Cover Story

Top Doctors 2013

Top Doctors 2013

An exhaustive listing of the very best physicians in southwest Missouri, as chosen by their peers.

Features

The New  Docs on the Block

The New Docs on the Block

A few of southwest Missouri’s newest physicians are making waves in 417-land and beyond. They may not be on the Top Doctors list (not yet, anyway), but their work is already the talk of the...

Departments

5 Best Seafood Cakes

5 Best Seafood Cakes

Think about luscious, flaky, tender morsels that burst with chunks of succulent shrimp, crab and lobster. Indulgent? Oh yeah. We delved into the rich and savory world of seafood to find...

Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings

Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings

Bite-sized and boneless make these little nuggets a perfect snack.

Mixed Smoothie with Spinach

Mixed Smoothie with Spinach

Fresh berries mix with banana, coconut water and spinach to create a delicious farmers market treat.

DiGiacinto Italian Restaurant

DiGiacinto Italian Restaurant

At DiGiacinto Italian Restaurant, the staff knows dining regulars by name, and new visitors are welcomed with friendly faces and to-die-for fresh bread.

Hot Dog!

Hot Dog!

Two American foodie classics get a delicious, inventive makeover at Joplin’s gastro genius, Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye Lee, our go-to fashionista, offers a few stylish, cozy and delicious Mother’s Day finds.

Wheeler Gardens & Florist

Wheeler Gardens & Florist

From early spring blooms to Fraser fir Christmas trees, Wheeler Gardens & Florist provides 417-land with fresh plants, flowers and seasonal décor all year long.

Dapper Man

Dapper Man

These stylish finds from 417-land boutiques and shops can turn any average Joe into a dapper Dan.

A House with a Heart

A House with a Heart

Thanks to hundreds of generous 417-land individuals and businesses, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks recently opened its second home—this one in Mercy Children’s Hospital.

A Foodie's Tour of Charleston South Carolina

A Foodie's Tour of Charleston South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina, has long been known for its Southern charm. Historic mansions and plantation homes are the background for famous ghost tours, and exquisite beaches lay within a...

The Fieldhouse Sports Center

The Fieldhouse Sports Center

A fabulous new sports complex is set to open in Springfield this month, bringing with it a slew of athletes, tournaments and jobs.

Dapper Man

Dapper Man

These stylish finds from 417-land boutiques and shops can turn any average Joe into a dapper Dan.

What You’re Buying: Bikes

What You’re Buying: Bikes

With so much cycling-friendly weather in May, when better to take to the streets or hit the open Ozark Mountains on two wheels? We talked to bike shops scattered around 417-land to find out the...

Elephant Man

Elephant Man

One of the world’s leading experts on elephants, Dr. Dennis Schmitt, calls 417-land home.

Lending a Helping Hand

Lending a Helping Hand

Thanks to a new fundraising system, Pick-A-Project, Springfield students and teachers are finding their dreams fulfilled and their needs met.

The New  Docs on the Block

The New Docs on the Block

A few of southwest Missouri’s newest physicians are making waves in 417-land and beyond. They may not be on the Top Doctors list (not yet, anyway), but their work is already the talk of the...

Top Doctors 2013

Top Doctors 2013

An exhaustive listing of the very best physicians in southwest Missouri, as chosen by their peers.

Wheeler Gardens & Florist

Wheeler Gardens & Florist

From early spring blooms to Fraser fir Christmas trees, Wheeler Gardens & Florist provides 417-land with fresh plants, flowers and seasonal décor all year long.

Mixed Smoothie with Spinach

Mixed Smoothie with Spinach

Fresh berries mix with banana, coconut water and spinach to create a delicious farmers market treat.

For the  Mouths of Babes

For the Mouths of Babes

This Springfield mom is sharing her love of all-natural, locally grown foods with those who need it most: babies.

Neosho Missouri

Neosho Missouri

Home to 400 acres of parks, nine fresh-water springs and the oldest federal fish hatchery in the nation, Neosho is a town that fully embraces the natural beauty of the Ozarks

Playing in the Dirt

Playing in the Dirt

Schoolyard gardens are sprouting up all over Springfield, and they are here to stay.

The Battle for the Battlefield

The Battle for the Battlefield

In an effort to preserve historical land surrounding Wilson’s Creek Battlefield Park, a 417–land foundation plays host to a fabulous fundraising night.

Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

Should disaster strike, the Springfield-Greene County Public Safety Center is ready to spring into action.

Kelli Aggus & Bronson Wehr

Kelli Aggus & Bronson Wehr

May 19, 2012; Family residence, Springfield

Meaty Bleus

Meaty Bleus

Just in time for grilling season, staffer Dylan Whitaker shares a recipe for a delicious bacon bleu cheese burger.

Prom Night Pledges

Prom Night Pledges

A 417–land program aims to encourage students to remain safe and sober on prom night and beyond.

Batman vs. Bullies

Batman vs. Bullies

Who’s the man behind the mask? A Joplinite dons a cape and heads to local schools to deliver anti-bullying messages as Batman.

Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash

The Springfield Park Board celebrates 100 years of service to the Springfield community through parties and park fun.

Fit  For Life

Fit For Life

Looking to get back in shape, shed a few pounds or just give your lifestyle a health-infused makeover? 417-land health coaches are here to help.

Remembering Joplin

Remembering Joplin

Joplin native and Mizzou professor Chip Gubera memorializes the Joplin tornado through film.

Marriage Is Murder murder mystery dinner show.

Marriage Is Murder murder mystery dinner show.

Interested in a little old-school interactive theatre? We sent writer Dayle Duggins to try her hand at murder mystery fun in Branson.

Big Cedar Lodge

Big Cedar Lodge

New amenities give you a whole lot more to experience this summer at Big Cedar Lodge

Adult Hip Hop Fitness Class

Adult Hip Hop Fitness Class

Possibly the least musically inclined person in 417-land, Lifestyle Editor Savannah Waszczuk takes a shot at an adult hip hop dance class.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye Lee, our go-to fashionista, offers a few stylish, cozy and delicious Mother’s Day finds.

Meet a Staffer: Jamie Kalil

Meet a Staffer: Jamie Kalil

Every month, we introduce you to one of the people who work on 417 Magazine. This month, meet Jamie Kalil.

Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings

Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings

Bite-sized and boneless make these little nuggets a perfect snack.

Mixed Smoothie with Spinach

Mixed Smoothie with Spinach

Fresh berries mix with banana, coconut water and spinach to create a delicious farmers market treat.