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2017 Summer Adventure Guide

With the coming of summer, comes the urge for adventure, to share experiences with family and friends. Our Travel & Adventure Guide offers a wide variety of ideas for all ages. Start making plans hat will keep the whole family smiling and create memories that last a lifetime!   Lanier Islands |    770.945.8787    |

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Grape Adventures

A Day on the Unicoi Wine Trail with VIP Southern Tours By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by: Charles Ernst On a beautiful spring morning, some of the women on our staff met at our office in Gwinnett and climbed aboard the VIP Southern Tours luxury bus. From there, the entire day was truly a VIP experience.

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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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Lick of the Irish

Combining two ultimate comforts: alcohol and ice cream, Daddy O’Brien’s Irish Ice Cream Pub and Eatery (affectionately known as Daddy O’s) in Sugar Hill has mastered the art of boozy desserts By: MICHELLE FASIG | Photos by: KARL LAMB Daddy O’s – the new local Irish pub style restaurant is a place where you can

The Justise System

Fox TV’s hit show, MasterChef Junior, is back for its 5th season, and local Sugar Hill resident, Justise Mayberry, is already blowing the competition out of the kitchen. Thousands of kids, aged 8-13, from across the nation compete to earn a coveted spot in the Top 20. Those lucky few move forward to earn a

Family Matters

By Laura Lebovitz, LAMFT, Grow Counseling Summer can be a great time to focus on beings ocial and connecting with others. If your kid seems shy or is struggling to make or keep friends, then here are several ways you can help them increase their social skills and network of friends. Empathize then problem solve.

May-June 2017 Restaurant Guide

Daddy O’Brien’s Irish Ice Cream Pub 5910 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 400, Sugar Hill, GA 30518 |  404-513-1118 or 678-765-9633 |   DaddyOsIceCream.com | $ Daddy O’Brien’s, aka DaddyO’s, is a new and exciting concept in Sugar Hill. Beautifully decorated as an Irish Pub, DaddyO’s features insanely delicious, homemade, gourmet Ice creams. They are most famous for

There’s an App For That

How can you really know if an app is right for you and your company? Q&A with Robert Wright, Senior Website & App Developer at Veugeler Design Group Q: Do you think that all companies can benefit from having an app? A: Not necessarily, it really depends on the industry and on what you are trying

Buford Pilot Marks Volunteer Milestone

Patients with rare or complicated medical conditions may have to travel hundreds of miles to reach lifesaving treatment. Charles George, of Buford, Georgia, is one of 650 volunteers who donate their planes, fuel and time to make sure those Mercy Flight Southeast passengers get the care they need while alleviating travel hardships. On Friday, April

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Tiger Tails Animal Hospital Opens New Cat Clinic

Tiger Tails Animal Hospital has expanded to open a cat-only hospital, the first feline-only clinic in Gwinnett County. The ribbon/yarn cutting was held on Saturday, March 1st. The clinic is in a separate building, located behind the animal hospital, and is designed to be low stress for both the cat and their owners. Boarding and

Greater Atlanta Christian School senior named as a First Team Academic All American

Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) graduating senior and superstar volleyball player, Cienna Townson recorded 766 assists, 222 digs and 60 aces and earned All-State honors for the second straight season. The school career assist leader led GAC to the state quarterfinals in her three years as a starter. Academically, she has a 4.37 GPA on

Yogli Mogli Sugar Hill Celebrates 5 Years with Free Yogurt

This June marks five years since Yogli Mogli in Sugar Hill opened their doors. In celebration of their anniversary, the frozen yogurt shop is offering free yogurt on June 17th from 1-3pm (limit one per person) and $4 to fill a cup the remainder of the day. Yogli Mogli offers 16 unique flavors and over

Change Your Water & Change Your Life

Suwanee Magazine welcomes Atlanta Water Store to Suwanee! Owners, Dipa Janardanan and Kevin Sirface, recently opened up an education center that teaches the principles of drinking hydrogen rich, alkalized, anti-oxidant, micro-clustered water. They provide free consultations and help you separate the hype from the facts. Try it for FREE for 21 days! This water is

Take me out to the Beerfest!

3rd Annual Gwinnett Beer Fest Returns to Coolray Field, Home of the Gwinnett Braves With unlimited samples of over 150 craft beers, live music in the stadium, delicious food, festival games and more – Gwinnett Beer Fest is a dream for craft beer geeks and baseball lovers alike. Brought to you by the creators of

Network and Grow Your Business

By: JULIE PERDUE PRESIDENT, SUWANEE BUSINESS ALLIANCE Now that summer is here, it’s a great time to consider how to enhance your community involvement and visit us at Suwanee Business Alliance at one of our monthly meetings to introduce yourself to new people, network and help others grow their businesses! The time you will spend

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Urban Chic

UNIVERSE + SOUL COUTURE AND VOID SPACE PRODUCTIONS By:Rachel Pillow | Photos by: Karl Lamb & Walt Wooden  While most 19 and 22 year olds are concerned about waking up in time for class or what filter to use on Instagram, brother and sister duo, Curtis and Kaiya Smith, are concerned with owning and operating

Best Mother in Suwanee Contest 2017

Do You Have The Best Mom In Suwanee?

  Think you have the best mom in Suwanee? Does your mom deserves a day of pampering, shopping and relaxation? Tell us why! We are no longer taking submissions – stay tuned for the winners of the “Best Mother in Suwanee!” The winner will be notified and featured in the May/June issue of Suwanee Magazine!

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Maximizing Your Beer Festival Experience

Strategies for upgrading your beer adventures during “drinking season” By: Derrick Atkinson, Taproom Manager of Jekyll Brewing It’s pretzel necklace time! Beer festivals are a great opportunity for newbies to try something new and they are enticing to beer nerds as a chance to really explore favorite styles or brands. It’s an exciting environment to essentially

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Suwanee Business Alliance: Teeing Up For Charity

By: Julie Perdue President, Suwanee Business Alliance  On April 25th, 2017, Suwanee Business Alliance will host its 16th annual golf tournament held at Bears Best in Suwanee. This is an awesome course and we are looking for corporate sponsors, players, hole sponsors, volunteers and anyone wanting to lend a hand and have a blast teeing

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Ask Henry

HENRY ANSWERS ALL YOUR PET-RELATED QUESTIONS… Q: I have been noticing this black dust in my pet’s fur and my friend says it is flea dirt. What is flea dirt? A: Flea dirt appears as small, black specks on your pet’s fur and is a surefire way to know that your pet has a flea

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Peace, Love & Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park is set to take place on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00am to 5:00pm in Suwanee Town Center Park. The free, family-friendly event includes art in all forms, music and food. The festival showcases artists selected through a jury process and is a great place to find the perfect art for your

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Rachel Pillow, Suwanee Magazine Managing 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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Gwinnett Senior Citizens Services Christmas Gift Delivery

6 Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season

By: Rachel Pillow During the holidays it is easy to get caught up in the frenzy of shopping, decorating, dinners and parties. It is a season of overindulgence, of spending too much money and eating too many cookies. But, it can also be a season of giving – to those who do not have the

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Atlanta Classic Cars – “Driving the Arts”

A Silent Art Auction Sponsored by Atlanta Classic Cars at The 2016 Suwanee Wine Fest on November 5th Will Raise Funds for The Fine Arts Fund Foundation. Atlanta Classic Cars is a full service, authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership that has proudly been serving the community for 40 years. From 2007-2014, Atlanta Classic Cars was the proud

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