Drew Mello

Morning Edition Host

Ways to Connect

Drew Mello talks with Cindy Rhoden, Director of Marketing for the Atlantic Classical Orchestra.

Their Masterworks Series opener featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 will bring together three choirs from the Treasure Coast and four soloists from the Palm Beach Opera to perform Schiller’s Ode to Joy.

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Drew Mello talks with Jeanette Mazzella with the Barn Theater in Stuart.

The Barn is Martin County’s oldest non-profit community theatre. Their 2017-18 season will continue on January, 25 with a production of Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein.

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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 will be having a series of free special programs for Winter Break Dec. 26 through the 29 and a new exhibition “Miss Lucy’s 3 Day Dollhouse Party,” was recently featured in the New York Times.

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Drew Mello talks with John Crosby, President of the Indian River Symphonic Association.

Their 25th Anniversary season gets underway on Friday, January 12 with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Convoy Of Hope

Dec 8, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Krista Garofalo, Chief Strategy & Advocacy Officer for the Treasure Coast Food Bank, the largest hunger relief agency on the Treasure Coast.

The food bank’s annual Convoy of Hope carrying more than 2,500 boxes of food for area seniors will take place on Friday, December 15th.

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A Beacon For The Arts

Dec 1, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Barbara Hoffman, Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Indian River County.

The Cultural Council provides avenues for nonprofit and artist networking and collaboration.

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Drew Mello talks with Adam Schnell, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Vero Beach.

Their “Tea Up for the Nutcracker,” fundraiser will take place on Saturday, December 2 at the Oak Harbor Club. Followed by two performances of Nutcracker on the Indian River, December 29 and 30 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.

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Drew Mello talks with Paula Hundt with Tykes and Teens.

Their 10th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights will take place from November 26 through December 2 at Flagler Place in Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with Jo Baxter with the Women’s Club of Stuart.

Their 9th Holiday Home Tour will take place on Sunday, December 3, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

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Drew Mello talks with Diane Kimes, Executive Director of Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 5 acres of subtropical lushness on Savannah Road in Fort Pierce.

Heathcote’s 30th Annual Fall Garden Fest will take place the weekend of November 18 & 19, and their 3rd Annual Garden of Lights will kick off Thanksgiving weekend and run of Friday and Saturday evenings through the end of December.

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Steak & Stake

Oct 27, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Jayne Raynolds, Director of Marketing & Community Outreach with the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.

Their 10th annual Steak & Stake Dinner will take place on Friday, November 3 at the Island Club at PGA in Port St. Lucie.

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Drew Mello talks Dr. Crystal Bujol, the founder and artistic director of the Gifford Youth Orchestra.

GYO provides training for at risk children in various cultural and performing arts, with a core focus on mastering stringed instruments.

The Gifford Youth Orchestra will have a “Getting to Know You” fundraiser on Friday, October 27 at Grand Harbor Beach Club in Vero Beach. Their annual concert will take place on Saturday, November 4 at the Gifford Youth Center.

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Drew Mello talks with Diane Tomasik from the Friends of the Martin County Library System.

The Friends will be having a free seminar entitled - How to Identify and Sell Collectible Books, on Thursday, October 19 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Blake Library, on Monterey Rd. in Stuart.

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Drew Mello talks with Alexander Soares, Executive Director of Vero Heritage Inc., which is dedicated to promoting the preservation of historic buildings and to heighten public awareness of local heritage.

The organization operates the Vero Heritage Center and Indian River Citrus Museum.

On Wednesday evening, October 11 the Heritage Center will host An Evening in Paris Fundraiser from 6-9 pm.

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Drew Mello talks with Richard Baker, President of the Pelican Island Audubon Society.

The Indian River Birding Festival & Nature Art Show will take place the weekend of Oct 12-15.

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