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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,

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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

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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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Suwanee Health And Fitness Festival Coming to Town Center in August

On Saturday, August 24, stop by Town Center for the Suwanee Health and Fitness Festival hosted by local gym Physique Refinements. Owned by Terry Gatewood, Physique Refinements has served Suwanee since 1998. In 2018, the gym was voted “Best of Gwinnett” and Gatewood was also featured as one of Suwanee Magazine’s 2019 Get Fit Challenge

Beto’s Tacos Celebrates Grand Opening

On May 28, Beto’s Tacos celebrated their grand opening with free tacos! The celebration was a hit, attracting many to come and enjoy a taste of their delicious food. Beto’s Tacos is a new, authentic Mexican street taco restaurant offering a variety of Mexican flavors located at 3463 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee. In addition to

Best Mother In Suwanee Contest Winner Receives Makeover

In May, Suwanee Magazine featured Julie Huizer as our 2019 Best Mother in Suwanee contest winner. Her daughters, Lindsay, Ally and Gwen, wrote an incredible essay to highlight their mother. In addition to a number of gift cards from local businesses, one of Julie’s prizes was a makeover courtesy of Salon Greco in Suwanee. Dedicated

Fourth of July Event Roundup

Stone Mountain Fantastic Fourth Celebration Join Stone Mountain July 1-7 for seven days full of Fourth of July celebrations. Recently voted “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a “Must-See Firework Show” by USA Today, Stone Mountain has created a week of great family attractions. For even more fun, stay

8 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

Daddy Daughter Dance The Carl House hosts its annual Daddy Daughter Dance this Saturday. This event is perfect for fathers and daughters to enjoy great food, fun music, dancing, a complimentary photo booth, and spend quality father-daughter time! Mothers and sons are encouraged to join as well. June 15, 5 p.m. CarlHouse.com Bluesberry Beer &

Where to celebrate National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day, and some local donut shops are going all out to celebrate. If you want, you could head over to Dunkin’ or Krispy Kreme and take advantage of their National Donut Day deals or you could venture to some local favorites for sweet savings. Here are just a few of the

Meet Our Intern: Nicole Fordree

Nicole Fordree is a rising senior at Greater Atlanta Christian School and is excited for the opportunity to intern at Suwanee Magazine for two weeks this summer. She hopes to one day study either Humanities or Environmental Science in her higher education. In her free time, she likes to read, exercise, go on hikes, and

Suwanee’s Big Artsy debuts June 15

Get ready for some big, artsy things happening in Suwanee. On June 15th, the City of Suwanee’s new event, Big Artsy, will introduce 13 new art pieces at Town Center Park. These pieces make up the sixth installment of the city’s popular SculpTour exhibition. Since 2011, SculpTour has brought 79 new sculptures to downtown Suwanee,

Best Mom in Suwanee Contest 2019 winner

Reading through this year’s submissions for our Best Mom in Suwanee Contest was emotional. There were so many sweet stories about the wonderful women in our community who go above and beyond for their families. The stories were submitted by sons and daughters, husbands and friends, all praising the dedication, selflessness, and love these mothers

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

Mas Margaritas!

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH ONE OF THESE FIVE CREATIVE MARGARITA RECIPES FROM BEVERAGE SUPERSTORE! By: Claire Addison, Beverage Manager at Beverage Superstore Grayson Is there anything that calls to mind summer more than a fresh, cold margarita? As with many of the classic cocktails, the origin story of this drink is almost as fuzzy

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,

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

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

Livin’ it Up with Lizzy: Livin’ it Up with the Lions

THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM’S NEW CALIFORNIA SEA LION ENCOUNTER HELPS TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE PUBLIC! By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Alicia Carter and Chip Hogsed   Since 2005, the Georgia Aquarium has been dedicated to spreading awareness and education about the extraordinary animals who inhabit our oceans. As a leading facility for aquatic animal

Thru-Hiking the AT

THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL REQUIRES DEDICATION, ENDURANCE AND MONTHS OF PREPARATION. THE ANNUAL KICK-OFF EVENT TOOK PLACE AT THE AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK AND LODGE, WHERE VENDORS AND HIKERS SHARED STORIES FROM THEIR TIME ON THE TRAIL. By: Lizzy Kidney  Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, which spans more than 14 states, is no small feat. Each

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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,

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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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