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32 x October 19 - November 1, 2017 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 31 as it was suffering from dehydration. Then it was transitioned to a nutritional formula created by SeaWorld that replicates mother’s milk. An animal care specialist will give the calf a bottle every three hours for the next several months. Orphaned calves are typically rehabilitated until they are at least 600 pounds, which usually takes about two to three years. At that time, if they are deemed healthy, they will be returned to their natural environments. The team also assisted in successfully rescuing and relocating six manatees that stranded in Melbourne, and SeaWorld Orlando aviculturists cared for several birds blown inland by the storm. Prior to the hurricane, five dolphins were relocated from the Dolphin Connection in the Florida Keys, and they continue to thrive. SeaWorld’s animal experts have helped more than 31,000 animals in need — ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned — for more than 50 years. n Orlando pilots recycling project The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and its partners announced that the city of Orlando will serve as the location for its multistakeholder pilot project, Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for A New Economy. The project aims to increase the current 34 percent recycling rate in the country by providing a scalable model for improving recycling and recovery rates. The goal of the project is to help communities, cities and businesses across the U.S. create a more sustainable future. The venture will be implemented as a private-public partnership between the U.S. Chamber Foundation, Resource Recycling Systems, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Orlando. RRS will facilitate development of a recycling business plan for the Orlando region and its stakeholders that keeps high-value recyclable

material out of landfills. The plan will also identify greater economic reuse opportunities material generated from commercial, industrial and residential sources. For more information, visit www. 34-recycling-and-recovery-neweconomy. n Medical clinic to open for the underserved Shepherd’s Hope held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new West Orange Medical Clinic & Administrative Center in Winter Garden. It is the first permanent clinic for Shepherd’s Hope and will provide greater access to free health care services for the growing west Orange County community. Design and construction will have a positive influence on the local economy, including the direct involvement of 25 companies and an anticipated job impact of 500 or more. n Orlando Magic volunteers exceed goal The Magic Volunteer Program contributed 7,078 hours of community service for the 2016-17 Magic season, surpassing its goal of 6,000 hours as an organization for the 11th consecutive year. More than 220 employees participated in numerous events throughout the year with a large focus on the Magic’s three areas of interest — education, hunger and health/wellness. The events included a complete staff food-packing and distribution event with United Healthcare, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; a Magic Fit Rally at an elementary school; Magic basketball court refurbishments at local schools/community centers; Thanksgiving at the Coalition for the Homeless; Black Tie and Tennies Gala, benefiting the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation; and more. This past season, the Magic had 33 staff members serve on a total of 56 different local boards, including Habitat x October 19 - November 1, 2017 x 33 for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and United Arts of Central Florida, to name a few. The MVP was developed to encourage Orlando Magic employees to get out and get involved in the community. The program began in July 2006 with a goal of performing 2,000 hours of community service during the 2006- 07 season. More than 3,800 hours were tracked that first year. Since the program’s inception, 67,023 hours in the Central Florida community have been recorded. For more information, visit www. BUSINESS BRIEFS Officials at Florida Hospital Medical Group announced the addition of Steve McElveen, M.D., board-certified general surgeon, to the team at Center for Specialized Surgery. Dr. McElveen is a native of Hartsville, South Carolina, and Steve McElveen, M.D., joins the team at Florida Hospital Medical Group’s Center for Specialized Surgery. has more than two decades of experience as a general surgeon in Anderson, South Carolina, including a term as hospital chief of staff at AnMed Health. For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. McElveen, call 407-303-7399 or visit Royal Landscape Nursery, a locally owned and family-operated business in the heart of Gotha, maintains a large variety of all sizes of plants, trees and materials for residential or business CONTINUED ON PAGE 34 Again! , , ,