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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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Arts in the Park Unites Area Artists and Art Lovers

Artists and art lovers gathered May 19 at Town Center Park for the annual art celebration, Arts in the Park. Area residents strolled through Town Center Park viewing artwork from many local and state artists, observing artists demonstrations, watching performers as they entertained the crowd and some Arts in the Park attendees even shared their

Don’t Get Heartburn This Summer

  Favorite summer foods can exacerbate heartburn – the unpleasant burning sensation felt deep in your chest after eating or drinking. Tomatoes, barbecue, citrus & cocktails can make symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, feel even more uncomfortable… Understanding GERD GERD occurs when the lower muscle of the esophagus doesn’t close properly, allowing stomach

What’s Your Eye-Q?

During the school year did your child complain about not being able to see the writing on the dry erase board? Does your child have difficulty reading? During the summer vacation, do you notice your child sitting close to the T.V.? These may be indicators that your child needs a vision checkup, and perhaps while

Looking to Grow Old Gracefully?

Growing old is a part of life, but in our day and age we are learning that perhaps we really can age gracefully. We know getting plenty of rest, exercise and eating right can certainly help, but there are also some non-invasive treatments that can help us look and feel our best. By nature, the

Remodeling Kitchens & Baths

Because of the current recession, it is no surprise that more and more homeowners have decided to stay in their homes and remodel. You may be in the market for new flooring or countertops. Today’s kitchen and bath showroom has so much more than just tile and carpet. Consumers today expect more than the 4×4

Leader Follows Passion for Local Politics

Suwanee City Council Member Jace Brooks resigns after nearly 10 years of service On May 22, Jace Brooks walked into his last Suwanee City Council meeting as a member of the Council. Brooks, whose passion for politics began during his school years, said he really loved what he saw going on in the city and

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Star 94’s 2012 Woofstock Festival Pets paraded through Town Center Park for STAR 94’s annual pet party in the park, Woofstock was held May 12 at Town Center Park. Pets and their owners spent the day long festival watching demonstrations and contests. There were also vendors, live music, food vendors, a beer garden, a pet

What is the Best Way to Diversify My Portfolio to Gain Exposure to International Stocks?

[dropcap]Q:[/dropcap]What is the best way to diversify my portfolio to gain exposure to international stocks? [dropcap]A:[/dropcap] There are many different strategies that will accomplish your goal. Your interest in international investing is a very important part of building a balanced investment plan. For example there are more consumers in Asia than in North America, Europe,

Suwanee: A Great Place to Live & Work!

I’m a landscape designer, so as we enter the summer, I can’t help but think about this being the time where my clients see a burst of growth in all the landscape projects we’ve installed over the past 10 years. As I drive around Atlanta I can see how the designs we’ve installed have matured

A Note from Our Editor

My husband and I moved to Suwanee almost exactly 6 years ago. We choose Suwanee because we wanted to be fairly close to Atlanta, it had a very reasonable cost of living and because I love running and wanted to be by the Suwanee Greenway. Suwanee was an awesome place to live then and it

Suwanee, GA Ranked #3 for Great Cities to Raise Your Kids

Suwanee sits in Atlanta’s moneyed northern suburbs: Think big yards and small crime rates. The town’s highly regarded schools make it a particularly good place for raising children. The education non-profit GreatSchools.org rates every school in the district an enviable 9 or 10 (out of 10). Kids in northern Georgia also benefit from proximity to

March for Babies

Suwanee was one of 900 communities where area residents put on their walking shoes April 28 and headed to Town Center Park to make the four mile trek to “March for Babies.” The “March for Babies” event is held to raise awareness and funds to benefit the March of Dimes. The funds raised go to support

Get Fit Challenge Update: Are the Contestants Up to the Challenge?

It is two months into the “Get Fit Suwanee” competition and contestants are going strong. Having had the pleasure of spending time with all of the contestants, I am very proud of their progress. This is not easy and they are all working very hard. Everyone has their struggles, but the important thing is to

2012 Summer Adventures

Summer is almost upon us! There is so much to see and do in the Atlanta area. Our Summer Adventure Guide highlights some hot spots you won’t want to miss. From a tour of the city by helicopter to a Wild Animal Safari to a trail ride in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, these adventures

Treetop Quest: Adventures in your Backyard!

Treetop Quest | 770-670-9908 | 2020 Clean Water Drive Buford, GA 30519 www.treetopquest.com No tiptoeing in these treetops! Soar, zip, climb, crawl, and swing through the most unique and exhilarating eco-adventure course of its kind in Georgia. Treetop Quest is an exhibit at the Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center, located just a stone’s throw from Suwanee

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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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