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


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


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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‘Each day I try to work harder than the day before’

The first weigh in; I was nervous to see the results. I have a scale, but the battery died nearly a year ago so I have no idea what I really weigh. I step on the machine and am embarrassed and shocked at the number. How could I let this happen? What is wrong with

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

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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My Ride-Along with The Suwanee PD

Suwanee’s Citizens Police Academy gives residents a better understanding of the day-to-day functions of police officers as well as an opportunity to patrol Suwanee’s streets alongside an officer. In order to get a better understanding of what Suwanee officers do to protect our community, we sent Suwanee Magazine writer Lizzy Kidney to ride along with

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

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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Meggitt Training Systems

With recent partnerships with the Suwanee and Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Meggitt Training Systems is helping to make a giant impact on law enforcement in the local community and beyond. By: Lizzy Kidney Located in a 235,000-square-foot building just off of Brogdon Road in Suwanee, Meggitt Training Systems is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire

Dog Days: 6 Local Dog Parks

Dogs don’t want to be cooped up all day, they like to stretch their legs, run around, and mingle with other furry friends, which is why dog parks are such a valuable part of any community. Having a designated area where dogs can shed their leashes and socialize is beneficial for both pup and owner

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Business Spotlight: Hudson Legal

Danielle Hudson Laughlin went from a philosophy major to a law degree and now helps local small businesses thrive. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Walt Wooden Danielle Hudson Laughlin refers to herself as a “second career lawyer,” and although her road to practicing law was a little more curved than straight, she says she’s

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

Blocking Blue Light

Suwanee’s Advanced Family Eye Care offers technologically advanced diagnostic and treatment alternatives to maximize one’s vision and eye health care. A current hot topic in eye care is blue light — blue-violet rays of the visual light spectrum that are present in sunlight and all back-lit devices, including computers, digital game and smartphone screens, tablets

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

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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


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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