Suwanee Georgia – A Beautiful Day and They Know It

March 17, 2015 by

Beerfest, Suwanee Day, Single Moms

Lately there has been a plethora of days where the weather has been near perfect! Weather that I have missed because it is similar to that which I grew up with in Michigan. It is not common to have a day where you can feel dry and warm yet breathe comfortably here in Suwanee Georgia.  Unfortunately for the Suwanee Beerfest patrons the weather had an exception for their annual beer party which seems like it is gaining popularity among the single moms club in the middle to upper class “utopian-like” suburb of Atlanta.  It rained and stayed gloomy forcing the mostly middle-aged patrons to tip their heads back for an extra one to compensate for the lack of sunshine!  I could only think of one phrase the entire time “mom-jeans”! You know, the mom-jeans brought to attention on Saturday Night Live that have this odd way of, well nevermind…?

Suwanee is very proud of their 3rd place (I believe) award for the best place in America to raise children by some little known website. However Money magazine published that the north metro community of Suwanee is ranked #33 on Money’s 2013 list of best places to live.  Number 33 is apparently high enough to make it the top ranked community in the entire state of Georgia!  

Suwanee In Money Magazine

Suwanee is no stranger to Money magazine; Suwanee can be found in Money’s list of Best Places to Live in previous years, ranking #10 – 2007 and #35 – 2009. Family Circle magazine ranked Suwanee as one of the nation’s 10 Best Towns for Families.  I would love to hear what the criteria are for these rankings.  Perhaps the town with the most cameras spying on their citizens so that they can accurately assess the level of fabulous that they have achieved is one way.  Another could be the Suwanee cops continuously cruising through parking lots with their trunk mounted license plate scanners/cameras getting a feel for where everyone is all of the time. In addition you can see a Suwanee patrol car parked on the side of Lawrenceville-Suwanee road documenting (recording plates) everyone who passes in and out via I-85.  Makes you wonder if they really even need those cameras at every single traffic light watching over their citizens.  Especially with all of the new Dodge Chargers running around.  The police get new cars nearly as fast as they get new police officers to replace the ones who leave or get fired for inappropriate acts with local bartenders (true story). Not intentionally harping on their police force (maybe a little) but it is one aspect of Suwanee that does stick out much more than any other. Does a town with 16,000 people need the world’s most advanced and intrusive police force?

Parks in Suwanee

The parks in Suwanee are beautiful though. They have done a magnificent job placing parks with playgrounds around the city. They have also successfully connected the parks by a system of bike paths that run for miles around the City of Suwanee.  A+++ job on their parks. You can even find a dog park if you go out from the city center a little towards Bear’s Best golf course on Johnson Road. There is a dog park where Fido can run free and “most” of the owners pick up the poos left behind. Kids love Suwanee because of these parks. Suwanee maintenance doesn’t get enough credit. These guys should be recognized. They do a fantastic job keeping the parks clean and safe for the children.  Speaking of safety, I heard that the Suwanee Police provide a home for officer(s) to live in at Sim’s Lake Park. I visited and I did see a small home on the property with a Suwanee police patrol car sitting out front.  Can anyone confirm this? Leave us a comment or a remark about any other part of this post! We’d love to hear from you. Why does Suwanee need all of that force? Mom-jeans?

Sim’s Lake Park (Suwanee) Located at 4600 Suwanee Dam Road. Suwanee’s Sims Lake Park is a popular park because of its proximity to several neighborhoods.  Sim’s Lake is also a local favorite due to its many amenities and childlike environment.

Bring One For The Chipper Gwinnett Christmas Tree Recycling

December 14, 2011 by

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is again working under the KEEP GEORGIA BEAUTIFUL Bring One For The Chipper program!  Green In Gwinnett Area is asking Gwinnett County residents to donate your old Christmas trees.  You are asked to “donate” your Christmas Trees for recycling.  Your recycled Christmas trees will be turned into mulch to use in locations throughout the county.

xmas tree recycling gwinnett

From December 26 to January 16, 2012, Gwinnett County residents can take their undecorated Christmas trees to one of several locations.

For More Information: Recycle Christmas Trees In Gwinnett

Georgia’s Dog’s At No Kill Shelters Need You

October 16, 2011 by




Help Georgia’s Homeless Dog’s At No Kill Shelters « « Georgia Animal Protection Society

Visit the Georgia Animal Protection Society to help homeless dogs and puppies by donating towards dog beds.  100% of your donations go to purchase dog beds for Georgia No-Kill shelters like the Atlanta Humane Society.

Even $5 can make a difference.  Please share this!

