December 06, 2017 Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production Human Services, Medical Marijuana, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth facility to be operational.“Pennsylvania now has four grower/processors that are fully operational, bringing us one step closer to providing medical marijuana to patients,” Governor Wolf said. “More than 8,000 patients have registered to participate in the program, with 435 who have visited an approved practitioner and received their certification. We are working to make sure those patients have access to medical marijuana when the first dispensaries open sometime next year.”In order to become operational, Ilera Healthcare underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. The facilities also are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system. The grower/processors will now be able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.“Patients, caregivers and physicians are actively getting ready to participate in the program,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “More than 150 physicians have been approved as practitioners, with nearly 350 more going through the process.”The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 300 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries physicians and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Approved four training providers for physician continuing education;Approved two laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched the Patient and Caregiver Registry; andContinue to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational within six months.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
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Happy Birthday to the Wellington Library. I have lived in Wellington with my family since 1973 and I have appreciated the usage of our library for all those years. Now we are watching new generations come up and start to use the library as well. Congratulations Wellington, you have something to be proud of. Report Reply 0 replies · active 216 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 216 weeks ago So nice to learn about Wellington’s history; we need more good news! Report Reply 0 replies · active 216 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Vickie · 216 weeks ago Our beautiful library is something our community should take great pride in! Happy 100th Birthday to the Wellington Public Library! Report Reply 0 replies · active 216 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Stay Feminist · 216 weeks ago Great history. Women make things happen! Report Reply 0 replies · active 216 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The way the public library looked in the early part of the 20th Century.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington Public Library is turning 100 and two big events are coming up soon. This Saturday, June 25, Authorpalooza will be held (see flyer below). Then on Saturday, July 2, a birthday party will take place with an appearance by Andrew Carnegie (played by our own James Jordan).The events are part of the year-long celebration for a library that started in Wellington on July 2, 1916.The Authorpalooza event kicks off this Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. Four guest authors will be featured including: Bonnie Tharp, K.T. Hanna, Kathleen Timmermans and Jefferson Knapp at the Wellington library. Guest authors include: Chris Bertogiio, Jan Bertogiio, Adam Catlin, Louise Galveston, Lois Lenkner, James Jordan, Sherry Kline, Amber Schmitz, Connie Watts, Sherry Willis and James Marie York.Authorpalooza brings to light how fortunate Wellington has been with cultivating local authors, who are sure to have loved the library.The seeds were sown for the Wellington Public Library as far back as 1895.A reading room and loan library was sponsored by Mrs. Katie Sniggs, Mrs. Lulu Frantz Whitson and Mr. W.H. Schulte in 1895. It was first placed in Coverdale’s clothing store, and then was in a little frame building south of the Antlers Hotel.Many residents donated furniture, books, and some money, and the church youth societies furnished labor. For about four years, the room was open in the evenings. Young people could come to the reading room for a small fee, where refreshments were available, and they could spend the evening reading or playing games, making it more of a youth recreation center than a library.In 1899, a group of young girls organized the Prentis Club, named for Mrs. Noble Prentis, a Kansas woman whom they greatly admired. Mrs. Prentis later visited the club that had done her the honor. She suggested that the young ladies interested in dates, good times and parties, that they should find a real objective for their club. So, the Prentis Club decided to establish a library in Wellington.A big reception was held on New Year’s Day, 1900, where gentlemen were invited to come and bring a book for the library. Harry Buttrey donated some shelves in the back of his shoe store, so then Wellington had a real lending library. The library was only open on Saturday afternoons, and the ladies took turns working there. Miss Maud Barrett served as librarian for two years.More books were added after awhile, being donated by friends of the library, or purchased by the club from money earned from markets, fairs, and a portion of the annual dues.The Lecture Course executive committee turned over their entire season’s profit, $340.48, to the Prentis Club in March 1907.Once the new city building neared completion, the women of the Federation had been promised two rooms, a library and a social room, providing they would furnish them. The Prentis Club soon realized that Wellington deserved a larger and better equipped library than they could provide, and took this up with the Federation of Women’s Clubs, who requested Mayor T.A. Hubbard to call a meeting to establish a permanent city library.In February 1908, various plans for equipping and maintaining a library were discussed in a city meeting. The Federation of Women’s Clubs offered the Prentis Club $1,200 for furnishing and purchasing of books. The Prentis Club decided to turn over their books and library fund of $250 to the project.In March 1908, it was voted to organize a Wellington Library Association, which was incorporated under the state laws relating to public libraries, to establish and maintain a free public library here. The capital stock was to be $5,000 at $1 per share.On Aug. 3, 1908, the city building was accepted by the mayor and the council, then on Sept. 8, the room in the southeast corner of the second floor was turned over to the Federated Women for their library. Ladies of the W.C.T.U. donated a collection of books, which, when added to the gift from the Federation and Prentis Club, made a great start. Funds given from the Federation were used for furniture and the purchase of reference books. The Prentis library included mostly fiction books.Rev. S.E. Busser, who was superintendent of reading rooms along the Santa Fe, donated $500 worth of books, with the provision that the Santa Fe employees be permitted to use the room, and the company reserved the right to reserve the books whenever they desired to.Katherine Hackney was elected libarian, and kept the library open every Saturday afternoon. Fines paid by patrons for overdue books was the librarian’s salary.On May 16, 1914, the first meeting of the Wellington Library Board was held, appointed by Mayor George H. Hunter. The board’s purpose was to discuss ways and means to erect a city library building. A committee was appointed to investigate possible building sites.On April 10, 1915, it was voted to purchase the present site from the Long Bell Lumber Company for $3,500. After this, they began negotiation for a Carnegie Endowment. In December of that same year, the Carnegie Corporation agreed to give the city $17,500, as long as the city would spent 10 percent of that amount each year on maintenance. The Board of Directors accepted the building from contractor J.H. Mitchell on June 19, 1916.Gretchen Flower was elected to organize the library and serve as its first librarian, and Katherine Hackney was her assistant. The Prentis Library was turned over to the Carnegie Library Board for the new library and ceased to function.An addition to the building was made in the late 1980’s, but did not open until 1994.The Wellington Public Library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1987. The building contains the original floor plan and vestibule, and original marble pillar coating.Currently, Jo Plumb is the library director, and Lisa Vargas is the children’s librarian. Other staff members include Shirley Hensley, adult library services; Kathy Cundiff, catalog; Jarrod Kline, information technology; and Christine Short, children’s assistant.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.