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Executive Editor Angela Veugeler

Managing Editor Darcy Seyller

Features Editor

Tana Suggs tanasuggs.reporter@gmail.com or tana@suwaneemagazine.com

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Welcome to the most widely read issue of the year! This issue focuses on Suwanee Day, a celebration of community. Last year on Suwanee Day, I gave birth to our third son. I can’t believe he is almost one year old! That was a day I will never forget, and this year, I’m looking forward to being part of Suwanee Day. We will be unveiling our new Suwanee Magazine mascot, Sammy, at Suwanee Day. Be sure to stop by our booth to say hello and meet Sammy! This issue features the Suwanee Day Guide, beginning on page 23 with a schedule of events, a map showing all the vendors and a preview to help you make the most of your Suwanee Day celebration. Although summer is winding down and cooler weather is on the way, the heat is on with “Get Fit Suwanee” as the contestants push forward with regular meetings and group workouts! Be sure to check out their progress on page 10. Big Peach Running Co. is the official weigh in center for the “Get Fit” competition, and Jeff Rainwater, general manager of the Suwanee store, has been a huge support. Learn how the store’s Tuesday evening run group has become a weekly community event on page 8. As a busy working mother, I’m always looking for quick but healthy ideas for dinner! Fresh Market is more than just a grocery store with something for everyone! See what’s waiting there for dinner on page 18. A special thank you to all of the advertisers who support this integral community voice...and welcome to new advertisers joining us to reach the community. After nearly two years of circulation the feedback continues to be extremely positive, and at Suwanee Magazine, we are grateful for the community and the support.

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In this issue: 4 Business

4 ■ Suwanee Business Alliance 5 ■ Investment Strategies 7 ■ Pooch N Paws

8 Fitness

8 ■ Big Peach Run 10 ■ Suwanee Get Fit Challenge Update

14 Home

■ Bring on Autumn

18 Food 21 Government Fresh Eats at The Fresh Market

■ Meet Beth Hilscher

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W BY: Julie Perdue

Main Street Photography, Inc.

reach their goals

hen I was 21 years old, I lost my own mother to Breast Cancer. Then in 2010, a dear friend, Lisa Rhines, was battling stage four of the disease and I felt I had to do something for her and the millions of other people fighting this horrible disease. That’s when I formed The Gaga for Tatas. Last year the team was about $1,000.00 shy of raising the required $2,300.00 per team member for the 2011 Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for the Cure when the Suwanee Business Alliance stepped up to help the team reach its goal with a bighearted donation to match. Shortly after that, an individual member of the SBA, Tom Vooris, made a personal donation. Then Alan I am VanCampen, owner of Squeaky’s Car Wash proud to be part and Lube, held several fundraisers for the team and the cause. of this organization Sadly, Rhines lost her battle to cancer After months of training and fundraising, in 2011. But The Gaga for Tatas will walk whose focus is building and with help from lots of friends and the 60 miles in three days once again in relationships in business supporters, including The Suwanee Business October 2012. as well as making a true Alliance, The Gaga for Tatas made it to the We’re fewer in number, but we team goal of $10,000.00. So we laced up difference in the continue to make a difference in the our shoes and took on the pavement and the community. fight to end Breast Cancer. We are disease one step at a time. forever grateful to our many supporters - Julie Perdue As a team, we are a powerful force, and the and counting on you again to help us make it walk forever changed our lives. We realize it would to the finish line. not have been possible without support from friends October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. and strangers alike. For more information about the walk and how you We were surprised and appreciative to the SBA, an can help make a difference, visit www.the3day.org. To make a organization that truly cares about doing business and doing good direct donation to Gaga for Tatas, go to the link and look for in our community. After being a member for several years, and Gaga for Tatas. now serving on its Board of Directors, I am proud to be part of this organization whose focus is building relationships in business as well The SBA meets the 2nd Wednesday of every as making a true difference in the community. I can’t imagine why any month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at different business locations business person in the area would not join this group because of the in town. For more info: Suwanee.org. benefits it offers.

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BY: Bill and Cindi Porter Aileron Investment Advisors

Has it been better over the years to

invest for growth or for income?

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It depends on which decade(s) you were invested.

Generally speaking, if you want to invest for growth you will choose the stock market. Historically it has offered higher returns – but also higher volatility - and thus more risk if you needed to get to some (or all) of your money. For steadier returns, investing in bonds has been the choice for many who want a somewhat more predictable income. In the decades of extended economic growth (1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s), the stock market has produced an overall better return for investors, although with perhaps more excitement than some prefer. In decades that saw depressions and recessions (1930s, 1970s and 2000s), income investors faired better than those who had aggressively banked on a growth strategy. So what should we do now? While every investor is different and has unique circumstances, emotional risk tolerances, time horizons, tax implications, and existing portfolio considerations, the general answer is twofold. First, looking forward, do you feel that the economy is in an upward or downward trend? If you think that you have a sense of the general market direction, invest accordingly. Second, if you are not sure, you may want to hedge your bets and create a portfolio that includes both strategies, as well as other asset classes. Past trends are not guaranteed for the future. Our problem today is the world has become so interconnected, unpredictable and explosive that it makes long-term trend predictions quite difficult. Bank rates are nearly zero, so we are forced to look elsewhere for reasonable places to invest. Your professional investment advisor may help you feel more Send us your confident about opting for growth investment or income in your portfolio. questions to The views expressed in this article are not necessarily that of Suwanee Magazine.

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Pooch N Paws

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Suwanee Pet Boutique’s

New Online Shopping BY: Tana Christian Suggs

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ooch N Paws Pet Boutique and Bakery in Town Center, has a lot to celebrate in September. Not only is the shop celebrating its two year anniversary and the opening of a second location in Oct. 2012 in Vickery Village in Cumming, but it’s now expanding to an online shopping option for pet owners to shop from the comfort of their own home. Bob and Starla Pellegrino, owners of the pet boutique, have launched the new Pooch N Paws online store offering customers a wider selection of pet accessories and more. “Our stores are just a sample of what can be found on our online store, where a customer can choose from over 2,000 items available in an assortment of sizes and colors,” Starla Pellegrino said. “Shop from your home in your pajamas and get exactly what you want for your pet delivered to your doorstep.”

