Wheels of Fortune
On the Record with Mayor Rees
In the Middle of Everything with Michelle Meachem

Imagine a car accident taking away your ability to walk. Imagine being truly, radically grateful for it.

No one knows Winter Garden better than Mayor John Rees. But how well do we know him?

The “unofficial mayor” of Winter Garden, Michelle truly feels at home in her community, her body, and her life.

The Local Winter Garden, November 2022. On the Cover: The Gratitude Issue: Featuring Jana Shelfer’s radical spin on life, love and self acceptance.

November/December 2022

Garden Variety

Guests show up for what they think is a surprise engagement
Local History
In the 1930s the post office was not only a social hub of Winter Garden
Market Watch
For Juanita Granados, it is essential to “find beauty in anything.”
There is always good news in the garden.
Charitable Spotlight
We’re wrapping up the year by resharing some of our favorite local charities.

Tails To Tell

I may not look it now, but back in my heyday I was quite the party animal.

The Local Experts

When you have questions, these industry professionals have the best answers!


Dining Guide

Modern American cuisine with classical influences in the Heart of Downtown.
Quality bourbon, craft beer and cocktails, and award-winning bison burgers.
A high-energy dining experience with the superiour quality of a steakhouse.
Fragrant curries and soups, silky noodles, stir-fries, and grilled meats.
We provide nutritious and convenient food to fit a busy, wellness-driven lifestyle.
Raw a la carte options like nigiri, sashimi, and rolls, plus uniquely crafted noodles, yakiniku and yakiyasai bbq.
The family-owned, community-focused cafe serves up scratch-made, southern comfort food with a side of Winter Garden nostalgia.
Chef crafted options or customize your own with a variety of colorful sauces, piles of crunchy toppings.

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