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All For Lunch

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

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

Into Netherworld

With Halloween right around the corner, we met up with Netherworld Co-Founder, Ben Armstrong, for a behind-the-scenes look at one of the top haunted houses in the nation. By: Lizzy James | Photos Courtesy of Netherworld Haunted House For more than two decades, Netherworld Haunted House has remained a rite of passage for thrill seekers

Effectively Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is like any other important health-related issue — it should not be neglected. Did you know that hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in our country, affecting 30 to 48 million Americans? It is estimated that one in three people older than 65 are affected by hearing loss. By:

2019 Get Fit Challenge Results

THE 2019 CONTESTANTS LOST A COMBINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN 100 POUNDS AND NEARLY 20% BODY FAT! By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Julie Perdue All good things must come to an end, and so must the 2019 Get Fit Challenge. Over the last three months, the contestants have worked hard to change their lifestyles,

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

Thru-Hiking the AT

THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL REQUIRES DEDICATION, ENDURANCE AND MONTHS OF PREPARATION. THE ANNUAL KICK-OFF EVENT TOOK PLACE AT THE AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK AND LODGE, WHERE VENDORS AND HIKERS SHARED STORIES FROM THEIR TIME ON THE TRAIL. By: Lizzy Kidney  Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, which spans more than 14 states, is no small feat. Each

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

2019 Cutest Pup in Suwanee Winner!

With nearly 50 entries in this year’s Suwanee Magazine Cutest Pup Contest, there were quite a few adorable pups to choose from. But the people have spoken, and Tundra has officially been crowned our 2019 winner! And the winner is…   FIRST PLACE: Tundra Tundra is a Samoyed from Suwanee who is skilled in many

Meet the Spudnicks!

Suwanee’s most fashionable pups have graced stages nationwide to help raise money for less-fortunate animals. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Julie Perdue and Sandy Thompson Hashbrown, Tater Tot, and Sweet Potato are living the sweet life in Suwanee. The three soft-coated Wheaten Terriers, also known as “The Spudnicks” after their owner, Sandy Thompson’s propensity

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