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Annandale Resident Celebrates 90th Birthday

More than 60 Annandale Village staff members and villagers joined together to celebrate Mary’s 90th birthday on July 4th. Mary was born in 1925 and was one of the first Villagers at Annandale, living there for 41 of Annandale’s 46 years. She currently resides in the D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing. Mary enjoys

Reeves Young breaks ground in Sugar Hill for New corporate HQ

Reeves Young, one of the top commercial contractors of technically challenging heavy civil, multi-story commercial and water reclamation projects throughout the Southeast, held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 16 for its new corporate headquarters. The new 2-story Class-A office building, located on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. is the first of its kind in Sugar Hill. Southern

Mustang Pony Drive to Benefit Annandale Village

The inaugural Mustang Pony Drive, hosted by Running Pony Events and the Gwinnett Mustang Association, is expected to bring out some of the finest Mustangs in the metro Atlanta area. The event will take place on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, starting at Coal Mountain Elementary in Cumming. After check-in and map review, about 300 Mustang drivers

Professional Lacrosse Team “Swarms” Gwinnett

The first National Lacrosse League (NLL) team in the Southeast US, the Georgia Swarm, made Gwinnett their home earlier this year, and were officially welcomed to the community at a press conference on July 16, 2015 at Gwinnett Center. Surrounded by a large turnout of community members, media, citizens and young athletes proudly carrying their

Animal Planet’s “Tanked” films episode in Suwanee

Animal Planet’s “Tanked” is a hit reality TV show that follows Wayde King and Brett Raymer, brothers-in-law and co-owners of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing in Vegas, as they build some of the world’s most enormous and awe-inspiring, custom aquariums. The Tanked crew traveled to Suwanee this summer, when King and Raymer tackled a request from Rugged

The Survey is in..and Suwanee wins Again!

The city of Suwanee recently won two Voice of the People Awards for Excellence, for Community Engagement and Recreation & Wellness.  Judged by the International City/County Management Association and National Research Center, Suwanee ranked #1 compared to other benchmarked communities in the following areas: • City-sponsored events • How Suwanee government welcomes citizen involvement •

Atlanta Falcons “Rise Up” at Buford High School

Each year the Atlanta Falcons kick off their training season with an intrasquad scrimmage event called Friday Night Lights. Presented by KIA Motors, the 8th annual event took place on August 7th, 2015 at Buford High School’s Tom Riden Stadium. The free, family-friendly event, followed by autograph sessions and a fireworks show, is just one

Suwanee Sculp Tour

The Herd invades Suwanee! The Herd, by artist Phil Proctor, features a collection of eight steel-fabricated goats, each weighing about 100 pounds and standing three feet tall. The sculptures are displayed in downtown Suwanee as part of the fourth annual Suwanee SculpTour. Proctor’s Herd symbolizes the idea of awareness. One particular goat in the group

Soul Asylum

Dave Pirner, lead singer of alternative rock band, Soul Asylum sat down with Suwanee Magazine’s Rachel Pillow to share his thoughts on Taylor Swift, social media and their upcoming album. Alternative rock band, Soul Asylum formed in 1981 in Minneapolis and does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Lead singer Dave Pirner, age 51,

Sugar Rush

The City of Sugar Hill brings back their annual fall festival bigger and better than ever! Renamed as Sugar Rush, the fun-filled event will be held downtown on Saturday, October 17. Enjoy carnival rides, inflatables, food trucks, a car show, bake-off competition, and the world’s largest ice cream party challenge – according to the Guinness

2015 Gwinnett Beer Fest

Take me out to the beer fest! By: Rachel Pillow With five years of craft beer festivals under their belts, the Event Management team behind the award-winning Suwanee Beer Fest decided to take on the challenge of bringing yet another mouth-watering, hopped-up and crazy, epic beer fest to Gwinnett! Lo and behold – the inaugural

Duluth Fall Festival

Ask anyone in Duluth what is the biggest thing there every year, and all would give the same answer, the Duluth Fall Festival. With more than 400 volunteers, it is the largest festival in the Southeast with no paid staff. A huge parade through the streets of Duluth kicks things off on Saturday morning. Afterwards,

Jubilee Fall Festival

Urbana Holdings is throwing another big fun-filled, family-oriented event at their Suwanee Jubilee Shopping Center off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard! On Saturday, October 17th from 12-4pm the shopping center is being transformed into a big fall festival open for free to people of all-ages. Guests are invited to participate in carnival style games, face painting, inflatables,

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