Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Dancing Marlin is scheduled to open mid-March in Frankfort.
A new upscale seafood restaurant called Dancing Marlin will come to Frankfort in 2013. The Frankfort Village Board of Trustees voted to approve special use permits for liquor sales and outdoor seating for the restaurant as part of the unanimous consent agenda at a meeting on Dec. 17. Tom Kara, who is a member of the team behind Dancing Marlin, says the restaurant will focus on quality service and innovative eating. “Our goal is to bring to Frankfort a new type of restaurant,” said Kara. Dancing Marlin will be located at 20590 La Grange Road, the former home of Torre’s and Dino Anthony’s, and is projected to open mid-March. The restaurant will make an effort to be as green as possible, serving wine on tap and using reclaimed materials to …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The board will spend $150,000 this fall and spring to remove and replant a fraction of the infested trees.
The Frankfort Village Board approved a recommendation to implement a plan that will ensure the removal and replacement of hundreds of beetle-infested public Ash trees at a meeting on Oct. 15. Under the Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan, the village will remove and replace 262 parkway trees that were deemed in poor condition during a survey and inspection last summer. Removal is estimated to begin in late fall. Replanting will follow in the spring. EAB is caused when EAB beetles inhabit Ash trees. The infestation causes the tree’s limbs to die from the top down, as the canopy thins. The removal and replacement plan will cost $150,000 and is part of a long term, evolving village project to address the EAB problem as it develops. “It’s …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Frankfort Township is identifying for removal thousands of ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer. Find out why the problem with this destructive beetle has intensified and how long this process will take.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Frankfort Township is identifying for removal thousands of ash trees infested by the beetle. Find out why the problem has intensified and how long this process will take.
The white, painted Xs tattooed on trees throughout Frankfort Square look like vandalism, and they are after a fashion. But those marks indicate the work of insects, not bored teens, and the destruction they're causing is more than cosmetic and could cause the elimination of thousands of ash trees in the area. The Frankfort Township Road District has been identifying trees throughout its jurisdiction that have been infested by the emerald ash borer, a metallic-green beetle native of Asia that was identified in the United States around 2002. While the adults of this species do little damage to ash trees, the larvae tunnel under and feed on the inner bark, depriving the tree of water and nutrients, according to the U.S. Department of …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Heather Green, a forester and arborist in Oak Lawn, predicts all of the green ash and white ash trees in the metro-Chicago area will be wiped out by the infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.
Get ready for Ash-tree-mageddon. If it hasn’t already struck on your block or in your neighborhood, it will soon. And it will be like Armageddon. Take it from Village of Oak Lawn forester and arborist Heather Green. She predicts all of your green ash and white ash trees will die as a result of the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer. The metallic green beetle is no larger than a penny but packs a wallop the size of a Red Army. In the case of the Emerald Ash Borer, Green’s findings are like those of experts elsewhere around the Midwest: Tiny beetle larvae deposited under tree bark feed on tree veins and prevent a supply of nutrients and water from being delivered to vital organs, thus leading to tree demise. So, how should you prepare for the…