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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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Sugar Hill Buzz

There’s a buzz in Sugar Hill and it isn’t just the honey bees. The city’s growing downtown, newly opened businesses, and a full schedule of fun events offer plenty of opportunity to explore the sweet city this summer. The Bowl amphitheater will host a star- studded concert series beginning May 4 with country legends Trace

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

Local High School Student Eats Chick-fil-A for 100 Days in a Row

Chick-fil-A Moore Road recently challenged local high school student Joey Smith to eat at their restaurant every day for 100 days in a row. Joey, of course, accepted the challenge and fully embraced his new Chick-fil-A diet. His only requirement was to eat at the Moore Road Chick- fil-A location every day and have his

Gary Billion: One in a Billion

On February 28th, North Gwinnett High School held the annual Gary Billion Track Meet in honor of a man that has had a significant impact on the local community. Gary Billion moved to Suwanee in 1997 after he was involved in an accident that left him a quadriplegic. Despite his physical challenges, Gary still went

Suwanee’s Hometown Brewery Begins Construction

April 22nd was an exciting day for Suwanee beer lovers as StillFire Brewing began construction to convert the Gwinnett County Fire Station 13 into its new home. With the slinging of the first sledgehammer, brewery founders, city officials, and beer aficionados rejoiced as the day marked the beginning of Suwanee’s Hometown Brewery. The new high-end

StillFire Brewing Debuts at Suwanee Beer Fest

On the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, thousands of craft beer lovers spread out across Suwanee Town Center to take part in the ninth annual Suwanee Beer Fest. Hundreds of beer vendors and more than 30 Georgia breweries put their best beers forward as they filled attendees’ glasses with a variety of Ales, IPA’s, and

Club Gravity: Suwanee’s newest teen hot spot

Club Gravity is Suwanee’s newest teen hot spot where you can experience the best in party entertainment. Club Gravity offers a full DMX lit dance floor, 30-foot LED bar, unique drinks, VIP area, check-in desks, lounge area, video games, pool table, and screened TVs to meet all your party needs. Gravity can do almost any

Your CBD Store opens at Hamilton Mill

Your CBD Store Hamilton Mill is the first designated CBD boutique in North Gwinnett bringing the highest quality CBD to the area. Your CBD offers a one-of-a- kind experience with a knowledgeable staff. They offer products such as Water Soluble, Tincture, Topical Relief Cream, Edibles, Vapes, Pet Products and more. Some customers have already started

Best Beer in Georgia

Every year, Suwanee Beer Fest gives the power to the people during the Georgia Brew Battle, in which festival attendees cast their votes for their favorite Georgia brew. On St. Patrick’s Day weekend, more than 30 attending breweries pit their most popular beers against each other to compete for the title of Georgia’s Best Beer.

The CHAMP Clinic offers brain mapping and brain enhancement

The CHAMP Clinic is a brain mapping and brain enhancement company specializing in helping clients reach their performance goals by balancing and strengthening their brains and minds. Each client is treated by their current mental states, their life needs, and goals. The CHAMP Clinic offers three cutting- edge Neuro- technologies that give a universal brain balance,

Suwanee’s Got Talent: Angelica Hale

SUWANEE RESIDENT ANGELICA HALE STOLE THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS AFTER APPEARING ON “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.” NOW, THE 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING SENSATION IS WORKING ON HER DEBUT ALBUM WHILE PERFORMING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. By: Lizzy Kidney| Photos Courtesy of Angelica Hale Suwanee’s own Angelica Hale, at 11 years old, has left a lasting impression on the

2019 Suwanee Beer Fest Benefits Cooper’s Crew

There is more to Suwanee Beer Fest than unlimited beer and St. Paddy’s Day revelry. Each year, the festival proudly benefits a local charity organization. The 2019 event donated more than $8,000 of festival proceeds to Cooper’s Crew, a Suwanee-based nonprofit formed in memory and honor of Cooper O’Brien, a North Gwinnett Middle School student

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Freeland Painting Celebrates 10 Years

Suwanee’s hometown commercial and residential painting company, Freeland Painting, celebrated 10 years in business this past March. And a celebration it was. The event took place at the new Tequila Mama Taqueria in the heart of Suwanee’s always hopping Town Center with more than 100 of their friends, customers and vendors. It was not only

10 Questions to Expect When Building a Website

If you’ve made the decision to hire a web developer for your upcoming website project, you know there are a lot of factors that go into the success of the project. Whether you’re building a brand-new site from scratch or updating the one you currently have, trusting an outside company to understand and execute your

Investment Strategies with Aileron: Why are there so few IPOs these days?

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Why are there so few IPOs these days? A: PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS. U.S. corporate stocks as investment options have been on a steady decline. The Wall Street Journal reported that “There are 3,671 domestic listings today, down from 7,322 in 1996. Investors can feel the difference.”1

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK)

By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Ashleigh N. Croft and Alicia Carter   In a nondescript building off of Athens Highway in Gainesville, a little girl takes the stage dressed in a pink skirt, sparkly fairy wings, and a cowgirl hat reminiscent of the one Jessie wears in Toy Story. She’s belting out a heartfelt

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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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