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Art of the Brew: Contrast Artisan Ales

Chamblee’s new brewery brings contrast to the Georgia craft beer scene. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Chase Medlin Before opening Contrast Artisan Ales in Chamblee, founder and Suwanee native Chase Medlin had already made waves in the Georgia craft beer scene. He got his start brewing at the popular Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards in

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Suwanee’s Food Truck Fridays

Springtime is the official kickoff to food truck season and those trucks will soon converge on Suwanee Town Center for the annual Food Truck Fridays event. By: Alicia Carter It’s springtime in Suwanee, which means it’s time to turn off Netflix, break out of the house and spend the days soaking up the sun for

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Are you teaching your kids about responsibility?

Being responsible is an important life skill for kids to start learning while they are young so that they can interact with the world in a helpful way. Here are some ways to teach your kids about responsibility. By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling Build the right expectations. Work to create an environment where

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Interactive Neighborhood for Kids Reopens After Flood

Following a disastrous flood back in September, Gainesville’s Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) held its grand reopening in February. Noting the hard work of the INK staff, numerous community volunteers, and professional contractors, they were able to complete the repairs and renovations as well as carefully restore favorite exhibits along with freshly designed new exhibits.

Suwanee Business Alliance’s 2019 Richard Trice Golf Tournament

Save the date: The 2019 Richard Trice Golf Tournament takes place Tuesday, April 30, at 8 a.m. and is all about having fun, challenging yourself or your team to win, eating, drinking, networking, and raising money for local charities and families in need. Players, sponsors and volunteers are all needed. Suwanee Business Alliance president Julie Perdue

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

The Fresh Market Suwanee Teams Up with Akademia Brewing

Specialty grocery store The Fresh Market Suwanee partners with local brewery to develop specialty beer for Suwanee Beer Fest By: Lizzy Kidney The Fresh Market Suwanee is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Suwanee Beer Fest. From its array of local products, delicious and wholesome food options, to its sensational staff and exceptional customer service,

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

2019 Summer Camp Guide

Consider our annual Summer Camp Guide as your handy local resource for keeping the kids happy and occupied during summer vacation. From sports camps to nature, science, art camps and more, we’ve listed a variety of camps that will cater to all of your child’s interests — and even teach them a new skill or

Hope Springs Distillery

Hope Springs Distillery

Hope Springs Distillery, Gwinnett County’s first distillery since Prohibition, creates small- batch spirits with lots of love. By: Alicia Carter Hope Springs Distillery is a labor of love for Paul Allen and Betsey Dahlberg. After finding themselves unemployed later in life, they turned a 20-year hobby of brewing beer, wine, and mead into a career

Meet the Spudnicks!

Suwanee’s most fashionable pups have graced stages nationwide to help raise money for less-fortunate animals. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Julie Perdue and Sandy Thompson Hashbrown, Tater Tot, and Sweet Potato are living the sweet life in Suwanee. The three soft-coated Wheaten Terriers, also known as “The Spudnicks” after their owner, Sandy Thompson’s propensity

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Suwanee’s New Hometown Brewery: StillFire Brewing

The creators behind Suwanee Beer Fest announce their plans for a new brewery and taproom in the heart of downtown Suwanee By: Lizzy Kidney What started as a vision from Randall and Angela Veugeler, founders of Suwanee Beer Fest and Suwanee Magazine, and John Bisges, UGA grad and local business leader and his wife, Lori,

Bare Bones Steakhouse

Restaurant Spotlight: Bare Bones Steakhouse

Downtown Buford’s premier steakhouse is a “40-year dream fulfilled” for owners Buddy and Gale Maughon By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Raye Baldwin At 80-years-old, Master Meat Cutter Buddy Maughon takes great pride in preparing the meat each day at Bare Bones Steakhouse. With the help of his son, Buddy hand-cuts each of the steaks to

Does constipation increase your colorectal cancer risk?

Despite the fact that it’s something almost everyone can relate to, constipation isn’t exactly a fun topic. It must be all the straining, bloating and discomfort that has us all wary — and rightfully so. After all, if you don’t like the way constipation makes you feel, chances are it isn’t doing your digestive tract

Setting Healthy Screen Time Limits

If you’re struggling to find the right balance, here are some easy ways to set healthy limits with your kids. By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling One of the biggest struggles parents face now is how to set healthy limits around their kid’s screen time. In the past, you only had to monitor how

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

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

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Business Spotlight: Aileron Investment Advisors

Suwanee’s Aileron Investment Advisors, a comprehensive financial planning firm run by father-daughter team Bill and Cindi Porter, has the tools you need to invest in your future. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb Walking into the Aileron Investment Advisors office is like walking into a good friend’s home. The space is warm and

2019 Get Fit Challenge Update

We checked in with the Get Fit contestants to see how they’re progressing and what challenges they’ve faced on their journey so far. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Julie Perdue and Chip Hogsed The past two months have been busy for our Get Fit Challenge contestants. In addition to working out multiple times a

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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

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2019 Get Fit Challenge Results

THE 2019 CONTESTANTS LOST A COMBINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN 100 POUNDS AND NEARLY 20% BODY FAT! By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Julie Perdue All good things must come to an end, and so must the 2019 Get Fit Challenge. Over the last three months, the contestants have worked hard to change their lifestyles,

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Lifetime Investment Realty Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting

Lifetime Investment Realty (LIR), a family-oriented, motivated and experienced team of realtors, celebrated the company’s grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and open house. The event was held on March 28, 2019 at the LIR headquarters located at 3883 Rogers Bridge Road, Suite 401B

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