Saturday with Santa

Did you miss Santa's arrival at Jolly Holly Day? Catch up with The Big Man on Saturday, December 9 from noon until 2 p.m. at the North Gwinnett Arts Association's Saturday with Santa event!

Photos are first come and free (donations are suggested). Those interested in a professional photo can contact the NGAA at 678-878-2818 prior to the event for a reservation. Children will have the opportunity to write their letters to Santa and mail them to his North Pole workshop. Gifts and artwork from our local artists will be available to purchase as Christmas gifts as well.

All proceeds go to support the education programs of the North Gwinnett Arts Association.

"It's a Major Award!"
The Orchard at White Street Park is Racking Up the Hardware

The Orchard at White Street Park is the recipient of not one, but TWO prestigious awards! The Georgia Urban Forest Council has recently awarded the Orchard at White Street Park its "2017 Outstanding New Initiative," and Keep Georgia Beautiful has chosen the orchard for its 2017 Community Beautification award. 

With a mission of "Growing a Healthier Suwanee," one facet of the long-term vision for Harvest Farm and the surrounding White Street Park was to provide a public orchard to enhance the community's knowledge of gardening, local food sources, and the environment. Space for an orchard was programmed on the original 2009 master plan for White Street Park and in 2017, the City completed construction on the second phase of the park, which includes a large public orchard. The Orchard at White Street Park, a fully functional orchard that is open to the public, is the first of its kind in the Southeast.

4th Annual Suwanee Half Marathon Registration is Now Open

Time to lace up those running shoes – the 4th Annual Suwanee Gateway Half Marathon is set for Sunday, February 11! The race begins at Town Center Park, meanders through Old Town and up Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, winds along the Suwanee Creek Greenway, and takes you up and back Northolt Parkway. You'll finish spectacularly – or maybe just finally – at Suwanee Town Center.

The Course is USATF Certified can be used for AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualification! The Suwanee Half will provide pacers from BEAST Pacing to help you meet your AJC Peachtree Road Race Corral qualifying time. Runners will receive a cool blanket featuring the goats from The Herd public art sculpture, and 3D spinning medal, for all my playas out there runnin'. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.

The race will be capped at 500 runners, so register and start training early!Early registration is $50; after December 31, it goes up to $60, and race day registration is $70. Registration is open at active.com. Proceeds from the race will benefit Suwanee Public Art.

Annual Snap Suwanee Photo Contest

The City of Suwanee is accepting submissions through December 31 for its annual Snap Suwanee photo competition. The annual photography competition provides a means for participants to share images that communicate something telling about the Suwanee community, and is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

A judging panel will select images that best depict Suwanee in each of the following categories:

Uniquely Suwanee People experiencing city events, volunteering, and enjoying themselves.
My View Images illustrating your favorite Suwanee view or perspective
Active Suwanee Snapshots from exploring Suwanee trails and parks
Oops I Arted Photos of Public Art
Suwanee-hee-hee! Humorous/novelty shots
#TBT Historical photos from Suwanee days gone by

The mission of the contest is to celebrate the City of Suwanee; therefore, all photos entered will have ideally be composed of subjects and locations within the Suwanee city limits within the past two years (with the exception of the #TBT category). Winning photographs will be exhibited for an approximately one-year period at City Hall beginning in March. Click here for more guidelines and to download an entry form.

Study to Remove Traffic Signal

In an effort to create safer, less congested, and more efficient access to I-85, the City of Suwanee is undertaking a traffic study to determine the feasibility of removing the traffic signal at the intersection of Sawmill Drive and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Since 2014, there have been more than 80 vehicle crashes with over 30 injuries at this particular intersection.

The plans call for connecting the raised concrete medians on either side of the intersection along Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, making it so drivers can only turn right onto or off of Sawmill Drive (eliminating the need for a traffic signal), extend the dedicated left turn lane for I-85 northbound, and ultimately allow for more efficient timing of other traffic signals.

The process for the proposed median break closing and traffic signal removal requires undertaking a temporary 90-day closure of the median break, which will likely begin in October. Public comments can be made at Signalstudy@suwanee.com. Information provided to this e-mail address will be collected as part of the study process. Click here for more detailed information.

City of Suwanee Election Results

Suwanee voters have re-elected Linnea Miller, Beth Hilscher, and Dan Foster to serve another four-year term on the Suwanee City Council.

Below are the uncertified election results for Suwanee:

City Council Post 3  
Linnea Miller (incumbent) 590 (approximately 75 percent)
Paquita V. Wright 192
 
City Council Post 4  
Joe Briggs Withdrew
Beth Hilscher (incumbent) 645
 
City Council Post 5  
Dan Foster (incumbent) 538 (approximately 70 percent)
John Kantor 231

Winter Farmers Market Returns

Rejoice, localvores — Suwanee is extending the Farmers Market through the winter months! The Farmers Market will continue on the second Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m. from October through April at Town Center Park. Stop by and enjoy fresh local winter produce, such as lettuces, greens, potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, baked goods, and a variety of other delicious, local flavors.


Solis Town Center

Town Center is Growing!

Big things are happening around town! Have you noticed some dirt moved, trees coming down, and general construction activity around downtown and Suwanee Town Center? We asked our citizens what they wanted, and they said, "More Town Center" – so we're giving it to them!

Solis Town Center Terwilliger Pappas began development of Solis Town Center, a modern 4-5 story mixed-use development adjacent to Suwanee Town Center.


Town Center
Park Expansion

Buford Highway

Buford Highway The Georgia Department of Transportation and City of Suwanee have partnered to develop a better Buford Highway that will handle a similar volume of traffic, but in a way that slows down vehicles while accommodating pedestrians and cyclists.

Town Center Park Expansion The design of the yet-to-be-named park is influenced by the style and quality of Town Center Park, but will have its own unique character, personality, and purpose.

Pierce's Corner The 6,000-square-foot building, constructed around 1909, is expected to be used for retail and/or restaurant purposes.

Click here for more details and updates on these, and other projects around our community.

Purchase Your Suwanee Swag at the Welcome Center

You've seen them all over town – now you can have your very own! Suwanee swag is available at the Welcome Center, located at the North Gwinnett Arts Association at 3930 Charleston Market Street in Town Center. Show your love of the goats, proudly declare that you arted, or choose from a number of other Suwanee items. Show your Suwanee pride!

Welcome Center hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 5:00

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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  • Better Buford Highway Project
    Better Buford Highway Project
  • Suwanee Fest 2016
    Suwanee Fest 2016
  • Suwanee August Concert + Wing Fest 2016
    Suwanee August Concert + Wing Fest 2016
  • 'Guess Who's Coming to Cocktails' 2016
    'Guess Who's Coming to Cocktails' 2016
  • Suwanee Fest 2015
    Suwanee Fest 2015
  • Suwanee Fest Sept. 19 & 20
    Suwanee Fest Sept. 19 & 20
  • Celebrating 10+ Rockin' Years at Town Center Park
    Celebrating 10+ Rockin' Years at Town Center Park
  • What Does A Leader Look Like?
    What Does A Leader Look Like?
  • City of Suwanee's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    City of Suwanee's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • Suwanee, Georgia: A Little Edgy
    Suwanee, Georgia: A Little Edgy
  • What's Your Big Idea? Suwanee's 20/20 Vision Strategic Plan
    What's Your Big Idea? Suwanee's 20/20 Vision Strategic Plan