Treasure Coast Happenings

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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.

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Drew Mello talks with Judy Cruz, Chief Executive Officer with the Treasure Coast Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization on the Treasure Coast.

For more information on “Canstruction,” and the Treasure Coast Food Bank click here:

Poetry & BBQ

Mar 25, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Sean Sexton with the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation. Their 6th annual Poetry and BBQ event, “Three Daughters of Eve,” will take place on Sunday, April 10th from 3-7 p.m. at the Jackson Home on the Environmental Learning Center campus in Vero Beach.

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

Audubon of Martin County has been a source of wildlife exploration & conservation in Martin County since 1955.

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Drew Mello talks with Carol Ludwig, Executive Director of The Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach.

The center in collaboration with Friends After Diagnosis Breast Cancer Support Group and the Treasure Coast Ovarian Cancer Alliance will present Lunafest, a traveling film festival of award-wining short films, by, for and about women on Saturday, April 2 at the Richardson Center on the IRSC campus in Vero Beach.

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Drew Mello talks with Rich Votapka with the Indian River County Historical Society. The society is a private non-profit with a simple mission statement - to save, preserve and restore the historical and environmental resources of Indian River County.

On Friday, March 11, the historical society will present “The Teddy Roosevelt Show” at the Performing Arts Center at Sebastian River High School.

For more information on the Indian River County Historical Society click here:

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 Molly’s House Polo Classic will take place on Saturday, March 5 at the Port Mayaca Polo Club.

For more information on Molly’s House click here:

Educate & Celebrate

Feb 19, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Kent Annan, co-director of Haiti Partners. Their mission is to help Haitians change Haiti through education.

Haiti Partners will be hosting their 4th annual “Educate & Celebrate” fundraiser on Friday, March 4 at The Northern Trust Bank in Vero Beach.

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Science Fair 2016

Feb 15, 2016

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the recent Indian River Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Gifford Middle School.  Budding scientists and engineers grades K through 12 displayed 421 projects.  The four exhibits judged Best in Show addressed these questions: On which surface will a Lego car go down a ramp the fastest?  Answer: Non-stick foil.  Does the distance you shoot an arrow affect how deeply it goes into a foam target?  Yes, but closer does not necessarily mean deeper.  Can any current technology detect planets outside our solar system orbiting a black ho