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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

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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

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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

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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

Suwanee Business Alliance Play for the good of the community!

By: Ed Szczesniak President, Suwanee Business Alliance Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Cristie Kerr, Sergio Garcia…No, you won’t see them at the Suwanee Business Alliance’s annual golf tournament. But you will see Richard Trice, Monty Montgomery, Sandy Richardson and John Miles! And just who are they? They’re Suwanee business folks who love to have fun, play

State of Suwanee Address

Suwanee Mayor Gives State of the City Address BY: Tana Christian Suggs Suwanee’s new mayor addressed residents and business professionals at the State of the City Address held by the Suwanee Business Alliance on Jan. 11 at Suwanee City Hall. Jimmy Burnette, a Suwanee native, shared personal sentiment of his early years growing up in

Teacher on List for Kidney Transplant

A teacher spends much of their time using skills, talents and education to teach and to foster the children in the community. Paul Murphy, a special needs teacher at Lanier Middle School in Sugar Hill, is such a teacher who said he strives to teach his students by inspiring them. But Murphy has polycystic kidney

Operation Drive Smart at North Gwinnett High

North Gwinnett High School seniors joined fifteen other Georgia schools from across the state in January for the Operation Drive Smart Senior Challenge. The 637 seniors want to help remove Gwinnett County from the top three counties in Georgia known for teenage vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths. On Jan. 9 the participating seniors signed a

Gwinnett County School Board Shifts District Lines

With the large population growth Gwinnett County has recently experienced (especially Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Grayson and Dacula), the school board has shifted the dial and redrawn the district lines. With the reapportionment, North Gwinnett High School, Lanier Middle, Level Creek Elementary and Suwanee Elementary as well as some other Suwanee schools welcome District III representative,

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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 Cutest Pup in Suwanee Winner!

With nearly 50 entries in this year’s Suwanee Magazine Cutest Pup Contest, there were quite a few adorable pups to choose from. But the people have spoken, and Tundra has officially been crowned our 2019 winner! And the winner is…   FIRST PLACE: Tundra Tundra is a Samoyed from Suwanee who is skilled in many

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Gwinnett Co. Department of Water Resources Wins Award for Water Research

The WateReuse Association selected a Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources project as a winner in the 2018 WateReuse Awards for Excellence under the transformational innovation category. The research project evaluated the feasibility and economics of using ozone/biological filtration treatments to produce drinking water directly from reclaimed water, compared to a more expensive reverse-osmosis process.

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