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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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2012 SculpTour: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Artists & Pieces Announced

What stands 4-foot to 10-foot tall, weighs more than 4,600 pounds cumulatively, and is made mostly of steel, but also aluminum, wood, and bronze? It’s the 15 public art pieces that comprise the 2012 Suwanee SculpTour. Presented this year by QuikTrip, SculpTour is Suwanee’s walkable outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. Displayed nearly year-round in and

Annandale Village: A Culture of Caring

All parents want their children to lead active, productive, well-balanced happy lives. Will he or she have the opportunity for education, join a peer group, enjoy and benefit from leisure activities? Will your child continue to discover and develop interests and talents, take pride in accomplishments, gain purpose and direction and lead a more adult,

Chicago! Suwanee! Suwanee Business Alliance

By: Ed Szczesniak President, Suwanee Business Alliance As the late, great Frank Sinatra sang so well “This is my kind of town, Suwanee is!” Sorry Old Blue Eyes…but those of us who live, work and play here would love to go toe to toe with you on the virtues of Suwanee versus Chicago. Here’s the

Suwanee School Clusters Happenings

North Gwinnett Packs Meals to Feed Starving Children More than 145 North Gwinnett Football players, coaches, trainers and cheerleaders donned hairnets to pack thousands of meals to feed starving children around the world. The event which took place March 23 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, was held in conjunction with “Feed My Starving Children” and

Suwanee City Buzz

Local Boy Scout Troop visits Suwanee Magazine Troop 538 came out to the Suwanee Magazine office on March 22 to learn about how the magazine is created and published. Their visit was part of earning a Merit badge.         2012 Suwanee Beer Fest draws Thousands to Town Center Park The weather was

Plein Air Event Draws Awards

The North Gwinnett Arts Association, Inc. held the 3rd Biannual Plein Air Event March 31 and April 1 under clear blue skies and spring temperatures where 18 artists participated in the juried event. Participants scattered throughout the sites and woodsy trails of Suwanee to artistically interpret the surroundings of Suwanee. Artists drew inspiration from George

Arts in the Park: Live Your Life in Art

Peruse through the artists’ tents, watch their demonstrations and be entertained by performing artists at the annual Arts in the Park festival set for May 19 at Town Center Park. Last year about 54 vendors took part in the festival and an estimated 2000 people attended. This year more vendors and an even bigger crowd

Shop Local! Suwanee Farmers Market Returns

If you’ve been missing your fresh produce, eggs, local honey and more, get ready because the Suwanee Farmers Market is back at Suwanee Town Center on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for its ninth year! Local residents and others that drive long distances, come to shop the Suwanee Farmers Market for local, home-grown fare. This

What Does “Alternative” Investments Mean?

By: Bill and Cindi Porter Aileron Investment Advisors [dropcap]Q[/dropcap]: I continually read about “alternative” investments. What does that mean and should I have some in my portfolio? [dropcap]A[/dropcap]: The media is usually referring to assets that are not stocks, bonds or mutual funds, such as collectibles (art, coins or stamps), commodities, derivatives and other alternatives

A Letter from the Editor

May and June is such an exciting time of the year! One of my favorite things is the smell of the honey suckle as I jog on the greenway. With school getting out in mid-May it’s hard to contain the excitement. For me, it brings back wonderful memories of summertime growing up. The longer days,

2012 Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest

by Angela Veugeler Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest on March 31st, 2012. The Beer Growler and Veugeler Design Group, celebrating American craft beer, is set for 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Town Center Park and will include sampling of more than 200 beers from almost 100 breweries.

Best Suwanee Summer Camps

Hello Mother, Hello Father. It’s time to think about Summer Camp! As adults, perhaps some of the most treasured childhood memories come from the times you cut ties with parents and found newfound freedom at summer camp. And for parents of many school-aged children, summer means packing bags, loading up on bug spray and sun

Carolyn McKinstry: Witness to History

BY: Tana Christian Suggs Author gives personal account of the Sixteenth Street Church bombing during visit to Suwanee Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library The early 1960s was a time of racial discrimination and turmoil. Birmingham, Ala., was one city in the forefront of that turmoil. It was also a time when Martin Luther

Introducing the 2012 Suwanee Get Fit Challenge Contestants

BY TANA SUGGS We received an incredible number of responses to participate in Suwanee Magazine’s Get Fit Challenge, and as everyone shared their compelling stories, the selection was a tough one. A big thank you goes to all who applied. The decisions have been made and we are happy to introduce to readers the winners

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

BY: Tana Christian Suggs Move over skate parks, water parks and the like, and say hello to the newest thing in the fun and amusement business…Trampoline Parks. And Suwanee is home to Sky Zone, a new trampoline park. Jeff Cole, owner of the Suwanee location, moved to the city from California where the trampoline parks

Authentic Italian Pizza in Suwanee: Marco’s Pizza

BY: Tana Christian Suggs According to the company website, the founder of Marco’s Pizza, Pasquale (Pat) Giammarco who was an Italian immigrant, came to the U.S. when he was just a young boy and worked in his family’s pizzeria. Later, Giammarco set out to make high quality pizza using a “secret sauce” along with the

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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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