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Best Burger in Suwanee 2017

Suwanee Magazine invited every restaurant in Suwanee with a burger on its menu to participate in our contest this year. In the end nine local contenders pulled through and delivered the biggest, juiciest, most mouthwatering, cheesiest, baconiest burgers to our office. We then invited four distinguished individuals from the local culinary community to judge the

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Wine Without Grapes? Sweet Acre Farms Winery Celebrates One Year

HALL COUNTY’S SWEET ACRE FARMS WINERY CELEBRATES ONE YEAR MAKING THE STATE’S BEST 100% FRUIT BASED WINES By: MICHELLE FASIG  When Matthew and Lindsey Vrahoites purchased a large plot of land in Alto, Georgia (40 miles northeast of Suwanee) back in 2010, they never dreamed of being farmers or gardeners, much less winemakers. They had

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5 reasons your marketing isn't working

Brand-Aid: 5 Reasons Your Marketing Isn’t Working

Marketing is a key component in having a successful business. If you are not active and using the proper tools and resources, then your marketing can fall short and prevent your business from growing. If you fall into one of these categories, then it’s important to reflect and make the proper adjustments to re-strategize your

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Collins Hill Student wins Bronze Award

Bronze Medal Awarded to Collins Hill Student

At the April Chapter meeting of the Suwanee Creek National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the JROTC Bronze Medal was awarded to Skylar A. Little, a Lt. Colonel of the Collins Hill High School Air Force JROTC. Recipients, like Cadet Little, demonstrate loyalty and patriotism, while earning a record number of military and scholastic

Tanners celebrates one year of new ownership

Tanner’s Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of New Ownership

Jose and Christina Laos just celebrated their 1 year anniversary as the new owners of Tanner’s in Suwanee. Previously, Jose was the Executive Chef at Capital Grille in Buckhead and Christina was Manager at Olive Garden. Together they have executed their service and food skills at Tanner’s, as well as implemented a new burger, specials,

Suwanee Orchard

New Public Orchard Built at White Street Park

The Orchard will soon be open to the community, offering dozens of different fruit varieties, an engaging natural playground, an educational resource for Orchard fruit management, and a park space for relaxation, reflection, and activity. The orchard will also serve as the perfect complement to Harvest Farm, Suwanee’s award-winning community garden, which is also located

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Get Shaved at Paradise Hawaiian Shaved Ice!

If you’re looking for an alternative to ice cream and yogurt on hot, exhausting days this summer, then you’ll want to try a refreshing cup of shaved ice. At Paradise Hawaiian Shaved Ice, you’ll experience incredible desserts, excellent service and low prices. They create these delicious delights through a small, unique counter-top machine that creates

Kiss a pig contest winner

Congratulations to Denise Brinson, the Pig Kisser!

It was a close call between our Editor-in-Chief, Angela Veugeler and Denise Brinson, Assistant City Manager at the City of Suwanee in their quest, along with seven other local community leaders, to raise the most funds in Annandale Village’s “Kiss-A-Pig” contest. But, in the end, Denise won and got to smooch the pig! At the

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It’s Summer Time and the Sippin’s Easy

No doubt that summers in the South are a lot of fun, but they are also really hot! With the Georgia heat coming at us in full force these days, we asked our friends over at Beverage SuperStore Suwanee to give us tips on what to fill that icy cooler with. Here are the criteria

Girl Scouts Install First-Ever Pollinator Garden in Suwanee

On Saturday, May 13th, the first ever Pollinator Garden was installed in George Pierce Park. Over the last 18 months, Girl Scout Troop 1175 had been working together to bring the first pollinator garden to a Gwinnett Park- and luckily it was right here in Suwanee! The project served as the troops Silver Award project,

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Gwinnett Girl Scouts Making An Impact

The Girls Scout’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. After hearing three Gwinnett County Girl Scouts (who have earned or are working toward their Gold Award) speak at the Gwinnett ToGetHerThere Luncheon on May 16th, it seems they are doing just that. By: Angela