While the online shopping experience is comfortable and convenient, it’s also easily accessed by visiting the store’s website, at poochnpaws.com and clicking the “Shop Pooch N Paws” button. The Pellegrinos said they have enjoyed building relationships with their customers and seeing the pet owners enhance their connection with their pets. “We are so happy that we selected Suwanee, and specifically, Town Center to open our first store,” Starla Pellegrino said. “The community is so supportive of small businesses and that has been critical to our ability to grow and give back. We have found that the more we give to the community, the more the community gives back. We love our customers and want them to continue to give us fresh new ideas on items they would like us to carry and events they would like to be a part of.”

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Join the Big Peach Run every Tuesday night @ 6:30pm at Town Center Park

BY: Tana Christian Suggs

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On Sept. 11, the group will have a unique opportunity to be part of a special event when Runner's World, one of the leading n a normal day at Suwanee’s Town Center, one may see folks strolling from shop to shop or perhaps magazines dedicated to the sport of running, comes to the group grabbing a bite to eat at one of the fine eating run in partnership with the American Cancer Society with the goal establishments. But if you happen to be there on a of bringing more awareness to ACS's DetermiNATION endurance Tuesday evening, you may training and fundraising program. Nathan notice a lot more people in the area. That’s Haskins, manager of the store at Town because of the Big Peach Running Co. and Center, said DetermiNATION provides its Tuesday run group. the training, coaching, support and Big Peach joined the shops, restaurants encouragement to get you to the finish and other businesses in Town Center in line of a half marathon, marathon or September 2011 and held the first official triathlon and, as a participant, you have Big Peach run just a mere few weeks after the opportunity to raise money for cancer the store’s opening on Oct. 18, with about research. “…We are extremely excited to Jeff Rainwater, general manager Big Peach 69 runners who donned their running shoes be partnering with them,” Haskins added. Running Company & Kermitt Bowen. and hit the Suwanee Greenway. Rainwater said the hope for the “We started this run group with the hope of providing a run group is to continue to provide the community with a safe, safe way to bring the community together for exercise and enjoyable and encouraging place to be active, while also serving camaraderie with all ability levels welcomed,” said Kermitt Bowen, as a way to continue growing and encouraging an active lifestyle in guest advocate and run group leader. the Gwinnett County area. And since that first group run, the number has grown to an Plans are to keep the runs interesting with periodic events such average of 150-200 runners at different ability levels ranging as scavenger hunts and poker runs. anywhere from a six minute per mile pace to a 15 minute pace. “I think what makes this group so special is a combination of Jeff Rainwater, general manager for the Suwanee location, said things: the park and the greenway, never having to run alone and they accommodate the number of runners at different levels by being able to meet new people,” Bowen said. “It's turned into a organizing runners into time groups, very much like a large race, great community event!” and each group is released to start in 30 second intervals with the The company also has groups meeting regularly at the fastest runners starting first. Rainwater said by starting in intervals Brookhaven, Marietta and Decatur locations. it helps to ensure there’s not a bottleneck of runners on the For more information, find the group page on Facebook by boardwalk and on the Greenway. searching for “Suwanee Big Peach Runners.”

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fter a busy summer where most of the contestants hit a plateau in their weight loss journey, we at Suwanee Magazine brainstormed on how to help get everyone back on track. First, we had everyone re-read their original submissions for the competition. Reading over the reasons they had decided to make this commitment in the first place definitely hit home with the contestants. Secondly, we decided to introduce a point system, encouraging a little friendly competition. Contestants are awarded points for activities that will ultimately help them to achieve their fitness goals. Points can be earned by working out, attending group workouts, running a 5K, blogging, posting workout photos on Facebook, and more. There have been several prizes along the way including free workouts at 9Round and Rainbow Pilates, SkyZone tickets, gift cards and more. We also announced that the Grand Prize winner (the contestant that loses the highest percentage of weight) will receive a romantic getaway at Chateau Elan, a makeover from Salon Greco, a platinum membership to Rainbow Pilates and more. The person with the most points will also receive a Chateau Elan retreat. Since the introduction of the point system, the contestants have been hitting the gym and workouts hard. The contestants had some great group workouts that included a 9Round 30 minute workout, which is a combination of nine stations - most of which are boxing and kickboxing. The group also attended a Rainbow Pilates workout. Contestants had the privilege of meeting and hearing personal accounts from Leah Fernandez and Jim Murphy, two people who have endured their own weight loss challenges and experienced success. Since February 2011 Fernandez has lost 116 lbs., and in the past year, Murphy has lost more than 150 lbs. Both Fernandez and Murphy shared how they made the decision to get healthy, what they did to lose the weight, and what they do today to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

The contestants met Jim Murphy who shared his inspirational story of losing over 150 lbs.

L to R Michelle McShane, Suwanee Magazine Executive Editor Angela Veugeler, Jim Murphy, Divya Desai, Erika Beckwith, Bill King

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The contestants worked out at 9 Round Fitness

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Michelle McShane has kept up a healthy diet and the scale is showing the results. Like the other contestants, McShane did not work out as much during the summer as she had hoped, but is now back on track regularly participating in group workouts, Big Peach Tuesday night runs and hitting the gym.

Bill King has had some setbacks including a back injury, but he is not giving up. He shared in a recent blog, “Weight loss is my fundamental need right now and it is my fundamental problem. Levi (King’s trainer) says, ‘You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet,’ and he is right.” Now King is doing better and continues to push forward with his workouts and nutrition goals.

TOTAL LOST:

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Ginny Wurttemberg has had added challenges with Multiple Sclerosis flare ups. Wurttemberg in her blog wrote, “This flare has been worse than others because it affected my feet and legs.  For the past two weeks, I have felt like I was walking around on pins and needles that had just come out of the fire.  I also had some weakness in my left leg.  When I have a flare, I am put on intravenous steroids for three days and receive more steroids than 15 medrol dose packs you get when you have bronchitis or a severe sinus infection. Then after those three days, my entire system crashes because my adrenal gland shuts down since it wasn’t needed while using the steroids.  The crash is WORSE than the medication itself.  I’m still trying to come back to normal.”  But Wurttemberg is a trooper and said the exercise helps her MS, and she has been hitting the gym and running when she can.

Divya Desai leads the point competition by a long shot. Between her frequent and multiple workouts each day and number of blogs she posts, it’s hard to keep up! In one of her recent blogs, she shares inspirational quotes and perhaps this quote sums up how far Desai has come in this challenge: “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”  - Bruce Lee. Desai is doing just that. She participated in the Skylar’s Run 5K Aug. 18, and beat her last 5K time in March by more than six minutes.

