Drew Mello

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Drew Mello talks with Terry Davis with Bluebird Educational Foundation. The St. Lucie County non-profit provides musical instruments to needy students as well as educational workshops and music scholarships.

On Friday, November 20 renowned Afro-Cuban percussionist Sammy Figueroa will conduct a master class with Lincoln Park Academy band students followed by a performance at the Sunrise Theatre.

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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 8th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights the week of November 16-21, at Flagler Place in downtown Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with John Nelson from Audubon of Martin County and the host of Audubon Moment heard here on WQCS.

Audubon of Martin County celebrates its 60th Anniversary on Thursday November 19th with at the Kane Center in Stuart.

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Prêt á Manger

Oct 23, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Bill West, CEO & Development Director at Molly’s House in Stuart.

Molly’s House provides affordable, temporary housing to patients and their families during crises requiring medical treatment on the Treasure Coast.

The 6th Annual Pret A Manger Holiday Tasting will take place on Monday, November 2nd from 5:30 to 8:00pm at Molly’s House.

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Drew Mello talks with Cindy Gedeon, Executive Director and CEO of the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Folk Art from the Morris Museum of Art featuring more than sixty paintings and sculpture works by some of the South’s most important folk artists will be on display from October 17 through January 17.

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Chimps Kitchen

Oct 9, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Jen Feuerstein Sanctuary Director of Save the Chimps in Ft. Pierce.

Home to over 250 chimpanzees, Save the Chimps is the world’s largest sanctuary for rescued Chimpanzees.

The 7th Annual Chimps Kitchen fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 5 at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa.

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

The Norton’s new exhibition season opens on Thursday, Oct. 15 with This Place: Israel Through Photography’s Lens.

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Drew Mello talks with Lange Sykes, President of the Coastal Conservation Association (Treasure Coast Chapter,) a grass roots organization committed to conserving and protecting Florida’s marine resources. CCA will host a BBQ & Auction on Friday, October 9 at The River House in Vero Beach. For more information click here:

Art For The Garden

Sep 18, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Robin Goldman from Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce.   Heathcote will present Art for the Garden Auction, a collection of artwork handcrafted by local artists on Saturday, September 19 at Art House Gallery on N 2nd Street in Fort Pierce.   For more information on Heathcote Botanical Gardens click here:

Ais On The Lagoon

Sep 18, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Mark Perry, executive director of the Florida Oceanographic Society.

You can celebrate National Estuaries Month with "Ais on the Lagoon" a community paddle designed to bring awareness to the Indian River Lagoon and the Ais Indians who depended on this coastal estuary to support their way of life.

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Drew Mello talks with Melissa DePriest, program director for the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College.

The institute will also be hosting a series of five open houses at IRSC Campuses in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties the week of September 28th.

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Drew Mello talks with Rosemary Knight, President of the Pineapple Playhouse in Fort Pierce.

Now in their 43rd season, the Pineapple Playhouse is St. Lucie County’s oldest not-for-profit theater.

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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.

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Drew Mello speaks with Christina Kaiser with Devereux Community Based Care a non-profit organization that oversees child-welfare services on the Treasure Coast.

Devereux’s 25 by 25 campaign, to recruit and license at least 25 new foster homes, with an emphasis on teens, by December 25, is now underway. 

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Drew Mello talks with Adam Schnell Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Vero Beach. Their 2015-2016 season gets underway this Sunday, August 9th with the Chicago Repertory Ballet for two performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Riverside Theater.

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