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Art of the Brew: Contrast Artisan Ales

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

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

Suwanee’s Got Talent: Angelica Hale

SUWANEE RESIDENT ANGELICA HALE STOLE THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS AFTER APPEARING ON “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.” NOW, THE 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING SENSATION IS WORKING ON HER DEBUT ALBUM WHILE PERFORMING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. By: Lizzy Kidney| Photos Courtesy of Angelica Hale Suwanee’s own Angelica Hale, at 11 years old, has left a lasting impression on the

Into the Wild: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary is a metro-area oasis for animals in need of a second chance. By: Alicia Carter | Photos courtesy Noah’s Ark   Much like the Island of Misfit Toys, Noah’s Ark is home to a ragtag group of animals who were dealt a hard hand in life. Located 30 miles south of

2019 Summer Camp Guide

Consider our annual Summer Camp Guide as your handy local resource for keeping the kids happy and occupied during summer vacation. From sports camps to nature, science, art camps and more, we’ve listed a variety of camps that will cater to all of your child’s interests — and even teach them a new skill or

Bare Bones Steakhouse

Restaurant Spotlight: Bare Bones Steakhouse

Downtown Buford’s premier steakhouse is a “40-year dream fulfilled” for owners Buddy and Gale Maughon By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Raye Baldwin At 80-years-old, Master Meat Cutter Buddy Maughon takes great pride in preparing the meat each day at Bare Bones Steakhouse. With the help of his son, Buddy hand-cuts each of the steaks to

Aileron Investment Advisors

Business Spotlight: Aileron Investment Advisors

Suwanee’s Aileron Investment Advisors, a comprehensive financial planning firm run by father-daughter team Bill and Cindi Porter, has the tools you need to invest in your future. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb Walking into the Aileron Investment Advisors office is like walking into a good friend’s home. The space is warm and

2019 Get Fit Challenge Update

We checked in with the Get Fit contestants to see how they’re progressing and what challenges they’ve faced on their journey so far. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Julie Perdue and Chip Hogsed The past two months have been busy for our Get Fit Challenge contestants. In addition to working out multiple times a

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

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

Meggitt Training Ssytems

Meggitt Training Systems

With recent partnerships with the Suwanee and Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Meggitt Training Systems is helping to make a giant impact on law enforcement in the local community and beyond. By: Lizzy Kidney Located in a 235,000-square-foot building just off of Brogdon Road in Suwanee, Meggitt Training Systems is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire

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