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Erika Beckwith has done well with increasing workouts and keeping a positive attitude. Her recent blog explains her challenges and plan. “With almost four months left in the challenge (YIKES), it’s time for me to step things up a bit. For the past three weeks, I have been doing a great job with the active part of losing weight. I have been making a conscious effort to schedule my workouts for at least four to five days a week; sometimes working out at least two times a day. As a result, I feel great, have increased energy and have recently noticed that my clothes are starting to fit a little looser.  However, the number on that scale has not moved significantly enough for me to claim total success. So this means it’s time for me to step things up a bit…no let me take that back…I need to significantly kick things into high gear. I already know who the culprit is – my diet is to blame for the slow decrease in weight. To help me identify where I am going wrong, I have decided to enlist the help of the app, Lose It!" See sidebar for more information on Lose It!

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Lose It! (recommended by Jim Murphy) allows you to keep track of your daily food intake and exercise. You can customize the app according to your weight loss goals and it will tell you how many calories you should eat on a daily basis according to how many pounds you would like to lose on a weekly basis.  It also includes comprehensive reporting features to make tracking your progress easy.  Erika has been using Lose It! and has seen results. "The main thing that I like about it is that you can use Lose It! on both your smart phone and via the internet.  That means whether I’m working from home or I’m out with the family, I have no excuse for NOT making healthy eating choices.  Nor do I have an excuse for NOT recording what I’m eating.” said Erika.

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What’s scarier than how time flies…Halloween! And it’s right around the corner. If you’re looking for some fun and scary ideas to decorate your home for the holiday, Halloween decorations are already in full swing! From creepy motion activated props to witches hats that light up, all

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are a great addition to your mantle or front door. "Boo" buckets are a fun holiday trend with all the great items to go in it. And no boo basket is complete without Nam's Bits (those delicious cookies made in nearby Cumming, GA) or an acrylic LED JackO-Lantern insulated cup that are great to personalize with vinyl. Or better yet, design your own acrylic cup with Coton Colors Stick Ems. The possibilities are endless…


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Bring on some football – And it’s not just about the game It’s game day and the time leading up to the kickoff is just as important. I’m talking about…Tailgating! Once that perfect parking spot is found, it’s time to start some serious socializing, food, and fun. Sports fans can show their team spirit in style with the newest products and latest trends such as the perfect outfit for game day. Chevron pattern is HUGE this season, and so is collegiate and high school colored game day dresses. Add accessories and scarves to make your game day wardrobe complete including a crossbody purse that can be monogrammed. Show team spirit with tumblers, totes and coolers that can be personalized as well. Perhaps tailgating is the perfect time to lift those red solo cups, so lift it in style with an acrylic red solo cup or a plastic red solo cup on a candlestick, personalized and embellished with vinyl with your name or favorite team. Choose your font, size, color and design. And no tailgating party is complete without food. Start your fare with Wind and Willow, Gourmet Village and Country Home Creations dips which are easy to prepare. To keep cool dips cool, try crocks, and to serve hot dips hot, try baking your dip in a ramekin. Want chili for game day? Best Ever Beer Chili Mix is simple and delicious. And for dessert, try mixes such as Butter Me up Cream Cheese Chewies and Chocolate Espresso Cream Cheese Chewies.

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The Best Culinary Experiences Suwanee Has To Offer

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The Fresh Market

BY: Tana Christian Suggs tana@suwaneemagazine.com

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ince opening in June variety, freshness, and above all else, quality.” is to become an out 2006, The Fresh No time to shop and prepare dinner of the ordinary food Market, located at 1500 yourself? The Fresh Market has a prepared destination store for Peachtree Industrial food section offering a gourmet dinner those who enjoy cooking Boulevard in Suwanee, that would rival any restaurant for those offers the atmosphere of an old who need to eat and run. And the market’s and good eating. world European market with its rotisserie foods offer just that. - Jim Healy, Manager unique fare, outstanding quality and Healy said there’s something special about The Fresh Market an array of departments including an the rotisserie at The Fresh Market. old-style butcher shop and fish market, “Perhaps it is the transformation of your bakery, produce and floral stand, and favorite foods into an excellent meal by the gentle delicatessen all under one roof. rotation in front of the intense heat,” he said. “Or, Jim Healy, store manager of the Suwanee perhaps it’s the convenience of a wholesome and healthy location, said staff at The Fresh Market is dedicated to dinner for families on the go. Whatever it is, our customers delivering a superior shopping experience that exceeds cannot get enough of our rotisserie foods.” customers' expectations by offering fresh, premium products According to Healy, rotisserie involves grilling, roasting, and providing a high level of customer service. smoking and basting all at once, and basting the meat both “Our goal is to become an out of the ordinary food internally and externally produces an exceptional moistness. destination store for those who enjoy cooking and good Baby back ribs, whole chickens, split chicken breasts, salmon eating,” Healy said. “From our bountiful produce and high and some of the best wings in town can be paired with a side quality meats to our convenient prepared foods and gourmet dish and a fresh salad from the deli for the perfect fresh and cooking ingredients, you will find that we are committed to convenient meal.

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Superior sandwiches begin with the finest ingredients possible and are made from the Signature Collection Deli Meats. Pair one with an apple or a single-serving of the tortellini or pasta salad for the perfect lunch combination. And finally, customers can indulge in the over-the-top desserts from The Fresh Market Bakery including fresh baked pound cakes, nut breads, cookies, bars, brownies and dessert classics such as éclairs, fruit tarts, cannolis, tiramisu and créme brûlée. Since opening, The Fresh Market has experienced tremendous growth, and Healy said he feels very strongly about The Fresh Market being a part of the community. “We participate in events like Taste of Suwanee, Suwanee Day and Music Fest at Town Center Park,” he said. In addition, the market is a sponsor of Suwanee Magazine’s Get Fit Challenge. “We continue to look for opportunities to give back to the community, and we support many local charities, fundraisers and schools,” he said, including the daily donation of products not sold to help feed the hungry. Sept. 7, 8, and 9, the market will hold its annual fundraiser "Hope Floats" to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Check the website, thefreshmarket. com, for details about this year’s “Taste of the Holiday event” coming up just in time for holiday planning.

