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Two-time Olympian Amanda Weir Sights Set on Rio

Standing at an imposing 6’1” tall, 30-year-old AMANDA WEIR certainly attracts the attention of other swimmers at SwimAtlanta. Many of the young swimmers know her reputation and legacy and look up to her as a role model. “But they also still push me,” she said in regards to training with the high school senior boys’

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Caffe Bene – Coffee and Waffles

BY: MICHELLE FASIG / PHOTOS BY: KARL LAMB CAFFÉ BENE Serving classically brewed European-style coffee, Caffé Bene also prepares authentic Korean pastries and desserts in-house using fresh ingredients… Caffé Bene, a South Korean-based coffee chain has opened their doors at their first location in Georgia, right here in Suwanee. Tucked away in an unassuming corner

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How To Use Social Media More Effectively For Your Business

MARKETING TIPS If you’re new to social media for business, looking to communicate with your target audience or revamping your social strategy, incorporate a few of these tips to make the most out of the conversation with your customers… Setting Up Company Profiles. Most social media platforms have specific guidelines for creating a profile or page

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Two-time Olympian Amanda Weir Sights Set on Rio

Standing at an imposing 6’1” tall, 30-year-old AMANDA WEIR certainly attracts the attention of other swimmers at SwimAtlanta. Many of the young swimmers know her reputation and legacy and look up to her as a role model. “But they also still push me,” she said in regards to training with the high school senior boys’

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2016 Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest

Saturday, March 19th TOWN CENTER PARK PHOTOS BY: KARL LAMB The 6th annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest took place on March 19th, 2016. Thousands of craft beer lovers flocked to Suwanee Town Center Park to experience the two-time winner of “Best Festival in Gwinnett” (as named by Gwinnett Daily Post’s Readers Choice Awards) and

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Guess Who is Coming to Cocktails?

Suwanee Cocktail pARTy Celebrated Public Art Initiative BY: ABBY WILKERSON CITY OF SUWANEE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER Swanky, well-dressed art lovers descended upon Suwanee City Hall Saturday night, March 5, to celebrate the arts in Suwanee. A black-and-white, black-tie optional event, ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Cocktails,’ served as a fund- and awareness-raiser for the City’s lauded

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Amanda Riley Foundation

The Amanda Riley Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was established in September of 2010 to lend support to children and the families of children battling cancer. Founders Steve and Barbara Riley started the foundation to honor the memory of their daughter Amanda, who lost her life to cancer in April of 2010. At the young age of

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Caffe Bene – Coffee and Waffles

BY: MICHELLE FASIG / PHOTOS BY: KARL LAMB CAFFÉ BENE Serving classically brewed European-style coffee, Caffé Bene also prepares authentic Korean pastries and desserts in-house using fresh ingredients… Caffé Bene, a South Korean-based coffee chain has opened their doors at their first location in Georgia, right here in Suwanee. Tucked away in an unassuming corner

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The Best Mothers in Suwanee Contest

With 25 entries for this year’s Mother’s Day Contest it was hard to narrow it down to just three deserving moms. Everyone wrote in wonderful stories about their mothers, grandmothers or friends, and we believe every mom deserves recognition. Being a mother is simultaneously the most rewarding and difficult role in life, and we hope

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Suwanee Student Recognized as All-Star Cast Member

After winning the State Championship for Georgia One-Act Play competition at the Georgia Theatre Conference, Greater Atlanta Christian School’s cast of “John Lennon and Me” traveled to Greensboro, NC to represent Georgia in the 11-state Southeastern Theatre Conference Festival. The cast performed to a packed house at Greensboro College, receiving a standing ovation. Rachel Finazzo

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NAMED Program Councils Presidential Candidates

Dr. Keith Kantor, Suwanee resident and Founder of “Nutritional Addiction Mitigation Eating & Drinking” (NAMED), was called upon to brief presidential candidates on how his program can help lower relapse rates among recovering addicts and save taxpayers millions. Substance abuse and addiction recovery is a top priority for the presidential candidates this election cycle, and

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Pink Ribbon Classic is #1!

