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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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Enter the Suwanee Get Fit Challenge

Do you (or someone you know) need help reaching your fitness goals? Suwanee Magazine wants to help you get fit! We are partnering with a local fitness facility and health experts to give a select few Suwanee residents the opportunity, tools and guidance to get healthy. If you are selected to compete in the challenge,

Interview with Suwanee’s New Mayor: Jimmy Burnette

By: Tana Christian Suggs tana@suwaneemagazine.com “…we pride ourselves in doing an exceptionally good job and being able to do that and still lower taxes.” – Mayor Jimmy Burnette As of Jan. 1 Suwanee has a new leader. Suwanee native and longtime Suwanee City Council Member Jimmy Burnette was elected mayor in the Nov. 8, 2011 elections.

Spice Up Your Super Bowl Party

From your friends at Lucky Dog Catering! Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos Ingredients: 1 whole chicken for roasting 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided 2 tablespoons light sour cream 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon chipotle chilies in adobo sauce 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4teaspoon sea salt1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1cup chopped romaine lettuce1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

Update your decor for 2012

From the design professionals at Outrageous Interiors Enjoy the merriment of the season with friends and family! However, when you finally start to take down the decorations, use this time with a fresh eye pointed at your surroundings. As we pack away our holiday treasures, the magic need not disappear along with the tinsel and tree.

Happenings in the Suwanee School Clusters

Big T’do raises big funds The North Gwinnett Schools Foundation serves a six-school cluster that includes Level Creek, Suwanee, Riverside and Roberts Elementary schools, as well as North Gwinnett Middle School and North Gwinnett High School. Since 2001, the NGSF has provided more than $380,000 in the form of grants that teachers apply for, and administers

Artist Profile: Carol Van Dyck

Passion Inspired by her mother By: Tana Christian Suggs tana@suwaneemagazine.com As children, we inherit a lot from our parents thanks to genetics – the color of one’s hair and eyes are just a couple of those things. But we can also inherit more than just the physical attributes. Suwanee artist Carol van Dyck said that her

Healthy eats in Suwanee

A balance of exercise and healthy eating can go a long way when it comes to overall health, getting fit and staying fit. Preparing meals at home where you have control over what you eat and portion size can help. But oftentimes while eating out and looking at a number of menu options, it can

Loose Inches & Gain Confidence

Slender Spa offers alternative to invasive surgery By: Tana Christian Suggs tana@suwaneemagazine.com Perhaps there is some truth to that old adage… “when you look good you feel good.” And Slender Spa wants to help you do just that – look your best! There are perhaps a number of folks, women and men, who would consider having

Moondance Restaurant & Lounge

The place for a fabulous dinner, live entertainment and dancing while spending quality time with your spouse, loved ones or a night out with friends. By: Tana Christian Suggs With so much to do balancing work and family, it’s sometimes difficult to carve out time for you and your spouse or significant other. But Suwanee

Raising Hope

Hope Fashion Show continues the fight for a cure for cancer Perseverance could perhaps be the key when it comes to finding a cure for cancer. Through that perseverance, many great strides have already been made, but the search for a cure continues and that takes, among other things, money and awareness. Suwanee resident Susan Canoll

Tamika Tanner: Suwanee’s sweet tooth

By: Tana Christian Suggs tana@suwaneemagazine.com Suwanee resident Tamika Tanner and owner of Gimme Some Suga Bakery Bar in Town Center is one busy lady. Not only is she working to bring sweet tasting bakery treats to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth, but she is also an actress, a mother and busy planning her June wedding. While visiting

Ruckus the Therapy Dog

Ronald Perry, MD pokes his head out of one of the exam rooms and lets out a whistle. “Ruckus,” he yells while a 4-year-old boy is resisting an exam. Perry’s secret weapon is on his way from the office. Ruckus, a long-haired, brown field spaniel who meets and greets the young patient with a wagging

Empower Your Vision

Suwanee Vision Center offers the latest in cutting-edge eyewear Do you need multiple pairs of glasses just to get through your normal daily activities? The days of switching glasses several times in a day could become a thing of the past thanks to the latest technology and the newest product in exotic eyewear, and Suwanee

2012 Financial Fitness

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, Aileron Investment Advisors Now that the new year is here, many of us will commit to a physical fitness program as a New Year’s resolution. If we stay committed for the entire year, we will be healthier and as a result, happier. There is a definite connection between good health and

Discover Your Inner Artist

By: Tana Christian Suggs tana@suwaneemagazine.com Looking to do something creative? Perhaps 2012 is a good time to bring out the inner artist in you. Wonder Colors Art Studio opened in Suwanee January 2010 and offers a variety of classes, programs and events for all ages. William Parker and Mary Wall, owners of the art studio, said

Suwanee Business Alliance, Every Business Fits

By: Ed Szczesniak and Barry Calano OK… so when I learned the next issue of Suwanee Magazine would be dedicated to “Fitness,” I began thinking of how I could tie the Suwanee Business Alliance in with the focus. That’s when I realized the best thing about the SBA is that everybody and every business “Fits.” (How’s that

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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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