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Meet Beth Hilscher Interview with Suwanee’s Newest City Council Member BY: Tana Christian Suggs tana@suwaneemagazine.com

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fter serving as a Suwanee City Council member for nearly 10 years, Jace Brooks resigned to run for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, and as a result, Suwanee City Council welcomed new council member, Beth Hilscher, who ran unopposed, to her first meeting in July. At Suwanee Magazine, we wanted to learn more about Suwanee’s newest council member, so here is a little more information about Hilscher, her family, and her plans for the community. Hilscher is a practicing attorney with an office in Suwanee since 2000. She has been married for 15 years to her best friend, Steve, who works in medical supply sales. Their son, Ryan, is a sophomore at North Gwinnett High School, and will soon be an Eagle Scout. Their daughter Emily, 12, is a seventh grader at North Gwinnett Middle School and is a girl scout. Emily also plays soccer. Both children are active with the youth group at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church.

Suwanee Magazine: How long have you been a Suwanee resident? And what made you choose Suwanee?

Hilscher: I have lived in Suwanee for 13 + years. My husband and I knew we wanted to live in Gwinnett due to its highly regarded school system and we were just starting our family. We feel fortunate that we landed here - we had no idea of how great of a community Suwanee would become.

SM: When and how did you get involved with the city of Suwanee and what compelled you to do so?

I am raising my family in Suwanee, I have a home in Suwanee, and I operate my business in Suwanee. I have benefited from all that Suwanee has had to offer for the past 13 + years, and now I want to do my part to make sure that Suwanee continues to be a wonderful place.

Hilscher: Shortly after moving my office to Main Street, I became involved in the Downtown Development Authority. Naturally, I was interested in the economic vitality of the downtown area.

Serving on the DDA has been a good stepping stone to becoming more involved in the community.

SM: What made you decide to join the Suwanee City Council?

Hilscher: I have considered running for Suwanee City Council for the past few years; however, in previous years, I felt I had too much on my plate to take on the role effectively. In addition to building my law practice and serving on various business and civic organizations, I served on the PTA, the Homeowners Association Board and coached youth soccer. Last spring, I completed Leadership Gwinnett and am no longer involved with some of my previous activities, so the time seemed to be right. More importantly, I feel like my children are now at good ages. We discussed the commitment as a family and the decision was made with my family’s full support.

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SM: What do you think is your greatest strength that you bring to the council?

Hilscher: I would say the greatest strength I bring to city council is the fact I am fully invested in the community. I am raising my family in Suwanee, I have a home in Suwanee, and I operate my business in Suwanee. I have benefited from all that Suwanee has had to offer for the past 13 + years, and now I want to do my part to make sure that Suwanee continues to be a wonderful place.

SM: What would you like to accomplish as a member of Suwanee City Council?

Hilscher: My first priority is to serve honestly, with common sense, and with fiscal responsibility. One thing I would like to see completed is the establishment of a nonrestrictive, National Historic District Registry in the old town area giving property owners within that district potential tax incentives for rehabilitating and improving their historic properties. It is an endeavor that was initiated last winter and was supported by the DDA. The application is now pending approval. Additionally, like many of my neighbors who voiced their opinion through the 20/20 Strategic Vision planning process, I would also like to see continued improvements made along the I-85 gateway area in order to ensure the entrance to our city is safe and aesthetically pleasing so as to attract new business and spur economic growth in our community.

SM: Suwanee's motto is Live, Work and Play. What are a couple of your favorite things about Suwanee and how do you spend your leisure time?

Hilscher: Living in Ruby Forest, we are fortunate we have easy access to Suwanee Parks without getting in our cars. We love to cycle or walk our dogs on the trails at George Pierce Park to access the Suwanee Greenway or Town Center Park. And of course, we take part in many of the fabulous events held at Town Center Park.

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Sept. 15 will mark the city’s 29th Suwanee Day when area residents gather in Town Center Park to celebrate the community. To help area residents make the most of this special day, this insert contains a schedule of events to help you plan your day along with a map to help you navigate through the hustle and bustle during the event. So mark your calendar, plan your day and join neighbors and friends as they “live well, play hard and smile more” during Suwanee Day!

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MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE Georgia "Bubbleman" ..................................................................................... 10:30 am Dragons of Steel ....................................................................................................11:15 am Georgia Gymnastics Academy...........................................................................12 pm Alma de Mexico..................................................................................................12:45 pm North Georgia Academy of Dance ................................................................1:30 pm Prem's Studio for the Performing Arts .........................................................2:15 pm Shadowbrook Baptist Church Praise & Worship Band ...........................................................................................3 pm Wild Wing's Battle of the Bands Winner, Brothers Belvedere...............4 pm The Buggs......................................................................................................................5 pm Capitol City Xpress ...................................................................................................6 pm Gasoline Brothers ......................................................................................................7 pm The Smithereens ..................................................................................................8:15 pm Fireworks................................................................................................................9:45 pm

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Georgia "Bubbleman" .............................................................................................11 am Picadilly Puppets.................................................................................................11:30 am All Star Performing Art....................................................................................12:30 pm Taiwanese School Drum Team ......................................................................1:30 pm Tiger Martial Arts................................................................................................ 2:30 pm Storyteller John Beavin .....................................................................................3:30 pm

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jmccall@perspectives infocus.com perspectivesin focus.com My focus is to provide a one-stop shop for original artwork and framed fine art prints that can be incorporated into modern and traditional, residential and corporate projects. Commission abstract acrylic artwork for specific color schemes and use metal and acrylic prints to enhance projects with an ultracontemporary and dramatic impression.

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peaceloveandpottery.net Peace, Love & Pottery is a paint-your-own pottery and canvas painting studio. Come experience various artistic mediums during our classes offered throughout the month. From Home School Days to Afterschool Programs to our Adult Night Out, we have something for all! Find us at peaceloveandpottery. net or on Facebook to stay in the loop!

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Visit our booth for delicious beef, chicken and shrimp kabobs as well as savory strawberry cheesecake and strawberry pillows. Our store offers an open air market feel with the freshest meats, produce and deli in an inviting and friendly atmosphere.

