Drew Mello

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2016 Vero Beach Air Show

Jun 10, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Martin Zicker, the Blues Angels liaison for the Vero Beach Air Show.

The Blues Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, are scheduled to headline the air show that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26, at Vero Beach Regional Airport.

For more information on the Vero Beach Air Show click here:

Taste Of The Tropics

Jun 3, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Mark Worden with Martin County Master Gardeners. Under the auspices of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, otherwise known as IFAS, the Master Gardeners provide training and continuing education for horticulture volunteers.

Their annual “Taste of the Tropics,” will take place on Saturday June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Martin County Fairgrounds.    For more information on the Martin County Master Gardeners click here:

Drew Mello talks with Lou Tomasovic, president of the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation.

The foundation will offer one week beginner sailing classes for young people age seven through eighteen beginning on June 6, through August 1 at at Jaycee Park in Fort Pierce.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation call 772-480-0654 or click here:

Drew Mello talks with John Thompson, Vice Flotilla Commander for Flotilla 58 with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Fort Pierce.

The Auxiliary will be offering free, one day boater safety education classes through August at their building on Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce.

For information on the free About Boating Safety class click here:

For information on U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 58 click here:

May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week.

Drew Mello talks with Dr. Patti Corey-Souza, Health & Wellness Coordinator for Indian River State College and the host of Lifelines, heard daily on WQCS and Deb Pizzimenti, Director of Outreach for Suncoast Mental Health Center.

IRSC, in conjunction with Suncoast Mental Health Center will host a free Mental Health Awareness Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday May 25, at the Kight Center for Emerging Technology on IRSC’s main campus in Fort Pierce.

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Drew Mello talks with Mary Fields, executive director of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Stuart.

The clinic’s mission is to serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved population of Martin County.

The 15th Annual Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf Tournament & Reception will take place on May 20 and 21 with proceeds benefiting the VIM Clinic.

For more information on Volunteers in Medicine click here:

Drew Mello talks with Kent Annan, co-director of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in Haiti.

Kent’s forthcoming book “Slow Kingdom Coming Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World,” will be published on May 15.

For more information on “Slow Kingdom Coming Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World,” click here:

Drew Mello talks with Nathaniel Osborn author of the recently published - Indian River Lagoon: An Environmental History.

Stretching along 156 miles of Florida's East Coast, the Indian River Lagoon contains the St. Lucie estuary, the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, and the Indian River. It is home to more than 4,000 species of plants and animals – the largest number of species of any estuary in North America.

For more information on the book click here

Drew Mello talks with Diane Tomasik from House of Hope.

They provide food, clothing, emergency financial assistance and counseling services to Martin County residents.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which takes place on May 14, is the nation's largest single-day food drive, and will benefit House of Hope.

For more information click here:

Drew Mello talks with Peggy Sargeant with Martin County Master Gardeners.

Their  annual spring plant sale “Get Back to Your Roots” will take place on Saturday, April 16 at the UF/IFAS Extension office on SE Dixie Highway in Stuart from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information on Martin County Master Gardeners 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.

For more information on “Canstruction,” and the Treasure Coast Food Bank click here:

Poetry & BBQ

Mar 25, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Sean Sexton with the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation. Their 6th annual Poetry and BBQ event, “Three Daughters of Eve,” will take place on Sunday, April 10th 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 John Nelson from Audubon of Martin County and the host of Audubon Moment heard on WQCS.

Audubon of Martin County has been a source of wildlife exploration & conservation in Martin County since 1955.

For more information on Audubon of Martin click here:

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Drew Mello talks with Carol Ludwig, Executive Director of The Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach.

The center in collaboration with Friends After Diagnosis Breast Cancer Support Group and the Treasure Coast Ovarian Cancer Alliance will present Lunafest, a traveling film festival of award-wining short films, by, for and about women on Saturday, April 2 at the Richardson Center on the IRSC campus in Vero Beach.

For more information on Lunafest click here:

Drew Mello talks with Rich Votapka with the Indian River County Historical Society. The society is a private non-profit with a simple mission statement - to save, preserve and restore the historical and environmental resources of Indian River County.

On Friday, March 11, the historical society will present “The Teddy Roosevelt Show” at the Performing Arts Center at Sebastian River High School.

For more information on the Indian River County Historical Society click here:

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