DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, provided the following statement after the state Department of Health awarded two Lehigh Valley businesses medical marijuana dispensary permits recently. When medical marijuana becomes available to patients next year, only 52 dispensaries statewide will be licensed.
“I am pleased that two Lehigh Valley dispensaries (Mission Pennsylvania II, LLC and Guadco, LLC) emerged from this highly-competitive application process with state permits.
In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, the County of Lehigh has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the County Government Center, Courthouse and both Cedarbrook Allentown and Fountain Hill locations. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory based on results of an on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The facility’s director, Diane Guerrero, MT, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
Sean LaSalle, a sales associate in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, Realtors® Macungie Office, was installed as president-elect of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® (GLVR). LaSalle will work to improve the GLVR and advocate for home ownership and economic growth.
LaSalle resides in Salisbury Township with his wife, Patricia, and their two children.
Butterflies have long fascinated people with their beautiful wings and whimsical flight.
They are also extremely important ecologically. Butterflies pollinate flowering plants and serve as food for other organisms, thus forming an important link in the food chain.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has received a $100,000 grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund, a donor-advised charitable fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
The funding supports the fit-out costs of a new Lehigh University “Hatchery” business incubator within the new Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) West Wing on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus.
The Focus section in The Press newspapers hopes to resume publication of the “Bud’s View” column as soon as possible.
Please keep Bud Cole in your prayers, and if you would like to send him a card, his address is:
Priscilla Payne Hurd Pavilion
St. Luke’s University Hospital
801 Ostrum St.