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Art of the Brew: Contrast Artisan Ales

Chamblee’s new brewery brings contrast to the Georgia craft beer scene. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Chase Medlin Before opening Contrast Artisan Ales in Chamblee, founder and Suwanee native Chase Medlin had already made waves in the Georgia craft beer scene. He got his start brewing at the popular Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards in

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Suwanee’s Food Truck Fridays

Springtime is the official kickoff to food truck season and those trucks will soon converge on Suwanee Town Center for the annual Food Truck Fridays event. By: Alicia Carter It’s springtime in Suwanee, which means it’s time to turn off Netflix, break out of the house and spend the days soaking up the sun for

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Are you teaching your kids about responsibility?

Being responsible is an important life skill for kids to start learning while they are young so that they can interact with the world in a helpful way. Here are some ways to teach your kids about responsibility. By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling Build the right expectations. Work to create an environment where

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North Gwinnett Bulldogs win State Championship

North Gwinnett Bulldogs Win State Championship

On Friday, December 15th, the North Gwinnett Bulldogs defeated the Colquitt County Packers in the Class AAAAAAA championship football game at North’s Tom Robinson Stadium in Suwanee. With 5:50 left in the game, North took the lead with a touchdown, but kicker Cameron Clark missed the extra point. The Packers wasted no time driving down

Best Mom in Suwanee Contest 2019 winner

Reading through this year’s submissions for our Best Mom in Suwanee Contest was emotional. There were so many sweet stories about the wonderful women in our community who go above and beyond for their families. The stories were submitted by sons and daughters, husbands and friends, all praising the dedication, selflessness, and love these mothers

Suwanee’s Food Truck Fridays

Springtime is the official kickoff to food truck season and those trucks will soon converge on Suwanee Town Center for the annual Food Truck Fridays event. By: Alicia Carter It’s springtime in Suwanee, which means it’s time to turn off Netflix, break out of the house and spend the days soaking up the sun for

Mas Margaritas!

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH ONE OF THESE FIVE CREATIVE MARGARITA RECIPES FROM BEVERAGE SUPERSTORE! By: Claire Addison, Beverage Manager at Beverage Superstore Grayson Is there anything that calls to mind summer more than a fresh, cold margarita? As with many of the classic cocktails, the origin story of this drink is almost as fuzzy

2019 Get Fit Challenge Results

THE 2019 CONTESTANTS LOST A COMBINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN 100 POUNDS AND NEARLY 20% BODY FAT! By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Julie Perdue All good things must come to an end, and so must the 2019 Get Fit Challenge. Over the last three months, the contestants have worked hard to change their lifestyles,

Art of the Brew: Contrast Artisan Ales

Chamblee’s new brewery brings contrast to the Georgia craft beer scene. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Chase Medlin Before opening Contrast Artisan Ales in Chamblee, founder and Suwanee native Chase Medlin had already made waves in the Georgia craft beer scene. He got his start brewing at the popular Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards in

Are you teaching your kids about responsibility?

Being responsible is an important life skill for kids to start learning while they are young so that they can interact with the world in a helpful way. Here are some ways to teach your kids about responsibility. By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling Build the right expectations. Work to create an environment where

Livin’ it Up with Lizzy: Livin’ it Up with the Lions

THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM’S NEW CALIFORNIA SEA LION ENCOUNTER HELPS TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE PUBLIC! By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Alicia Carter and Chip Hogsed Since 2005, the Georgia Aquarium has been dedicated to spreading awareness and education about the extraordinary animals who inhabit our oceans. As a leading facility for aquatic animal conservation

Thru-Hiking the AT

THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL REQUIRES DEDICATION, ENDURANCE AND MONTHS OF PREPARATION. THE ANNUAL KICK-OFF EVENT TOOK PLACE AT THE AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK AND LODGE, WHERE VENDORS AND HIKERS SHARED STORIES FROM THEIR TIME ON THE TRAIL. By: Lizzy Kidney  Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, which spans more than 14 states, is no small feat. Each

Sugar Hill Buzz

There’s a buzz in Sugar Hill and it isn’t just the honey bees. The city’s growing downtown, newly opened businesses, and a full schedule of fun events offer plenty of opportunity to explore the sweet city this summer. The Bowl amphitheater will host a star- studded concert series beginning May 4 with country legends Trace

Lifetime Investment Realty Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting

Lifetime Investment Realty (LIR), a family-oriented, motivated and experienced team of realtors, celebrated the company’s grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and open house. The event was held on March 28, 2019 at the LIR headquarters located at 3883 Rogers Bridge Road, Suite 401B

Local High School Student Eats Chick-fil-A for 100 Days in a Row

Chick-fil-A Moore Road recently challenged local high school student Joey Smith to eat at their restaurant every day for 100 days in a row. Joey, of course, accepted the challenge and fully embraced his new Chick-fil-A diet. His only requirement was to eat at the Moore Road Chick- fil-A location every day and have his

Gary Billion: One in a Billion

On February 28th, North Gwinnett High School held the annual Gary Billion Track Meet in honor of a man that has had a significant impact on the local community. Gary Billion moved to Suwanee in 1997 after he was involved in an accident that left him a quadriplegic. Despite his physical challenges, Gary still went

Suwanee’s Hometown Brewery Begins Construction

April 22nd was an exciting day for Suwanee beer lovers as StillFire Brewing began construction to convert the Gwinnett County Fire Station 13 into its new home. With the slinging of the first sledgehammer, brewery founders, city officials, and beer aficionados rejoiced as the day marked the beginning of Suwanee’s Hometown Brewery. The new high-end

StillFire Brewing Debuts at Suwanee Beer Fest

On the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, thousands of craft beer lovers spread out across Suwanee Town Center to take part in the ninth annual Suwanee Beer Fest. Hundreds of beer vendors and more than 30 Georgia breweries put their best beers forward as they filled attendees’ glasses with a variety of Ales, IPA’s, and

Club Gravity: Suwanee’s newest teen hot spot

Club Gravity is Suwanee’s newest teen hot spot where you can experience the best in party entertainment. Club Gravity offers a full DMX lit dance floor, 30-foot LED bar, unique drinks, VIP area, check-in desks, lounge area, video games, pool table, and screened TVs to meet all your party needs. Gravity can do almost any

Your CBD Store opens at Hamilton Mill

Your CBD Store Hamilton Mill is the first designated CBD boutique in North Gwinnett bringing the highest quality CBD to the area. Your CBD offers a one-of-a- kind experience with a knowledgeable staff. They offer products such as Water Soluble, Tincture, Topical Relief Cream, Edibles, Vapes, Pet Products and more. Some customers have already started

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: My company offers a Health Savings Account, should I be contributing? A: An HSA is a way to help save for medical expenses and reduce your taxable income. The average healthy 65-year-old couple retiring this year can expect to pay $363,946 ($537,334 future value) in lifetime Medicare and

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2019 Get Fit Challenge Results

THE 2019 CONTESTANTS LOST A COMBINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN 100 POUNDS AND NEARLY 20% BODY FAT! By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Julie Perdue All good things must come to an end, and so must the 2019 Get Fit Challenge. Over the last three months, the contestants have worked hard to change their lifestyles,

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Lifetime Investment Realty Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting

Lifetime Investment Realty (LIR), a family-oriented, motivated and experienced team of realtors, celebrated the company’s grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and open house. The event was held on March 28, 2019 at the LIR headquarters located at 3883 Rogers Bridge Road, Suite 401B

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