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2020 Health & Fitness Guide: Fun Ways to Get Fit

It’s the new year, which means many of us are reevaluating our finances, jobs, eating habits and, of course, our fitness. Will this be the year we finally get it right? With news that 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail, maybe it’s time to take the road less traveled as we set off to achieving

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Don Bonachon Mexican Bar and Grill

Family-owned restaurant celebrates a year of bringing authentic Mexican cuisine to the Suwanee community. By: Lizzy James | Photos by Karl Lamb Mexican cuisine isn’t limited to Taco Tuesday and margaritas. When you taste the perfect salsa or bite into an authentic Mexican dish — well, there’s nothing quite like it. Couple that with fresh

Suwanee Beer Fest turns 10!

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Suwanee Beer Fest, the Southeast’s biggest and best craft beer festival and St. Patrick’s Day party. This year, the festival will celebrate a decade in style at Town Center Park. With samples of more than 300 craft beers from around the country, the beer selection ranges from hard-to-find seasonals

All For Lunch

All For Lunch

Local nonprofit All For Lunch is working to pay off school lunch debts in Georgia. By: Lizzy Kidney School lunch debt is an all-too-common reality for school districts across the nation. With many students facing unpaid balances for school meals, the practice of stigmatizing kids or “lunch shaming” has become a national issue. Suwanee native

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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

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

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

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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