Drew Mello

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Sanctuary4kids

Jul 15, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Debbie Butler, President of the Board of Directors for Guardians for New Futures. Their mission is to fund the unfunded needs of abused and neglected children on the Treasure Coast.

GFNF is currently raising money to build Sanctuary4kids, a 24-hour emergency shelter for children being removed from their homes by the Department of Children and Families due to abuse and neglect.

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Drew Mello talks with Melanie Wiles Director of Development for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County.

The 34th annual Chili Cook-Off, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club, will take place on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Fenn Center on Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.

For more information on the 34th annual Chili Cook-Off

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

The Norton will reopen on Tuesday July 5 with free admission for all, through the opening of the New Norton in late 2018.

The Norton will kick off its summer season with a new video art instillation, collection highlights, and the return of its popular weekly Art After Dark programs.

For more information on the Norton Museum of Art

Drew Mello talks with Jay Williams, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

"Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA," opens June 25 in the museum’s Holmes Gallery, and will feature seventy-one works of art from NASA.

For more information on the Vero Beach Museum of Art click here:

Feeding Children In Need

Jun 17, 2016

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 Feeding Program recently got underway.

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

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.

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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:

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