Drew Mello

Morning Edition host

Ways to Connect

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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Drew Mello talks Tara Jacobs with House of Hope.

The Martin County non-profit provides food, clothing, emergency financial assistance as well as counseling services.

House of Hope’s third annual Buttonwood Tennis Charity Doubles Championship will take place on November 4th-the 6th.

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Drew Mello talks with Jim Parks with the Gifford Youth Orchestra.

The Gifford Youth Orchestra provides education, training, and on-stage experience in the performing arts, with a core focus on Classical Music and stringed instruments.

The orchestra’s annual concert celebration, "The Magic of 13 Years,” will take place on Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m. at the Gifford Community Center. For more information on the Gifford Youth Orchestra click here:

Pinot and Picasso

Oct 14, 2016

Drew Mello Suzy Hutcheson with Helping People Succeed; the Stuart non-profit helps individuals who need special training, education, employment and living arrangements.

Their 3rd Annual Pinot and Picasso evening reception, featuring the artists of the 2017 Art for Living Calendar will take place on Saturday, November 19th at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country.

October is Disability Awareness Month.

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Think. Play. Create.

Oct 11, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Olivia Labrador, Director of the Treasure Coast Children’s Museum at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach.

The Children’s Museum will present a Haunted House Thursday, October 13 through Saturday October 15th. They’ll also be having a Monster Dash 5K and Trick or Treat on Friday, October 28th.

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The Joy Of Learning

Sep 30, 2016

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 beginning Monday, October 10.

For more information about the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning

Drew Mello talks with Monique Hall from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin County.

The mentoring program is in need of volunteers, specifically male mentors for their program in Martin County.

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Drew Mello talks with Alex Yahn, President of the Pineapple Playhouse in Fort Pierce.

The Pineapple Playhouse is St. Lucie County’s oldest not-for-profit theater. The opening show of their 44th season, Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, is now underway.

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Hunger Action Month

Sep 9, 2016

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

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

The Elliot is presenting two new exhibits, both involving water. “H2O Today” examines the diversity and challenges of global water sources. It was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Sharing space with “H2O Today” is an exhibition from FAU/Harbor Branch in Fort Pierce featuring their innovations for studying the deep sea called “Sights, Sounds, and Dynamics in the Sea.

Drew Mello talks with Debbi Denning with Molly’s House in Stuart.

Opened in 1996, Molly’s House provides an affordable place for patients and their families to stay while undergoing medical care on the Treasure Coast.

Molly’s House will celebrate their 20th anniversary with Club Havana on Saturday, September 17 at Sailfish Point.

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