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News Briefs: Noodles & Company set to open in Frankfort

Updated: April 5, 2014 6:24AM



Noodles & Company, which bills its fare as classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world, announced Monday that it will open its new Frankfort location at 21075 S. LaGrange Road on March 10. The restaurant will open at 10:30 a.m.

“We are excited to bring our world of flavors to Frankfort. From healthy to indulgent, spicy to comforting, we have something for everyone, from kids to adults,” Erin Murphy, senior manager of communications for the restaurant chain, said in a news release.

The 2,434-square-foot Frankfort location will have seating for 64 guests in the dining room and 14 on the outside patio. It will be the 50th location in Illinois. The restaurant will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, the release said.

Orland Twp. to host teen drug awareness workshop

Orland Township’s Youth and Family Services department will host a workshop, “The Most Common Parent Trap: What Can I Do If My Teen Has Started Using Drugs?” at 7 p.m. March 25 at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

The workshop will be presented by David Lee, of Intervention Services and Technologies, Inc., and the Rev. Jim Swarthout, of Rosecrance Health Network.

Offered for families of teens who are experimenting or in a pattern of use with alcohol or drugs, the workshop is designed to educate parents about teens and drug use and provide answers about what steps parents can take to get their child on the right path, according to a press release from the township.

The workshop is free but registration is required by calling (708) 403-4111.

Congressional Art Competition underway

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-3rd, is encouraging high school students who want to showcase their artistic talents for a national audience to submit their efforts for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.

The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and the winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., for the exhibition opening in June. Runners-up will have their artwork prominently displayed in Lipinski’s offices for one year, according to a press release from his office.

All submissions must include the Student Information and Release Form, which can be found online by visiting lipinski.house.gov.

All artwork must be two-dimensional; each piece can be no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches by 4 inches, including the frame. If the winning piece is not framed, the artist will be required to frame the artwork within the sizing guidelines. Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds; and each entry must be completely original and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

Winning artwork will be on display in Washington for one year and will not be available to be returned to the winner during that period.

Accepted media for artwork are as follows:

Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, markers.

Collages

Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints.

Mixed Media: use of more than two media such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

Computer-generated art

Photography

All entries must be received by April 23 at one of Lipinski’s offices: 6245 S. Archer Ave., Chicago: 5309 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn; 222 E. Ninth St., Lockport; or 14700 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

For more information, call (312) 886-0481 or visit lipinski.house.gov.

The winning artist will be notified in early May.

Staff reports



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