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A Lasting Legacy

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

Holiday Gift Guide

  Parsons Gifts & Cards 1500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suwanee, GA 30024   770-271-7735   Fun, new, exciting, one-stop gift shopping! Your favorite boutique in Suwanee!     Bella Blue Children’s Boutique 1500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite #125 Suwanee, GA 30024   678-765-8820       Bella Blue is a locally owned

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6 Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season

By: Rachel Pillow During the holidays it is easy to get caught up in the frenzy of shopping, decorating, dinners and parties. It is a season of overindulgence, of spending too much money and eating too many cookies. But, it can also be a season of giving – to those who do not have the

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Business Spotlight: Mega Package Store

Gwinnett County’s largest selection of beer, wine and liquor offers mega deals and mega service in Suwanee. By: Rachel Pillow Photos: Karl Lamb With the holiday season upon us, many of us will be hosting family get-togethers, parties and extravagant dinners. Whether you are looking for the perfect wine to pair with your Thanksgiving feast, the

A Wedding Toasted by Thousands

By: Michelle Fasig On June 4th, 2016 Guy Beck and Kelly Smith got married. Kelly walked down the aisle to her and Guy’s favorite rendition of “Over the Rainbow” and joined her husband on stage, along with only three other people: the Best Man, the Maid of Honor and their officiant. They exchanged beautiful vows and

The Big Day- Community Donates Dream Wedding to Cancer Patient

Listeners to Atlanta’s “The Bert Show” generously donate services, products and every detail needed for couple’s September wedding By: Rachel Pillow Feature photos by: Loyall Hart of Knight Weddings Special thanks to: Summer McClane, Wedding Planner and Owner of My Simply Perfect Events Dede Daniel and Stephen Long knew after just a few months of dating

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Giving Thanks for Groups that Give Back

Our community is full of nonprofits that do wonderful things and really make a difference at a local, state and even national level and beyond. We have included stories of standout nonprofit organizations based in our community, that serve and support noteworthy causes such as childhood cancer, adults with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries

Mustang Pony Drive to Benefit Annandale Village

The inaugural Mustang Pony Drive, hosted by Running Pony Events and the Gwinnett Mustang Association, is expected to bring out some of the finest Mustangs in the metro Atlanta area. The event will take place on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, starting at Coal Mountain Elementary in Cumming. After check-in and map review, about 300 Mustang drivers

Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett

Local program provides medical care to those in need BY: Michelle Fasig In the fall of 2003, a group of physicians within the metro-Atlanta area decided to give back to the community. Their plan was to host a health-fair in a low-income apartment complex parking lot freely offering their services to those who could not

The Greater Atlanta Corporate Games

Annandale Village brings Olympic spirit to local companies with The Greater Atlanta Corporate Games For individuals that may have never realized their dreams of hoisting a trophy in celebration or having a gold medal draped around his or her neck, it isn’t too late. This spring, organizations representing small businesses, large corporations, government entities, and educational

Lanier Education Foundation shows outstanding support for The Bert Show’s Big Thank You Campaign

The Lanier Foundation wrote a personal record-setting 3,085 letters for the Bert Show’s Big Thank You Campaign. The six schools under the foundation’s umbrella: T. Carl Buice School, Sugar Hill Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, White Oak Elementary, Lanier Middle and High School, participated in the initiative. The campaign provides a handwritten letter of gratitude to each service member stationed

Cooper’s Crew Inspires Miles2Give

National non-profit, dedicated to finding cure for Sarcoma cancer, visits O’Brien family home in Suwanee By: Rachel Fasig The legacy of Cooper O’Brien, one of Suwanee’s bravest young men, is powerful. He inspired our community and many others across the nation. When he was diagnosed with Clear Cell Sarcoma in May of 2013, Cooper made

Gifts that Give Back

Moral Minority Clothing Owned by Heidi Braun and Alex Graff, Suwanee-bas company, Moral Minority’s motto is: “Change Clothes. Change Your Mind. Change the World”. It is a “lifestyle clothing company for men and women that promotes social issues through design, and donates a portion of the earnings to nonprofits that work toward creating a kinder world.”

Remembering Cooper O’Brien

BY: Rachel Fasig You may remember the story about Cooper O’Brien from our 2014 January/February issue. Cooper was fighting for his life against a rare form of cancer called Clear Cell Sarcoma, which he was diagnosed with in May of 2013. He lost that battle, at age 14, on July 6th 2014, yet his memory and spirit

Young People Working to Spread Awareness of Thrombosis

A 14 year old, otherwise healthy boy, was admitted to the hospital in May of 2011 and again the following November due to a pulmonary embolism. The boy, grandson of Suwanee resident Dr. Atul Laddu, was treated immediately for the condition and cured. But, while sitting by his grandson Rajan Laddu’s bedside, Dr. Laddu and

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