StillFire Brewing: Setting the Georgia Craft Beer Scene on Fire!

Suwanee’s first brewery sets its sights on building an iconic craft beer brand that is synonymous with quality, loyalty, and community in the heart of downtown Suwanee. By: Lizzy James | Photos by Karl Lamb There’s a new reason to say “cheers” in Suwanee. The much anticipated debut of Suwanee’s new hometown brewery, StillFire Brewing,


Suwanee Wine Fest 2019

Fall is finally here, and with it comes the return of some of our favorite fall festivals! With events like Suwanee Fest, the Duluth Fall Festival, and Taste of Atlanta, there is something happening in and around our community almost every weekend. However, there is one festival in particular that warrants a special place on


Business Spotlight: C.C. Liquidations

This premier discount furniture shop just might be Suwanee’s best kept secret — until now. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb If you haven’t been to C.C. Liquidations Home Furnishings & More, then you better run, not walk, to perhaps one of Suwanee’s best kept shopping secrets. The discount home furnishings store, opened

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iCan Bike Comes to Suwanee

The Guide Project, a local nonprofit that helps find inclusive activities for people living with disabilities, brings iCan Bike Gwinnett to Suwanee. By: Alicia Carter | Photos Courtesy The Guide Project Becoming a parent is filled with many joys, some fears, and a whole lot of love. Becoming a parent of a child with special

Website Design Do’s and Don’ts

Technology is a fickle thing — one minute you’re chugging along on cruise control in the HOV lane, bypassing the poor souls stuck in rush-hour traffic, and the next minute you’re failing to merge back into the main lanes after a sudden road closure. By: Alicia Carter Even digital marketing professionals can sometimes have trouble

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: How long should I wait to see if a new product or service will be a financial success, before I invest? A: Much less than in the past. A challenge that we face today as investors is that the time frame cycle for new investments keeps

Business Spotlight: Suwanee Sports Academy

Suwanee’s premier multi-sports complex is in the business of building confidence. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb There’s a palatable kinetic energy at Suwanee Sports Academy. Not only is it present in the motion of the players on the court, but it’s also apparent in the drive of its leadership, who facilitate a

Q&A with StillFire Brewing’s Phil Farrell

Ahead of Suwanee’s new hometown brewery opening in September, we chatted with StillFire Brewing’s new brewmaster about his favorite style of beer, craft trends, and the legend of his famous rubber chicken. By: Randall Veugeler, Co-Founder of StillFire Brewing MMBEER license plate – check. Brewery logo cap – check. “I 🖤Beer” T-shirt – check. Massive

Q&A with ATL UTD 2’s Patrick Okonkwo

On a sunny day in 2017, surrounded by more than 45,000 Atlanta United soccer fans, Patrick Okonkwo’s entire journey came full circle.  By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Chip Hogsed From losing his father at a young age in Nigeria to moving to Jamaica and eventually arriving in Suwanee after the Morton family adopted him

Currently Loving: July/August

Snapshots of the food, shops, events and more we’re loving around town.   Small Blessings A friend recently gifted me a Blessings Bracelet from Sugar Hill’s Mint Juleps during a particularly difficult time in my life. The bracelet is meant to be worn as a reminder of all of the blessings in your life. Anytime

Summer Meals Program Coming to Gwinnett Parks

A program to ensure children have access to healthy meals during summer break is coming to three Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation locations. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on May 7th approved a memorandum of understanding with the nonprofit Georgia Nutritional Services Inc. to serve as the sponsor for the federal Summer Food Service Program

Local Women Represent At 2019 Miss Georgia Pageant

Miss Cobb County Alexa Gilomen, 22, a 2018 graduate of the University of Georgia and Suwanee resident, was crowned runner-up at the 2019 Miss Georgia Pageant on June 15. In her spare time, Alexa focuses on her community service outreach initiative by promoting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and music education programs in Title 1 schools.

Local Students Create Homegrown Zoo

A group of Rivermoore Park residents ages 6-10 recently channeled their inner zookeepers. Over the last few months, the kids have worked diligently researching animals indigenous to Suwanee’s Rivermoore Park, collecting them in various habitats, and caring for them throughout that period with a goal to protect them from their natural predators. The children unveiled

Local Author Publishes New Book to Help Beat Cardiometabolic Diseases

Arteries in Harmony, a new book by Suwanee resident and cardiologist, Dr. Anthony Pothoulakis, aims to educate people on why healthier choices need to be implemented into our daily lives to fight obesity, diabetes, and cardiometabolic diseases including heart attacks and strokes. According to Dr. Anthony’s website, with adult obesity in the U.S. almost tripling

Suwanee Ballet Artists Take Honors

The Suwanee Ballet provides quality dance performance opportunities to young dancers in the Suwanee area who range in age from six to eighteen years old. Each Suwanee Ballet member is an athlete who learns to be a positive role model to others, a team player, to have self discipline, sensitivity, and passion. These qualities along

Student Awarded 1st Ever Technical Theater Scholarship

Local student Daniel Miller has dedicated much of his time to the Suwanee Academy of the Arts’ internship program for technical theatre. He has created lighting designs, programmed boards and assisted with training teammates on top of performing with the Suwanee Ballet and as a lead in the Community Art Players’ productions. “Daniel is the

Cooper O’Brien Scholarship Awarded To NGHS Graduates

This year, Kevin, Donna, and Parker O’Brien presented two North Gwinnett High School graduates with the Cooper O’Brien Scholarship Award. The award is given to seniors from North Gwinnett each year in honor of the O’Brien’s son, Cooper, who lost his battle with Clear Cell Sarcoma in 2014 at the age of 14. Students Madeline

Second-Annual Noble Clay 2K Row Takes Place this August

Ben and Laura Davis opened No Excuses CrossFit in conjunction with Kyle Maynard, a Suwanee native and quadruple amputee who is a speaker, author, and mixed martial athlete (not to mention he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro!), in Suwanee several years ago with the vision to better lives, one person at a time. They have since moved

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS One possibility is a charitable gift annuity. It may help provide benefits for you and for a charity of your choice, a possible win-win. If you still need income during retirement but are willing to leave some or all your remaining assets at death to a charity,


Into Netherworld

With Halloween right around the corner, we met up with Netherworld Co-Founder, Ben Armstrong, for a behind-the-scenes look at one of the top haunted houses in the nation. By: Lizzy James | Photos Courtesy of Netherworld Haunted House For more than two decades, Netherworld Haunted House has remained a rite of passage for thrill seekers

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Leaving its Marc

Château Élan’s Southern-inspired bar and chophouse, Marc Bar & Restaurant, gets a revamp By: Natalie Stubbs | Photos by Chateau Elan Beautifully nestled on 3,500 acres in Braselton, Georgia, lies one of metro Atlanta’s most treasured destinations, Château Élan Winery & Resort. Open to the public since 1985, Château Élan has been pleasing the palates

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