Drew Mello

Morning Edition host

Ways to Connect

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.

To RSVP for one of the upcoming open houses or for more information about The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at IRSC click here:

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.

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

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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Illuminating The Deep

Jul 31, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Jennifer Esler, President & CEO of the Elliot Museum in Stuart.

Illuminating the Deep: Glimpsing the Largest and Least-Known Ecosystem on Earth begins showing at the Elliot on August 15 and will run through December 13.

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Get On The Bus And Help

Jul 24, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Cynthia Falardeau, Executive Director of The Education Foundation of Indian River County.

The foundation’s “County-Wide School Supply Drive” to provide economically disadvantaged children in grades K-12th with necessary school supplies will continue through early August. Then they’ll segue to their Sneaker Exchange which provides socks and sneakers to nearly 2,000 students annually.

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