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Great Trails

Great Trails

45 local trails, plus tips and tricks.

Features

10 Most Beautiful 2014

10 Most Beautiful 2014

We’re so excited to introduce you to the 10 winners—every single one of them gorgeous both inside and out thanks to their giving natures, goodwill, inspiring personalities or community...

Departments

The Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse

Located in Springfield’s food truck park, The Wheelhouse offers fresh Mexican-Thai fusion flavors at affordable prices.

Vasken’s Deli

Vasken’s Deli

Vasken’s Deli is known for its killer gyros, but it serves up another pita sandwich that has completely won us over.

Cooking Class: Farmers Gastropub

Cooking Class: Farmers Gastropub

This month, we welcome chef Peter Tinson and Farmers Gastropub owner Bill Griffiths to the kitchen.

Farmers Cooking Class

Farmers Cooking Class

The second Farmers Cooking Class features a gourmet three-course meal, wine pairings and plenty of tips for cooking with the seasons—and you’re invited to attend.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

It’s that time of the year when boutiques start receiving new shipments of boots for the fall season, and for a boot-a-holic, it’s a very dangerous time!

Relics Antique Mall

Relics Antique Mall

With more than 400 vendors, nearly a million antiques and collectables and an on-site tea room, Relics Antique Mall is the perfect place to look for treasures.

Hiking Gear

Hiking Gear

There’s no better time of year to go explore the many trails in southwest Missouri. So pack a bottle of water and these handy outdoor gadgets, and enjoy the outdoors!

The MollyJoggers Return

The MollyJoggers Return

A love of the Ozarks leads to an online resource for all things outdoors.

Lines We Love

Lines We Love

We peek into some of our favorite boutiques to see what well-known brands they carry here in 417-land. This month, learn where you can find Free People.

Ormedic Skincare Line

Ormedic Skincare Line

Are you organic all the way? Well now your beauty routine can give those toxic chemicals and cleaners the boot, too.

Black & White

Black & White

As September kicks off the fall fashion season, black and white once again rule the runway. We scoured local boutiques to find the latest black-and-white everyday fashions to take you from summer...

10 Most Beautiful 2014

10 Most Beautiful 2014

We’re so excited to introduce you to the 10 winners—every single one of them gorgeous both inside and out thanks to their giving natures, goodwill, inspiring personalities or community...

Great Trails

Great Trails

45 local trails, plus tips and tricks.

Nutrition for the Whole Family

Nutrition for the Whole Family

Crystal Spangler, a nutrition specialist with Head Start and nutrition consultant for McDonald’s, shares how she is helping Head Start aid local families and gives us the inside scoop on healthy...

5 Best Fall Fests

5 Best Fall Fests

This month starts fall festival season in 417-land, and it seems like every little town in our region has something to celebrate.

Kaye's Fashion Forward

Kaye's Fashion Forward

It’s that time of the year when boutiques start receiving new shipments of boots for the fall season, and for a boot-a-holic, it’s a very dangerous time!

Concierge Services in 417-Land

Concierge Services in 417-Land

Need a break or a helping hand? Local concierge services can wait for the cable guy, help you prepare for job interviews and everything in between.

Kid-Friendly Kansas City Trip

Kid-Friendly Kansas City Trip

The summer heat is gone, and now is the time to plan a weekend trip with your kiddos. Trek up to Kansas City, where the kid-friendly activities abound.

Paint it Forward

Paint it Forward

Three local organizations band together to inspire creativity for ill and injured kids.

Git Fit Headquarters

Git Fit Headquarters

Senior Editor Savannah Waszczuk visits Git Fit Headquarters and tests for FitRanX, a new standardized ranking system that provides challenging strength and cardiovascular workouts for eight fitness...

Theatre Performances in 417-Land

Theatre Performances in 417-Land

The coming months are packed with shows you’ll be dying to see, so we rounded them up to help make your weekend social calendar decisions a little easier.

St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Mercy

St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Mercy

The design of the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Mercy Children’s Hospital in Springfield welcomes children and their families with open arms

Pete McGuire Interview

Pete McGuire Interview

417-land’s Google wizard was a pioneer of search engine optimization, and he has automated his skills to help companies both big and small develop an impressive presence online.

Pan-Seared Hawaiian Ahi Tuna

Pan-Seared Hawaiian Ahi Tuna

Served on a Himalayan pink salt slab from Level 2 Steakhouse.

Strawberry-Basil Sangria

Strawberry-Basil Sangria

There’s nothing like a nice glass of sangria to sweeten your meal, especially when it’s still warm outside