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Duluth Fall Festival

Duluth Fall Festival

Duluth Fall Festival is a yearly event not to be missed! With more than 400 volunteers dedicating their time, Duluth Fall Festival exists as the largest festival in the Southeast without any paid staff. Block off your calendar for the last weekend in September, as Downtown Duluth will be taken over by this extravaganza!

A vast variety of booths appealing to every member of the family will be open from 9am to 7pm on Saturday and 9am to 5 pm on Sunday. The weekend’s events and entertainment will be kicked off with a parade at 10am on Saturday morning, followed by an Opening Ceremony at 11:30am. Day 2 of the festival will begin with a 5K Road Race at 8:00am, followed by Worship on the Green at 10am. Back to back entertainment and carnival fun will continue both days, plus FREE shuttle buses throughout the entire festival!

Creating Family Balance

The concept of balance is thrown around a lot, but we know that if you have a family, it can be difficult to get the basic things done… meeting each individual’s needs, coordinating hectic schedules, and completing major to-do lists. Navigating balance in the midst of chaos takes practice and constant realignment.

Ask Henry

Q: I have noticed for some time that my dog is having issues going up and down the stairs and doesn’t seem to last as long on his walks. Is there anything I can do to make him more comfortable?

Suwanee Fest 33rd Annual Celebration

Suwanee Fest 33rd Annual Celebration

Two days of family, food and fun returns for the 33rd year! Suwanee Fest will take over Suwanee Town Center Park on September 17th-18th. This two day festival features live entertainment, dozens of food vendors, a parade, rides and activities for children and more than 100 arts and crafts vendors! The theme of this year’s

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

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

Cat Scratching

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Q: I live near a wooded area and find ticks on my dogs all the time. What is the best way to remove a tick? A: Since you live in an area where tick exposure is a risk, it is very important that your pets be on monthly tick prevention. Tick borne diseases can be

Kids and Kite

Summer Family Bonding

BY: LAURA LEBOVITZ LAMFT AT GROW COUNSELING The sun is out more, the days are feeling longer, and children are getting antsy. Summer is right around the corner! One of the questions I get asked a lot this time of year is, “How do I make the most of summer as a family?” While the

Kelly’s Fight

“You can’t go home until you have brain surgery. We’re going to remove a portion of your skull as well as your first and second vertebrae.” These are the shocking words that Suwanee resident, Kimberly Kelly (age 36) heard two years ago when she first learned that she has Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. “I had never

Solving The Mystery of Sleep

BY: LAURA LEBOVITZ LAMFT AT GROW COUNSELING There’s no question that every day feels busier during the winter. The days are shorter and the sun sets earlier. This is the time of year of deadlines, yearly reviews, final exams, and numerous other life to-dos. Many people try to accomplish their daily to-do list by sacrificing

Ask Henry

AskHenry@SugarHill AnimalHospital.com Henry’s helper for this issue was Dr. Earick. She is a 2009 graduate of The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and an active member of the GVMA. Dr. Earick spends her free time with her husband, her teenage son, and their numerous pets including Bruin, her Bernese Mountain dog she also

Suwanee Area’s Best Fitness Clubs

There is no better time to start working out than now. With the holidays behind us, many people are eager to tone up or shed a few pounds before the warmer months (and sleeveless tops) are here!

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