Drew Mello

Morning Edition host

Ways to Connect

Drew Mello talks Dr. Crystal Bujol, the founder and artistic director of the Gifford Youth Orchestra.

GYO provides training for at risk children in various cultural and performing arts, with a core focus on mastering stringed instruments.

The Gifford Youth Orchestra will have a “Getting to Know You” fundraiser on Friday, October 27 at Grand Harbor Beach Club in Vero Beach. Their annual concert will take place on Saturday, November 4 at the Gifford Youth Center.

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Drew Mello talks with Diane Tomasik from the Friends of the Martin County Library System.

The Friends will be having a free seminar entitled - How to Identify and Sell Collectible Books, on Thursday, October 19 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Blake Library, on Monterey Rd. in Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with Alexander Soares, Executive Director of Vero Heritage Inc., which is dedicated to promoting the preservation of historic buildings and to heighten public awareness of local heritage.

The organization operates the Vero Heritage Center and Indian River Citrus Museum.

On Wednesday evening, October 11 the Heritage Center will host An Evening in Paris Fundraiser from 6-9 pm.

For more information on Vero Heritage Inc., click here:

Drew Mello talks with Richard Baker, President of the Pelican Island Audubon Society.

The Indian River Birding Festival & Nature Art Show will take place the weekend of Oct 12-15.

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Drew Mello talks with Melissa DePriest, program director for the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College.

The institute is designed for those 50 and over who are interested in exploring shared topics of interest in a college atmosphere.

The Fielden Institute will be hosting a series of five open houses at the various IRSC Campuses in October.

For more information about the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning click here:

Drew Mello talks with Deb Pizzimenti with Suncoast Mental Health Center.

Suncoast, along with Martin Health System, will offer a free symposium to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday, September 29 at the Port St. Lucie Community Center on Airoso Bolevard.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

For more information on the suicide symposium click  here:

Drew Mello talks with Kia Fontaine, Executive Director of the Lyric Theatre in Stuart.

Since 1926, when it debuted as silent movie house, the Lyric has been a home for the performing arts.

For information on The Lyric Theatre click here:

Drew Mello talks with Triana Romero with Treasure Coast Food Bank, the largest hunger relief agency on the Treasure Coast.

Throughout September, the food bank will observe Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Food Bank click here:

Drew Mello talks with Gail Searles with the Pineapple Playhouse in Fort Pierce.

The Pineapple Playhouse is St. Lucie County’s oldest not-for-profit theater. The opening show of their 45th season, The Lady Swims Today by local playwright HG Brown runs September 7th through September 24th.

For information on the Pineapple Playhouse click here:

Drew Mello talks with Janet Winikoff, Director of Education for The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County.

The Humane Society will be hosting a Disaster Animal Responders workshop on Sunday, August 20. The program is for those interested in helping animals impacted by disasters.

For more information on the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County click here:

Free-FUR-All

Jul 27, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Jan Howington, HALO Cat Adoption Center Manager.  H.A.L.O. Rescue is the only no-kill animal shelter in Indian River County.

H.A.L.O. will waive all adoption fees of up to 50 kittens starting August 1rst through the 7th or until every kitten has a home, at their two locations, 710 Jackson Street in Sebastian and their Cat Adoption Center at the Indian River Mall.

For more information on H.A.L.O. click here:

Drew Mello talks with Mark Green with the Ft. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society.

On Sunday, July 23, the Ft. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society will present a free concert called “Waterside Blues” at the seawall on Melody Lane downtown Ft. Pierce. It will feature their 17 piece Big Band – FDO.

For more information on the Ft. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society click here:

Drew Mello talks with Jennifer Esler, President & CEO of the Elliot Museum in Stuart.

The Elliot will be presenting an exhibition called “Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” produced by the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, beginning July 20th.

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Drew Mello talks with Christina Kaiser, Director of Community Relations for Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast.

In conjunction with the United Way of St. Lucie County, Devereux and other nonprofit organizations will be participating in Tools for Schools – to provide school supplies to children in St. Lucie County for.

To find out more about Tools for Schools click here:

In part two of his conversation with Drew Mello, Mark Perry, Executive Director for Florida Oceanographic Society, talks about finally seeing progress on the Comprehensive Everglades Plan and the frustration of seeing Amendment One funds being used for other purposes.

For more information on Florida Oceanographic Society click here:

To view the PBS’ Changing Seas episode entitled “Toxic Algae: Complex Sources and Solutions, click here:

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