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Higher Grounds

Higher Grounds

With caramel-laced frappes oozing with sugary sweetness and strong shots of creamy espresso, coffee is alive and well in 417-land. Read on to learn about the roasters and coffee shops that are...

Old World New Tastes

Old World New Tastes

Inspired by traditional Italian cuisine, the folks behind Nonna’s are mixing things up with a new chef’s menu at their southside location.

The Perfect Affogato

The Perfect Affogato

Sip on our Drink of the Month at Ben's on the Square in Ozark.

Aloha on a Plate

Aloha on a Plate

The Big Island Grill Hawaiian BBQ offers up tropical tastes with an Asian flair on a menu that’s packed with a local take on Hawaiian fare.

Behind the Design

Behind the Design

As 417 Magazine’s Creative Director, I pull inspiration from all over. Design is a passion of mine, and when I’m out scouting products to feature in the magazine, I run across items I just have...

Resale for the Win

Resale for the Win

Just 4 You Resale & Consignment Shop has been a spot for finding deals and steals for nearly 25 years, and it recently moved to Springfield. Learn a bit about the space and head over to South...

How to Wear Chunky Knits

How to Wear Chunky Knits

This season’s knit pieces go way beyond the tried-and-true sweater. We asked local style gurus how to make the trend work from head to toe.

Get Your Glow

Get Your Glow

Detox your mind, body and soul with these good-for-you local products that are sure to get you glowing.

The Eagles Have Landed

The Eagles Have Landed

Winter is here, bringing with it cooler temps and numerous migrating bald eagles. Find out what brings the symbolic birds to Missouri and where to spot them.

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

Marty Scott shares his story of the long and winding road that led him to stardom as George Harrison in Branson’s Liverpool Legends.

Triple Scoop of Weaving

Triple Scoop of Weaving

We recruited the crafty help of Art Director Abby Gust to take a stab at Springfieldian Rachel Denbow’s step-by-step book, DIY Woven Art.

Cheers!

Cheers!

We dive into 417-land's growing cocktail culture.

A Reason to Celebrate

A Reason to Celebrate

Everybody deserves a special birthday, no matter where they are. The Confetti Foundation brings birthday surprises to kids who are staying at local hospitals.

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

Leave the winter chills behind for a little urban adventure in sunny San Diego.

Kansas City, Here I Come

Kansas City, Here I Come

With the eighth annual Restaurant Week and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, this is the perfect month to explore the city known for barbecue, beer and blues.

5 Best Sledding Hills

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...

Brain Power

Brain Power

Expand your child’s educational horizons with innovative programs in 417-land. Whether your kiddo is interested in science, medicine or the great outdoors, there are tons of options to help your...

New Year, New Hobby

New Year, New Hobby

Cross something off your resolutions list, and start the year off right with a little self-improvement. No matter your interests, there’s a new hobby that’s perfect to dive into.

Pint-Sized Play

Pint-Sized Play

Itty Bitty City is redefining playtime for 417-land’s smallest citizens. Writer Lillian Stone took the grand tour to learn more about Itty Bitty City’s approach to play.

The Shaman Next Door

The Shaman Next Door

Shane Knox has served 417-land as a modern-day shaman since he was 15. Despite his non-traditional beliefs, Knox has always considered himself just a regular guy.

Campfire Cookie

Campfire Cookie

Find our Yum of the Month at Sugar Leaf Bakery & Café.

The Perfect Affogato

The Perfect Affogato

Sip on our Drink of the Month at Ben's on the Square in Ozark.