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5 events to check out this weekend (Nov. 16-18)

After a rather gloomy start to the week, the forecast is calling for sunnier skies just in time for the weekend. And with only a handful of days left until Thanksgiving, the holiday-themed events are kicking into gear and there’s a lot of fun to be had all around town. Not sure how to spend


Aqua Terra Bistro

Restaurant Spotlight: Aqua Terra Bistro

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Buford, Aqua Terra brings a fine dining experience featuring traditional classics inspired by influences from world cuisine. By: Lizzy Kidney While many restaurants come and go, Aqua Terra Bistro has remained a pillar in the community for more than 20 years. That kind of longevity is hard to


Gwinnett Celebrates 200 Years With Birthday Bash

More than 200 events and community celebrations have led up to a Birthday Bash and Celebration Gala taking place this December. By: Lizzy Kidney   On December 15, Gwinnett County will officially celebrate 200 years of rich history. Gwinnett was founded on December 15, 1818, and was named after one of Georgia’s three signers of

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Left Nut Brewery

Left Nut Brewing

Since opening in 2013, Gainesville’s Left Nut Brewery has grown into a true hangout destination, where on any given night you can find people of all ages sitting at long communal tables conversing and playing board games. And that’s exactly the vision owner Nilanjan “Pap” Datta had in mind when he left corporate America to

Atlanta Flooring Design Centers celebrates expansion with ribbon cutting

Atlanta Flooring Design Centers’ corporate headquarters in Suwanee celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded and renovated Builder Support Center at their Swiftwater Park Campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 27. This 65,000-square-foot office and warehouse expansion supports their commitment to continued investment and growth in the home building industry.

Suwanee Resident Competes in Bass Fishing National Championship

Bass fishing has been a huge part of Suwanee resident David Morton’s life since childhood. The countless days spent fishing with his dad as a young boy turned into a passion that has led him to compete in this year’s BASS Nation National Championship. Morton has been competing in bass tournaments for more than 15

Alkaline Wellness Celebrates Grand Opening

Alkaline Wellness hosts its grand opening on November 1 and will offer a one-time grand opening special pricing for the month of November. Alkaline Wellness is truly a comprehensive health center specializing in Hot Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Aerial, Kids Yoga, Prenatal- Post Partum Yoga/Pilates, Physical Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, and Functional Medicine. Founded by Dr. Connie

Lawrenceville Author Writes Book to Help Parents of Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Children

Did you know that November is National Diabetes Month? Every year an estimated 50,000 people in Georgia are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Lawrenceville-based author Jessica Freeman is all too familiar with this reality. Freeman was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was only 3-years-old. After living with Type 1 for 25 years, Freeman

Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness Illuminates Community Connection

This December, Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness hopes to instill a new tradition that strengthens local communities through a visual representation of kindness. The initiative encourages local individuals, families, organizations, and businesses to be more intentional when performing acts of kindness during the time period of Dec. 1-24. “I was inspired by the YouTube song

3-Year-Old Suwanee Resident Makes Big-Screen Debut in First Man

One small step for man, one giant leap for 3-year-old Lucy Stafford. On October 12, Lucy made her big-screen debut playing Karen Armstrong, daughter of Neil Armstrong, in First Man. The film details the life of Neil Armstrong, played by Ryan Gosling, and his journey to become the first man to walk on the moon.

Suwanee Performing Arts Gingerbread Festival 2018

THE BELOVED ANNUAL TRADITION THAT SIGNALS THE GREATEST TIME OF THE YEAR IS FINALLY UPON US. Since 2007, the Gingerbread Festival has hosted performances by the talented young singers and dancers of Suwanee Performing Arts’ Sounds of Suwanee and Suwanee Ballet, a gingerbread house contest, and an interactive telling of The Nutcracker by Suwanee Academy’s

Social Graces

Incorporate these etiquette tips to impress at your next holiday gathering. By: Fran Christian | Photos by Karl Lamb The origin of the word etiquette comes from “etiquets.” Yes, it’s French. Guests of King Louis XIV had no regard for the manicured landscaping at Versailles and kept walking all over the grass. So the gardener

6 Healthy Ways to Sleigh Holiday Stress

Is there anything you can do to put a ho-ho-hold on seasonal stressors? Hira Kohli, MD, a primary care provider at the GMC Primary Care & Specialty Center-Suwanee, shares six easy things you can do to stay feeling holiday obsessed instead of seasonally stressed. By: Hira Kohli, MD.  With the holidays just around the corner,

Sip Happens Holiday Wines

Oh Sip! Which Wines Go with My Holiday Meal?

It’s finally that time of year. Whether you have impatiently waited for the season of celebration or this year has flown by and the holiday season is swiftly upon you, Thanksgiving is just around the corner — and that means Christmas isn’t far behind. By: Laurie Collins, Co-Founder of Sip Happens Are you serving ham,

Letters for Santa

Here at Suwanee Magazine, we love encouraging students of all ages to write about things they are passionate about and nothing brings out more passion in a child than their Christmas wish list for Santa! Our team decided to help our friend up at the North Pole collect some very important letters. From makeup sets

Jingle in the Park

Jingle in the Park

This family-friendly event will become your new Suwanee holiday tradition. Head over to Suwanee Town Center on December 1st for Jingle in the Park, a family-friendly holiday event benefiting HappyFeat, a local nonprofit whose mission is to create inclusive opportunities for people living with disabilities. The day will kick off with a 5K, and will

Halloween events roundup

The spookiest time of year is upon us! There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate all things Halloween around town this year — both family-friendly and adults-only — so take a break from the pumpkin patches, don your costumes and have some festive fun at one of these events. Suwanee Trek or Treat | October 28

Student Writers: Letters to Santa!

Calling all student writers! We are looking for students to submit hand-written letters and drawings to Santa for a chance to be PUBLISHED in Suwanee Magazine! Our team at Suwanee Magazine will be collecting the letters here at the office and then mailing them off in time for Santa to see.  Please drop off or mail

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Are there any new tools for investing in the stock market? A: Yes, there are many. Let’s discuss one that is sometimes overlooked. In the 1990s, personal computers introduced the ability for any individual to produce top-quality word processing. Typewriters, white-out, and replacement typing ribbon soon became obsolete


5 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Adopt an Angel Tree Child from the Salvation Army Through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, donors can give joy to a child in need this holiday season. The program provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. Found in local malls, companies, and churches, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper

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Planet Smoothie brings a Winter Wonderland to Suwanee Town Center

Migo and Meechee, from the film Smallfoot, recently brought a winter wonderland to Planet Smoothie Suwanee. Smallfoot is the story of a bright young yeti who finds something he thought didn’t exist — a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the yeti community into an uproar over what else might be beyond their snowy village.

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