Drew Mello

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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.

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Drew Mello talks with Tom Servinsky, conductor and artistic director of the Academy Orchestra and the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony.

On Sunday, January 8, at 4 and 8 p.m. the Academy Orchestra will team up McCartney Mania to present a tribute to the music of the Beatles at the Lyric Theater in Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with John Crosby, President of the Indian River Symphonic Association.

Their 2017 concert season begins Thursday, January 12 with the Prague Philharmonia, followed on Friday, January 27 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.  The concerts are at the Community Church of Vero Beach.

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Drew Mello talks with Jennifer and Peter Jones with StarStruck Theater in Stuart.

StarStruck’s 2017 gala featuring Fiddler on the Roof will take place on Thursday, January 26th. A prelude to Fiddler on the Roof, featuring Kelly Hall-Tompkins, the violinist from the Broadway revival of Fiddler, will take place on Sunday, January 15.

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Drew Mello talks with Melissa Winstead with Volunteers in Medicine in Stuart.

For over 22 years, the VIM Clinic has served as the safety net for Martin County residents who have no access to health care.

Their Good Fortune Gala will take place on Saturday, January 28, at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart.

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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