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12 Scenic Getaways to Make the Most of Your Fall

12 Scenic Getaways to Make the Most of Your Fall

Stellar vacations don’t have to be exhausting, and they don’t have to be halfway across the globe. Sometimes, the best fall escape is one that’s easy-breezy, and 417-land is the perfect...

Features

Take an Autumn Drive to Michigan

Take an Autumn Drive to Michigan

Take in autumn beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. Our writer tells you how to plan the perfect trip.

Meet the 2017 Members of the SPS Hall of Fame

Meet the 2017 Members of the SPS Hall of Fame

Meet this year's four Springfield Public Schools graduates who are being inducted into the SPS Hall of Fame.

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Dinner at the Thicket, 417-land's Newest Farm-To-Table Experience

Dinner at the Thicket, 417-land's Newest Farm-To-Table Experience

Lillian Stone headed to Green Thicket Farm in search of an innovative, laid-back take on farm-to-table dining.

Springfield’s Ultimate Craft Brewery Crawl

Springfield’s Ultimate Craft Brewery Crawl

With three new breweries on the horizon, this fall is the perfect time for a Springfield-centric craft brewery crawl.

Get Killer Ramen at Skully’s Food Truck in Springfield

Get Killer Ramen at Skully’s Food Truck in Springfield

Skully’s food truck offers fresh, Asian-fusion fare in an atmosphere that can’t be beat.

Apple Dishes in Southwest Missouri

Apple Dishes in Southwest Missouri

It’s apple season, and local restaurants are packing the autumn fruit into their menus. We rounded up some of our favorite seasonal and year-round apple treats.

Hurts Donut's Milkshake Comes with an Entire Donut On Top

Hurts Donut's Milkshake Comes with an Entire Donut On Top

A whole donut and a milkshake? What more could you ask for?

Two Local Boutiques Launch Shopping Apps

Two Local Boutiques Launch Shopping Apps

Move aside Amazon. Thanks to two new apps, you get all the convenience of shopping online with the added bonus of keeping your dollars local.

The Booties You Need Now

The Booties You Need Now

Local boutiques are bringing edge back to rugged booties with these earth-tone shades that will have you looking effortlessly cool this fall

Classic, Must-Have Bags for Leather Lovers

Classic, Must-Have Bags for Leather Lovers

It’s the perfect time to invest in a classic leather bag. You will reap the rewards of major style all year round.

Embrace Your Inner Witch with These Dark Lip Tips

Embrace Your Inner Witch with These Dark Lip Tips

Local beauty professionals suggest ways for you to embrace your dark side.

Take an Autumn Drive to Michigan

Take an Autumn Drive to Michigan

Take in autumn beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. Our writer tells you how to plan the perfect trip.

12 Scenic Getaways to Make the Most of Your Fall

12 Scenic Getaways to Make the Most of Your Fall

Stellar vacations don’t have to be exhausting, and they don’t have to be halfway across the globe. Sometimes, the best fall escape is one that’s easy-breezy, and 417-land is the perfect...

Explore Salt Mines and Outer Space in Hutchinson, Kansas

Explore Salt Mines and Outer Space in Hutchinson, Kansas

Tour the famous Strataca Salt Mines and explore the Cosmosphere Space Museum with the kids. A weekend in Hutchinson, Kansas, is a perfect family getaway without the stress of a big city. Just an...

Meet the 2017 Members of the SPS Hall of Fame

Meet the 2017 Members of the SPS Hall of Fame

Meet this year's four Springfield Public Schools graduates who are being inducted into the SPS Hall of Fame.

Meet Editorial Art Manager Paije Luth

Meet Editorial Art Manager Paije Luth

Let us introduce you to one of the people who make 417 Magazine happen. This month, meet Editorial Art Manager, Paije Luth.

What It's Like to be in Thriller on C-Street

What It's Like to be in Thriller on C-Street

Creative Director Heather Kane rises from the dead for a behind-the-scenes look at Thriller on C-Street.

Stay Busy with These A-MAZEing Autumnal Events

Stay Busy with These A-MAZEing Autumnal Events

Dive into autumnal family fun this month at six pumpkin patches and corn mazes.

News Flash: Alton Brown Likes Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken

News Flash: Alton Brown Likes Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken

We chatted with Food Network star and cookbook author Alton Brown about his live variety show, the upcoming Good Eats reboot and why he’s fascinated with Springfield-style cashew chicken.

Yum of the Month: Fancy Apple-Stuffed Churros

Yum of the Month: Fancy Apple-Stuffed Churros

Tortilleria Perches' apple-stuffed churros are sweet, perfectly crunchy and creamy.

Drink of the Month: Pepresso at Elle's Patisserie

Drink of the Month: Pepresso at Elle's Patisserie

Put some pep in your step with the Pepresso from Elle's Patisserie.