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Dramatically enhance your wine drinking experience by choosing the right glass

Dramatically enhance your wine drinking experience by choosing the right glass

BY: Sean Wilborn OF CHÂTEAU ÉLAN Recall for a moment how a Coke-a-Cola just tastes better when enjoyed from a glass bottle? You remove the bottle cap, the bottle fits your hand perfectly as you bring the cold glass to your lips. It hits your mouth perfectly with just the right amount of fizz. Ahh! Well the very same

It’s Time to get back in the Zone!

WITH: Chris Singleton- Chris Singleton is a former Major League Outfielder and is currently a baseball analyst for ESPN. He is also a communication consultant for Game On and does team building sessions for corporate, sports, and nonprofit organizations. I’m sure you’ve had one of those amazing days recently. You know, the kind of day when you

Remembering Cooper O’Brien

BY: Rachel Fasig You may remember the story about Cooper O’Brien from our 2014 January/February issue. Cooper was fighting for his life against a rare form of cancer called Clear Cell Sarcoma, which he was diagnosed with in May of 2013. He lost that battle, at age 14, on July 6th 2014, yet his memory and spirit

North Gwinnett Co-Op hosts “Back to School Bash” and donates over 200 backpacks

The North Gwinnett Co-Op hosted a “Back to School Bash” on July 29th from 9am-4pm. Over 200 children received their book bags during the Bash. Parents pre-registered for school supplies and attended the Bash to pick up their book bags. The Gwinnett Co. Fire Department and Police Department had trucks and equipment during the Bash

Suwanee Adopts Fiscal Year 2015 Budget with no increase in millage rate

Suwanee City Council approved a $13.6 million fiscal year 2015 citywide operating budget. The FY15 balanced budget anticipates that revenues will be down slightly by almost 2 percent, Suwanee’s millage rate will remain 4.93 mills, and no resources from the City’s fund balance will be required. Suwanee’s fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30.

Young People Working to Spread Awareness of Thrombosis

A 14 year old, otherwise healthy boy, was admitted to the hospital in May of 2011 and again the following November due to a pulmonary embolism. The boy, grandson of Suwanee resident Dr. Atul Laddu, was treated immediately for the condition and cured. But, while sitting by his grandson Rajan Laddu’s bedside, Dr. Laddu and

The Little Church That Could: Is the day of the smaller church over?

Reader Submission BY: Reverend Sid Hopkins, Pastor of Horizon Baptist Church Mega churches in the area offer a lot of great quality programs, studies and messages.  And, they draw a high number of people!  Because of what they provide, who would consider attending a small church when the larger churches seem to give you so

Suwanee Youth Leaders bring food and fun to Town Center Park

BY: Rachel Fasig Many Suwanee residents have come to anticipate the first Friday of each month as “Food Truck Friday” in Town Center Park. With live music on stage and Atlanta’s best food trucks lining the street, it has been known to draw a crowd, but none quite as large as the crowd seen on Friday, August 1st.

Suwanee’s Mucho Macho Man retires after a successful career as a racehorse

Mucho Macho Man, reigning Breeders’ Cup Champion, has retired at 6 years old, with $5.6 million in earnings over his racing career. This racehorse graced the cover of the May/June 2011 issue of Suwanee Magazine. Owned by Suwanee residents, Dean and Patti Reeves, Mucho Macho Man will enter stud at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm

Bridal shower televised on QVC in home of Mayor

This July, Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette’s wife Caron hosted a bridal shower for her former Suwanee Elementary Kindergarten student Courtney Cason. Cason is a popular host on QVC, the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer. QVC is running an interactive digital series called “Save the Date- Courtney Says I Do.” The series kicked off on

Suwanee Beer Fest is “Best Festival in Gwinnett!”

After 2 months of voting, the results are in and the readers have spoken. The 4th annual Suwanee Beer Fest is the best festival in Gwinnett thanks to the Reader’s Choice in the Gwinnett Daily Post. The Reader’s Choice awards include several different categories from food, pets, to Gwinnett life. Held in March this year,

Q&A with Aileron Investment Advisors

One strategy limits an individual to spending just the portfolio earnings every year and never touching the principal. However this method has some obvious planning problems. If the portfolio is invested in securities (stocks and bonds, etc.) the earnings (dividends and interest) are somewhat unpredictable, not guaranteed, and the portfolio itself is also subject to

Millennials, Gen Y and Xers

Attention all Business-Minded Young Professionals! BY: Ed Szczesniak, SBA Vice President / Owner Georgian Landscape Design Networking in the “traditional sense” may seem old fashioned. Face-to-face is still one of the best ways to build relationships at any age. The Suwanee Business Alliance has a monthly business opportunity for you to spend “Quality Time” getting

Genesis by Salon 124

The Heart & Soul of a Metro Atlanta Hair Empire BY: Rachel Fasig When Brian Perdue, Founder and Owner of The 124 Group, went to Georgia Southwestern College to study Modern Marketing, he never dreamt that it would lead him to the creation of an award-winning Metro Atlanta hair empire, consisting of a Cosmetology School

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