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Phoenix Church

Phoenix Community of Atlanta Opens the Doors of New Suwanee Location

Phoenix Community of Atlanta Opens the Doors of New Suwanee Location

“Don’t go to church. Come and be the church.” That is the motto of Phoenix Community of Atlanta, a network of churches that focuses on welcoming and serving the broken or hurt. With services in Duluth, Buford, Gainesville and now Suwanee, Phoenix has helped to transform many lives since its humble beginnings ten years ago.


Q&A with Suwanee’s High School Senior Star Athletes

We asked the Athletic Directors at North Gwinnett, Collins Hill and Peachtree Ridge high schools to give us the names of the top male and female athletes to look out for this year.  By: RACHEL PILLOW | Photos by PAUL PERDUE These award-winning students have made it to the top, being named All-State and All-

Peking Restaurant Suwanee

Restaurant Spotlight: Peking Restaurant

Peking Restaurant celebrates 10 years serving an impeccable dining experience of traditional Mandarin and Cantonese food to the Suwanee community. By: LIZZY KIDNEY | Photos by KARL LAMB For the night when you don’t feel like cooking, and you want something fresh and delicious that doesn’t break the bank- Peking Restaurant is the perfect solution.

Must try wines at this 2017 Suwanee Wine Fest

7 Must Try Wines At This Year’s Suwanee Wine Fest

What do you have planned for November 4th? We are going to be at the Suwanee Wine Fest in Town Center Park! The wine experts at Beverage SuperStore are working hard to create an incredible wine list with some of the most popular wines from last year and some that we are sure will become

Business Spotlight: Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique

Full-service grooming and pet salon, Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique offers membership subscriptions for unlimited bath, dry and brush services for your best friend. By: RACHEL PILLOW | Photos by KARL LAMB Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique, located on the corner of McGinnis Ferry and Old Atlanta Road, is celebrating its two-year anniversary

Best Festivals of the Fall

Best Fests You Don’t Want to Miss This Year

Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner. With the return of pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters and cooler weather also comes the much-anticipated festival season. As the festival calendar quickly starts to fill up with events, we compiled a list of the can’t-miss festivals this season… TASTE OF ATLANTA | OCTOBER 20TH –

Septemeber – October 2017 Restaurant Guide

La Madeleine 1795 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford, GA |  678.714.2773 2255 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth, GA |  770.814.0356 | | $$ La Madeleine is a cozy, casual French bakery and café serving authentic freshly-made fare from time-honored recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Our handcrafted menu items include omelettes, crêpes and quiche for breakfast, homemade

Letter from the editor Rachel Pillow

Letter From The Editor: Happy Fall, Y’all!

Rachel Pillow Managing Editor I think I say this every year as we send the September/ October issue to print, but fall is by far my favorite time of the year! As soon as Starbucks’ PSL (that’s Pumpkin Spice Latte for you non-pumpkin fanatics) hits stores, I know my favorite season is underway. In this

Proper Viewing of The Great American Solar Eclipse

Brought to you by Advanced Family Eyecare By: Dr. John J. Gallagher | Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash On August 21st, 2017 The United States will experience a Solar Eclipse. The eclipse will pass from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic Coast for the first time since February 1918. The “path of totality” will extend over a 70

July – August 2017 Restaurant Guide

Daddy O’Brien’s Irish Ice Cream Pub 5910 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 400, Sugar Hill, GA 30518 |  404-513-1118 or 678-765-9633 | | $ Daddy O’Brien’s, aka DaddyO’s, is a new and exciting concept in Sugar Hill. Beautifully decorated as an Irish Pub, DaddyO’s features insanely delicious, homemade, gourmet Ice creams. They are most famous for

5 reasons your marketing isn't working

Brand-Aid: 5 Reasons Your Marketing Isn’t Working

Marketing is a key component in having a successful business. If you are not active and using the proper tools and resources, then your marketing can fall short and prevent your business from growing. If you fall into one of these categories, then it’s important to reflect and make the proper adjustments to re-strategize your

Suwanee Magazine Early Childhood Education Guide

Early Childhood Education Guide 2017

Whether you are a new parent or new to the area, the search for childcare or early childhood education programs can be overwhelming. With so many different options, right here in our own backyard, we wanted to highlight the differences between some of the schools and their programs. We hope that this guide will serve

Aileron Investment Strategies

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Should I pay off my mortgage early or should I invest that money elsewhere? A: The answer to your question depends on your personal circumstances. There are many items to consider when deciding on paying off your mortgage early; we will cover some of those items. We recommend speaking with your Financial Planner who knows your

Wine Without Grapes? Sweet Acre Farms Winery Celebrates One Year

HALL COUNTY’S SWEET ACRE FARMS WINERY CELEBRATES ONE YEAR MAKING THE STATE’S BEST 100% FRUIT BASED WINES By: MICHELLE FASIG  When Matthew and Lindsey Vrahoites purchased a large plot of land in Alto, Georgia (40 miles northeast of Suwanee) back in 2010, they never dreamed of being farmers or gardeners, much less winemakers. They had

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