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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


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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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Guide to Suwanee Fest 2018: A Celebration of Community

Click for the Suwanee Fest Guide Suwanee Fest is taking place Sept 15th & 16th at Suwanee Town Center Park. With nearly 200 vendors and exhibitors, 15 entertainment acts, tons of food and a huge parade – we got the scoop on what to expect from Suwanee’s favorite 2-day fest! All the details you need

2018 Fall Fun Guide

Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner. With the return of pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters and cooler weather also comes pumpkin patches, apple picking, haunted houses and the much-anticipated festival season. Before your fall calendar fills up, we have compiled a guide of can’t-miss fall activities for you and your family.

North Gwinnett High School: Return of the Champs

Suwanee Magazine had a chance to catch up with the North Gwinnett Bulldogs to hear what it is like going into the 2018 season as State Champions.  Interviews by Lizzy Kidney and Angela Veugeler | Photos by Karl Lamb Resilient is the best word to describe the North Gwinnett Bulldogs in their 2017 State Champion

Haunted Gwinnett

Every fall, an eerie presence fills the air for a short period of time and then fades away. Some poke fun at ‘all things spooky’ that the Halloween season brings, and some do not dare to test the limits… but, either side you’re on, Gwinnett County has been home to many historic sites – and

S&S Ace Hardware in Buford: Serving the Community for Over 30 Years

S&S Ace Hardware has opened their brand new location in Buford. The new store is now located off of Highway 20 at 4160 Buford Drive and offers almost anything you may need for home and garden improvement.   Story by Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Walt Wooden With the consistent growth the business has experienced, owner

What’s Brewing: J.R. Revelry Bourbon Company

J.R. Revelry is an all American-made product- starting with the bottle and the label, and ending at the bourbon itself. That was the dream for owner Jesus Ricardo Tapia, or “Rick” to his friends, as he set out to make an affordable craft bourbon that everyone could enjoy.  Story by Kelly Ahern| Photos by Walt

Letter From The Editor: Fall: Family Fun, Festivals & of course, Football!

Angela Veugeler  Editor-in-Chief Fall in Georgia is such a fun time of year. With the temperatures starting to cool down a bit, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors! Our Fall Fun Guide is packed with activities that will help your family make the most of the season. From pumpkin patches to apple picking to

Suwanee Business Alliance: Making a Difference

Besides meeting monthly at different businesses around Suwanee to network and refresh and enjoy good fellowship, the Suwanee Business Alliance is also committed to raising money for various charities and organizations. Story by Julie Perdue, President of the Suwanee Business Alliance    Besides meeting monthly at different businesses around Suwanee to network, refresh and enjoy

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: How important are taxes when making investment decisions? A: “It is not how much you make – but how much you keep that counts” is a famous quote by Robert Kiyosaki that refers to the three players in your investment world: you, your money, and the IRS.

A Place for Her

She was living in a nice retirement home in Gainesville for the past two years when we noticed a cry for help. She told us she had decided not to renew her lease and would need to move out by the end of the month. Hearing the trouble in her voice, my brother and I

Family Matters: Turning Sibling Rivalry into Sibling Harmony

Turning Sibling Rivalry into Sibling Harmony  By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling When it comes to your kids getting along, sometimes you can end up feeling less like a parent and more like a referee. Sibling rivalry is something that most families experience to some degree whether it’s a simple argument over a toy

Ask Henry

Q: Do I really need to brush my dog’s teeth? Are the dental chewables sufficient?  A: Yes! When a dog consumes a meal, the food material and contents of his/ her saliva mix, forming a film (plaque) on his/her teeth. If not removed within 24 hours, plaque continues to accumulate and forms a hard substance, known

Student Spotlight: Halloween Stories

Here at Suwanee Magazine, we love encouraging students of all ages to write about things they are passionate about. Our team asked local students to tell a story about their favorite Halloween Memory or Costume.   We loved all of the submissions we received, but these four students stole the show! Read the submissions from our

Local Junior Tennis Tournament Benefits Charity

This August, the Edinburgh subdivision in Suwanee hosted the first-ever annual tennis Match Marathon. The event was to benefit Create the Big Pic, a charity guild that aims to support local and international philanthropic organizations by raising funds and awareness through their unique and exciting tennis events. This year’s Match Marathon was held August 24th-25th

Northside Hospital Receives Pair of Awards

It’s been a busy summer for Northside Hospital, as they were honored for Outstanding Patient Experience and received awards for both quality cardiovascular and stroke care. HealthGrades, the leading online resource for information regarding physicians and hospitals, has awarded Northside Hospital their 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Northside is one of 10 Georgia hospitals, and amongst

Berlin Wall Art Piece Returns to Suwanee Town Center Park

A piece of history has made its way back to Suwanee for good! A 12-foot-tall, 7,000-pound, authenticated piece of the Berlin Wall will now be prominently displayed in Town Center Park. The wall, which once separated East Germany and West Berlin, was generously donated to the city by Friends Suwanee Grill proprietors Ray Stanjevich and

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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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