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Sugar Hill Christian Academy

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Helping your child grow in character and faith while being successful in the modern world is our vision. • K-8th Grade • ACSI & SACS Accredited • Low Student/ Teacher Ratio • Competitive Sports • Enrichment & Extracurricular Activities • Affordable Tuition • Ranked in the top 3% for academic performance nationwide (ITBS)

BOOTH Mitsubishi #209 Electric Cooling & Heating

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3400 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road Suwanee, GA 30024 MitsubishiComfort.com Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, headquartered right here in Suwanee, is the leading brand of high-performance, costefficient and innovative air-conditioning and heating systems. We want to make your life better with solutions that improve your comfort, conserve energy and promote environmental sustainability.

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Cheryl Adams.........................................Booth 96 ALS Pottery.................................................Booth 68 Angel Clay Flowers............................Booth 194 Anita's ArtsCool...................................Booth 105 Diane Atkinson...................................Booth 196 Black Back Coasters...........................Booth 139 Landon Brockmeyer.........................Booth 107 Chateau Le Pup.................................... Booth 104 Courtney J. Greetings.........................Booth 88 Dawgnots.com.....................................Booth 143 Designs by Diana...................................Booth 81 Doggie Bags............................................ Booth 123 ER2 Workshop . ................................... Booth 140 Lynnis Evans............................................Booth 79 Brandi Everet...........................................Booth 215 Karen Fields.............................................Booth 193 Four Corners of the World............Booth 103 Four Little Bubbles..............................Booth 176 HALO Fabric and Dye.....................Booth 108 Hand Kreations....................................Booth 124

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Leslie Hansard........................................Booth 177 Heavenly Candles............................. Booth 129 Mee Her......................................................Booth 158 Image Makers Salon Suites.........Booth 164 In Stitches.................................................Booth 195 Leng Konn......................................Booth 179, 180 LaRaines Creations...............................Booth 61 David Leonard........................................Booth 80 Lose a Finger...........................................Booth 138 Made for You...........................................Booth 119 Masterpiece Mixers...........................Booth 173 MB Art Glass............................................Booth 137 Michaelees Lakeshore Homemade Fudge...............................Booth 54 Michelle Paints.......................................Booth 84 Moon Buckles.......................................Booth 109 John Mosses.............................................Booth 181 Mud Buddies Pottery..........................Booth 77 Mudslinger Pottery............................Booth 112 Marie Myles..................................Booth 188, 189 Naturally For You Bath n Body............................................ Booth 101

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Benu Glass Creations..........................Booth 75 John R Duke Fine Art..........................Booth 76 Lightning Bug Shadows...................Booth 73 Jason McCall.............................................Booth 65 Nancy's Pottery......................................Booth 63 Barbara Pirkle...........................................Booth 62 Tony Pisaturo...........................................Booth 74 Richard Shivers........................................Booth 72

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Bahama Style Daiquiris and Polish Sausages.......................................Booth 31 Blissful Sweets .....................................Booth 3, 4 Brown Bag Deli & Cafe.....................Booth 44 Charles Henderson..............................Booth 42 Chick-fil-A....................................................Booth 41 Taste Jamaica............................................Booth 33 Dandy Cotton Candy..........................Booth 37 Diggers Grill and Tap............................Booth 7 Dunwoody Cafe.....................................Booth 12 Golden Seven............................................Booth 32 Granny's Old-Fashioned Lemonade................................................Booth A, B Greek Tavern........................Booth 26,27,28,29 Henry's Concessions.................... Booth 38,39 Hobie Pop Kettle Corn........................Booth 14 Jimmie's Ice Cream and Yogurt Company..................................Booth 34 Johnny's Pizza....................................Booth 19,20 K & G Concessions...............................Booth 30 Patrick Laurent.......................................Booth 135 Mellow Mushroom.................Booth 23,24,25 Moondance Restaurant and Lounge...............................................Booth 221 Not Just Nuts ..........................................Booth 45 Organo Gold................................................Booth 6 Patton's Meat Market..........................Booth 11 Petey's All Around Town.........Booth 13,163 Rey's Cuban Cafe......................................Booth 5 Rita's Italian Ice.............................. Booth 22,191 Trevis Roberts......................................Booth 2, 43 Sugar D's - Food.......................................Booth 16 Sugar D's Sweet Shack . .............. Booth 17,18 The Cloves Indian Restaurant . .. Booth 10 The Fresh Market............................... Booth 8, 9 The Runaway Pigs..............................Booth 40

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Samantha Barchard...........................Booth 217 Bella Green Jewelry...........................Booth 142 Beth Blanc Design..............................Booth 102 Cove Creek Creations........................Booth 122 GDarlingDesigns...................................Booth 78 Gary Huguenard...................................Booth 82 Kimberly Kelley.....................................Booth 86 LKY Glass.....................................................Booth 93 Macks Beads...........................................Booth 178 Pat Martin..................................................Booth 70 Sassy Frass ..............................................Booth 136 SFB Originals............................................Booth 97 Silver and Shine ..................................Booth 128

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Grady and Peggy Nolan....................Booth 91 Tim Otremba..........................................Booth 213 Paradise Island Bath and Body....................................................Booth 110 Past Lives Gifts.....................................Booth 190 Peace, Love & Pottery......................Booth 166 Petra's Art Studio....................................Booth 71 PJ's Crochets............................................Booth 216 Lynda Pollard.........................................Booth 197 Popcorn Palladium............................Booth 165 Priceless Petals.......................................Booth 121 Mark & Miriam Pucket...................Booth 162 Random Paws......................................Booth 100 Florence Rice........................................... Booth 125 Diane Ricker.............................................Booth 99 Anna Robinson .....................................Booth 92 Rustic Roots...............................................Booth 85 Sailor Studio..............................................Booth 87 Sally's Famous Gourmet Foods......................................Booth 141 Salt of the Earth......................................Booth 89 Sandy Candy..........................................Booth 156

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ChristChurch Suwanee...................Booth 60 Georgia SPCA............................................Booth 55 Gwinnett County Public Library...........................................Booth 49 Gwinnett Humane Society...........Booth 47 Kingdom Kids..........................................Booth 48 Lanier SU of Girl Scouts..................Booth 167 Miss Suwanee..........................................Booth 51 NE Atlanta Huggers, GA chapter of The Hugs Project..........Booth 50 North Gwinnett Arts Association...............................................Booth 66 North Gwinnett Church of Christ........................................................Booth 56 North River Church -4:4 No More! Water for the Poor .............Booth 182 Pack 846........................................................Booth 57 Pink Wish Foundation.......................Booth 53 Shadowbrook Baptist Church......Booth 52 Sugar Hill Christian Academy & Sugar Hill United Methodist Church.........................Booth 58,59 Suwanee Business Alliance........Booth 154

