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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

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Suwanee’s Food Truck Fridays

Springtime is the official kickoff to food truck season and those trucks will soon converge on Suwanee Town Center for the annual Food Truck Fridays event. By: Alicia Carter It’s springtime in Suwanee, which means it’s time to turn off Netflix, break out of the house and spend the days soaking up the sun for

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Are you teaching your kids about responsibility?

Being responsible is an important life skill for kids to start learning while they are young so that they can interact with the world in a helpful way. Here are some ways to teach your kids about responsibility. By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling Build the right expectations. Work to create an environment where

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Best Beer in Georgia

Every year, Suwanee Beer Fest gives the power to the people during the Georgia Brew Battle, in which festival attendees cast their votes for their favorite Georgia brew. On St. Patrick’s Day weekend, more than 30 attending breweries pit their most popular beers against each other to compete for the title of Georgia’s Best Beer.

The CHAMP Clinic offers brain mapping and brain enhancement

The CHAMP Clinic is a brain mapping and brain enhancement company specializing in helping clients reach their performance goals by balancing and strengthening their brains and minds. Each client is treated by their current mental states, their life needs, and goals. The CHAMP Clinic offers three cutting- edge Neuro- technologies that give a universal brain balance,

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 Suwanee Beer Fest Benefits Cooper’s Crew

There is more to Suwanee Beer Fest than unlimited beer and St. Paddy’s Day revelry. Each year, the festival proudly benefits a local charity organization. The 2019 event donated more than $8,000 of festival proceeds to Cooper’s Crew, a Suwanee-based nonprofit formed in memory and honor of Cooper O’Brien, a North Gwinnett Middle School student

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Freeland Painting Celebrates 10 Years

Suwanee’s hometown commercial and residential painting company, Freeland Painting, celebrated 10 years in business this past March. And a celebration it was. The event took place at the new Tequila Mama Taqueria in the heart of Suwanee’s always hopping Town Center with more than 100 of their friends, customers and vendors. It was not only

10 Questions to Expect When Building a Website

If you’ve made the decision to hire a web developer for your upcoming website project, you know there are a lot of factors that go into the success of the project. Whether you’re building a brand-new site from scratch or updating the one you currently have, trusting an outside company to understand and execute your

Investment Strategies with Aileron: Why are there so few IPOs these days?

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Why are there so few IPOs these days? A: PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS. U.S. corporate stocks as investment options have been on a steady decline. The Wall Street Journal reported that “There are 3,671 domestic listings today, down from 7,322 in 1996. Investors can feel the difference.”1

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK)

By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Ashleigh N. Croft and Alicia Carter   In a nondescript building off of Athens Highway in Gainesville, a little girl takes the stage dressed in a pink skirt, sparkly fairy wings, and a cowgirl hat reminiscent of the one Jessie wears in Toy Story. She’s belting out a heartfelt

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

The Best Mother in Suwanee Contest

Reading through this year’s submissions for our Best Mother in Suwanee Contest was emotional. There were so many sweet stories about the wonderful women in our community who go above and beyond for their families. The stories were submitted by sons and daughters, husbands and friends, all praising the dedication, selflessness, and love these mothers

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

Sugar Hill City Buzz

Life just keeps getting sweeter in the city of Sugar Hill. The community’s already award-winning E Center, an 180,000-square-foot mixed-use development owned and operated by the city’s Downtown Development Authority, has been debuting premier businesses and entertainment experiences since the Eagle Theatre opened its doors in fall of 2018. With 40,000 square feet of leasable

Gwinnett Co. Department of Water Resources Wins Award for Water Research

The WateReuse Association selected a Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources project as a winner in the 2018 WateReuse Awards for Excellence under the transformational innovation category. The research project evaluated the feasibility and economics of using ozone/biological filtration treatments to produce drinking water directly from reclaimed water, compared to a more expensive reverse-osmosis process.

Theater Festival Brings Awards For Suwanee Performing Arts

Last October, The Community Arts Players of Suwanee (CAPS), a division of Suwanee Performing Arts, produced a touching production of Once on This Island, Jr. Under the inspired direction of Emily Hogan, innovative choreography by Jenna Dorece, and masterful musical direction by Teri Khan, the musical was first performed at North Gwinnett High School. CAPS

Greater Atlanta Christian School Concert Choir to Debut at Carnegie Hall

On March 23, the Concert Choir at Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC) School will travel more than 850 miles to make its first-ever appearance on New York’s legendary concert stage, Carnegie Hall, as part of MidAmerica Productions’ 36th annual concert season. The GAC School Concert Choir will play an integral part of a larger group performing

2019 Cooper O’Brien Sportsmanship and Courage Award Recipients Honored

North Gwinnett Middle School (NGMS) students Mikey Carlson and Shelby Snyder received the 2019 Cooper O’Brien Sportsmanship Award, which is awarded to athletes who demonstrate noble characteristics on and off the court. The award honors Cooper O’Brien, who lost his battle to a rare form of cancer called Clear Cell Sarcoma in 2014 after graduating

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: My company offers a Health Savings Account, should I be contributing? A: An HSA is a way to help save for medical expenses and reduce your taxable income. The average healthy 65-year-old couple retiring this year can expect to pay $363,946 ($537,334 future value) in lifetime Medicare and

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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,

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Lifetime Investment Realty Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting

Lifetime Investment Realty (LIR), a family-oriented, motivated and experienced team of realtors, celebrated the company’s grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and open house. The event was held on March 28, 2019 at the LIR headquarters located at 3883 Rogers Bridge Road, Suite 401B

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