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Suwanee Wine Fest returns!

Save the date: The 7th annual Suwanee Wine Fest returns to Town Center Park this November! Wine lovers will once again have the opportunity to spend the day sampling wines from all over the world as Beverage Superstore has hand-selected more than 150 premium wine selections to create a tasting experience that everyone will enjoy. Several

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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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Art on a Limb Blossoms in May

It’s a bud? It’s a mug? It’s Art on a Limb! And it has become tradition in Suwanee, art will be blossoming along the Suwanee Creek Greenway and other trails around the city during the month of May. Through its Art on a Limb program, the City of Suwanee “hides” two pieces of original art

Summer Décor

BY: Robin Burns, owner of The Perfect Piece Design Tips From Suwanee Decorating Professionals The flowers of spring have bloomed and summer is on its way! While many people have completed their “spring cleaning” efforts by now, the rest of us took time to smell the spring flowers, and are perhaps, just getting started. Fortunately,

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

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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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