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Kat Kelly: Lifelong Runner

Kat Kelly: Lifelong Runner

BY: Rachel Fasig As I glanced around Big Peach Running Store in Suwanee, looking for Kat it was not difficult to locate her. I immediately spotted a fit, energetic, happy and social woman. As I watched her initiate conversations with employees, customers and other Big Peach runners, she seemed like the type that knew everyone and that everyone liked. I

Ryan Garrett’s Fitness Journey

BY: Rachel Fasig Four years ago, Ryan Garrett, a youth pastor, had a few students over at his house. He went downstairs to get the usual Cokes and Mountain Dews for everyone, but when he ran back up, 14 steps, he was completely out of breath. At that exact moment, he said, “This is it. I can’t live

Mary Grace Goes to Washington

Suwanee Teen takes on diabetes and Congress, participating in JDRF Children’s Congress BY: Tana Christian Suggs With the challenge of academic success, the competition in extracurricular activities, and general peer pressure, growing up can be hard enough. Imagine growing up with these struggles and also dealing with a disease – diabetes. Mary Grace Zaldo is a 14 year old Suwanee resident

Lake Lanier’s Magical Night of Lights

BY: Tana Christian Suggs What’s more magical than a Christmas tree filled with twinkling holiday lights…or a house decorated with bright, colorful lights trimming the eaves and lining the windows and doors making the ordinary home look like a house made of gingerbread?  Perhaps one of the most treasured memories of Christmas is the wide eyes of children as they take

Shadowbrook Baptist Weekday School

“Love, Laugh, Teach” BY: Angela Veugeler, Executive Editor It’s Monday morning and we pull into the carpool line at Shadowbrook Baptist Weekday School. After getting up at 5am to get ready for work and get our 3 kids ready for school, I’m thinking of our staff meeting and all of the things that I have to get done that

Gentle Corrections

Wellness Center seeks to improve the overall quality of life of their patients, BY: Shea Nolan When people first think of chiropractic care they usually associate it with back pain and stiff joint treatment. However, chiropractic treatment can be much more diverse and address many issues other than back pain. At Suwanee Spine and Wellness Center, the

A Network of Hope

BY: Tana Suggs Going through a difficult situation, no matter what the plight, can leave one feeling helpless and lonely, especially when it comes to one’s health. But when there’s someone to talk with, such as a survivor, who has already faced the illness head on and knows some of the things a patient is going through, it can

Outdoor Kitchens

“Outdoor Kitchens”  BY: your friends at American Casual Living It is said that people gather where they are most comfortable, and the outdoor kitchen is fast becoming a popular gathering point for entertaining family and friends. Fortunately, living in Georgia affords us year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. Homeowners are leveraging the investment in their homes

2013 Suwanee Wine Fest Preview

Suwanee Wine Fest Town Center Park October 5th, 2013, BY: Rachel Fasig Envision taking a stroll around the beautiful Suwanee Town Center Park on a crisp fall afternoon, while sipping an oaky chardonnay or robust burgundy, listening to live bluegrass music, sharing tasting notes and savoring a variety of fruit and cheese pairings. Imagine traveling through

Is your child ready for the College Admissions Process?

Part I: Standardized Testing BY: Shereem Herndon-Brown, Director of Strategic Admissions Ad If you went to college, you probably took the SAT. Remember that test? The one where you sat for three hours on a Saturday morning with the number two pencil? Do you recall having to fill in the bubbles on the answer sheet?

Annual SBA Charity Golf Tournament a Big Success!

Here’s a little quiz for golfers and those of you who follow golf (or at least those of you who like quizzes). When is 85 a GREAT golf score? Well, the answer is when you combine 78 local (lets call them) “golfers” with seven generous local sponsors and you end with more than $6,000 raised

2013 Summer Camp Guide

Music, dance, art, sports…Whatever your child’s interest, Suwanee Magazine has a camp listing for your child! It’s that time again – time to plan where your child will spend his or her week of summer camp. Whether one week of camp or several weeks of camp are in store for your child’s summer, Suwanee Magazine’s

Noah Lomax: Taking Hollywood to the Max!

You may have seen him out and about at one of the community events at Suwanee’s Town Center Park. Or perhaps ran into him with his family at one of the local shops or restaurants in the community. You may have seen him on the small screen in television shows such as Army Wives, Mad

2012 Suwanee Get Fit Challenge: The Results

As 2012 came to an end, so did the Get Fit Suwanee Challenge. The Grand Prize winner, with the highest percentage of weight lost goes to… Michelle McShane! Congratulations Michelle! Erika Beckwith won the points challenge, with points being earned for documented workouts, blogging, group workouts, 5K’s and more. Both winners will enjoy prizes including

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