Drew Mello

Morning Edition host

Ways To Connect

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

The institute will also be hosting a series of five open houses at IRSC Campuses in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties the week of September 28th.

To RSVP for one of the upcoming open houses or for more information about The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at IRSC click here:

Drew Mello talks with Rosemary Knight, President of the Pineapple Playhouse in Fort Pierce.

Now in their 43rd season, the Pineapple Playhouse is St. Lucie County’s oldest not-for-profit theater.

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

Throughout September, TCFB 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 speaks with Christina Kaiser with Devereux Community Based Care a non-profit organization that oversees child-welfare services on the Treasure Coast.

Devereux’s 25 by 25 campaign, to recruit and license at least 25 new foster homes, with an emphasis on teens, by December 25, is now underway. 

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Drew Mello talks with Adam Schnell Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Vero Beach. Their 2015-2016 season gets underway this Sunday, August 9th with the Chicago Repertory Ballet for two performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Riverside Theater.

For more information on Ballet Vero Beach click here:

Illuminating The Deep

Jul 31, 2015

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

Illuminating the Deep: Glimpsing the Largest and Least-Known Ecosystem on Earth begins showing at the Elliot on August 15 and will run through December 13.

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Get On The Bus And Help

Jul 24, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Cynthia Falardeau, Executive Director of The Education Foundation of Indian River County.

The foundation’s “County-Wide School Supply Drive” to provide economically disadvantaged children in grades K-12th with necessary school supplies will continue through early August. Then they’ll segue to their Sneaker Exchange which provides socks and sneakers to nearly 2,000 students annually.

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Drew Mello talks with Ted Burrows about the 300th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in maritime history, the sinking of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet off the Treasure Coast.

Click on the links below for information on Treasure Coast events commemorating the 300th anniversary of 1715 Spanish Fleet disaster:

St. Lucie County Regional History Center

The Indian River County Main Library

Arts Matter

Jul 10, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Barbara Hoffman, Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Indian River County.

The council will present their Summerfest concert, featuring musicians and soloists from around the world joined by the musicians of the Symphony of the Americas, on Thursday, August 6 at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach.

For more information about the Cultural Council of Indian River County click here:

Sail Away To Goombay

Jul 3, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Michelle Eastman, Event Specialist for the Martin Health Foundation.

The foundation’s annual Goombay Bash, a fundraiser for infant, pediatric and family programs at Martin Health will take place on Saturday, July 18 at Sandsprit Park in Stuart.

For more information on the Goombay Bash click here:

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