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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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Business Spotlight: Silverbacks Indoor

Silverbacks Indoor is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, along with a lot of new and exciting changes. Tucked in a cul-de-sac off Brogdon Exchange Road, Silverbacks Indoor’s expansive facility can actually be a bit hard to find at first. But once discovered, you will realize it is Gwinnett’s hidden gem for kids, families and

2017 Best Mother in Suwanee Contest Winners

2017 Winners Each year when we do our annual Mother’s Day contest it is so hard to narrow it down to just three deserving winners. We receive so many heartfelt submissions and know that every mom deserves to be honored and recognized. But, after rounds of deliberation, we would like to congratulate our 2017 Best

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

Giving Girls A Foundation To Fly

Non-profit, Foundation to Fly empowers girls of all ages, to be confident, self-assured leaders By: Angela Veugeler For any parent, helping to guide your child through adolescence can be overwhelming. Most parents work hard to try to set their child up for success, but with so many outside influences, it’s easy to find yourself worrying

Tips for a Healthy Vacation

With summer just around the corner, thoughts of your next vacation may be fresh on your mind. Whether you love the beach, the mountains or exploring a new city, you will want to make the best of your trip, and that means staying healthy while you are away. For many vacation-goers, the addition of a

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 that will keep the whole family smiling and create memories that last a lifetime!   Lanier Islands |    770.945.8787    |

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

North Gwinnett High School Robotics Team wins FIRST Robotics Competition in Dalton

Against all odds, the North Gwinnett High School Robotics Team won the FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) in Dalton, Georgia and then competed in the State Championship at UGA in April, placing 21st out of 45 teams across the state. We received a firsthand account from NGHS Robotics Team member, Katie Park: Our team, the Electric

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By:  Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: How should I invest to take advantage of the rapid increase of robotics in our economy? A: Considering the stock of companies in industries that are most likely to benefit from using fewer rather than more employees, as well as industries that require high precision labor. These companies

Beer Fest

Suwanee Beer Fest Donates to Cooper’s Crew

Suwanee Beer Fest proudly donated a portion of proceeds of the 7th annual festival to Cooper’s Crew. The $7,000 raised will go directly to the 2017 Cooper’s Crew scholarship fund. Last year, Cooper’s Crew was able to award three recipients, and this year, due to increased fundraising efforts, they will be able to grant four

Celebrities Compete for Cooper’s Cup at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic

The Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TCP Sugarloaf took place from April 10-16, 2017. Three celebrities played in the Celebrity Challenge on Saturday, April 15th. Each celebrity played for a charity of their choice: John Smoltz for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Tom Glavine for CURE Childhood Cancer and Kevin Butler for Cooper’s Crew. Former UGA

Help Suwanee Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Angela Veugeler, Kiss a Pig!

Each year ten local community leaders go head-to-head for their chance to kiss a pig! Why? It’s a fun and memorable way to raise awareness and funds for Annandale Village in Suwanee. Annandale Village provides residential or life assistance programs for men and women with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other forms of disabilities

Primary Care

Gwinnett Medical Center Opens a New Primary Care Facility in Suwanee

Located at the corner of McGinnis Ferry and Peachtree Industrial, Gwinnett Medical Center’s new Primary Care Facility offers one-stop, comprehensive care for the whole family. With primary care, OB/GYN, gastroenterology and cardiology services, their experienced team can diagnose and treat an extensive array of medical conditions. In addition to a dedicated team of providers, you

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.

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

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Letter from the editor

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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