Drew Mello

Morning Edition host

Ways to Connect

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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Saturday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Four non-profit mental health providers, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Tykes and Teens, Suncoast Mental Health and New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, are collaborating on a project to bring attention to the subject of suicide.

Drew Mello talks with Deb Pizzimenti, Director of Outreach for Suncoast Mental Health Center and Dr. Agnieszka Marshall with Tykes and Teens about suicide.

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Drew Mello talks with Gail Steward, Administrator for Pediatric Alternative Treatment Care Housing and Evaluation Services, otherwise known as Patches.

The daytime pediatric nursing facility is conducting their Fourth Annual Santa’s Summer Toy Drive through August 22.

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Drew Mello talks with Mike Durkee, Executive Director of the Wounded Warriors of South Florida. Founded in 2009, Wounded Warriors of South Florida provides temporary emergency financial assistance to post 9/11 disabled Veterans and their families.

The 4th Annual Treasure Coast Bonito Blast fishing tournament will take place on Saturday, August 20 in Port Salerno with the proceeds going to the Wounded Warriors of South Florida.

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Drew Mello talks with Father Orlando Addison, Vicar of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Port St. Lucie and author of a recently published bilingual poetry book Canto Afrolatino/Afro-Latin Song.

His verses aim to enhance the Afro-Latin presence in literature. 

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