers and let things slide at these five superb...

5 Best Santas

It’s official: Santa Claus is coming to town. We’ve made a list, fact-checked it twice and rounded up the five best Santas in 417-land.

5 Best Chicken Sandwiches

Shake up your burger-and-fries routine this fall by biting into savory, delicious (and often fried) chicken sandwiches instead. Although chicken is one of the most versatile meats, it can often be...

5 Best Reubens

We’ve rounded up the five best places to chow down on these perfectly messy sammies in 417-land.

5 Best Spots for Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Looking to explore local waterways? Float in style on a stand-up paddleboard. We spoke with Joe Alfafara, owner of Ozark Paddleboards, to create this list of the five best paddleboarding...

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 the five best summertime brews.

5 Best Swimming Holes

417-land is rich with opportunities to make a splash in all-natural wonders. This summer, ditch the crowded pools and cool off by taking a dip in one of these five oh-so-cool freshwater swimming...

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 take in May.

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 style and sense of humor better than any generic card ever could.

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  1. Why Pickleball is the New “It” Sport
    The number of places to play pickleball has doubled since 2010. Digital Director Dayle Duggins...
  2. 50 Things Every 417-Lander Must Do
    When do you know you’ve become fully initiated into your home? You can start by trying all the...
  3. Beneath the Surface: Controversy on the Buffalo National River
    Since C&H Hog Farms opened its 2,500-sow operation in the Buffalo National River watershed in...
  4. Inside Innovative Dental’s Spa-Like Space
    Innovative Dental’s remodeled office in Southeast Springfield goes beyond the usual sterile...
  5. Get Killer Ramen at Skully’s Food Truck in Springfield
    Skully’s food truck offers fresh, Asian-fusion fare in an atmosphere that can’t be beat.
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