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5 Best Cool Treats

We found five delicious desserts that are sure to cool you down on the hottest 417-land days.

5 Best Guacamoles

We rounded up our five favorite bowls of guacamole from local eateries—just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

5 Best Reasons to Go Cards Crazy

This year is the Springfield Cardinals’ 10th season, and we rounded up our five favorite reasons to get excited about this great American pastime.

5 Best Cuban Sandwiches

There’s something magical about biting into crunchy bread and getting a mouthful of juicy meat and tangy pickles. Drooling yet? There are several top-notch Cuban sandwiches at restaurants around...

5 Best Vegan Eats

Our art director scoured local menus to find her very favorite no-meat, no-cheese, no-eggs, all-vegan-all-the-time dishes. They’re so good, even carnivores should branch out and give them a try.

5 Best College Athletes to Watch

Bring your love of sports to the local level with these hot college athletes. From a couple of MVC Freshman of the Year winners to a swimmer who’s helped his school win the national championship,...

5 Best Bubbly Cocktails

Made with Champagne, Chambord and a variety of other tasty liquors, these five tinctures are all bubbly, delicious and the perfect way to celebrate the New Year. Raise a glass to 2014.

5 Best Smoothies

One of the best ways to get a taste of summer once our warm days have waned is to grab a fresh and fruity smoothie. We pulled together our five favorite examples of tasty blended perfection from...

5 Best Local Blogs

Locals with a passion for food, fashion and more share their creativity and wit with readers through some of the best local blogs around. Read on to see what makes our five favorites such great...

5 Best Trail Rides

Everybody has a little cowboy in them, right? Grab your spurs, and take the kids for a horseback riding day trip to one of our favorite nearby spots for trail riding.

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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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