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BIGhead Cartoons..............................Booth 159 Georgia Force........................................Booth 169 Glenn's Inflatables and Sand Art......................................................Booth 155 Gwinnett Braves.................................Booth 170 Silver Backs............................................... Booth 171 Strother Magic & Airbrush Tattoos.........................................................Booth 157

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“It's just a great opportunity for the whole city to come together in a fun setting and see all of the local talent, good eats and a fun day!” - Carlos Melgar “My favorite thing about Suwanee Day is simply enjoying all the camaraderie of a fun fall festival with those who either live here.... or wish they did!” - Janet George


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Sundays at 10:30am "ChristChurch Suwanee is a new church founded upon the historic Christian faith and message of grace. We aim to be an environment of grace, discovering truth, embracing the community, giving back, and becoming all God created you to be. Stop by our booth during Suwanee Day for a FREE family photo.

gymworksgymnastics.com Come join us for gymnastics fun! Learn skills on all of the Olympic events such as Bars, Beam, Vaulting, Tumbling, and Trampoline. Skills are learned in progressions so learning is easy, safe and fun! Stop by Mudslinger pottery booth #112 at Suwanee Day Festival and pick up some discount coupons!

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Johnny's Pizza

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Visit our booth for fresh, hand-tossed slices right from the oven cooked on site. Our restaurant also offers a large selection of subs, salads, Italian dinners, calzones and specialty pizzas. Party accommodations, dine-in, catering and delivery available.

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Image Makers Salon & Spa Suites

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3725 Lawrencevile Suwanee Rd, Suite B-7 Suwanee, GA 30024

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We specialize in the latest Color Trends, Haircuts, Babe Hair Extensions, Keratin Treatments, Makeup and Updos. Check out our booth for fun temporary GLITTER TATTOOS and the newest craze in temporary hair color, HAIR CHALKING! Also be sure to grab your free FAN loaded with local company info and coupons!

Live, Work & Shop Suwanee Suwanee Business Alliance Booth 154 suwanee.org.

The Suwanee Business Alliance boasts 200 local companies of excellence. Don’t pay for referrals from a publically traded company. We’ve got you covered! Since 1999, we have been facilitating business, supporting local charities while fostering community spirit.

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Lots of reasons to Suwanee Day! All-day fun, from am-10 pm, at Town Center All-day fun9 at Town Center ParkPark

• Kick-off parade – note earlier starting time @ 9 am • Get your shopping on! earlier Nearly 100starting arts & crafts exhibitors Kick-off note • Kick-offparade parade ––note earlier starting time @ time 9 am @ 9 am • Free admission and off-site parking with free shuttle transportation Get Nearly 100&arts crafts exhibitors • Getyour your shopping shopping on!on! Nearly 100 arts crafts&exhibitors • Inflatable rides (unlimited fun for $15), plus children’s stage & activities • Freeadmission with free shuttle Free andoff-site off-site parking with freetransportation shuttle transportation •admission Variety of and yummy food parking • Inflatable rides (unlimited fun for $15), plus children’s stage & activities • All-day on-stage entertainment Inflatable rides (unlimited fun for $15), plus children’s stage & activities • Variety of yummy food • New this year! “Man Land” offers flat screens, football games, sofas, and beverages. Variety ofon-stage yummy food • All-day entertainment, • Close the day with a fabulousincluding fireworksheadline display performer The Smithereens Free evening Thescreens, Smithereens • New•this year! ‘Manconcert Land’ featuring offers flat football games, sofas, and beverages. All-day on-stage entertainment, including headline performer The Smithereens

• • • • • • Suwanee Day 5K/10K Classicfootball is September • New this year! ‘Man Land’ offers flat screens, games, 8! sofas, and beverages.

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health&beauty FallFashion ‘12 BY: Cathie P. Fennell Owner Salon Greco

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Apparel & Accessory Trends:

Oversized outerwear, royal brocades and head-to-toe leather are the season’s biggest trends. Deep chocolate brown and olive green shades of avant-garde and cutting edge intensity leopard print patterns with accessories of leather and velvet combinations add intense appeal for an unforgettable statement. Salmon and mauve shades of pure virtue and divinely refined appeal can be combined with layers of beaded chiffon. Accessories include pale orange and deep reddish-brown tones of ethereal like An emerging silken scarves. Slate, grey and mauve shades are trend in accessories is the found in tailored lines. Muted blue and icy green iClutch, the chicest way to hues are worn underneath woolen suiting. carry your iPad, your keys, Charcoal and crimson shades are paired business cards or essential with deep plum, rich teal and silk velvet. Accessories are studded with sparkles and cosmetics. With unisex beads for a stunning finish. appeal, iClutches come in

Progressive salons will continue intricate, whimsical hair braiding for customers this fall and winter, and hair extensions will continue to grow in demand. Whether they are added for fullness, length or color accents, they are considered an instant gratification hair accessory.

Hair & Nail Trends: Dominant hair colors include lively expressive colors like dark chocolate, violet ash and copper ash. Also look for dark faded purple hair with apricot accents, dark hair with hot pink accents, pale lilac and lavender blonds, earthy tones with super shine and reflection. Finally, we say “Goodbye” to hair feather extensions and “Hello” to tinsel shimmer.

Spot the Trends & win a full day of pampering @ Salon Greco!

Look for these trends in the upcoming months and report your findings. Take a digital picture when you see someone sporting the above trends in Suwanee before the next Suwanee Magazine issue and post them on the Salon Greco Facebook page as we vote for our favorite trend. The winner will be issued a full day of pampering. Have fun spotting the new trends!

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The human eye is able to distinguish about how many shades of gray? a) 25 b) 500 c) 10,000 d) Zero. I can’t even tell red from green! Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of ______. a) 14 miles b) 73,920 feet c) 887,040 inches d) about the length of Lake Lanier e) all of the above

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Nearly ____ of American children between the ages of 3-16 wears a vision correction. a) 10% b) 25% c) 67% d) we wish it was 100%!

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Over 33 million Americans wear contact lenses, which is about ____ of those that require a vision correction. a) 20% b) 30% c) 40% d) seems like everyone in Suwanee!

