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The Buzz on: The Swarm

Suwanee Magazine Interviews players and coaches of the 2017 NLL World Champion Lacrosse Team, The Georgia Swarm.  By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Karl Lamb  Unbeknownst to most, the City of Atlanta’s two-decade championship dry spell was actually brought to an end well before the big Atlanta United win in December of 2018. In just their second

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Restaurant Spotlight: Banana’s

LOCATED IN THE ATLANTA SILVERBACKS INDOOR ARENA, BANANA’S PROVIDES SPORTS LOVERS WITH A SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT THAT MAKES WATCHING THE GAME FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Byron Beckwith and Dash Digital  Imagine a sports bar that is actually surrounded by sports. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the big

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Introducing the 2019 Get Fit Challenge Contestants

After the success of last year’s Get Fit Challenge, in which the contestants lost a combined total of more than 100 pounds and nearly 20 inches, we decided to keep the momentum going into 2019! Once again we reached out to the Suwanee community looking for six people who wanted to reclaim their health and

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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

‘I am so excited to see what will happen in the weeks to come’

The last couple of weeks have had their ups and downs. I have been sick and battling a sore back, but I am also finding that I am looking forward to each workout. I am so excited for our weigh-in and to find out what my progress is exactly is, but I know that I

‘In just one month I have come so far’

Here we are a month into my fit journey and boy has it been hard! I never thought I would ever enjoy cross fit, but I am literally addicted! In just one month I have come so far and made so much progress. I never thought I would be able to squat below parallel, but

‘Workouts have been intense these last couple weeks’

Workouts have been intense these last couple weeks as we have focused on specific body parts and not total body workouts. I feel okay after the workouts but the soreness will hit two days later. It is no joke when you work on legs and then have stairs in your house you have to climb

‘This is a form of self care and I am worth it’

It’s hard to believe that it has been one month of Project Stephanie. Where did the time go? I can truly say this has been a journey and most of all a HUGE blessing. What started out as a vision to work on and become a better version of my physical self has turned out

‘I am thankful to have supportive friends and family’

The competition is going well. I am feeling good and starting to see results on the scale and in my clothing, which is very motivational. The hardest thing was taking a trip to New Orleans for a buddy’s birthday and sticking to the nutrition plan during that. I definitely put on a few pounds over

‘You must have supportive people around you’

The first few weeks of the competition have gone rather smooth. The hardest part is keeping on my nutrition plan. I have never kept a food journal nor counted calories before. Keeping up with everything you eat is a hassle, but I can understand the necessity. I never realized how many calories I was consuming

‘There is no looking back now!”

My fit journey started on January 2, 2019, and there is no looking back now! When I heard the word CrossFit I was immediately scared to death. You see all the CrossFit competitions and how hard it looks but in reality it is not like that. This Challenge has already changed me for the better

‘I’m feeling better after each session’

It takes much more time to get in shape than it does to get out of shape. Just coming out of the academy not even three months ago and doing the gym stuff is tough to get back into. I was sore for the first couple of days, but after that it has been great.

‘This challenge has caused me to grow’

I will begin by saying I am so grateful, blessed and thankful to have been selected to be a contestant in Suwanee Magazine’s 2019 Get Fit Challenge. I will quote myself, “Now that two of my kids have gone off to college, I am starting to get back into my career as a project manager.

‘It was more than I expected’

I was really excited about starting the program on January 2nd. My trainer, Dan Leblanc, had me come in to take a session the week prior just to get a feel for the workouts. I must say it was more than I expected. I didn’t even get through half the workout. I was disappointed in

‘Each day I try to work harder than the day before’

The first weigh in; I was nervous to see the results. I have a scale, but the battery died nearly a year ago so I have no idea what I really weigh. I step on the machine and am embarrassed and shocked at the number. How could I let this happen? What is wrong with

The Buzz on: The Swarm

Suwanee Magazine Interviews players and coaches of the 2017 NLL World Champion Lacrosse Team, The Georgia Swarm.  By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Karl Lamb  Unbeknownst to most, the City of Atlanta’s two-decade championship dry spell was actually brought to an end well before the big Atlanta United win in December of 2018. In just their second

Introducing the 2019 Get Fit Challenge Contestants

After the success of last year’s Get Fit Challenge, in which the contestants lost a combined total of more than 100 pounds and nearly 20 inches, we decided to keep the momentum going into 2019! Once again we reached out to the Suwanee community looking for six people who wanted to reclaim their health and

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My Ride-Along with The Suwanee PD

Suwanee’s Citizens Police Academy gives residents a better understanding of the day-to-day functions of police officers as well as an opportunity to patrol Suwanee’s streets alongside an officer. In order to get a better understanding of what Suwanee officers do to protect our community, we sent Suwanee Magazine writer Lizzy Kidney to ride along with

5 Outdoor Ways to Get Active in Suwanee

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means most of us have set lofty goals for ourselves — “new year, new me” as the saying goes. We often plan to get healthy, lose weight, or commit to some other health- related “resolution.” Although we mean well, sometimes those big goals fall to the wayside

Restaurant Spotlight: Banana’s

LOCATED IN THE ATLANTA SILVERBACKS INDOOR ARENA, BANANA’S PROVIDES SPORTS LOVERS WITH A SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT THAT MAKES WATCHING THE GAME FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Byron Beckwith and Dash Digital  Imagine a sports bar that is actually surrounded by sports. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the big

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Is inflation something we still need to worry about? A: Absolutely! Consider this – during the past 20 years, the government has reported that we have experienced only a negligible amount of inflation. Really? • The U.S Census Bureau reports that in 1998 the median price for

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5 Outdoor Ways to Get Active in Suwanee

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means most of us have set lofty goals for ourselves — “new year, new me” as the saying goes. We often plan to get healthy, lose weight, or commit to some other health- related “resolution.” Although we mean well, sometimes those big goals fall to the wayside

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Sugar Hill City Buzz

Sugar Hill is stepping up and adding active entertainment to the long list of fun features the city already offers to keep residents active and engaged. The city’s award-winning E Center proudly serves as “The Center of Everything” with 180,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, recreation, and fine arts space. The project includes a community

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