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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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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,

Imagine the Possibilities of an Outdoor Living Space

Design Tips from Suwanee Decorating Pros Like gently rolling thunder, a wave of enlightenment has enveloped the home improvement industry. The emergence in popularity of the “outdoor room” has focused attention on an area of the home often considered an afterthought. Fueled by improvements to materials for outdoor furnishings, particularly fade resistant fabrics, homeowners are

Foster Children’s Foundation: Supporting Foster and at Risk Children in Georgia

SUPPORTING FOSTER AND AT RISK CHILDREN IN GEORGIA By: Suzanne Geske Executive Director of the Foster Children’s Foundation Inc. There are thousands of children in our community who wake up each day feeling hopelessly alone. They live in unstable environments that can change frequently and many don’t have even the basic necessities needed to make

Do you have Fit Hair?

By: Cathie Politis Fennell Salon Greco, The European Day Spa As you start to exercise, go on a crash diet or change your eating habits do you consider how your choice of getting “fit” affects your hair? It’s true that exercise reduces stress, the number one cause for losing hair today, and increases blood circulation,

What are the most important considerations if I want to invest some money?

By: Bill and Cindi Porter Aileron Investment Advisors [dropcap]A[/dropcap] : There are two major factors you must consider; first you as an investor, and secondly, the characteristics of the actual investment such as its potential upside, risks, taxes and how it may interact with any other investments in your portfolio. However, in today’s column, we

A Note from the Editor

As the daffodils begin to bloom, not only are we excited about spring, we are especially excited to bring you this issue of Suwanee Magazine. With all of the great submissions, it was very difficult to choose just six contestants for the “Get Fit” Suwanee Challenge we announced in the previous issue. We finally narrowed

Hairllucinations: Celebrating 5 years in Suwanee

By: Tana Christian Suggs After opening January 4, 2007, Hairllucinations celebrates five years at Town Center. Jaime Corbin and Audrey Wood, owners of the salon, said that after being in Suwanee for 16 years the community feels more like a family to them and moving to Town Center has really enhanced their community involvement. Wood

Get fit Suwanee

BY: TANA CHRISTIAN SUGGS LOOK AND FEEL GREAT IN 2012 WITH SOME ADVICE FROM AREA FITNESS EXPERTS You’ve made the same New Year’s resolution time and time again in year’s past, but you’ve never been able to stick with it. “I’m going to get fit this year, exercise regularly and eat healthy.” But every year, something stands

LETTER: From the Editor

Happy new year! Angela Veugeler Executive Editor angela@suwaneemagazine.com The new year is a time when many of us start thinking about our goals and what we want to do better. Working out, eating better and reducing stress always top the New Year’s Resolution list for most Americans (including me!) In this issue, we have included

SUWANEE HAPPENINGS JAN. FEB. 2012

CITY BUZZ: Suwanee Happenings January through February 2012 Pierce’s Corner sold to developer Suwanee’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) sold one of the oldest commercial buildings along Main Street to  Deming LLC. Deming acquired a 50-year lease purchase on the approximately 6,000-square-foot, two-story Pierce’s Corner building, which was constructed in 1910. Vacant for several years, Pierce’s Corner,

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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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