What a perfect time of the year to celebrate women as we move into this holiday season! This month, we are excited to bring our readers a unique pictorial featuring the work of a recent project headed up by longtime Wellington resident and professional photographer Dannielle Judd. The 50 Over 50 project is something we are honored to share with you, as it shines light on 50 amazing women in all their beauty.
    Also this month, we chat with six-time dressage Olympian and Wellington resident Robert Rover about his surprisingly candid memoir, The Gates to Brilliance: How a Gay, Jewish, Middle-Class Kid Who Loved Horses Found Success, released last month by Trafalgar Square Books. This season’s must-read book, Gates to Brilliance is for anyone who has struggled to overcome personal challenges and the judgment of strangers to become the best they can be. We also speak to Wellington’s own “ninja warrior,” Jordan Fernandez, who fulfilled her dream by appearing on the current season of Peacock’s show American Ninja Warrior Junior. Join us as we learn about her training sessions and trip to Los Angeles for this amazing experience. Next, we catch up with Realtor Sophie Ghedin with Keller Williams Wellington to learn how she made real estate dreams come true for three generations of Wellington’s Wandell family.
    Wellington Health this month visits with Dr. Patricia Forsythe. Known as “Dr. Patty,” she runs All Paws Animal Clinic on State Road 7, a state-of-the art veterinary practice that provides loving care for your pets. Wellington Table stops by For the Luv of Food, which opened recently in the original Wellington Mall. Owner Kim Seow has put together a menu filled with bright flavors and lots of healthy options, highlighted by a wide variety of taste-tempting bubble teas.
    Wellington Real Estate this month visits a beautiful home in the Greenview Shores neighborhood presented by Donald and Maureen Gross of Keller Williams Wellington. This unique, custom home is expertly designed with magnificent details throughout. Finally, our Celebrate Wellington series concludes with a profile of Village Manager Jim Barnes, who is wrapping up his first year as Wellington’s top official. Barnes, however, has been a key player at the Village of Wellington since he arrived in 2003.
    As we go to press with our final issue of 2021, we would like to end the year by sending well wishes to all of our readers, along with hopes for peace and joy around the world this holiday season and all year through. Here’s looking forward to a happier, healthier New Year for everyone, from all of the staff here at Wellington The Magazine!

Our Very Best Wishes For Peace
And Joy This Holiday Season!

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