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Expressions Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Moves to New Office in East Lake

Expressions Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Palm Harbor is moving into a brand new building, where Dr. Lyndsay McCaslin and her dental team will start seeing patients in early July. “We plan to open the doors to patients on July 5th,” says Lyndsay McCaslin, DMD who focuses on a family atmosphere at her practice. Expressions Cosmetic & Family Dentistry gets great reviews and earns many referrals due to the skill of Dr. McCaslin and her team. “I’m blessed to have my team members. I don’t think I could get a better team. We’ve grown but everyone is so good at their jobs that the transition has been easy.” Expressions Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is currently located at 4852 Ridgemoor Blvd., and the new office is located at 3007 Ridgeline Blvd., Suite A, in Palm Harbor. Find more information at www.mypalmharbordentist.com, or call 727-78-SMILE (727-787-6453.

Wildfire Preparedness

Wildfires are a natural part of our beautiful landscape, so preparing our homes and families for wildfire is essential. Florida is currently experiencing elevated fire conditions.

SAT AND ACT IMPROVEMENT: SUMMER STRATEGIES

Summer in Florida … hot, humid, and a great time to prepare for the SAT and ACT Exams with available time and the new SAT Exam on August 26th, and first ACT Exam on September 10th.  

Rising seniors like having the time to really focus and study with results known early in the fall. If strong, then no further prep or tests are needed; if not quite what desired, there is time to take it again.

Rising juniors like to see how well they can do, plus this is a perfect time to prep for the PSAT in October and have the best shot at a national merit scholarship.

Rising sophomores like the preparation, especially those aiming for “Top 25” or “Top 10” colleges and universities and possibly major scholarships. Some very good news is that the SAT finally gave in to pressure and added an exam in August.

Results will be back in time for UF admissions the first of November and applications for early admission to other colleges and universities, which has been a major problem with the SAT in prior years.The first ACT Exam of the fall is always scheduled for the early September.

I have many options for summer preparations. First, my prep classes can be taken individually, or the SAT and ACT can be combined which saves 15 class hours from taking them separately because of their overlapping material.

My classes can start in June after the last ACT exam on June 10th, or in July or early August, depending upon whether a student wants to take one or two classes a week, and how we need to schedule around family vacations, jobs, or other time requirements.

Make sure and check when your high school begins classes in early August because they keep starting earlier and earlier each year. Classes can be private or semiprivate, and my maximum class is three students.

Often, students have friends or “study buddies” they would like to prepare with.

I do like to schedule our Dress Rehearsal Exam and follow-up Review shortly before the actual exam. If you would like to talk with me further about your student and my summer classes, please contact me at 727-253-0639 or at wwa0811@mykolab.com.

Dr. Wayne Adams is one of the leading SAT and ACT tutors in the country. His students normally improve 200 – 350 points on the Writing, Reading, and Math, and 4 – 7 points on the ACT composite. They have been admitted to eight of the top ten universities in the country, seventeen of the top twenty-five, and many schools in Florida. These schools include Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, U Chicago, Duke, U Penn, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Notre Dame, Emory, UC Berkley, UCLA, USC, UNC (Chapel Hill), NYU, Northeastern (Boston), Boston College, Georgia Tech, Air Force and Merchant Marine Service Academies, Penn State, LSU, Auburn, UF, U Miami, FSU, USF, UCF, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, FIU, New College of Florida, Stetson, and Julliard – Manhattan - New England - and Berkley Conservatories of Music. Many have received academic, athletic, or music scholarships.

This year, he also tutored three juniors who scored at the national merit finalist/semi-finalist levels on the most recent PSAT. He is a former Dean of a Graduate School of Business and Full Professor, and began college teaching at the University of Maryland in 1968. He has degrees and advanced studies at Harvard, Yale, Vanderbilt, Columbia International, and Luther Rice.

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

East Lake Fire Rescue would like to share some tips to ensure that you are prepared for Hurricane Season. Here are some tips that residents are encouraged to follow:  

• Create a disaster plan before hurricane season begins

• Complete home improvements during the cooler days of the year

• Organize important papers so you can grab them quickly if necessary Prepare an Emergency Survival Kit

• Stay Kit: One-week supply of food that requires no cooking, drinking fluids, non-electric can opener, one gallon of water per person per day, cups, plates and plastic utensils, cooler and ice, pet food.

• First Aid Supplies: Bandages, gauze pads and tape, soap and anti-bacterial gel, scissors and tweezers, sunscreen, pain reliever and anti-itch cream

• Tools and Emergency Supplies: Flashlights, battery-operated radio, extra batteries, matches or lighter in water proof container, maps with shelter locations, shut-off wrench and other tools, paper and pencil and plastic sheeting and tarps.

• Sanitation: Portable toilet (5-gallon bucket, heavy trash bags, chlorine bleach) toilet paper and moist tissues, feminine supplies and personal hygiene items.

• Clothing and Bedding: One complete change of clothing and shoes per person, sturdy shoes or boots, rain gear, blankets and sleeping bags, sunglasses.

• Kids and Entertainment: Favorite nonperishable snack, powdered milk, favorite toy/stuffed animal, diapers and wipes, blanket and pacifier, board games, coloring books and colors, playing cards.

• Know Your Evacuation Zone

• Check out the following website: egis.pinellascounty.org/apps/knowyourzone

Call Pinellas County Interactive Hurricane Evacuation Inquiry Line at 727-453-3150

• Check your county utility bills and the Truth in Millage (TRIM) sent by property appraiser, these will contain your evacuation zone. Please visit www.elfr.org, check out East Lake Fire Rescue facebook page, or stop by Station 57 located at 3375 Tarpon Lake Boulevard in Palm Harbor to obtain more information on Hurricane Preparedness.

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