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Bare Bones Steakhouse

Restaurant Spotlight: Bare Bones Steakhouse

“Common Man” Steakhouse Celebrates Traditions of the South with a Nod to the Area’s Contemporary Movement.  BY: RACHEL PILLOW / PHOTOS BY: KARL LAMB   Raising the Steaks At 77 years of age, Master Meat Cutter, Buddy Maughon, alongside his wife, Gaye Baldwin Maughon, has finally achieved his 40-year dream of opening a family-oriented steakhouse.

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Karate Instuctor

Dustin Chovanic Legacy Karate & MMA

Dustin Chovanic Head Instructor at Legacy Karate & MMA and President of Georgia Fitness, Chovanic assisted our cover photo shoot for this issue, ensuring the students were using proper form and recommending kicks. Cover model Colby has been training at Georgia Fitness for two years. As a professional MMA fighter and professional kickboxer, Chovanic is

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Houzz Award Georgian Landscape Design

Georgian Landscape Design Best of HOUZZ

For the fourth consecutive year, Georgian Landscape is proud to announce they won Best of Houzz 2016 for both Design and Customer Service. Owner Ed Szesniak said, “For a small firm such as ours this is a monumental accomplishment. We compete against the biggest and the best landscape firms in the landscape industry. Thanks to all

Cutest Pup Winner

Cutest Pup Contest Winner 2016

And the winner is…French Fry! French Fry is a 9 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. French Fry loves to go for walks in Suwanee Town Center Park where he knows he will always gets lots of belly rubs and attention. Boating is his next favorite pasttime. When French Fry is onstage as a fashion

Bat Exhibit

Bat Exhibit Turns Myths Upside-Down

Elachee Nature Science Center, located in Gainesville, is currently featuring an environmental education experience highlighting bats. The touring exhibition, “Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats,” gives visitors an insight into the ecological importance of bats and debunks common misconceptions associated with the creatures. The family- friendly exhibit offers multi-sensory interactive displays and

Suwanee Park Tavern new Chef

Suwanee Park Tavern Welcomes New Chefs and GM

Suwanee Park Tavern has welcomed Executive Chef T, Sous Chef JR, and General Manager Jernard Wells to their team. According to the restaurant owners, the level of talent of their chefs and the focus on the people and their experience is what sets their restaurant apart. The environment will be more family-friendly and ideal for

National Miss Georgia Pageant

Suwanee Resident State Finalist in National America Miss Georgia Pageant

Suwanee Resident Nasaya Shiris Smith, age 16, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National America Miss Georgia Pageant to be held July 3, 2016 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. The pageant is held for girls ages 16 through 18. The winner will receive a $1000 cash award, the official crown

Hope Fashion Show

25th Annual Hope Fashion Show

The American Cancer Society’s 25th Annual Hope Fashion Show, hosted by the Women’s Cancer Council, will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 9:30AM. The event will include a fabulous lunch, fashions by Belk at Phipps Plaza with cancer survivor models and professional models, and a huge silent auction. There

Jubilee Easter Egg Hunt

Second Annual Suwanee Jubilee Easter Egg Hunt Returns March 20th

The Easter bunny is coming to Suwanee! The second annual Suwanee Jubilee Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Urbana Holdings and Rodos Realty Partners is set to take place on Sunday, March 20th from 12:30 – 3:00 at the Suwanee Jubilee Shopping Center at 1500 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Suwanee. This free, family fun event truly

Suwanee Events Win Awards

City of Suwanee Festivals Win 2016 Kaleidoscope Awards

Big Cheesy, a brand new City of Suwanee event in 2015 as well as Suwanee Fest, one of the longest–standing events, each took home prestigious Kaleidoscope Awards from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s Annual Conference in Charleston, South Carolina on January 26th, 2016. Suwanee’s Big Cheesy won first place in the ‘Best New Event

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Friendship Automotive Embraces Suwanees Art Initiative

In front of Friendship Complete Automotive Care stands four-year-old, Rusty, handcrafted by one of the shop’s technicians, Josh Jackson. Josh has over six years of experience working on all types of automobiles, while particularly enjoying engine restoration. Visualizing the potential of the extra used parts around the shop, he constructed Rusty using rotors, axles, lower

Ansley Easter

Sixth Annual ‘Ansley’s Easter’ at Friends American Grill Dacula

6-year-old, Braden Boozer is a courageous boy battling Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer, for the second time. The Sixth Annual ‘Ansley’s Easter’ at Friends American Grill Dacula Raises Money to Help ‘Braden’s Fight’ On Easter Sunday, Friends American Grill in Dacula invites the public to a free Easter Buffet. All donations and proceeds will benefit

