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May 2012

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Grown in 417-land

Grown in 417-land

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Our Beer Awakening

Our Beer Awakening

We took a tour of what our local breweries have to offer, and what we found was a community of brewers and lovers of brew who all enjoy the process as much as the result.

Departments

417's Cooking Class with Fire & Ice

Cooking Class with Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar

417 Magazine's Cooking Class with Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar. Metro Appliances and More. May 15, 2012.

If It's Local, It's Here

Mike McCamish, the owner of Wild Root Grocery and Eastland Farmers’ Market, combines longtime family land (on a city corner in Springfield) with a passion for locally grown and raised products....

The Case for Raised Bed Gardening

In rocky-earthed 417-land, the first step to perfect backyard veggies might be a homemade garden build above the ground. Read on, to find out how to make your own raised bed.

Fresh from the Dirt

Learn about a local rare seed collector’s passion for growing heirloom veggies—and how you can get into it too.

5 Best: Onion Rings

Crunchy hoops of crisp onion, a messy coating and just-right seasonings.

A Helping Hand

GYNCA works to make sure that no woman feels alone during her battle with gynecological cancer. Learn about the organization’s efforts, and take part in a brand new memorial golf tournament to...

Food is for Sharing

Farmers are taking locally raised food to the next level by donating their crops to 417-land organizations.

Haute Home Town

Step up your style with these handmade must-haves by local artists and designers, all from 417-land shops.

Family Style

Rick Morsovillo with his wife, Carolyn, and their four sons: 8-year-old Cameron, 11-year-old Blake, 13-year-old Dominick and 15-year-old Ricky.

It's in the Bag

From gift and home décor items to stylish clothing and accessories, Baglady Boutique provides an array of merchandise to 417-land shoppers.

Fruit Filled Fun

Strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries and strawberry iced tea: If you’re a fan of this red-ripe gift of summer, head to Kimmswick soon.

Kids Calendar

The school year is coming to an end, and you’re going to need to find some entertainment for your kiddos soon. Why not give one of these events a try?

Easy on the Eyes

We tried out LASHDIP, a cosmetic application that gives eyelashes the look of mascara without the hassle of application or worries of raccoon eyes.

Memorial Balloon Release

Memorial Balloon Release for Lost & Found Grief Center at Jordan Valley Park. May 24, 2012.

Summertime Music Festivals

From rock to bluegrass and beyond, we show you how to enjoy great music in 417-land this summer.

Memorial Balloon Release

Memorial Balloon Release for Lost & Found Grief Center at Jordan Valley Park. May 24, 2012.

ArtsFest on Historic Walnut Street

ArtsFest on Historic Walnut Street. May 5, 2012. Photos by Jessy Davis & Kailey Reagan.

Cooking Class with Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar

417 Magazine's Cooking Class with Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar. Metro Appliances and More. May 15, 2012.

Taste Riedel Wine Dinner

Taste Riedel Wine Dinner held at Highland Springs Country Club. May 10, 2012.

Teacher Appreciation Banquet

Springfield Public Schools Teacher Appreciation Banquet. University Plaza Convention Center. April 16, 2012.

DCO White Party

DCO White Party. May 11, 2012. Photos by Jessy Davis & Sammy Jo Taylor.

Kentucky Derby Gala 2012

The Kentucky Derby Gala benefiting the Springfield Sheltered Workshop. May 5, 2012.

GYNCA Tee Up Fore Teal Dinner

GYNCA Tee Up Fore Teal Dinner in memory of Cyndi Sullivan. May 21, 2012.

Alzheimer's Wine Gala

Alzheimer's Wine Gala at OzAir Service Chamber. May 5, 2012. Photos by Jessy Davis & Kailey Reagan.

Downtown in Denim

Downtown in Denim benefiting the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch. April 26, 2012.

20 Under 30 Party

20 Under 30 Party at Highland Springs Country Club.

A Name to Wear Proudly

Attention all Hollister clothing fans: The brand is indeed connected to the southwest Missouri town by the same name. But that’s not the only fact of note about this historic town. Read on to...

Turning Tragedy Into Action

Janis McCall faced every mother’s nightmare in 1992 when her daughter was abducted along with two other women. This year, the 20th anniversary of her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still...

Making the Big Move

Seniors on the Move allows 417-land seniors to begin the next chapter of their lives—with a little assistance.

Perfect Pairings

On p. 72 we feature three great wine dinners that are happening this month in 417-land. Why write about three wine dinners in one month? Well, they are extraordinary experiences! Here’s our recap...

Famous Dave's BBQ

Tasting a few selections from the huge menu of barbecued goodness at Famous Dave’s.

The Gourmet Lunchbox

A new lunch spot offers loads of flavor from a tiny little storefront in south Springfield.

Taste Test: Fish Tacos

Fish in a handy tortilla shell? We love it. So, we went and tested out some great local restaurants to see what their fish tacos were like.

Yum of the Month: The Rita Salad

Seven Good Things

Drink of the Month: White Russian

This scrumptiously sweet cocktail is flavored like the summer milkshakes from your childhood, but it packs an intoxicating punch.

Jason Acree & Tess Nashed

September 10, 2011; Creedstown, Rogersville

A Take on Traditional

Thanks to a recent remodel project, John and Margaret Cioni’s south Springfield home now boasts a traditional look that’s clean, comfortable and livable.

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