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The Buzz on: The Swarm

Suwanee Magazine Interviews players and coaches of the 2017 NLL World Champion Lacrosse Team, The Georgia Swarm.  By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Karl Lamb  Unbeknownst to most, the City of Atlanta’s two-decade championship dry spell was actually brought to an end well before the big Atlanta United win in December of 2018. In just their second

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Restaurant Spotlight: Banana’s

LOCATED IN THE ATLANTA SILVERBACKS INDOOR ARENA, BANANA’S PROVIDES SPORTS LOVERS WITH A SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT THAT MAKES WATCHING THE GAME FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Byron Beckwith and Dash Digital  Imagine a sports bar that is actually surrounded by sports. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the big

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Introducing the 2019 Get Fit Challenge Contestants

After the success of last year’s Get Fit Challenge, in which the contestants lost a combined total of more than 100 pounds and nearly 20 inches, we decided to keep the momentum going into 2019! Once again we reached out to the Suwanee community looking for six people who wanted to reclaim their health and

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North Gwinnett Bulldogs win State Championship

North Gwinnett Bulldogs Win State Championship

On Friday, December 15th, the North Gwinnett Bulldogs defeated the Colquitt County Packers in the Class AAAAAAA championship football game at North’s Tom Robinson Stadium in Suwanee. With 5:50 left in the game, North took the lead with a touchdown, but kicker Cameron Clark missed the extra point. The Packers wasted no time driving down

‘You must have supportive people around you’

The first few weeks of the competition have gone rather smooth. The hardest part is keeping on my nutrition plan. I have never kept a food journal nor counted calories before. Keeping up with everything you eat is a hassle, but I can understand the necessity. I never realized how many calories I was consuming

‘There is no looking back now!”

My fit journey started on January 2, 2019, and there is no looking back now! When I heard the word CrossFit I was immediately scared to death. You see all the CrossFit competitions and how hard it looks but in reality it is not like that. This Challenge has already changed me for the better

‘I’m feeling better after each session’

It takes much more time to get in shape than it does to get out of shape. Just coming out of the academy not even three months ago and doing the gym stuff is tough to get back into. I was sore for the first couple of days, but after that it has been great.

‘This challenge has caused me to grow’

I will begin by saying I am so grateful, blessed and thankful to have been selected to be a contestant in Suwanee Magazine’s 2019 Get Fit Challenge. I will quote myself, “Now that two of my kids have gone off to college, I am starting to get back into my career as a project manager.

‘It was more than I expected’

I was really excited about starting the program on January 2nd. My trainer, Dan Leblanc, had me come in to take a session the week prior just to get a feel for the workouts. I must say it was more than I expected. I didn’t even get through half the workout. I was disappointed in

‘Each day I try to work harder than the day before’

The first weigh in; I was nervous to see the results. I have a scale, but the battery died nearly a year ago so I have no idea what I really weigh. I step on the machine and am embarrassed and shocked at the number. How could I let this happen? What is wrong with

The Buzz on: The Swarm

Suwanee Magazine Interviews players and coaches of the 2017 NLL World Champion Lacrosse Team, The Georgia Swarm.  By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Karl Lamb  Unbeknownst to most, the City of Atlanta’s two-decade championship dry spell was actually brought to an end well before the big Atlanta United win in December of 2018. In just their second

Introducing the 2019 Get Fit Challenge Contestants

After the success of last year’s Get Fit Challenge, in which the contestants lost a combined total of more than 100 pounds and nearly 20 inches, we decided to keep the momentum going into 2019! Once again we reached out to the Suwanee community looking for six people who wanted to reclaim their health and

Suwanee Police Department

My Ride-Along with The Suwanee PD

Suwanee’s Citizens Police Academy gives residents a better understanding of the day-to-day functions of police officers as well as an opportunity to patrol Suwanee’s streets alongside an officer. In order to get a better understanding of what Suwanee officers do to protect our community, we sent Suwanee Magazine writer Lizzy Kidney to ride along with

5 Outdoor Ways to Get Active in Suwanee

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means most of us have set lofty goals for ourselves — “new year, new me” as the saying goes. We often plan to get healthy, lose weight, or commit to some other health- related “resolution.” Although we mean well, sometimes those big goals fall to the wayside

Restaurant Spotlight: Banana’s

LOCATED IN THE ATLANTA SILVERBACKS INDOOR ARENA, BANANA’S PROVIDES SPORTS LOVERS WITH A SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT THAT MAKES WATCHING THE GAME FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Byron Beckwith and Dash Digital  Imagine a sports bar that is actually surrounded by sports. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the big

Meggitt Training Ssytems

Meggitt Training Systems

With recent partnerships with the Suwanee and Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Meggitt Training Systems is helping to make a giant impact on law enforcement in the local community and beyond. By: Lizzy Kidney Located in a 235,000-square-foot building just off of Brogdon Road in Suwanee, Meggitt Training Systems is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire

Dog Days: 6 Local Dog Parks

Dogs don’t want to be cooped up all day, they like to stretch their legs, run around, and mingle with other furry friends, which is why dog parks are such a valuable part of any community. Having a designated area where dogs can shed their leashes and socialize is beneficial for both pup and owner

Hudson Legal

Business Spotlight: Hudson Legal

Danielle Hudson Laughlin went from a philosophy major to a law degree and now helps local small businesses thrive. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Walt Wooden Danielle Hudson Laughlin refers to herself as a “second career lawyer,” and although her road to practicing law was a little more curved than straight, she says she’s

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Is inflation something we still need to worry about? A: Absolutely! Consider this – during the past 20 years, the government has reported that we have experienced only a negligible amount of inflation. Really? • The U.S Census Bureau reports that in 1998 the median price for

Blocking Blue Light

Suwanee’s Advanced Family Eye Care offers technologically advanced diagnostic and treatment alternatives to maximize one’s vision and eye health care. A current hot topic in eye care is blue light — blue-violet rays of the visual light spectrum that are present in sunlight and all back-lit devices, including computers, digital game and smartphone screens, tablets

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: Is inflation something we still need to worry about? A: Absolutely! Consider this – during the past 20 years, the government has reported that we have experienced only a negligible amount of inflation. Really? • The U.S Census Bureau reports that in 1998 the median price for

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5 Outdoor Ways to Get Active in Suwanee

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means most of us have set lofty goals for ourselves — “new year, new me” as the saying goes. We often plan to get healthy, lose weight, or commit to some other health- related “resolution.” Although we mean well, sometimes those big goals fall to the wayside

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Sugar Hill City Buzz

Sugar Hill is stepping up and adding active entertainment to the long list of fun features the city already offers to keep residents active and engaged. The city’s award-winning E Center proudly serves as “The Center of Everything” with 180,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, recreation, and fine arts space. The project includes a community

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