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Dream Weekends

Dream Weekends

Getting away for just a little while with the one you love? You might as well make the most of it. Here's how.

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Leong's Asian Diner

Leong's Asian Diner

The family that invented Springfield-style cashew chicken is preparing it again at Leong’s Asian Diner.

Review: The Traveling Taco

Review: The Traveling Taco

Another taco truck in Springfield? Yup. But this one’s a little bit different

Savvy Shopper: Jellybeans

Savvy Shopper: Jellybeans

Whether you’re a stylish mom or just a person in need of a great baby shower gift, you’ll love Jellybeans, which carries clothing and accessories for children ages infant to toddler.

Necessities: Buying Bicycles

Necessities: Buying Bicycles

These bikes and bike accessories provide everything you need for a fun-filled, adventurous afternoon with the family. Check them out, then get to pedaling!

Learn to Dance in 417-land

Learn to Dance in 417-land

Do you love to dance but feel like your skills are a little rusty? 417-land is full of opportunities, and the dancing options go beyond just ballroom. Bollywood-style moves, anyone?

Dream Weekends

Dream Weekends

Getting away for just a little while with the one you love? You might as well make the most of it. Here's how.

Go Adventuring

Go Adventuring

A new local company—an offshoot of a business that’s been helping 417-landers hike their home region—is leading guided expeditions to the far corners of the globe. Find out how you can join in.

What's Your Favorite

What's Your Favorite

Getting down to basics with Bryan Simpson, owner of Five Pound Apparel.

Elkins Home Gallery: March 2011

Elkins Home Gallery: March 2011

Ben Elkins built the home he shares with his wife, Patti, and she was responsible for its interior design. The result is a comfortable south Springfield home that’s a little Tuscan, a tad...

417-land's Best-Selling New Cars

417-land's Best-Selling New Cars

What new vehicles are the most-popular sellers at 417-land dealerships? We found out.

Capo-What?

Capo-What?

Our writer tries his hand at capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, by getting a lesson at the Meyer Center’s new Cardio Capoeira class.

Workday Workout

Workday Workout

Local businesses are jumping into the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program, and they’re bringing fitness to the office

5 Best French Dip Sandwiches

5 Best French Dip Sandwiches

Savory and dipable, this might be the best lunch out there. And here are 417-land's best.

Cents of Pride: Good Will Starts Early

Cents of Pride: Good Will Starts Early

The Cents of Pride program allows elementary students to help each other through donations and stores at local schools.

Switzerland Travel: Crisp Mountain Air

Switzerland Travel: Crisp Mountain Air

Read about an off-season trip to the Swiss Alps, and plan a luxurious mountain getaway of your own.

Shimmy and Shake

Shimmy and Shake

Local belly dancers get sultry with a dancing workout.