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A recent study in Hong Kong found that most children starting at age ___ did well with contacts, and their confidence and self-esteem increased significantly in school. a) 7-8 b) 10-12 c) 13-16 d) none of them could get the darn things in their eyes!

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About ____ of UV exposure in a person’s life occurs by the age of 18. a) 20% b) 30% c) 50% d) 80%

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Annual Celebrate Service Music Festival planned for Town Center Park

Amigos for Christ’s Annual Celebrate Service Music Festival will be held Oct. 6 at Town Center Park. For more information about the festival, go to suwaneemagazine.com.

Runners get ready for the Suwanee Day Classic Want to run in the Suwanee Day Classic? There’s still time to register. Go to Suwanee Magazine’s website for details.

Suwanee Resident crowned Miss Georgia 2012 Atlanta Hawks, Jeff Teague offers tips at Suwanee Sports Academy Campers learned some basketball tips from one of Atlanta’s own during the week of July 30-Aug. 2, when Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague and the Atlanta Hawks basketball development team visited the 2012 Jeff Teague Elite Sports Academy at Suwanee Sports Academy. During the camp, boys and girls ages 7-16 were taught speed, agility and other fundamental basketball skills.

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The 68th annual Miss Georgia Pageant has crowned Leighton Jordan, Miss Capital City, as Miss Georgia 2012 on June 23. She is the daughter of Jim and Clemmie Jordan of Suwanee. For her talent, Jordan, a 19-year-old resident of Suwanee, Ga., performed a ballet en pointe to David Watch Garrett’s "He’s a Pirate." Leighton Jordan Jordan was among in the the 33 contestants Miss America competing in the Miss Pageant Georgia Pageant this year. She attends in Las Vegas Georgia State University where she January 2013! has maintained a 4.0 GPA and plans to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing to become a Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner. In addition to the opportunity to represent Georgia in the Miss America Competition, the new Miss Georgia will receive prizes including a $15,000 cash scholarship, jewelry, wardrobe for the Miss America Pageant and a vehicle provided by Kia for her use as she travels the state throughout her year of service. While traveling the state promoting her platform, “The Sibling Support Project: Encouraging Special needs Children and Their Siblings,” she will be preparing for the Miss America Pageant to be held in Las Vegas in January 2013.


city buzz

Vertical Horizon Rocks Town Center Park at the 2012 annual summer concert

Area residents were treated to a summer concert featuring alternative rock band Vertical Horizon Aug. 11 at Town Center Park. The band took the stage and played some of their familiar hits such as, "Everything You Want" from the 1999 Everything You Want album, which eventually went double platinum, selling more than 2 million copies. The band's most recent album is 2009's "Burning the Days."

Moondance Restaurant & Lounge celebrates one year in Suwanee

Moondance Restaurant & Lounge will celebrate its one year anniversary in Suwanee during the month of October. Christine Alestra, owner of the restaurant, said they are thrilled that their vision of having an upscale restaurant with live entertainment right here in Suwanee has resonated so strongly, and you no longer have to drive to Atlanta or Buckhead. “We have the same level of food, ambiance, service and entertainment without the long drive,” Alestra said. Check out the restaurant’s calendar for special promotions, offers, their annual "adult-only" prom night, cooking classes, and vast entertainment schedule at www.moondancelounge.com.

Town Center Park went “Under the Sea” for Suwanee Performing Arts’ 2012 Broadway in the Park

Area residents got the opportunity to see perhaps some of their favorite Disney characters up close and personal including Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian and evil Ursula on July 27 and 28 as the 2012 Broadway in the Park cast and crew performed Disney’s “Little Mermaid Jr.,” for Suwanee Performing Arts' annual summer performance and fundraiser. An original one-act play, Filligan's Island, a take on the popular 1960s television series Gilligan's Island, opened the event each evening. Suwanee Performing Arts is a nonprofit community arts organization founded on the belief that performing arts ignites a passion for excellence within a community. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.suwaneeperformingarts.com.

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Jim Ellis breaks ground on new Buick GMC location in Buford Jim Ellis Buick GMC Mall of Georgia celebrated a groundbreaking at 3612 Buford Hwy in Buford, GA on August 15. Its new and larger state-of-the-art 55,000 square foot facility will sit on 12 acres. Mark Frost, vice president of GM Brands, explained that when acquiring the Buick GMC franchise two years ago, Jim Ellis leased the current facility from the previous owner. “The current facility is decades old and is inadequately suited to meet the needs of consumers in today's retail environment,” Frost said. “The new facility will be a significant upgrade, befitting of the premium/luxury image of the Buick and GMC brands and will afford Jim Ellis customers the latest in comfort and convenience in sales, service, and parts." The new facility is scheduled to open in mid-2013.

From left to Right: Eddie Mock, Pro Building Systems; Geoff Coz, GM Sales District Manager; David Richerson, General Manager Buford Buick GMC; Mark Frost, VP of GM Brands for Jim Ellis; Jimmy Ellis, Vice President and COO of Jim Ellis Corporation; Mr. Ellis, Owner; Vine DeSilva, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Matt Bemister, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce; Wyatt Dehnke, GM Fixed Operations Manager Atlanta; David Fortunato, GM Customer Care and Aftersales Manager.

Kyle Maynard Wins ESPY- for the 2nd time!

Suwanee native, Kyle Maynard, recently won the 2012 ESPY award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability. The award is given out annually by ESPN for sports excellence. He was chosen after his successful climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in January, being the first quadruple amputee to get to the top without assistance. Maynard climbed with a team of wounded veterans, friends and professional climbers.

Parsons Gifts moves to Suwanee

After 15 years in Duluth, Parsons has moved to Suwanee. The new location is in the Suwanee Jubilee Shopping Center, at 1500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., near The Fresh Market and offers a large selection of unique gifts and name brands such as Pandora, Brighton and Vera Bradley. The store is open seven days a week.

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Happenings In The Suwanee School Clusters

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Summer Mission Trips During the summer, students take a much needed break from the classroom. It’s a time for students to rest and relax after months of the daily grind of school. Also during that time, many students opt to do something meaningful and to take part in an experience of a lifetime. Many Peachtree Ridge, North Gwinnett and Greater Atlanta Christian High School students spent several months to train, and this summer, took part in Sugarloaf Missions, a Student Mission Group that is part of Sugarloaf United Methodist Church in Duluth.

