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Top Doctors 2017

Top Doctors 2017

Our annual Top Doctors list features winning physicians in 72 medical and surgical specialties throughout 417-land.

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Review: Hula Hawaiian Kitchen

Review: Hula Hawaiian Kitchen

Taste raw fish done right by ordering the tuna poke at Hula Hawaiian Kitchen.

Farmers Market Guide

Farmers Market Guide

This time of year, the farmers markets in 417-land come alive. Our guide shows you which local markets are the best places to visit and support local farmers, and what you can find throughout the...

Waffles for the Win

Waffles for the Win

The Waffle Company is serving up several versions of chicken and waffles, and you can find your favorite at the Springfield Mobile Food Park

Behind the Design

Behind the Design

It’s time to start planning those trips to the lake and to start soaking up the sun. Here are some ways to protect yourself from those harmful rays without missing out on all the fun.

Savvy Shopper: The In-House Boutique at Wickman's Garden Village

Savvy Shopper: The In-House Boutique at Wickman's Garden Village

The In-House Boutique at Wickman's Garden Village offers a relaxed shopping experience with apparel, accessories and jewelry.

Water Warrior

Water Warrior

Before you hit the water, be sure to grab the best gear, most stylish accessories and even some tasty snacks.

Trending: Flats

Trending: Flats

We can't get enough of this season's unapologetic sandals and loafers. We dare you to resist these four flat-out awesome trends.

Something to Fawn Over

Something to Fawn Over

Effortlessly stand out with items from Gentle Fawn’s spring and summer collections.

New Brows

New Brows

Your hair doesn’t have to be the only thing getting a new ’do this season. Give yourself an instant facelift with microblading, the eyebrow overhaul you never knew you needed.

Savvy Shopper: The In-House Boutique at Wickman's Garden Village

Savvy Shopper: The In-House Boutique at Wickman's Garden Village

The In-House Boutique at Wickman's Garden Village offers a relaxed shopping experience with apparel, accessories and jewelry.

Water Warrior

Water Warrior

Before you hit the water, be sure to grab the best gear, most stylish accessories and even some tasty snacks.

Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean

This spring when you’re taking care of other seasonal chores, use this list of tips to prevent dust and mold from becoming a problem.

Trending: Flats

Trending: Flats

We can't get enough of this season's unapologetic sandals and loafers. We dare you to resist these four flat-out awesome trends.

Freeze Tag

Freeze Tag

Need something fun to do when the whole family has a day off for Memorial Day? Try your hand at a game of Springfield Freeze Tag by tasting all the frozen goodness around the city.

5 Best Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

5 Best Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Ready to celebrate Mexican culture with drinks, food and fun? Si, por favor!

Yum of the Month: Kimchi Fried Rice

Yum of the Month: Kimchi Fried Rice

Don't miss the yum of the month at Koriya.

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

The school year is about to end, and your kids are going to need something to do with their newfound freedom. Explore some of our region’s most fun kid-friendly activities that let your whole...

Review: Hula Hawaiian Kitchen

Review: Hula Hawaiian Kitchen

Taste raw fish done right by ordering the tuna poke at Hula Hawaiian Kitchen.

Outdoor Spaces Overhaul

Outdoor Spaces Overhaul

We caught up with industry experts to get the quickest ways to update your outdoor space for summer soirees. Use their tips to have the ultimate outdoor kitchen and find quick ways to add style all...

Drink of the Month: Brown Bear

Drink of the Month: Brown Bear

Sip the Drink of the Month at Civil Kitchen.

Pensacola: A Shore to Explore

Pensacola: A Shore to Explore

At least once a year my toes get itchy to walk on a sandy shore. Until four years ago, that generally meant spending a fortune on airfare. Then my husband and I discovered an easy-to-reach hidden...

Top Doctors 2017

Top Doctors 2017

Our annual Top Doctors list features winning physicians in 72 medical and surgical specialties throughout 417-land.

Aerial Silks Class

Aerial Silks Class

Writer Lillian Stone dashed her fears—and lack of upper-body strength—to take an aerial silks class at Springfield Aerial Fitness.

Something to Fawn Over

Something to Fawn Over

Effortlessly stand out with items from Gentle Fawn’s spring and summer collections.

Behind the Design

Behind the Design

It’s time to start planning those trips to the lake and to start soaking up the sun. Here are some ways to protect yourself from those harmful rays without missing out on all the fun.

Restore Your Floor

Restore Your Floor

Two local experts share their tips, tricks and trends for staining your own hardwood floors.

New Brows

New Brows

Your hair doesn’t have to be the only thing getting a new ’do this season. Give yourself an instant facelift with microblading, the eyebrow overhaul you never knew you needed.

Bring Down Mosquitos With a Bat House

Bring Down Mosquitos With a Bat House

It looks like a plain, brown box, but inside holds the most all-natural mosquito repellent available: bats. Find out how to make a bat house and how to conquer any fears about the mysterious...

7 Good Things

7 Good Things

These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds this month and made us rave. They are ranked by level of yumminess.

Ranch to Restaurant

Ranch to Restaurant

Where’s the beef? For two vertically integrated dining destinations in 417-land, it’s raised right down the road by operations that are directly connected to those establishments.

Inside Dr. Swann's Home

Inside Dr. Swann's Home

Dr. Michael Swann’s home was renovated to create a space that reflects his family’s lifestyle: modern and fun.

The 417 Mile Challenge

The 417 Mile Challenge

Explore Springfield—and a little beyond—in four months with 417 miles of races to get your blood pumping. Get ready, get set and go!

Farmers Market Guide

Farmers Market Guide

This time of year, the farmers markets in 417-land come alive. Our guide shows you which local markets are the best places to visit and support local farmers, and what you can find throughout the...

Artsfest Returns

Artsfest Returns

See tons of local art and performances, all en plein air at this year’s Artsfest. The juried art show lines Historic Walnut Street with booths, stages, food trucks and fun for all ages.

Make it: Mint Julep

Make it: Mint Julep

Whether you chug drinks like a thirsty racehorse or sip like a Southern gentleman, the mint julep is the perfect drink to prepare this derby season.

Raising the Rhubarb

Raising the Rhubarb

If your only familiarity with rhubarb is from A Prairie Home Companion’s fictitious commercials, use the spring season to give the stalks a try in something other than pie.

Surgeons Running the Globe

Surgeons Running the Globe

We sat down to talk all things running with Dr. Jose Dominguez and Dr. John Steinberg, two CoxHealth surgeons who are nearing their goal of running a marathon on every continent.

Waffles for the Win

Waffles for the Win

The Waffle Company is serving up several versions of chicken and waffles, and you can find your favorite at the Springfield Mobile Food Park

Front Porch Food

Front Porch Food

If you don’t have acres or even a lot of square footage to spare, you can still plant fruits and vegetables that will keep fresh food on your plate all season long.

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrating Mom is a stellar reason to gather up the fam and head out for a leisurely brunch and great eats.

Yum of the Month: Kimchi Fried Rice

Yum of the Month: Kimchi Fried Rice

Don't miss the yum of the month at Koriya.

Drink of the Month: Brown Bear

Drink of the Month: Brown Bear

Sip the Drink of the Month at Civil Kitchen.