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Southern Holiday Traditions

Every family has unique traditions, whether it is something as simple as going for a walk after Thanksgiving dinner (like our reader, Julia Swale) or wearing t-shirts donned with spatulas (you have to check out Sarah Pyke’s hilarious tradition).  Submitted by readers We hope you are inspired by some of these traditions and recipes and

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C’est Délicieux

La Madeleine Bakery & Café gives you a taste of that indulgent, laid-back, community-based and joyful Parisian lifestyle. Story and Photos By: Rachel Pillow As you step into La Madeleine French Bakery & Café in Buford, your mind is immediately whisked away from the busyness of Mall of Georgia holiday shopping and transported to  a Parisian

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holiday traditions

Southern Holiday Traditions

Every family has unique traditions, whether it is something as simple as going for a walk after Thanksgiving dinner (like our reader, Julia Swale) or wearing t-shirts donned with spatulas (you have to check out Sarah Pyke’s hilarious tradition).  Submitted by readers We hope you are inspired by some of these traditions and recipes and

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3rd Annual Cooper O’Brien Memorial Golf Tournament Returns to River Club

3rd Annual Cooper O’Brien Memorial Golf Tournament Returns to River Club

On Tuesday, September 26th, golfers will head to The River Club for the 3rd annual Cooper O’Brien Memorial Golf Tournament. Golf will be in scramble format and the event will also include a putting contest, family friendly dinner, awards ceremony, music and silent auction at the River Club Lodge. The tournament is organized by Cooper’s

North Gwinnett Arts Association Awards Scholarships

North Gwinnett Arts Association Awards Scholarships

The North Gwinnett Arts Association (NGAA) presented the Rosemary Benavides Williams scholarship checks to recipients Abigail Robertson and Kaylee Boyd on Thursday, August 17th at the NGAA Center for the Arts. The students shared how they became interested in art and why it is important to them. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors

Solis Town Center Project Breaks Ground

Solis Town Center Project Breaks Ground

The City of Suwanee Downtown Development Authority, along with developer Terwilliger Pappas and Carlyle Realty Partners, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 27th for Solis Town Center, a 240-unit mixed-use apartment development situated adjacent to Suwanee Town Center. Set on six acres, the property will also feature 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant

Virtual Reality Arcade Opens in Sugar Hill

Virtual Reality Arcade Opens in Sugar Hill

On July 15th, VRX Games celebrated their Grand Opening in Sugar Hill. VRX is a virtual reality gaming experience, where players can pay for an all day pass or rent a bay and explore the planet with Google Earth VR, punch out the beat in SoundBoxing, save humanity with Serious Sam, battle friends in a

Navy Veteran Opens High Intensity Resistance Training Gym

Navy Veteran Opens High Intensity Resistance Training Gym

Dan LeBlanc is a U.S. Navy Veteran who is no stranger to physical fitness. Now a Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist, LeBlanc hopes to restore the fitness industry back to its roots of hard work, raise the standards of gyms nationwide, and provide everyone with results that are simply unmatched. This is why he

Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System Combining Operations

Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System (the parent company of Gwinnett Medical Center) have submitted their proposed merger agreement to the State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General for review and approval. Depending on the review process, the five-hospital Northside-Gwinnett Health combined system could be operational in early 2018. Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health

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Phoenix Community of Atlanta Opens the Doors of New Suwanee Location

“Don’t go to church. Come and be the church.” That is the motto of Phoenix Community of Atlanta, a network of churches that focuses on welcoming and serving the broken or hurt. With services in Duluth, Buford, Gainesville and now Suwanee, Phoenix has helped to transform many lives since its humble beginnings ten years ago.

Q&A WITH SUWANEE’S HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR IMPACT PLAYERS

Q&A with Suwanee’s High School Senior Star Athletes

We asked the Athletic Directors at North Gwinnett, Collins Hill and Peachtree Ridge high schools to give us the names of the top male and female athletes to look out for this year.  By: RACHEL PILLOW | Photos by PAUL PERDUE These award-winning students have made it to the top, being named All-State and All-

Peking Restaurant Suwanee

Restaurant Spotlight: Peking Restaurant

Peking Restaurant celebrates 10 years serving an impeccable dining experience of traditional Mandarin and Cantonese food to the Suwanee community. By: LIZZY KIDNEY | Photos by KARL LAMB For the night when you don’t feel like cooking, and you want something fresh and delicious that doesn’t break the bank- Peking Restaurant is the perfect solution.

Must try wines at this 2017 Suwanee Wine Fest

7 Must Try Wines At This Year’s Suwanee Wine Fest

What do you have planned for November 4th? We are going to be at the Suwanee Wine Fest in Town Center Park! The wine experts at Beverage SuperStore are working hard to create an incredible wine list with some of the most popular wines from last year and some that we are sure will become

Business Spotlight: Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique

Full-service grooming and pet salon, Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique offers membership subscriptions for unlimited bath, dry and brush services for your best friend. By: RACHEL PILLOW | Photos by KARL LAMB Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique, located on the corner of McGinnis Ferry and Old Atlanta Road, is celebrating its two-year anniversary

Best Festivals of the Fall

Best Fests You Don’t Want to Miss This Year

Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner. With the return of pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters and cooler weather also comes the much-anticipated festival season. As the festival calendar quickly starts to fill up with events, we compiled a list of the can’t-miss festivals this season… TASTE OF ATLANTA | OCTOBER 20TH –

Septemeber – October 2017 Restaurant Guide

La Madeleine 1795 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford, GA |  678.714.2773 2255 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth, GA |  770.814.0356 |   LaMadeleine.com | $$ La Madeleine is a cozy, casual French bakery and café serving authentic freshly-made fare from time-honored recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Our handcrafted menu items include omelettes, crêpes and quiche for breakfast, homemade

Letter from the editor Rachel Pillow

Letter From The Editor: Happy Fall, Y’all!

Rachel Pillow Managing Editor I think I say this every year as we send the September/ October issue to print, but fall is by far my favorite time of the year! As soon as Starbucks’ PSL (that’s Pumpkin Spice Latte for you non-pumpkin fanatics) hits stores, I know my favorite season is underway. In this

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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Brand-Aid: 4 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Stores Can Outsell Online Retailers This Holiday Season

Even in the age of Amazon, it’s still possible for brick-and-mortar stores to compete with online retailers.  By: ALICIA CARTER, Content Marketing Manager, Veugeler Design Group With the right marketing game plan, businesses can increase foot traffic to their stores with online engagement and incentives, and then provide a personalized shopping experience that e-commerce sites

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Managing Stress Over the Holidays

By: LauraLebovitz, LMFT, GrowCounseling We all have a picture of how we want the holidays to be in our head…the flawless Thanksgiving spread, the perfect Christmas tree, the impeccable holiday party, and the best Hanukkah yet. In our rosy visions of holiday bliss, everyone always gets along and any stress we have been dealing with

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50 States by the Age of 50: a Golfer’s Mission Accomplished!

Many people dream of visiting all 50 United States in their lifetime, but Suwanee resident and avid golfer, Scott Freed, took it one step further with a personal life goal of golfing in every state by the age of 50. Scott has been golfing since high school, but it was about ten years ago when

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