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Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Sometimes the best way to refresh and reset is with a quick little getaway.

Features

10 Most Beautiful 2013

10 Most Beautiful 2013

It’s finally time to announce the winners of this year’s 10 Most Beautiful Women competition.

Departments

Lunch Down Under

Lunch Down Under

Pop into Walkabout Coffee Shop in Nixa for a tasty midday meal. The spot does more than just make great coffee—it serves up meaty little treats, too.

Italian Margarita

Italian Margarita

Nonna’s Italian Café blends the perfect flavors to create a cocktail even the cautious drinker will love.

A Killer Taco

A Killer Taco

We tasted our new favorite taco during a dinner trip to City Mexican Cuisine, located in east Springfield.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

fall is here. I get so excited around this time of the year. It’s when the new seasonal fashions start hitting the stores. Here are my top-five looks that have captured my attention and that I...

The Avant Garde’n

The Avant Garde’n

Selling a variety of well-priced home furnishings and accessories, The Avant Garde’n has been a popular Ozark store since 2009.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

fall is here. I get so excited around this time of the year. It’s when the new seasonal fashions start hitting the stores. Here are my top-five looks that have captured my attention and that I...

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

In need of a little seasonal décor or a one-of-a-kind gift? A couple of Ozark store owners are hand-crafting custom burlap pillows that have been getting a lot of attention.

Well Traveled

Well Traveled

Get away in style with travel essentials from local shops.

What You’re Buying: Hiking & Camping Gear

What You’re Buying: Hiking & Camping Gear

You won’t want to leave the comfort of your home without these handy items next time you go hiking or camping. They’re all customer favorites at local outdoorsy shops.

The Avant Garde’n

The Avant Garde’n

Selling a variety of well-priced home furnishings and accessories, The Avant Garde’n has been a popular Ozark store since 2009.

A Pledge for Kids

A Pledge for Kids

Organizers hope the Every Child Promise can reverse the trends toward poverty and child abuse in Springfield. Learn about the project, and find out how you can help out.

5 Best Trail Rides

5 Best Trail Rides

Everybody has a little cowboy in them, right? Grab your spurs, and take the kids for a horseback riding day trip to one of our favorite nearby spots for trail riding.

417 Magazine Cooking Class

417 Magazine Cooking Class

The 417 Magazine Cooking Class series highlights the best local chefs and their creations.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

fall is here. I get so excited around this time of the year. It’s when the new seasonal fashions start hitting the stores. Here are my top-five looks that have captured my attention and that I...

10 Most Beautiful 2013

10 Most Beautiful 2013

It’s finally time to announce the winners of this year’s 10 Most Beautiful Women competition.

Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Sometimes the best way to refresh and reset is with a quick little getaway.

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

You might one day see a 417-lander in the Winter Olympics. Thanks to hours of training and saving every penny he earns, Rogersville native Greg West is trying out for the 2014 Winter Olympics next...

The Crossroad

The Crossroad

Nixa houses a stock of delicious eateries and chic boutiques that make it the perfect crossroads between small town charm and urban attractions.

How to Be A Beekeeper

How to Be A Beekeeper

Become a super-locavore by raising your own bees and harvesting local honey right in your own backyard.

Fitness for All

Fitness for All

The sixth annual Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fitness Festival is packed with everything from cycling, hiking and kayaking to a full marathon, all to get you healthy and outdoors.

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

In need of a little seasonal décor or a one-of-a-kind gift? A couple of Ozark store owners are hand-crafting custom burlap pillows that have been getting a lot of attention.

Shave and a Haircut

Shave and a Haircut

Masculine and on-trend with a hint of retro, three new barbershops in downtown Springfield are taking the shave and a haircut to a new level: a pampering manly social hour.

The Carnival Triumph

The Carnival Triumph

What was supposed to be a five-day cruise turned into an eight-day nightmare. Musician Lane Waggoner was on the ship as part of a 10-person band, but he wound up serving food, hauling luggage and...

Meet a Staffer: Gary Whitaker

Meet a Staffer: Gary Whitaker

Meet a Staffer Every month, we introduce you to one of the people who work on 417 Magazine. This month, meet Gary Whitaker.

A Crowning Gem

A Crowning Gem

Beth and John Raidel’s lavish home speaks to the couple’s world travels and European heritage, plus it doubles as a venue for local charity events.

Previewing the Arts

Previewing the Arts

Theatre season is just beginning this month, and we dug up some of the best local shows taking place in the coming months. Read on, and plan your social calendar accordingly.

Giving Meters

Giving Meters

New giving meters created by local artists and sculptors decorate downtown Springfield—and they provide a way to help the homeless.

Hip Hop Gets Hot

Hip Hop Gets Hot

What happens when you combine hot yoga with hip hop dance moves? We sent Lifestyle Editor Savannah Waszczuk to find out.

Toasted Ravioli Salad

Toasted Ravioli Salad

These little fried pillows are like croutons on steroids.

Italian Margarita

Italian Margarita

Nonna’s Italian Café blends the perfect flavors to create a cocktail even the cautious drinker will love.