Connor Crumrine working on a project with a student from Peru.

There were four levels of mission trips: Level one went to Newport, Tenn. and Savannah, Ga. Level two went to New Orleans, Philadelphia and Rosarito, Mexico. Level three went to Costa Rica and Panama. Level 4 went to Peru and Cambodia. Students who went to Peru worked with a missions organization called Frontline Peru, spending one week in the capital city of Lima working in the area of Pachacutec, and then one week in the Amazon jungle in the city of Pucallpa holding Vacation Bible Schools, youth outreach programs, orphanage visitation and other special construction projects to show God’s love in real and practical ways.

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The Latest From The Suwanee Art World

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asked Anita Stewart, a local artist and Suwanee resident, why she decided to go into art as a profession. Having made her decision as a teenager, one might consider her answer typical coming from a young person. “When I was in high school my dad said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t' go into art,’ Stewart said. “That's all it took.” Later when Stewart was in college, one of her professors told her ‘most art teachers are not good artists and most artists are not good art teachers,’ and that's when she said she decided to “take up the baton to do both.” While in college at the University of Memphis, Stewart majored in fine art and minored in education. Since then she taught art in the 1970s in downtown Memphis and in Memphis City Schools at the Junior High School level. Through the years her own art has transformed from her first art lessons taken at a nearby YMCA that emphasized realism to giving herself permission to "not capture subjects in complete realism." In recent years, she has been delving into sculpting, both real and fantasy. And many may have noticed Stewart and the “bird woman” she created with recycled materials as result of a trip she took to South Africa in 2007 around the area at various local festivals and events. Stewart is an active member in many artists groups in the area, and her artwork has been displayed at many local venues including Hudgen’s Center Museum. She has received numerous awards for her work, and the once shy child and self-described, high school wallflower is now comfortable speaking to audiences about her art and traveling to foreign countries to paint.

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“I love it,” she said. “I have gone from traveling from Duluth to Buford to be part of the art scene, to joining artists from South Africa to paint in Italy. It is so challenging and has made a huge difference in my paintings. I thrive in the contrast. My last travel and paint adventure was this past December to Ecuador and Peru. I loved visiting Machu Picchu and the adventure just to get to a place by myself that can only be reached by train.” But when it comes to art, there’s no place like Suwanee. “I love living in a city that values art,” Stewart said, adding that she will always remember Nick Masino in one of his last presentations as mayor when he remarked, ‘a city is only as good as its art.’ “Wow!” she said. About 14 years ago, Stewart opened a local art school in a small 20 x 20 space. Recently she relocated the school, aptly named Anita’s ArtsCool, to 4264 Sudderth Rd. in nearby Buford, the school’s third location, and she shares the space with Peace, Love & Pottery. She said she thinks her school and Peace, Love & Pottery make a good combination. “It has been educating to us as well to see the public wrap their heads around a new concept of fine art classes and a pottery/paint combination in the same space,” she said. “Many folks walk in the door just out of curiosity.” Anita’s ArtsCool will hold a Homecoming event at the new location on Sept. 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for all students, artists and friends who have been involved with Anita’s ArtsCool and/or Buford School of Art. “We want to reach as many folks as possible to have them tour our new facility and help us celebrate art,” she said.

“ I love living in a city that values art.”

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people&places

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Benefitting The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America July 24th, 2012

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people&places Grand Opening of The Beer Growler August 17th, 2012

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Erin Fillingim, Owner Curtis Stockwell, Tricia Stockwell and Co-Owner Brent Stockwell

Gordon Jones of Northeast Sales, Curtis, Rick Coscia from Suwanee Beer Fest

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The Great American Campout June 30th, 2012 SIMS LAKE PARK

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Miss Suwanee at Annandale Village Pageant August 3rd, 2012

Judges Panel: 2010 Miss Suwanee Mother, Jesi Lulko, Madeline Neirsbach, Miss Suwanee Sweetheart with Patricia Curley who captured the "Sweetest" 2011 Mrs. Suwanee Chelsey Clark, Eddie Murphy title and Aleksia Kavadas, Miss Suwanee Princess ("Best Overall") and Sue Raia

Carrie Drohan captured the title of Miss Suwanee

Miss Suwanee - Junior Teen, Jairyn Honore putting the finishing touches on Sue Ann Goldfeder who captured the title of "Miss Fabulous"

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people&places Suwanee Business Alliance July Meeting JULY 11th, 2012 PHOTOS JULIE PERDUE

Summer Concert

featuring Vertical Horzion August 11th, 2012

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Brothers Belevdere

Local Atlanta band SRO “Standing Room Only”

Atlanta Hawk Jeff Teague at Suwanee Sports Academy July 30th - August 2nd, 2012 PHOTOS I MK LAIRD

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Upcoming Suwanee Area Events

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September 2012 3 Labor Day 8 Suwanee Day Classic

at 27 Toast Town Center Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 6-10pm

Under 29 Movies the Stars "The Avengers" Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 8:00pm at Town Center Park, Sponsored by Hiser

Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 8:00am 5k & 10k at Town Center Park

11 Patriot Day Business 12 Suwanee Alliance Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12 @ 6:00pm at Wild Wings Cafe

12 Free Line Dance Class

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for Christ 6 Amigos Celebrate Service Saturday, Oct. 6 @ 10:00am at Town Center Park

Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 9:00am-10:00pm Town Center Park

Film, 17 Independent Age of Champions 19 Zumba Class

premieres at Movie Tavern $10 at Moondance - includes free appetizer/drink

22 First Day of Fall 25 City Council Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25 @ 6:30pm at City Hall

26 Free Line Dance Class

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October 2012 2 Free Salsa Dance Class

Insurance 6 GuideOne Grand Opening 3429 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suite C. Money donated that day will go to the fire station in Suwanee

Business 10 Suwanee Alliance Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 10 @ 6:00pm

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Taste of Suwanee

Saturday, Oct. 13 @ 12pm Town Center Park Presented by North Gwinnett Tip-Off Club For more information, visit www.tasteofsuwanee.com

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Tuesday, Oct. 16 Moondance Restaurant & Lounge

at Town Center: 25 Toast Night of the Living Dead Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 6-10pm

27 Trek or Treat Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 11am at Suwanee Creek Park

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Suwanee Magazine September - October 2012