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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

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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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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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Our Favorite Stories of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite stories of the year. And while there were a lot of standouts, there were five stories that really stood out to us — from a battle royal to be named Suwanee’s best taco to the more than

8 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Christmastime has come and gone, but the celebrations aren’t over yet! New Year’s Eve is right around the corner which means we’ll all be staying up past our bed time to count down to 2019. If you’re feeling social and want to brave the crowds, we’ve highlighted eight events happening around town that will help

Magical Nights of Lights

The 12 (Local) Events of Christmas

As the song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, when there’s much mistletoeing, hearts are all glowing and loved ones are near. Lucky for us, there’s plenty of good cheer to be had with loved ones around town this year. From tried-and-true holiday events like Lanier Islands’ Magical Nights of Lights and

4 events to check out this weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 2)

The first weekend in December is full of festive fun — from a Chinese lantern festival lighting up the night to a train-themed holiday block party. Gather the family and turn up the Christmas music as you head to one of these local events sure to ring in the season. Holly Jolly Day at Town

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

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

The holidays are a time for gathering together, usually over a large meal lovingly prepared by family and friends. Unfortunately, many in our community are unable to participate in these family meals due to homelessness. In order to draw attention to the problems of poverty, hunger and homelessness that plague so many individuals and families

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

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

2018 Holiday Traditions & Recipes

One of the greatest parts of the holidays is the sweet familiarity of our annual holiday traditions. From the aromas of our special recipes filling the house to the fun of gathering together in matching PJs, we each have our own unique way of celebrating with family and friends. This year, we asked members of

Wreath Making Tips

There’s nothing like a festive Christmas wreath on your front door to celebrate the holiday season. Whether you’re enchanted with the traditional designs or a lush and leafy design, wreaths are an easy way to add holiday cheer to your entrance with little effort. By: Carol Guest, Owner of Carol Guest Interiors  Making a stunning

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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

Connections Homes

A Lasting Legacy

Connections Homes provides hope, mentorship, and family to teens aging out of foster care.  By: Angela Veugeler Four years ago, Suwanee residents Michael and Erin Lundmark planned to add to their family through adoption. The Lundmarks already had three wonderful children of their own, but Erin had a heart for children and was looking to adopt

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.

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

Business Spotlight: Heartis Suwanee

Heartis Suwanee is an inclusive retirement community with resort-style amenities that encourages its residents to live inspired while also living well. By: Lizzy Kidney  How do you envision retirement? Do you see yourself enjoying chef-prepared meals, ambling along beautifully landscaped trails, or relaxing at a beauty or barber shop? What if we told you there

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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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

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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

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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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