Drew Mello

Morning Edition host

Ways to Connect

Drew Mello talks with Kent Annan, co-director of Haiti Partners, a Vero Beach nonprofit focused on education in Haiti.

Haiti Partners will be hosting their 5th annual “Educate & Celebrate” fundraiser on Friday, March 3 at The Northern Trust Bank in Vero Beach.

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ArtsFest 2017

Feb 3, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Nancy Turrell, Executive Director of The Arts Council of Martin County.

The Arts Council will celebrate their 30th ArtsFest anniversary on February 11th and 12th at Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with Dr. Zack Jud, Director of Education for the Florida Oceanographic Society.

The society’s Coastal Lecture Series is underway and continues through April at the Blake Library in Stuart. Admission is free.

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Drew Mello talks John Nelson from Audubon of Martin County and the host of Audubon Moment heard here on WQCS.

The next Audubon Field Academy will take place on January 28 and 29th.

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Life After Alzheimer’s

Jan 13, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Mary Barnes President and CEO of Alzheimer’s Community Care, the largest provider of community-based, dementia-specific services in Florida.

Alzheimer’s Community Care will host their 20th annual Treasure Coast Luncheon on Friday, January 20 at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart.

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Helping HANDS

Jan 6, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Sydney Liebman Director of Fund Development for HANDS of St. Lucie County.

HANDS provides primary healthcare services to low-income, uninsured, adult residents of St. Lucie County.

On Saturday, January 14, Hands of St. Lucie County will be having a “Rockin’ Hoola Luau” fundraiser at Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520 on 5th street.

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Drew Mello talks with Tom Servinsky, conductor and artistic director of the Academy Orchestra and the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony.

On Sunday, January 8, at 4 and 8 p.m. the Academy Orchestra will team up McCartney Mania to present a tribute to the music of the Beatles at the Lyric Theater in Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with John Crosby, President of the Indian River Symphonic Association.

Their 2017 concert season begins Thursday, January 12 with the Prague Philharmonia, followed on Friday, January 27 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.  The concerts are at the Community Church of Vero Beach.

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Drew Mello talks with Jennifer and Peter Jones with StarStruck Theater in Stuart.

StarStruck’s 2017 gala featuring Fiddler on the Roof will take place on Thursday, January 26th. A prelude to Fiddler on the Roof, featuring Kelly Hall-Tompkins, the violinist from the Broadway revival of Fiddler, will take place on Sunday, January 15.

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Drew Mello talks with Melissa Winstead with Volunteers in Medicine in Stuart.

For over 22 years, the VIM Clinic has served as the safety net for Martin County residents who have no access to health care.

Their Good Fortune Gala will take place on Saturday, January 28, at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with Joann Gallagher from Florida Arts & Dance Company.

FADC’s mission is to enhance the cultural awareness of the community through dance education and performance opportunities.

Florida Arts & Dance will be presenting the Nutcracker at the Lyric Theater on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th.

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Drew Mello talks with Adam Schnell Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Vero Beach.

The company is currently developing an original Nutcracker that will be set on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon.

Ballet Vero Beach will be having two fundraisers in December to help support that project.

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Drew Mello talks with Paula Hundt from Tykes & Teens, a Martin County non-profit that provides counseling to children facing a variety of challenges including depression, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Tykes & Teens will be having their 9th Annual Festival of Trees from November 28-December 3rd, at Flagler Place in downtown Stuart.

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H.A.L.O. Turns 10

Nov 11, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Jacque Petrone, the founder of H.A.L.O. Rescue, the only no-kill animal shelter in Indian River County.

H.A.L.O. will be having their 10-Year Anniversary Party on Saturday, November 19, at the Heritage Center in Vero Beach.

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Drew Mello talks with Andy Bowler, President and CEO of Indian River Habitat for Humanity.

The non-profit is celebrating 25 years of providing safe and affordable homes to those in need in Indian River County.

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