Dog Saves Family Lawrenceville Georgia

October 12, 2011 by

According to Gwinnett firefighters the family dog may have saved his family from being victims of an early Sunday morning house fire in Lawrenceville Georgia.  Firefighters responded to the fire early this morning around 4:20am.  The home is located on Shire Way in Lawrenceville Georgia…

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Green In Gwinnett Area

Green Toner and Inkjet Cartridge YES YOU CAN

September 23, 2011 by

Yes You Can use compatible “green” toner cartridges in your printer and maintain your warranty!

From Bold Spicy News:

One of my clients recently received a call from a Pitney Bowes Sales Rep.  They were calling to see if my client needed additional red inkjet cartridges for their Pitney Bowes mailmachine.  My client informed the Pitney Bowes rep that they had purchased their ink from Print Green USA, Inc., and at substantial savings. The Pitney Bowes rep then stated that using cartridges that weren’t Pitney Bowes brand would void the warranty on the mailmachine.  That is not the case at all.  In fact it is illegal for a manufacturer to require that a consumer use a certain brand of product as a condition of the warranty. This is covered by the Magnusson Moss Warranty Act.  Read More Here

Deer Loose In Suwanee Publix Store Video

September 14, 2011 by

Check this out!  Two deer ran into the Publix Store in Suwanee Georgia and ended up in the meat market area of the store.  To see the video visit The Georgia Animal Protection Society Here.


April 7, 2011 by



The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating “National Kids to Parks Day” on May 21, 2011. The Duluth Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing recreational activities for kids and adults to participate in and actively enjoy the park facilities to establish a healthy community. In an effort to bring National recognition to Duluth, the City Recreation Department is asking all families to pledge online at their participation in this national movement. All kids, families and adults that complete the online pledge will receive a free “Duluth” Frisbee. Participants may claim their Frisbees by bringing their pledge confirmation to the Bunten Road Activity Building, or by visiting the Health Fair on May 21 in downtown Duluth. “National Kids to Parks Day” is sponsored by the National Park Trust, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of our parklands and reconnecting youth to the great outdoors. National Kids to Play is endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, DC), and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

For more information on Gwinnett County sustainable, park, or environmental news please visit: Green In Gwinnett Area

Do You Love Dogs? Puppies?

February 28, 2011 by

New Organization Raising Money For Rescue Dogs

100% of Donations Go Directly To Fund Baby Ashley’s Surgery
“Hi, I’m Ashley! My foster Mommy asked me to tell you my story, so here it goes. It’s a little story, because I’m just a little girl: Some Angels from Angels Among Us Rescue saw that I was listed as “Special Needs” at a local kill shelter. I was just a baby — only about 8 weeks old. The Shelter said my “Special Needs” was that I had six toes. But see, that’s not the case. I have what is called Ectrodactyly (I had to have my Foster Mommy help me spell that word!), sometimes called the “Lobster-Claw Syndrome.” Basically, I can’t really walk on my right front paw, because it’s split like a lobster claw, and the split in the bone goes all the way up my leg, so my leg is weak like spaghetti. My Foster Mommy took me to a Doctor to have it checked out. First they said they might have to have it amputated. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds scary. Then she took me to a specialist, a really nice man at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. He said he can do some surgery on my paw now, and then again when I’m ten months old (I’m about 3 months old right now), and that might give me the ability to walk on my front leg!! That would be awesome!!! Right now I have eight foster sister and brother dogs, and they’re all grown up and much bigger than I am, and boy, do I have to try to run fast to keep up with them!! Truthfully, I think they’re all a little scared of me (hee hee)! I try to bark really loud at them and chase them — and they run!! Even though I’m only about 7lbs! My Foster Mommy laughs when I do this, so I do it a lot!

Read More Here…

Taste Of Collins Hill To Benefit The Georgia Animal Protection Society

February 7, 2011 by

Help The Georgia Animal Protection Society

Don’t miss the 7th Annual Taste of Collins Hill!
Friday, February 25, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Collins Hill High School

Special Opportunity: Mail In Your Payment By Feb 15th and a matching $2 of Each Ticket Purchased Will Be Donated To The Georgia Animal Protection Society!


Collins Hill High School – Suwanee, Georgia

More than 25 Restaurants will serve samples of their food, and a silent auction will feature sports memorabilia, crafts, professional services, restaurant gift certificates and more… Read More Here

Recycle Christmas Trees In Gwinnett County

December 26, 2010 by

UPDATED FOR Gwinnett County CHRISTMAS 2011!

Wondering where to recycle your Christmas Tree in Gwinnett County?  Look no further.  Here are the Bring One For The Chipper, Keep Georgia Beautiful Christmas Tree recycling locations for Gwinnett County.

Christmas Tree Recycling Locations In Gwinnett County


Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event. In the past, these statewide sponsors have included The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Expert Company and WXIA-TV. Green In Gwinnett Area along with numerous local sponsors and volunteers also make contributions and provide in-kind services across the state. The Chipper program involves hundreds…

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