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2016 Holiday Traditions and Recipes

Edited By: Angela Veugeler  The holidays are a time to make new memories and to celebrate old traditions. We asked our advertisers and friends to send us some of their favorite traditions or recipes. We love hearing about how people connect and spend time with their families during this special time of year, and we’d

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual Holiday Gift Guide features gift ideas and exclusive deals to help make your holiday shopping easier. Local businesses have given us their top picks for the best gifts this season, no matter who you’re shopping for. Shop on! For the Musician   Town Center Music 4072 Suwanee Dam Road Suwanee, GA 30024 770.831.7936 TownCenterMusic.com

Dr. Shih of Suwanee Family Physicians is Board Certified in Family Medicine

Suwanee Family Physicians

A Family Practice that Goes Beyond Family Medicine By: Rachel Pillow Suwanee Family Physicians, located at 960 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee, Georgia is celebrating 17 years in practice this year. Dr. John Shih, D.O, FAAFP and his staff are grateful to the community they serve, their patients, and the families who have put their

Vitality Med Spa: Beauty + Wellness + Luxury

Vitality Med Spa and LUXE Nail & Beauty Bar opened their doors to Suwanee in July of 2016. The practice started in 2011 in Grayson and quickly grew to a second location in Buford. Monique Hicks, Owner & Founder, opened the original practice as a medical weight loss clinic, but with growing demands from clientele, quickly expanded her services to include: injectables, laser treatment, skin care and more.

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

Ask Henry

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

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