Drew Mello

Feb 19, 2019

It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of WQCS Morning Edition Host Drew Mello.

Drew’s smooth voice and sense of humor helped so many of us get our day off to a great start. Despite the fact that he got up well before the sun each weekday, he was always at his best both on the air and in person. Whether it was the location of morning traffic crashes or information during a threatening hurricane, Drew helped to keep us informed with his calm voice and clear delivery of information

Gretchen Rose writes from her daughter's point of view in her honest memoir titled "Dancing With the Devil."  She will be at the Vero Beach Book Center Feb. 20 at 4:00 p.m..  Find out more by clicking HERE.

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Feb 19, 2019

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Finding Lost Souls: Explaining PROJECT LIFESAVER

Feb 11, 2019
Tania Ortega-Cowan

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Autism, then you know the worry they might wander off.  Hey, so – there is a solution! It is called Project Lifesaver and has rescued thousands of lost people!

KH: Over 3,500! Right now as of just a couple days ago actually! Yes.

That is Kyrianna Hoffses…

KH: the Public Relations and Media Coordinator for Project Lifesaver

We meet in their Port St Lucie office. Joining us is the Project Lifesaver creator himself - Gene Saunders!

Heart Disease remains the nation's number one killer.  Reduce your chances of heart disease and other health problems by reducing your weight.  More information on keeping your heart healthy can be found by clicking HERE.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

So, imagine…. the plumbers are cutting the concrete foundation inside your house. All the while, through back-breaking work, two slender, dusty millennials are singing and rapping about taking the high road.

This is how we came to know Kenny Holden and Allen Lowery.

KH: This is “Kenney B” Holdin, AKA Kenneth Augustus Holden

AL: “Quest” AKA Allen Ford Lowery from Louisiana

Men and women will walk a mile in red stiletto heels to raise awareness of domestic violence issues and raise funds for SafeSpace.  You can find out more about services offered by SafeSpace and about the event by clicking HERE.

Seniors vs Crime is a statewide effort that helps recover money and educate seniors or potential fraud risks.  You can find you more by clikcking HERE.

It seems you can find out how to do just about anything on YouTube.  Finding out what you need for things like renewing your driver's licence in St. Lucie County is now one of them.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Juvenile killers who received life sentences are entitled to resentencing under a supreme court ruling.  A new podcast explores several local cases.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

The annual Citrus Show is at the Fenn Center in Ft. Pierce Jan. 23-24.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Archeology Day will be presented Saturday Jan, 19 the Richardson Center on IRSC's Meuller Campus from 10 a.m. till noon.  Admission is free.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Diminishing habitat. Red tide. News of our local environment is often quite… grim.

But there’s more to the story.

Each day, people with hopeful hearts and scientific minds work together to preserve what we do have…. and to improve it for future generations.

KG: “It’s nice that there are places like this that we can still save.”

That’s Ken Grudens, Executive Director of the Indian River Land Trust.