Cooper OBrien Award

The Cooper O’Brien Sportsmanship and Courage Award

L to R: Kevin and Parker O’Brien, Trinity Fields, Logan Caymol and Donna O’Brien The Copper O’Brien Sportsmanship and Courage Award was created in memory of North Gwinnett Middle School student and basketball player, Cooper O’Brien, who lost his battle to a rare form of cancer called Clear Cell Sarcoma, on July 5th, 2014 at

Q&A with Andrew, ping pong table

New Concrete Ping Pong Table at Sims Lake Park

Suwanee Magazine Interviews Creator, Andrew Winton The City of Suwanee is known for it’s greenspaces and many parks. A new, unique feature at Sims Lake Park is a ping pong table built by Collins Hill High School Sophomore, Andrew Winton. Winton recently completed the table for an Eagle Scout project. Suwanee Magazine interviewed Winton about

student painters

Students Ready To Paint the Town

BY: RACHEL PILLOW Young Entrepreneurs Across America “Student Painters” program offers students unique opportunity to operate their own painting business. When most people envision a summer internship, they imagine that they’ll be making photocopies, going on coffee runs and answering phones. Such is not the case for college students in the Young Entrepreneurs Across America

Guess whose coming to cocktails

Guess Who’s Coming To Suwanee?

  BY: ABBY WILKERSON CITY OF SUWANEE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER Black-and-white, black-tie optional “Guess Who’s Coming to Cocktails” event supports Suwanee public art initiative. Reserve your tickets now for the Suwanee social event of 2016: Guess Who’s Coming to Cocktails, hosted at Town Center March 5 from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. Join the swankiest, hippest,

mustard seed dentistry

Mustard Seed Pediatric Dentistry: A Heart To Serve One Smile At a Time

BY: RACHEL PILLOW / PHOTOS BY: KARL LAMB Owner and Founder, Dr. Yoo Mee Kim, D.D.S., opened the doors of Mustard Seed Pediatric Dentistry in Suwanee six years ago. Her vision for the practice and meaning behind the name: “Just as the smallest mustard seed grows into a large tree, every child has so much

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Q&A with Andrew, ping pong table

New Concrete Ping Pong Table at Sims Lake Park

Suwanee Magazine Interviews Creator, Andrew Winton The City of Suwanee is known for it’s greenspaces and many parks. A new, unique feature at Sims Lake Park is a ping pong table built by Collins Hill High School Sophomore, Andrew Winton. Winton recently completed the table for an Eagle Scout project. Suwanee Magazine interviewed Winton about

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mystery of sleep

Solving The Mystery of Sleep

BY: LAURA LEBOVITZ LAMFT AT GROW COUNSELING There’s no question that every day feels busier during the winter. The days are shorter and the sun sets earlier. This is the time of year of deadlines, yearly reviews, final exams, and numerous other life to-dos. Many people try to accomplish their daily to-do list by sacrificing

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Little Starz Gymnastics opens in Buford

Gwinnett County resident, former teacher and previous gymnastics champion, Joanna DiMeo has opened the doors of her youth gymnastics studio, Little Starz Gymnastics.

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The Success Story of Georgia Thrombosis Forum (GTF)

Georgia Thrombosis Forum (GTF) was formed on December 12, 2012 with the mission of spreading awareness of thrombosis in the State of Georgia. As GTF celebrates its 3rd Anniversary and enters its 4th year of proud achievements, a few members of GTF decided to review the phenomenal progress of GTF since its inception.

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Rachel Pillow Managing Editor Suwanee Magazine

Hello Spring!

By: Rachel Pillow Managing Editor Hello Spring As the chill of winter starts to wear off we all get excited for warmer weather and longer days. I always know when spring is coming because a cluster of yellow tulips that the previous owner planted, pop up in our backyard. I’m thankful that whoever lived in our

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Groups That Give Back - Suwanee

Giving Thanks for Groups that Give Back

Our community is full of nonprofits that do wonderful things and really make a difference at a local, state and even national level and beyond. We have included stories of standout nonprofit organizations based in our community, that serve and support noteworthy causes such as childhood cancer, adults with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries

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Guess whose coming to cocktails

Guess Who’s Coming To Suwanee?

  BY: ABBY WILKERSON CITY OF SUWANEE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER Black-and-white, black-tie optional “Guess Who’s Coming to Cocktails” event supports Suwanee public art initiative. Reserve your tickets now for the Suwanee social event of 2016: Guess Who’s Coming to Cocktails, hosted at Town Center March 5 from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. Join the swankiest, hippest,

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