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Where are they now?

Catching up with some of our favorite people (and a horse!) who have graced the cover of Suwanee Magazine over the years. By: Lizzy Kidney, Angela Veugeler and Alicia Carter It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating 10 years with this issue. Suwanee Magazine made its debut with the November/December issue in 2010 with Kyle

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What’s Brewing: Indio Brewing

Jonathan Martinez brings the craft beer scene to Sugar Hill’s SHINE District By: Lizzy James | Photos by Karl Lamb Jonathan Martinez has officially made his dreams of opening a brewery a reality. Marking himself as the first Hispanic to open a brewery in Georgia, Martinez is not only breaking down barriers but also pushing

Grow

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: What are negative interest rates and how could they affect my investment funds? A: Incredibly, there are over 14 trillion dollars of negative interest rate government bonds held by investors around the world today.1 That means instead of receiving interest payments as an inducement to purchase

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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 [email protected] 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,

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 [email protected] “…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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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

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Currently Loving

Snapshots of the food, shops, events and more we’re loving around town. Family-Friendly Holiday Evening I’m looking forward to taking my kiddos to Suwanee’s annual Holly Jolly Day. Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a festive holiday evening, and my kids will love the crafts, s’mores and the annual lighting of the tree, not

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Teaching Children the Importance of Giving During the Holidays

The holiday season is a perfect time of year for all of us to take a step back and reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. We are so fortunate to have our health, loving family and friends around us, and a place and community to call home. It can bring such great

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Leaving its Marc

Château Élan’s Southern-inspired bar and chophouse, Marc Bar & Restaurant, gets a revamp By: Natalie Stubbs | Photos by Chateau Elan Beautifully nestled on 3,500 acres in Braselton, Georgia, lies one of metro Atlanta’s most treasured destinations, Château Élan Winery & Resort. Open to the public since 1985, Château Élan has been pleasing the palates

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