Posts Tagged ‘Suwanee’

Suwanee Georgia – A Beautiful Day and They Know It

March 17, 2015

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.

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Deer Loose In Suwanee Publix Store Video

September 14, 2011

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.

Do You Love Dogs? Puppies?

February 28, 2011

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

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!

Location:

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

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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SPCA Georgia Open House This Saturday

September 20, 2010

Join the Georgia SPCA this Saturday September 25th from 11am til 7pm at their Open House.  They are celebrating their newly opened expanded facility.  Come see the dogs, and cats, puppies and kittens!  Food, Fun, Music, Raffles!  Please see the flyer below.  The Georgia SPCA is located in Suwanee Georgia.

Georgia SPCA Green In Gwinnett Area is proud to be able to assist the Georgia SPCA.

Green In Gwinnett Area : Keeping Gwinnett Green and Sustainable

Gwinnett County Farmers’ Markets

September 10, 2010

Suwanee Farmers’ Market

address:370 Buford Highway  Suwanee, GA 30024

contact:Amy Doherty phone:770-945-8996

website:Suwanee Farmers Market

“Get it fresh in Suwanee! The Suwanee Farmers Market offers in-season produce, herbs and plants, free-range eggs and meat, baked goods, fresh flowers, and jams and jellies. The market is open at Town Center Park from 8 am-noon every Saturday from approximately early May to mid-October (except for the third Saturday in September).

“May-October, Town Center Park Every Saturday, early May – mid October (except third Saturday in September) 8 am – noon”.

Norcross Farmers’ Market

address:72 Park Drive  Norcross, GA 30071

contact:William Shipley phone:404-824-4350

website:Whistle Stop Farmers Market of Historic Norcross

The Whistle Stop Farmer’s Market is a group of organized citizens of Norcross, Georgia whose mission is to bring locally fresh produce, organic produce, meats/cheeses, baked goods, homemade sundries, sauces, spices and other items from across our region as an open air market to the thriving historic area of Norcross.
June-October, Tuesday’s from 4-8PM, June 2nd-Oct 27th 2009.
Located along side Thrasher Park on Buchanan Street in Historic Norcross.

Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market

185 West Crogan Street  Lawrenceville, GA 30045

contact:Rebekah Cline phone:678-226-2639

website:Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market

“The Annual Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market on the Square is held every Saturday from June 6th through September 26th. Each week the Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market will open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in historic downtown Lawrenceville in the parking lot behind the Crogan Street fountain directly across from the Historic Courthouse front entrance. The market draws a host of farmers, home canners, and individuals who grow their own products. Whether you’re coming downtown for your weekly, fresh produce or visiting our historic shopping district, the Lawrenceville market has become a Saturday morning treat to pick up not only fresh fruits, vegetables, grass fed beef, eggs, herbs and flowers but also unique baskets, soaps, honeys, and jams.

“June-September, Every Saturday from June 6th until September 26th 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Historic Downtown Square Lawrenceville, GA (Across from Historic Courthouse behind Crogan St. fountain)”

Dacula Farmers’ Market

2225 Givens Rd. Dacula, GA 30019

Anthony Stokes phone:678-863-9612

website:Dacula Farmer’s Market email:stokesfarm@bellsouth.net

This Farmers’ market takes place on a private farm in Dacula, where local farmers bring their naturally grown vegetables, fruit, and eggs to sell. Several farmers also offer beef, pork and chicken, which you can pickup at the slaughter house or on their farms. The Dacula Natural Buyer’s Club provides boxes of organic produce from around the world to augment what is locally available. The market is also a drop point for Johnston Family Dairy. They graze their cattle on pasture to produce some of the most delicious milk you’ll ever taste. It is un-homogenized and only lightly pasteurized.

Green In Gwinnett Area – Keeping Gwinnett Green and Sustainable

~ James Chronicle

Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Settings

July 8, 2010

We usually think of wildlife in parks, national forests, and undeveloped areas like the mountains. But how often do you notice examples right around you?

Behind Mall of GA, the forested wetlands are home to animals you might not imagine: birds and squirrels, but also deer, snakes, ducks, salamanders, beaver, and even coyote. Similar great examples can be spotted along the Suwanee Creek Greenway. The diversity of wildlife can be one type of indicator of the overall ecosystem health and community sustainability.

Wherever you live, what unusual examples have you seen? For anyone near or in the study area, where in particular have you seen wildlife around northern Suwanee, Buford, the mall, and along Suwanee Creek and Ivy Creek Greenways?

Do you think keeping wildlife in this urban setting is a good thing? Or is it a danger or nuisance? Deer get hit by vehicles. Canadian geese take over water features. Why should we encourage wildlife near a major activity center?
Share your thoughts!

– Green In Gwinnett Area – Keeping Gwinnett Green and Sustainable

Suwanee Business Alliance Picnic

May 9, 2010

Suwanee Business Alliance

Subject: SBA – Picnic on Main Street – Old Town Suwanee Wed – May 12th – 6-8pm
When: Wednesday, May 12th
Where: Old Town Suwanee – Main Street
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm (or until the beer runs out)

Hosted by:

Print Green USA – website
Jerry Little CPA
The Blackwell Agency/Allstate
Main Street Photography
Revival Salon
Blimpies Georgia

Gwinnett Relay For Life Partners With Hopeinks.org A Socially Responsible Venture

March 24, 2010

(From Gwinnett Relay For Life’s “Talk Tuesday” publication.)

With Print Green USA it truly is a win‐win situation. To help you and your team, we’re introducing a
new program ‐ one that will help you to raise funds without the need to ask for a donation, and to do
so while saving money for the people you’re talking to! We’ve partnered with Print Green USA, based
right here in Gwinnett and together we have created a program where cartridges made of Environmentally
conscious, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) gradetoner (top quality & 100% Guaranteed) can be
purchased at prices well below OEM prices (savings to you) ‐ and best of all, Ten percent of the
order total will be donated to the Gwinnett Relay For Life ‐ and your team gets the credit for the donation!
It’s easy to get started. Your teams have already been loaded. Simply visit http://www.hopeinks.org, create
your account, select your team and place your order. 10% of the order total will be credited to your
team’s fundraising efforts.
But don’t just place your order ‐ share this information with your family and friends. Why? Everyone
with a computer uses a printer ‐ whether at home or at work. Their orders will create credit for your
Relay Team when they select your team. And every time they re‐order, your team will get the
fundraising credit ‐ which means that your team can be raising funds 365 days a year!
We hope this program will be a great adjunct to your existing fundraising efforts, and make it easier to
surpass your team’s goal for this year ‐ and give you a head start on next year!
Thank you for your commitment to the Gwinnett Relay For Life ‐ you are the lifeblood of our fight
against cancer!
Questions on the Program? Click here http://hopeinks.org/howItWorks.htm
Ready to Log in and Order? Click here https://hopeinks.org:1230/Security/SignIn.aspx
Share this with your family, friends, employers and coworkers ‐ See the “Share” Button at:
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Green In Gwinnett Area is proud to support the American Cancer Society and their Gwinnett Relay For Life Program.  If you have a socially responsible community program and you would like your company considered for feature, please email: giga@greeningwinnett.org

Hope Inks:

The Hope Inks Program is proud to be hosting this Official Fundraiser with the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay For Life.  Gwinnett has always shown great support for this event and we are proud to be a part of such a worthy cause as the Gwinnett Relay For Life.  The many schools, companies, and residents of Lawrenceville, Duluth, Suwanee, Norcross, Lilburn, Snellville, Decatur, and Grayson will make this 2010 Gwinnett Relay for Life even better and bring many more birthdays to our futures.