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Door County News in Brief

7:34 PM, May 21, 2013  |  Comments
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Birdie Bus tour scheduled Sunday

EGG HARBOR - To celebrate its new status as a certified Wisconsin Bird City, the village of Egg Harbor is hosting a tour of birding areas Sunday, led by local naturalist Paul Regnier.

Regnier will drive a "birdie bus," stopping at 4-6 locations both along the shoreline and inland, to educate and discuss the resident and migratory birds that are seen. There is no cost, but it is anticipated the bus will fill quickly. The birdie bus departs Harbor View Park on Wisconsin 42 at 10:15am for a circuit lasting approximately 90 minutes.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., an information booth will be set up in Harbor View Park to distribute the new Birding Trail map through the village, free packets of sunflower seeds to encourage home feeding stations, and talk with residents and visitors about the Bird City designation.

Fine Arts Fair keeps growing

STURGEON BAY - A record number of vendors has signed up for the 15th annual Fine Art Fair at Sunset Park. More than 100 Wisconsin and Midwest artists plan to display their work at the juried art fair.

Hours are 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the park. For more information, see Your Key to the Door Weekly inside this edition of the Door County Advocate.

Bayview Bridge progress report

STURGEON BAY - Traffic on Wisconsin 42/57 continues to be detoured through downtown Sturgeon Bay as the Bayview Bridge rehabilitation project moves toward the anticipated June 28 completion date.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said this week's to-do list for contractors involves blasting, cleaning and painting operations on the south bascule leaf and flanking span; continuing to install conduit and electrical wire; more work on structural steel repairs on the north bascule leaf, and further cleaning of the concrete parapets to continue.

Crews were also expected to form and pour the approach slabs to the bridge.

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