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Andy Velo

Where are they now?

Catching up with some of our favorite people (and a horse!) who have graced the cover of Suwanee Magazine over the years. By: Lizzy Kidney, Angela Veugeler and Alicia Carter It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating 10 years with this issue. Suwanee Magazine made its debut with the November/December issue in 2010 with Kyle

Savor

What’s Brewing: Indio Brewing

Jonathan Martinez brings the craft beer scene to Sugar Hill’s SHINE District By: Lizzy James | Photos by Karl Lamb Jonathan Martinez has officially made his dreams of opening a brewery a reality. Marking himself as the first Hispanic to open a brewery in Georgia, Martinez is not only breaking down barriers but also pushing

Grow

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: What are negative interest rates and how could they affect my investment funds? A: Incredibly, there are over 14 trillion dollars of negative interest rate government bonds held by investors around the world today.1 That means instead of receiving interest payments as an inducement to purchase

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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

It’s time to A.C.T.

Assess student performance at the mid-year mark by taking time to ACT: Accountability, Communication and Time Management By: Mike Wood, Language Arts Teacher at North Gwinnett High School I argue that the most difficult transition in a young person’s life is the jump from middle school to high school. The beginning of high school, although

What’s Brewing: Indio Brewing

Jonathan Martinez brings the craft beer scene to Sugar Hill’s SHINE District By: Lizzy James | Photos by Karl Lamb Jonathan Martinez has officially made his dreams of opening a brewery a reality. Marking himself as the first Hispanic to open a brewery in Georgia, Martinez is not only breaking down barriers but also pushing

Healthy Wines

Organic foods are all the rage today. Lots of folks are trying to eat cleaner and are interested in foods that are less processed with less preservatives. So why not find wine that is cleaner and better for you? By: Laurie Collins, CEO and Co-founder of Sip Happens Wine Shoppe**** In the wine world, there’s

Andy Velo

Where are they now?

Catching up with some of our favorite people (and a horse!) who have graced the cover of Suwanee Magazine over the years. By: Lizzy Kidney, Angela Veugeler and Alicia Carter It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating 10 years with this issue. Suwanee Magazine made its debut with the November/December issue in 2010 with Kyle

Teaching Children the Importance of Giving During the Holidays

The holiday season is a perfect time of year for all of us to take a step back and reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. We are so fortunate to have our health, loving family and friends around us, and a place and community to call home. It can bring such great

Good Stewards: North Gwinnett Co-op

North Gwinnett Co-op’s recent expansion will allow the nonprofit to help even more people in the community through its food bank, thrift store and other services. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb Many know North Gwinnett Co-op as a community food bank, but it’s so much more than that. The co-op offers tutoring

Cafe Amico

Restaurant Spotlight: Cafe Amico

Suwanee’s newest coffeehouse serves up handcrafted coffee drinks alongside a curated breakfast, brunch and lunch menu at Town Center. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb Located in Suwanee Town Center, Cafe Amico greets its guests with the strong and satisfying smell of fresh espresso as it swirls together with the sweet flavors of

Bert's Big Adventure

Bert’s Big Adventure

Atlanta nonprofit provides the trip of a lifetime for children battling chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. By: Lizzy Kidney For most people, a trip to Walt Disney World is an exciting memory that will last a lifetime. But for the families helped by Bert’s Big Adventure, a trip to Disney World represents a

Ways to Give Back

Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to reflect and, when we can, give back to those less fortunate. Each year, we dedicate space in our Holiday Issue to highlight local ways we can give back to our community. From donation and volunteer opportunities to sponsoring a child in need, there’s no shortage of ways to contribute

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: What are negative interest rates and how could they affect my investment funds? A: Incredibly, there are over 14 trillion dollars of negative interest rate government bonds held by investors around the world today.1 That means instead of receiving interest payments as an inducement to purchase

Power of Logos

The Power of Logos

Veugeler Design Group offers three reasons why a quality logo is important to your overall brand. By: Madison Coats First impressions are everything. From a first date to a job interview, the initial impression you make is a major part of what defines the experience. The same can be said for brands and their logo.

Suwanee Magazine Currently Loving

Currently Loving

Snapshots of the food, shops, events and more we’re loving around town. Family-Friendly Holiday Evening I’m looking forward to taking my kiddos to Suwanee’s annual Holly Jolly Day. Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a festive holiday evening, and my kids will love the crafts, s’mores and the annual lighting of the tree, not

Suwanee Wine Fest 2019

Fall is finally here, and with it comes the return of some of our favorite fall festivals! With events like Suwanee Fest, the Duluth Fall Festival, and Taste of Atlanta, there is something happening in and around our community almost every weekend. However, there is one festival in particular that warrants a special place on

StillFire Brewing: Setting the Georgia Craft Beer Scene on Fire!

Suwanee’s first brewery sets its sights on building an iconic craft beer brand that is synonymous with quality, loyalty, and community in the heart of downtown Suwanee. By: Lizzy James | Photos by Karl Lamb There’s a new reason to say “cheers” in Suwanee. The much anticipated debut of Suwanee’s new hometown brewery, StillFire Brewing,

Fall Festival Guide 2019

With fall right around the corner, we’re finally getting a reprieve from the hot Georgia summer days. Along with the crisper air, fall brings with it back-to-school shopping, hot lattes, football, and one of the best times of the year: fall festival season! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best festivals in the

High School Extra Credit

We reached out to local high schools to shine a light on some of the MVPs of their under-the-radar sports and activities. By: Lizzy James and Madison Coats  Basketball, football, baseball — oh my! These universally known sports tend to dominate conversations surrounding high school extracurriculars, but what about the hundreds of other after-school activities

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Suwanee Magazine Currently Loving

Currently Loving

Snapshots of the food, shops, events and more we’re loving around town. Family-Friendly Holiday Evening I’m looking forward to taking my kiddos to Suwanee’s annual Holly Jolly Day. Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a festive holiday evening, and my kids will love the crafts, s’mores and the annual lighting of the tree, not

Thrive

Teaching Children the Importance of Giving During the Holidays

The holiday season is a perfect time of year for all of us to take a step back and reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. We are so fortunate to have our health, loving family and friends around us, and a place and community to call home. It can bring such great

The Buzz

Leaving its Marc

Château Élan’s Southern-inspired bar and chophouse, Marc Bar & Restaurant, gets a revamp By: Natalie Stubbs | Photos by Chateau Elan Beautifully nestled on 3,500 acres in Braselton, Georgia, lies one of metro Atlanta’s most treasured destinations, Château Élan Winery & Resort. Open to the public since 1985, Château Élan has been pleasing the palates

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