|FORSYTHIA JUST BEGINNING TO BLOOM|
|BAYFIELD MAYOR LARRY MACDONALD...|
Wednesday, 9:30 AM. 38 degrees F on the ferry dock, 38 on the back porch. Wind variable and calm. Humidity 90%, barometer 30.15" and falling precipitously, predicting showers for tomorrow. It is a quiet morning. The Wednesday Weeders volunteers are spreading mulch in Fountain Garden Park, and a couple of city workers are straightening out sod that was plowed up on the roadsides during the winter.
The Forsythia began blooming around town yesterday but it will take a couple of days for these icons of spring to look their best.
Larry MacDonald, Mayor of Bayfield, was all decked out in his traditional tux and high hat yesterday afternoon late for his official retirement after twenty years on the job. Larry put Bayfield on the tourist map, and in many ways is responsible for its considerable environmental reputation. Larry brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money over the years, and Bayfield looks good mainly because of his efforts. He always took his job seriously, but not himself. He has been an exceptional mayor.