Cover Story

Art Within Reach

Art Within Reach

Dispersed throughout 417-land is a buzzing art scene that is constantly evolving and growing.

Features

Chocolate Unites Cultures

Chocolate Unites Cultures

Through Askinosie Chocolate and its mission for a farmer- and community-focused business, local high school students are stepping into another world and bringing education, food and friendship to a...

Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame 2013

Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame 2013

Meet the Springfield Public Schools graduates who have been named to the SPS Hall of Fame for 2013.

Departments

Spicy Don

Spicy Don

Inspired by the beloved margarita, The Spicy Don at Parlor 88 gets two thumbs up and an 8 on the spice meter.

Gilardi's Version 2.0

Gilardi's Version 2.0

Under new ownership, Ristorante Gilardi’s is still serving up delectable Italian cuisine—now with a new twist.

A Taste of Peru

A Taste of Peru

The Peruvian eatery on Commercial Street in Springfield features global flavors and a couple of to-die-for desserts.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

I’m obsessed with graphic tees this season! They’re fun, edgy and comfortable, and they can be paired with just about everything in your closet. Best of all, they can be worn all season long.

Creative  Shopping

Creative Shopping

Tucked away inside the Springfield Art Museum, The Museum Shop gives 417-landers the chance to purchase locally made art and accessories.

In Stitches

In Stitches

Knit a Tit rejects the notion of passively sitting in a rocker with needles and yarn. Instead, they are knitting breast prostheses to donate to local cancer survivors.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

I’m obsessed with graphic tees this season! They’re fun, edgy and comfortable, and they can be paired with just about everything in your closet. Best of all, they can be worn all season long.

Color Theory

Color Theory

Inspired by color palettes from the art world, we searched local shops to piece together four bold looks.

Chocolate Unites Cultures

Chocolate Unites Cultures

Through Askinosie Chocolate and its mission for a farmer- and community-focused business, local high school students are stepping into another world and bringing education, food and friendship to a...

Parting Shot

Parting Shot

Photos by Jarreth Hunt

In Stitches

In Stitches

Knit a Tit rejects the notion of passively sitting in a rocker with needles and yarn. Instead, they are knitting breast prostheses to donate to local cancer survivors.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

The always on-the-go MacArthurs transformed an outdated guest cottage into a warm, modern retreat, making it the perfect escape for their stays in Springfield.

Morgan Mathew & Austin Miller

Morgan Mathew & Austin Miller

September 22, 2012; Private residence near the james river

5 Best Local Blogs

5 Best Local Blogs

Locals with a passion for food, fashion and more share their creativity and wit with readers through some of the best local blogs around. Read on to see what makes our five favorites such great...

Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame 2013

Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame 2013

Meet the Springfield Public Schools graduates who have been named to the SPS Hall of Fame for 2013.

The Other Springfield

The Other Springfield

Take a quick weekend getaway to Springfield, Illinois. Just a four-and-a-half-hour drive northeast of our Springfield, the town is packed with history and good eats.

Art Within Reach

Art Within Reach

Dispersed throughout 417-land is a buzzing art scene that is constantly evolving and growing.

Behind the Cover: Art Within Reach

Behind the Cover: Art Within Reach

This month, in honor of our “Art Within Reach” cover story, we looked to iconic 417-land artist Susan Sommer-Luarca to create our entire cover by hand, in paint. Read on to hear how it all came...

Picking Up the Baton

Picking Up the Baton

The new music director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra arrives in 417-land with an impressive background and a strong respect for SSO’s tradition

Meet a Staffer

Meet a Staffer

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

A Strong Read

A Strong Read

417-land law legend Thomas Strong has authored a book that not only shares his personal story, but serves as a walk down Memory Lane for anyone who has called Springfield home.

The Classroom  Gets a Makeover

The Classroom Gets a Makeover

This mobile nonprofit allows local artists to give back to their community.

Local Libations

Local Libations

If you’re interested in a one-of-a-kind locally made drink for grown-ups, the mead at the Leaky Roof is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

The Great Climb

The Great Climb

Lifestyle editor Savannah Waszczuk scrambles up boulders as she tries out rock climbing for the first time. The result? A challenge that was rewarding for both her body and mind.

From Health Nut  to Heart Bypass

From Health Nut to Heart Bypass

Richard Ollis was blindsided by heart-health problems. Read about his experience, then learn how you can keep your own heart healthy.

417 Magazine Cooking Class with Jimm's Steakhouse

417 Magazine Cooking Class with Jimm's Steakhouse

Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub’s Chef Anthony Kurpjuweit prepares four drool-worthy courses at this month’s 417 Magazine Cooking Class.

Harvest Fun For Everyone

Harvest Fun For Everyone

From terrifying to extra-friendly, don’t miss out on these great corn mazes and haunted adventures for your kids, no matter their age.

Cuban Sandwich

Cuban Sandwich

A big sandwich with even bigger flavor is sure to put a smile on your face.

Spicy Don

Spicy Don

Inspired by the beloved margarita, The Spicy Don at Parlor 88 gets two thumbs up and an 8 on the spice meter.