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Best of 417 2010

Best of 417 2010

59 readers' picks and 49 editors' picks in our annual honors celebrating the best of life in 417-land.

Features

The Afterlife of Trash

Learn what Springfield offers in the recycling scene as we explore some major recycling issues and compare ourselves to a couple of other cities.

The Music Maker

David Smith is a music man at heart, but his career does more than pay the bills. Read on, and learn how the Springfield-based musician is helping change the world—and win awards while he’s at...

Departments

Tom Yum Yum

Tom Yum Yum

How does Springfield’s newest Thai restaurant stack up? If the tom yum gai soup is any indication, this is a menu we’re looking forward to exploring.

A Casual Mix

A Casual Mix

On a menu that contains a mix of flavors—from Italian entrées to steaks and burgers—which tastes stood out the most at Valentine’s? Read on to find out.

Savvy Shopper: Town & County

Savvy Shopper: Town & County

Town & County has combined upscale clothing with top-notch customer service for years, making it a staple in the Springfield clothing industry.

Party Palette

The sole purpose of make up is to make you look pretty, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look pretty, too. Check out these make up sets that look good on your face and in your purse.