Drew Mello

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

Audubon of Martin County will be offering a special Audubon Field Academy for teachers in July.

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Drew Mello talks Kathryn Casano with Women on the Beach, a grass roots non-profit committed to raising a little seed money each year for a young Indian River County entrepreneur.

Their 2nd annual fundraiser, A WoB Worthy Day of Adventure will take place on Saturday, April 29.

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Drew Mello talks with KariAnne Kulig with the Treasure Coast Rowing Club.

The club, located in Palm City, will offer new Learn to Row classes for juniors and masters starting in May as well as youth summer camps starting and a corporate rowing league.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Rowing Club click here:

Friends With Benefits

Apr 7, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Diane Tomasik from the Friends of the Martin County Library System and the Friends' Book Depot.

The Friends group is having a membership drive and they’re offering a bag full of free books if people sign up to be a Friend.

For more information on the Friends Book Depot click here:

Poetry & BBQ 2017

Mar 22, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Sean Sexton with the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation.

The 7th annual Poetry & BBQ event, Madam, I’m Adam, The Male Dilemma, will take place on Sunday, April 2nd from 3-7 p.m. at the Jackson Home on the Environmental Learning Center campus in Vero Beach.

For more information on Poetry & BBQ click here:

Drew Mello talks with Doy Demsick, Program Manager for the Veterans Council of Indian River County.

On Saturday, March 25, the Walking Tree Brewery in Vero will be transformed into an 80’s Prom Night party to benefit the Veterans Council.

For more information on the Veterans Council of Indian River County click here:

Drew Mello talks with Dr. Diana Grossi, Executive Director of The Hope for Families Center, a non-profit homeless shelter for families serving the Treasure Coast.

Hope for Families will present The Top Chef Challenge beginning later month and wrapping up in April at the Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach.

For more information on The Hope for Families Center, including their Open House on Saturday, March 18th click here:

Drew Mello talks with Greg Vafiades with Shining Light Garden Foundation.

Since 2008, the 20-acre garden has donated 100% of the produce grown to church food banks, soup kitchens and other food assistance programs in Indian River County.

Shining Light will hold their Fifth Annual Spring dinner on Tuesday, March 7, at the Osceola Bistro in downtown Vero Beach.

For more information on Shining Light Garden Foundation click here: or call Greg Vafiades at 772-532-8777.

Drew Mello talks with Tracy Levy of SafeSpace, the Treasure Coast’s only certified domestic violence outreach center.

SafeSpace will host its inaugural Steppin’ Out for SafeSpace dinner and dancing event on March 4 at the Ballantrae Golf & Yacht Club in Port St. Lucie.

For more information on SafeSpace click here:

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.

For more information on ArtsFest

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.

For more information on the lecture series click here:

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.

For more information on Audubon of Martin County click here

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.

For more information on Alzheimer’s Community Care click here:

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.

For more information on HANDS click here:

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