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Magical Nights of Lights

The 12 (Local) Events of Christmas

As the song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, when there’s much mistletoeing, hearts are all glowing and loved ones are near. Lucky for us, there’s plenty of good cheer to be had with loved ones around town this year. From tried-and-true holiday events like Lanier Islands’ Magical Nights of Lights and

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Aqua Terra Bistro

Restaurant Spotlight: Aqua Terra Bistro

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Buford, Aqua Terra brings a fine dining experience featuring traditional classics inspired by influences from world cuisine. By: Lizzy Kidney While many restaurants come and go, Aqua Terra Bistro has remained a pillar in the community for more than 20 years. That kind of longevity is hard to

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Gwinnett Celebrates 200 Years With Birthday Bash

More than 200 events and community celebrations have led up to a Birthday Bash and Celebration Gala taking place this December. By: Lizzy Kidney   On December 15, Gwinnett County will officially celebrate 200 years of rich history. Gwinnett was founded on December 15, 1818, and was named after one of Georgia’s three signers of

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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

Magical Nights of Lights

The 12 (Local) Events of Christmas

As the song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, when there’s much mistletoeing, hearts are all glowing and loved ones are near. Lucky for us, there’s plenty of good cheer to be had with loved ones around town this year. From tried-and-true holiday events like Lanier Islands’ Magical Nights of Lights and

4 events to check out this weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 2)

The first weekend in December is full of festive fun — from a Chinese lantern festival lighting up the night to a train-themed holiday block party. Gather the family and turn up the Christmas music as you head to one of these local events sure to ring in the season. Holly Jolly Day at Town

5 events to check out this weekend (Nov. 16-18)

After a rather gloomy start to the week, the forecast is calling for sunnier skies just in time for the weekend. And with only a handful of days left until Thanksgiving, the holiday-themed events are kicking into gear and there’s a lot of fun to be had all around town. Not sure how to spend

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

The holidays are a time for gathering together, usually over a large meal lovingly prepared by family and friends. Unfortunately, many in our community are unable to participate in these family meals due to homelessness. In order to draw attention to the problems of poverty, hunger and homelessness that plague so many individuals and families

5 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Adopt an Angel Tree Child from the Salvation Army Through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, donors can give joy to a child in need this holiday season. The program provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. Found in local malls, companies, and churches, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper

2018 Holiday Traditions & Recipes

One of the greatest parts of the holidays is the sweet familiarity of our annual holiday traditions. From the aromas of our special recipes filling the house to the fun of gathering together in matching PJs, we each have our own unique way of celebrating with family and friends. This year, we asked members of

Wreath Making Tips

There’s nothing like a festive Christmas wreath on your front door to celebrate the holiday season. Whether you’re enchanted with the traditional designs or a lush and leafy design, wreaths are an easy way to add holiday cheer to your entrance with little effort. By: Carol Guest, Owner of Carol Guest Interiors  Making a stunning

Aqua Terra Bistro

Restaurant Spotlight: Aqua Terra Bistro

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Buford, Aqua Terra brings a fine dining experience featuring traditional classics inspired by influences from world cuisine. By: Lizzy Kidney While many restaurants come and go, Aqua Terra Bistro has remained a pillar in the community for more than 20 years. That kind of longevity is hard to

Connections Homes

A Lasting Legacy

Connections Homes provides hope, mentorship, and family to teens aging out of foster care.  By: Angela Veugeler Four years ago, Suwanee residents Michael and Erin Lundmark planned to add to their family through adoption. The Lundmarks already had three wonderful children of their own, but Erin had a heart for children and was looking to adopt

Planet Smoothie brings a Winter Wonderland to Suwanee Town Center

Migo and Meechee, from the film Smallfoot, recently brought a winter wonderland to Planet Smoothie Suwanee. Smallfoot is the story of a bright young yeti who finds something he thought didn’t exist — a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the yeti community into an uproar over what else might be beyond their snowy village.

Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness Illuminates Community Connection

This December, Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness hopes to instill a new tradition that strengthens local communities through a visual representation of kindness. The initiative encourages local individuals, families, organizations and businesses to be more intentional when performing acts of kindness during the time period of Dec. 1-24. “I was inspired by the YouTube song

Business Spotlight: Heartis Suwanee

Heartis Suwanee is an inclusive retirement community with resort-style amenities that encourages its residents to live inspired while also living well. By: Lizzy Kidney  How do you envision retirement? Do you see yourself enjoying chef-prepared meals, ambling along beautifully landscaped trails, or relaxing at a beauty or barber shop? What if we told you there

Gwinnett Celebrates 200 Years With Birthday Bash

More than 200 events and community celebrations have led up to a Birthday Bash and Celebration Gala taking place this December. By: Lizzy Kidney   On December 15, Gwinnett County will officially celebrate 200 years of rich history. Gwinnett was founded on December 15, 1818, and was named after one of Georgia’s three signers of

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Are there any new tools for investing in the stock market? A: Yes, there are many. Let’s discuss one that is sometimes overlooked. In the 1990s, personal computers introduced the ability for any individual to produce top-quality word processing. Typewriters, white-out, and replacement typing ribbon soon became obsolete

Get Fit Challenge: Where are they now?

The 2018 Get Fit Challenge contestants give us an update on their fitness journeys By: Alicia Carter This time last year we put out a call to the community looking for people who wanted to get fit.  Many of you applied, but in the end, we narrowed it down to six contestants. We challenged them

Chill Out!

License To Chill Snow Island brings a slice of island life to the ’burbs this holiday season with an all-new winter wonderland. By: Alicia Carter  How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? While most of us dream of a white Christmas filled with snow angels, mistletoe and hot cocoa, Jimmy Buffett had a

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Are there any new tools for investing in the stock market? A: Yes, there are many. Let’s discuss one that is sometimes overlooked. In the 1990s, personal computers introduced the ability for any individual to produce top-quality word processing. Typewriters, white-out, and replacement typing ribbon soon became obsolete

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5 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Adopt an Angel Tree Child from the Salvation Army Through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, donors can give joy to a child in need this holiday season. The program provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. Found in local malls, companies, and churches, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper

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Planet Smoothie brings a Winter Wonderland to Suwanee Town Center

Migo and Meechee, from the film Smallfoot, recently brought a winter wonderland to Planet Smoothie Suwanee. Smallfoot is the story of a bright young yeti who finds something he thought didn’t exist — a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the yeti community into an uproar over what else might be beyond their snowy village.

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