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Best Wings in Suwanee

Last year we took on the challenge of finding the best tacos and margaritas in Suwanee, but this year we decided to spice things up and tasked ourselves with finding Suwanee’s best chicken wing. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Karl Lamb THE CONTEST: Suwanee Magazine invited local restaurants with chicken wings on their menu

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Restaurant Spotlight: Simply Done Donuts

Duluth’s Simply Done Donuts packs big flavor into bit-size packages. By: Alicia Carter | Photos Courtesy Simply Done Donuts and ATLYS MEDIA A lot of people dream about quitting their 9-to-5 to pursue their passion, but very few people actually act upon it. After all, it’s risky, and not to mention scary, to venture out on your

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Website Design Do’s and Don’ts

Technology is a fickle thing — one minute you’re chugging along on cruise control in the HOV lane, bypassing the poor souls stuck in rush-hour traffic, and the next minute you’re failing to merge back into the main lanes after a sudden road closure. By: Alicia Carter Even digital marketing professionals can sometimes have trouble

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2012 BLIMPIE Fit Fest

Join Suwanee Magazine and the Get Fitters at the BLIMPIE Fit Festival as it returns to Suwanee Town Center Park and the Greenway on Saturday, August 18th. The Health and Fitness Expo and Skylar’s Run 5K and 10K will again be part of the festivities with the addition of The Title IX Crossfit Challenge and

Great American Camp Out!

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Beat the Heat!

The South is known for a lot of wonderful things. Among them include southern hospitality, sweet tea, the shade of big magnolia trees, the sweet smell of honeysuckle…and then there’s the sweltering heat and humidity during the long summer days!But just because we live in the South, doesn’t mean we have to endure the heat.

Suwanee Get Fit Update

We’ve all heard of them. We’ve all reached them at some point…I’m talking about the dreaded plateau. The months of May and June have proven to be tough for most of the “Get Fit Suwanee” contestants. There is something called “life” that seems to get in the way of making fitness a priority. With vacations,

Suwanee Receives Top Ranking by Kiplinger.com

Residents of Suwanee all know how great the city really is, but it’s nice for others to recognize it! Kiplinger.com has named Suwanee, with the average family income of approximately $104,813 and a little more than 40 percent of families with children, combined with great schools, great parks and a heap of fun all around,

Trainer Tips

Fit Forward trainer Levi Lee weighs in on how to overcome plateaus: REST Take a few days off, you’ll come back feeling rejuvenated and ready to go strong again. EATING HABITS As you work out your body needs more calories. Three meals a day does not cut it anymore. Sometimes even five to seven meals are

Porto Bello: Where Cooking is a Family Affair

Suwanee resident Victor Garcia, a long-time chef and restaurateur opened Porto Bello restaurant serving up authentic Italian cuisine at the restaurant’s original location in Suwanee on McGinnis Ferry Road in 2007. Hugo Garcia, Victor’s son who now helps his father manage and run the business, recalled growing up and going to work with his dad

Go Under the Sea

Suwanee Performing Arts’ performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Broadway in the Park has become perhaps one of Suwanee’s summer traditions. And this year, Town Center Park will go “Under the Sea” July 27 and 28 for Suwanee Performing Arts’ annual summer performance and fundraiser. This marks the sixth year for the event and

Silverbacks Indoor Fun and Games

Suwanee indoor multi-sports facility offers recreational fun for young and old While parents may tell their children not to play ball in the house that is certainly not the case at the Silverbacks Suwanee Indoor facility located on Brogdon Exchange in Suwanee. In fact, at the facility that boasts two side by side indoor soccer

Learning Never Stops

Seniors keep up with technology through computer classes Time and time again people say you never stop learning. And in Gwinnett County, perhaps there’s no better place for area seniors to learn new and basic computer skills or help one keep up with the ever-changing technological advances and keep them in tune with the younger

Schools!

Riverside Elementary Holds Career Week! Career Day at North Gwinnett Middle School On May 15, Tana Suggs, writer and editor at Suwanee Magazine, along with several other professionals in and around the community, had the honor and the privilege to speak to NGMS students about their respective professions for Career Day.        

The greatest, in the art of caring, sharing, loving, creating, and living

Rosemary Benevides Williams On June 4th, the North Gwinnett Arts Association lost a beloved member. Rosemary Benevides Williams died due to complications from Diabetes. Vickie Johnson, president of the NGAA, said Williams was an incredible person in so many ways. “She was highly intelligent, extremely creative, and the kind of person that lifted up all

Arts in the Park Unites Area Artists and Art Lovers

Artists and art lovers gathered May 19 at Town Center Park for the annual art celebration, Arts in the Park. Area residents strolled through Town Center Park viewing artwork from many local and state artists, observing artists demonstrations, watching performers as they entertained the crowd and some Arts in the Park attendees even shared their

Don’t Get Heartburn This Summer

  Favorite summer foods can exacerbate heartburn – the unpleasant burning sensation felt deep in your chest after eating or drinking. Tomatoes, barbecue, citrus & cocktails can make symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, feel even more uncomfortable… Understanding GERD GERD occurs when the lower muscle of the esophagus doesn’t close properly, allowing stomach

What’s Your Eye-Q?

During the school year did your child complain about not being able to see the writing on the dry erase board? Does your child have difficulty reading? During the summer vacation, do you notice your child sitting close to the T.V.? These may be indicators that your child needs a vision checkup, and perhaps while

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: How long should I wait to see if a new product or service will be a financial success, before I invest? A: Much less than in the past. A challenge that we face today as investors is that the time frame cycle for new investments keeps

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iCan Bike Comes to Suwanee

The Guide Project, a local nonprofit that helps find inclusive activities for people living with disabilities, brings iCan Bike Gwinnett to Suwanee. By: Alicia Carter | Photos Courtesy The Guide Project Becoming a parent is filled with many joys, some fears, and a whole lot of love. Becoming a parent of a child with special

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Summer Meals Program Coming to Gwinnett Parks

A program to ensure children have access to healthy meals during summer break is coming to three Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation locations. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on May 7th approved a memorandum of understanding with the nonprofit Georgia Nutritional Services Inc. to serve as the sponsor for the federal Summer Food Service Program

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