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Trainer Tips

Fit Forward trainer Levi Lee weighs in on how to overcome plateaus: REST Take a few days off, you’ll come back feeling rejuvenated and ready to go strong again. EATING HABITS As you work out your body needs more calories. Three meals a day does not cut it anymore. Sometimes even five to seven meals are

Porto Bello: Where Cooking is a Family Affair

Suwanee resident Victor Garcia, a long-time chef and restaurateur opened Porto Bello restaurant serving up authentic Italian cuisine at the restaurant’s original location in Suwanee on McGinnis Ferry Road in 2007. Hugo Garcia, Victor’s son who now helps his father manage and run the business, recalled growing up and going to work with his dad

Go Under the Sea

Suwanee Performing Arts’ performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Broadway in the Park has become perhaps one of Suwanee’s summer traditions. And this year, Town Center Park will go “Under the Sea” July 27 and 28 for Suwanee Performing Arts’ annual summer performance and fundraiser. This marks the sixth year for the event and

Silverbacks Indoor Fun and Games

Suwanee indoor multi-sports facility offers recreational fun for young and old While parents may tell their children not to play ball in the house that is certainly not the case at the Silverbacks Suwanee Indoor facility located on Brogdon Exchange in Suwanee. In fact, at the facility that boasts two side by side indoor soccer

Learning Never Stops

Seniors keep up with technology through computer classes Time and time again people say you never stop learning. And in Gwinnett County, perhaps there’s no better place for area seniors to learn new and basic computer skills or help one keep up with the ever-changing technological advances and keep them in tune with the younger

Schools!

Riverside Elementary Holds Career Week! Career Day at North Gwinnett Middle School On May 15, Tana Suggs, writer and editor at Suwanee Magazine, along with several other professionals in and around the community, had the honor and the privilege to speak to NGMS students about their respective professions for Career Day.        

Arts in the Park Unites Area Artists and Art Lovers

Artists and art lovers gathered May 19 at Town Center Park for the annual art celebration, Arts in the Park. Area residents strolled through Town Center Park viewing artwork from many local and state artists, observing artists demonstrations, watching performers as they entertained the crowd and some Arts in the Park attendees even shared their

Don’t Get Heartburn This Summer

  Favorite summer foods can exacerbate heartburn – the unpleasant burning sensation felt deep in your chest after eating or drinking. Tomatoes, barbecue, citrus & cocktails can make symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, feel even more uncomfortable… Understanding GERD GERD occurs when the lower muscle of the esophagus doesn’t close properly, allowing stomach

What’s Your Eye-Q?

During the school year did your child complain about not being able to see the writing on the dry erase board? Does your child have difficulty reading? During the summer vacation, do you notice your child sitting close to the T.V.? These may be indicators that your child needs a vision checkup, and perhaps while

Looking to Grow Old Gracefully?

Growing old is a part of life, but in our day and age we are learning that perhaps we really can age gracefully. We know getting plenty of rest, exercise and eating right can certainly help, but there are also some non-invasive treatments that can help us look and feel our best. By nature, the

Remodeling Kitchens & Baths

Because of the current recession, it is no surprise that more and more homeowners have decided to stay in their homes and remodel. You may be in the market for new flooring or countertops. Today’s kitchen and bath showroom has so much more than just tile and carpet. Consumers today expect more than the 4×4

Leader Follows Passion for Local Politics

Suwanee City Council Member Jace Brooks resigns after nearly 10 years of service On May 22, Jace Brooks walked into his last Suwanee City Council meeting as a member of the Council. Brooks, whose passion for politics began during his school years, said he really loved what he saw going on in the city and

City Buzz!

Star 94’s 2012 Woofstock Festival Pets paraded through Town Center Park for STAR 94’s annual pet party in the park, Woofstock was held May 12 at Town Center Park. Pets and their owners spent the day long festival watching demonstrations and contests. There were also vendors, live music, food vendors, a beer garden, a pet

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