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The Buzz on: The Swarm

Suwanee Magazine Interviews players and coaches of the 2017 NLL World Champion Lacrosse Team, The Georgia Swarm.  By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Karl Lamb  Unbeknownst to most, the City of Atlanta’s two-decade championship dry spell was actually brought to an end well before the big Atlanta United win in December of 2018. In just their second

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Restaurant Spotlight: Banana’s

LOCATED IN THE ATLANTA SILVERBACKS INDOOR ARENA, BANANA’S PROVIDES SPORTS LOVERS WITH A SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT THAT MAKES WATCHING THE GAME FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Byron Beckwith and Dash Digital  Imagine a sports bar that is actually surrounded by sports. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the big

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Introducing the 2019 Get Fit Challenge Contestants

After the success of last year’s Get Fit Challenge, in which the contestants lost a combined total of more than 100 pounds and nearly 20 inches, we decided to keep the momentum going into 2019! Once again we reached out to the Suwanee community looking for six people who wanted to reclaim their health and

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Heal Your Gut and Lose Weight for Good

As we start our new year, it’s very common to set New Year’s resolutions. But, did you know that 80% of those resolutions fail by February? Despite this, we often make a feeble attempt at setting those resolutions. By: Dr. Connie Jeon, Founder of Alkaline Wellness When it comes to health and weight loss, though,

Suwanee Winter Farmers Market

Fresh food lovers can rejoice in knowing that Suwanee is extending the Suwanee Farmers Market through the winter months. The market is scheduled to run the second Saturday of every month from 9am to 11am through April 13th, 2019! Suwanee residents will be able to visit the farmers market and have the opportunity to enjoy

So Fresh, So Local

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op gives the community access to nutrient dense, organically grown foods and healthy products. By: Alicia Carter Nora Lea was frustrated with the inconsistent quality and price of organic produce in the local supermarkets, so she decided to do something about it. She reached out to a company that delivered organic produce

Let’s Play: Kids Fitness

Baby it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean the kids should be cooped up indoors staring at screens all winter. All that youthful energy needs to be released before a major case of cabin fever sets in, so we’ve crafted a handy list of places to take the kids to keep them active all year

Sugar Hill City Buzz

Sugar Hill is stepping up and adding active entertainment to the long list of fun features the city already offers to keep residents active and engaged. The city’s award-winning E Center proudly serves as “The Center of Everything” with 180,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, recreation, and fine arts space. The project includes a community

NGHS President and CEO Receives Women Who Mean Business Award

Carol Burrell, Northeast Georgia Health System’s President, and CEO has been recognized as one of the most influential businesswomen in Metro Atlanta. Burell was listed as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Women Who Mean Business, along with 19 other women who are recognized for driving business in their industries. The women were selected

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Sets Shining Example During America Recycles Day 2018

In celebration of America Recycles Day 2018, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinett County Solid Waste Management teamed up to host a community recycling event at Coolray Field on November 17th. Over the course of three hours, about 140 volunteers served an estimated 4,000 residents in the recycling or safe disposal of difficult to recycle

Gwinnett Parks and Recreation Receives Awards

Gwinnett Parks and Recreation was named the 2018 Agency of the Year in the 50,000 and overpopulation category by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association. The award recognizes excellence and leadership in providing quality recreation programs, parks, and facilities that enhance the quality of life in communities. In addition to the agency award, Gwinnett Parks

North Gwinnett High School defeats Alaska Eagle Eye Shooting Club

North Gwinnett High School’s Air Rifle team had a very successful 2018 season. After breaking every record the school has held in the past 15 seasons, the team went on to win the National Air Rifle League’s Distinguished Division Junior Rifle Club Conference Title. The win came after defeating the Alaska Eagle Eye Shooting Club

All for Lunch Pays Off Lunch Accounts

Local nonprofit All for Lunch strives to wipe out delinquent lunch accounts in schools to ensure no child goes hungry due to their family’s financial situation. In the month of November, All for Lunch was able to pay off all of the delinquent lunch accounts in the North Gwinnett cluster of Suwanee elementary schools. Schools

Suwanee Beer Fest Tickets on Sale January 11th at Noon

The 2019 Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest returns to Town Center Park for its ninth year on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 1-5pm. Even though beer is the name of the game at Georgia’s largest craft beer fest, attendees always come decked out in all things green; including shamrocks, kilts and Irish garb in celebration

Student Writer Submissions: Are New Years Resolutions Overrated?

Here at Suwanee Magazine, we love encouraging students of all ages to write about things they are passionate about. This issue, our team asked local high school students to discuss a controversial topic going into the new year.   Savannah Luney, Age 16, NGHS TEN… NINE… EIGHT… The anticipation builds as the crowd chants in unison,

What’s Brewing: 5 Local Beers to try in the New Year

Georgia is home to a craft beer boom. Since last year’s passage of Senate Bill 85, which allowed Georgia breweries and distilleries to sell their products directly to consumers for the first time, it’s now estimated that there are more than 60 breweries in Georgia. Lucky for us a number of those are turning out

Collins Hill Graduate Takes the Reigns at Medieval Times

2018 was the year of the woman and Medieval Times Atlanta joined in on the celebration, introducing its first-ever female-led show. The new queen-led show was announced in 2017, marking a major break from a 34-year long tradition of casting a king as the lead role. Since then, the show has made its way throughout

Suwanee Wine Fest donates to Annandale Village

The 6th annual Suwanee Wine Fest took place on November 3rd, 2018, at Suwanee Town Center Park. Each year the festival organizers have partnered with local nonprofit, Annandale Village, as their benefiting charity. Annandale Village is a residential and nursing facility off of Satellite Boulevard in Suwanee that provides life assistance to adults with developmental

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Is inflation something we still need to worry about? A: Absolutely! Consider this – during the past 20 years, the government has reported that we have experienced only a negligible amount of inflation. Really? • The U.S Census Bureau reports that in 1998 the median price for

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5 Outdoor Ways to Get Active in Suwanee

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means most of us have set lofty goals for ourselves — “new year, new me” as the saying goes. We often plan to get healthy, lose weight, or commit to some other health- related “resolution.” Although we mean well, sometimes those big goals fall to the wayside

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Sugar Hill City Buzz

Sugar Hill is stepping up and adding active entertainment to the long list of fun features the city already offers to keep residents active and engaged. The city’s award-winning E Center proudly serves as “The Center of Everything” with 180,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, recreation, and fine arts space. The project includes a community

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