Drew Mello

Morning Edition host

Ways to Connect

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:

Drew Mello talks with Mark Perry, Executive Director, for Florida Oceanographic Society.

Since 1964, Florida Oceanographic has worked to protect our coastal ecosystems through education and research.

July will offer several volunteer opportunities at Florida Oceanographic Society.

For more information on the Florida Oceanographic Society click here:

Drew Mello talks with Judy Cruz, Chief Executive Officer with the Treasure Coast Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization on the Treasure Coast.

Their Summer Meals program, now underway, strives to ensure that children who rely on the school system for meals don’t go hungry during the summer. It’s open to any kid 18 and under at no cost.

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

Drew Mello talks with Ashely Miller-Chelberg, Executive Director, of Stella Maris Environmental Research. The Melbourne Beach non-profit is focused on bringing attention and solutions to current environmental issues.

Stella Marris will be offering a series of camps this summer on Wesley’s Island in the Fort Pierce inlet.

For more information on Stella Maris Environmental Research click here:

White Shirt Night

Jun 2, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Suzy Hutcheson, President and CEO of Helping People Succeed.

HPS will be having their annual White Shirt Night benefit on Saturday, June 17 at Taste Casual Dining in Hobe Sound.

For more information on Helping People Succeed click here:

Drew Mello talks with Christina Hunter with Second Life Animal Sanctuaries.

Second Life will be having a Peace, Love & Ballroom dance competition fundraiser on Saturday, June 17 at the Marriot Resort on Hutchinson Island.

For more information on Second Life Animal Sanctuaries

Summer At The Norton

May 19, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Scott Bernarde, Director of Communications for the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.

The Norton’s weekly Art After Dark series takes place on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring gallery talks, art workshops, live music, happy hour, and an ever-changing schedule of activities.

For more information on the Norton Museum of Art click here:

Drew Mello talks with Sarah Ruwe, Executive Director of Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross.

On Friday, May 19, the Red Cross will host their 6th Hurricane Hangar Party at Vero Beach Airport from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information on the Red Cross click here:

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