The American Cancer Society nationally recognizes Suwanee’s own Pink Ribbon Classic as the #1 Ladies Golf Tournament in the US! The Pink Ribbon Classic benefits various local and national cancer initiatives of the American Cancer Society including the Patient Navigator at Gwinnett Medical Center, Hope Lodge in Decatur, and cancer patient support in Gwinnett county

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City of Suwanee Youth Leaders Program Wins Top Regional Award

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded the Suwanee Youth Leaders program a 2015 CREATE Community Award in the category of Educational Excellence. The Suwanee Youth Leaders (SYL) program is an eight-month leadership program for high school sophomores and juniors who attend public, private or home-based schools and live within three Gwinnett County Public School

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Gwinnett County Teacher’s Book Ten Years In The Making

Gwinnett County Public Schools teacher and Suwanee resident, Mark James, publishes first book after ten years in the making. The Character ‘Cademy is a faith-based “handbook” written and designed for kids. It teaches kids about character traits in a fun, illustrative and interactive way. Readers embark on a “character ‘cademy course” with Professor Flyright as

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How To Use Social Media More Effectively For Your Business

MARKETING TIPS If you’re new to social media for business, looking to communicate with your target audience or revamping your social strategy, incorporate a few of these tips to make the most out of the conversation with your customers… Setting Up Company Profiles. Most social media platforms have specific guidelines for creating a profile or page

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2016 Travel and Adventure Guide

  MoonSpinner Condominiums    |    1.800.223.3947      |     Moonspinner.com THERE’S LOTS OF THINGS TO DO AT THE MOONSPINNER HAVE A BALL… OR DO NOTHING AT ALL! The Moonspinner has amenities for everyone, regardless of what you want to do on vacation. 700 feet of beachfront, which is never crowded, yet so

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Suwanee Father and Son Both Publish New Books

Tommy Aaron, 12-year-old Suwanee resident has written and published a nearly 300-page sci-fi fantasy novel, Magyka: The Fifth Element. Tommy was inspired by his father, Rich Aaron, who just self-published a children’s book, If I Had a Giraf-aroo, and 16-year-old brother Alex, who is working to finish up his first novel. The book took Tommy

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Buford based SafeCom Security Solutions Joins The Fast 50

SD&I (Security Dealer & Integrator) Magazine recently ranked SafeCom Security Solutions, Inc. among the top 50 fastest growing security integrators in the country, with their 3-year growth at 30%. Founded in 2009 by David Fuller, the company was also voted Best of Gwinnett. According to Fuller, “At SafeCom, we pride ourselves in providing quality customer

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Designed with a Purpose

Duluth industrial design company integrates marketing strategy, design and execution to create engaging consumer experiences. Good design is created with emotion and implemented with logic. This is the premise that Dimensional Design was built on and continues to live by today. Headquartered in Duluth, GA, Dimensional Design was founded in 1988 by Grant Perry, with

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New Concrete Ping Pong Table at Sims Lake Park

Suwanee Magazine Interviews Creator, Andrew Winton The City of Suwanee is known for it’s greenspaces and many parks. A new, unique feature at Sims Lake Park is a ping pong table built by Collins Hill High School Sophomore, Andrew Winton. Winton recently completed the table for an Eagle Scout project. Suwanee Magazine interviewed Winton about

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Amanda Riley Foundation

The Amanda Riley Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was established in September of 2010 to lend support to children and the families of children battling cancer. Founders Steve and Barbara Riley started the foundation to honor the memory of their daughter Amanda, who lost her life to cancer in April of 2010. At the young age of

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Little Starz Gymnastics opens in Buford

Gwinnett County resident, former teacher and previous gymnastics champion, Joanna DiMeo has opened the doors of her youth gymnastics studio, Little Starz Gymnastics.

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The Success Story of Georgia Thrombosis Forum (GTF)

Georgia Thrombosis Forum (GTF) was formed on December 12, 2012 with the mission of spreading awareness of thrombosis in the State of Georgia. As GTF celebrates its 3rd Anniversary and enters its 4th year of proud achievements, a few members of GTF decided to review the phenomenal progress of GTF since its inception.

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Hello Spring!

By: Rachel Pillow Managing Editor Hello Spring As the chill of winter starts to wear off we all get excited for warmer weather and longer days. I always know when spring is coming because a cluster of yellow tulips that the previous owner planted, pop up in our backyard. I’m thankful that whoever lived in our

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Giving Thanks for Groups that Give Back

Our community is full of nonprofits that do wonderful things and really make a difference at a local, state and even national level and beyond. We have included stories of standout nonprofit organizations based in our community, that serve and support noteworthy causes such as childhood cancer, adults with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries

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The Gwinnett Beer Fest Returns

BY: Michelle Fasig Craft beer lovers rejoice! The 2nd annual Gwinnett Beer Fest is back for a day of good brews, a good time and a good cause. On June 4th Coolray Field will be transformed into a beer lover’s paradise with over 150 craft beers to sample, live entertainment, festival games, and exclusive merchandise

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