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Tips For Easing The Back To School Butterflies

As summer comes to an end, you may notice your kids are asking more questions about going back to school and may even have some butterflies about all the upcoming changes.  By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling Kids may feel worried about having a new teacher, finding friends to sit with at lunch, or

Advanced Family Eye Care

Advanced Family Eye Care: Focused on Health

Suwanee practice specializes in filling prescriptions on-site, making and fitting glasses and educating patients on the importance of regular checkups to detect underlying health concerns. By: RACHEL PILLOW  Unless you have poor eyesight or are experiencing other symptoms such as headaches, many people don’t concern themselves with going to the eye doctor for regular checkups.

Goddard School Suwanee

The Goddard School Suwanee: A Unique and Nurturing Approach

Offering well-rounded childhood preparation for social and academic success. By: MICHELLE FASIG  When looking for options for childcare, most new parents often do not know where to start. Initially, they may not be sure what they are looking for other than a day care solution and a social environment. Often times, many childcare facilities seem

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Business Spotlight: EXPERIMAC Suwanee

Experimac in Suwanee is your one-stop-shop for buying, selling, trading or repairing any Apple® product. From cracked iPhone screens to Macbook Pro RAM and hard drive repairs, the technicians at Experimac are just as qualified as your Apple Store Genius Bar employees at a fraction of the cost. By: RACHEL PILLOW Owner, Marie Umberger, opened

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Business Spotlight: Suwanee Creek Bicycle

Suwanee Creek Bicycles, located at the intersection of Main Street and Suwanee Dam Road, is celebrating their ten-year anniversary this year. Jeff Nalley and his wife, Wendy, have lived in Suwanee for 15 years, so when it came time to open their business they knew they wanted to “live, work, play and ride” right here

Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons Quarterback

Atlanta Falcons 2017 Season Preview

If you’re a die-hard fan of our Atlanta Falcons, you probably had the experience of a lifetime last season. What an incredible time it was to be a part of the “brotherhood.” We can’t think of a better way to start the 2017 season than to get back into the brotherhood with our team and

Rachel Pillow, Suwanee Magazine Managing Editor

Letter From The Editor: The Scoop On Summer

Rachel Pillow Managing Editor If the ice cream on the cover of this issue doesn’t put you in the mood for summer, then we don’t know what will! We had a lot of fun taking photos of (and tasting) the ice cream from Daddy O’Brien’s Irish Ice Cream Pub during our cover shoot. Boozy ice

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Business Spotlight: Team Ryan Automotive

At Team Ryan Automotive Service & Repair one of the reasons you might feel at home is because the office and lobby are literally located inside a renovated home. The house was built in the 1940s and has been on Waterworks Road in Buford longer than almost anything else on the street. Located directly behind

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Letter From The Editor: Hail to the Beef!

Rachel Pillow Managing Editor How about that delicious-looking burger on the cover? It really was delicious! We got to taste that one plus eight other contenders in our 2017 Best Burger in Suwanee Contest. Tough job, right? Well, someone has to do it! Taco Mac (featured on the cover) won our staff pick: People’s Choice

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Proper Viewing of The Great American Solar Eclipse

Brought to you by Advanced Family Eyecare By: Dr. John J. Gallagher | Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash On August 21st, 2017 The United States will experience a Solar Eclipse. The eclipse will pass from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic Coast for the first time since February 1918. The “path of totality” will extend over a 70

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Onward Athletics

New Baseball Program Offers High-Level Sports Training to Area Athletes

“A fresh approach to America’s oldest game.” That’s the quote Onward Athletics is using to recruit athletes to its newly-formed travel baseball team. And they have a plan to accomplish this with a veteran coaching staff along with a professional group of auxiliary support including a Speed & Agility program developed by NFL veteran and

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