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2019 Suwanee Beer Fest Guide

Beer lovers assemble! Solis Suwanee Town Center presents The Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest, the Southeast’s premier festival celebrating all things craft beer. By: Lizzy Kidney  The festival returns to Suwanee Town Center Park on Saturday, March 16th. Falling on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the annual event is known as much for serving up unlimited

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Taco Mac Supports Local Breweries in the Georgia Beer Garden

Taco Mac Suwanee is dedicated to supporting local breweries in the area and has partnered with Slow Pour and Left Nut to pour samples of their most popular beers in the Georgia Beer Garden. But the fun doesn’t stop there, the tent will also feature the debut of local Suwanee brewery Monkey Wrench Brewing. If

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Considering a Rebrand?

Every once in a while it’s time for a company to re-evaluate its branding and consider giving it a good face-lift. It could be a simple brand refresh such as changing the logo from all-caps to title-case, or more complex such as a complete redesign. No matter the solution for an updated look, it’s very

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Does constipation increase your colorectal cancer risk?

Despite the fact that it’s something almost everyone can relate to, constipation isn’t exactly a fun topic. It must be all the straining, bloating and discomfort that has us all wary — and rightfully so. After all, if you don’t like the way constipation makes you feel, chances are it isn’t doing your digestive tract

Setting Healthy Screen Time Limits

If you’re struggling to find the right balance, here are some easy ways to set healthy limits with your kids. By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling One of the biggest struggles parents face now is how to set healthy limits around their kid’s screen time. In the past, you only had to monitor how

Considering a Rebrand?

Every once in a while it’s time for a company to re-evaluate its branding and consider giving it a good face-lift. It could be a simple brand refresh such as changing the logo from all-caps to title-case, or more complex such as a complete redesign. No matter the solution for an updated look, it’s very

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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Business Spotlight: Aileron Investment Advisors

Suwanee’s Aileron Investment Advisors, a comprehensive financial planning firm run by father-daughter team Bill and Cindi Porter, has the tools you need to invest in your future. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb Walking into the Aileron Investment Advisors office is like walking into a good friend’s home. The space is warm and

2019 Get Fit Challenge Update

We checked in with the Get Fit contestants to see how they’re progressing and what challenges they’ve faced on their journey so far. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Julie Perdue and Chip Hogsed The past two months have been busy for our Get Fit Challenge contestants. In addition to working out multiple times a

‘I am so excited to see what will happen in the weeks to come’

The last couple of weeks have had their ups and downs. I have been sick and battling a sore back, but I am also finding that I am looking forward to each workout. I am so excited for our weigh-in and to find out what my progress is exactly is, but I know that I

‘In just one month I have come so far’

Here we are a month into my fit journey and boy has it been hard! I never thought I would ever enjoy cross fit, but I am literally addicted! In just one month I have come so far and made so much progress. I never thought I would be able to squat below parallel, but

‘Workouts have been intense these last couple weeks’

Workouts have been intense these last couple weeks as we have focused on specific body parts and not total body workouts. I feel okay after the workouts but the soreness will hit two days later. It is no joke when you work on legs and then have stairs in your house you have to climb

‘This is a form of self care and I am worth it’

It’s hard to believe that it has been one month of Project Stephanie. Where did the time go? I can truly say this has been a journey and most of all a HUGE blessing. What started out as a vision to work on and become a better version of my physical self has turned out

‘I am thankful to have supportive friends and family’

The competition is going well. I am feeling good and starting to see results on the scale and in my clothing, which is very motivational. The hardest thing was taking a trip to New Orleans for a buddy’s birthday and sticking to the nutrition plan during that. I definitely put on a few pounds over

‘You must have supportive people around you’

The first few weeks of the competition have gone rather smooth. The hardest part is keeping on my nutrition plan. I have never kept a food journal nor counted calories before. Keeping up with everything you eat is a hassle, but I can understand the necessity. I never realized how many calories I was consuming

‘There is no looking back now!”

My fit journey started on January 2, 2019, and there is no looking back now! When I heard the word CrossFit I was immediately scared to death. You see all the CrossFit competitions and how hard it looks but in reality it is not like that. This Challenge has already changed me for the better

‘I’m feeling better after each session’

It takes much more time to get in shape than it does to get out of shape. Just coming out of the academy not even three months ago and doing the gym stuff is tough to get back into. I was sore for the first couple of days, but after that it has been great.

‘This challenge has caused me to grow’

I will begin by saying I am so grateful, blessed and thankful to have been selected to be a contestant in Suwanee Magazine’s 2019 Get Fit Challenge. I will quote myself, “Now that two of my kids have gone off to college, I am starting to get back into my career as a project manager.

‘It was more than I expected’

I was really excited about starting the program on January 2nd. My trainer, Dan Leblanc, had me come in to take a session the week prior just to get a feel for the workouts. I must say it was more than I expected. I didn’t even get through half the workout. I was disappointed in

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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 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

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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.

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