Fitchburg High School's last practice before playoffs

Monday, November 29, 2010--The team runs a play during practice.

Fitchburg vs. Leominster Thanksgiving Day Game

The 127th Thanksgiving Day game between long-time rivals Fitchburg High School and Leominster High School was held on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Doyle Field in Leominster. The two teams battled all the way into double-overtime with Leominster coming out on top 24-18.

Leominster's Kyle Sanders gives high fives to teammates while arriving on Doyle Field.

Fitchburg runs onto the field.

Leominster's Cortez Ludden gets air born while being tackled by Fitchburg's defense during a running play. Cortez was also the player to run the ball in for the game winning touchdown in double overtime.

Leominster's Rocco Daigneault gains extra yards after making an over-the-head catch for a first down on a 4th-down play as Fitchburg's Steph'fon Teague (top left) and Anthony Figueroa (bottom left) try to bring him down.

Fitchburg's Quinton Perkins (#1) laterals the ball to Tyrie Osby before getting tackled by Leominster's Nicholas Wilford.

The Leominster High School band performs at half time.

Leominster High School fans celebrate after a play.

Fitchburg High School fans root for their team.







Leominster High School Pep Rally

Tuesday, November 23, 2010--The senior class sits in the stands, applauding during the recognition of the senior football players.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010--The varsity cheerleaders perform.

Leominster High School Cheerleading

Friday, November 19, 2010--Freshman Megan Gendron performs an aerial maneuver during practice.

Fall Brook Elementary School Participates in Sport Stacking


Thursday, November 18, 2010--Fall Brook Elementary School 3rd-grader Daniel Boulet, 8, stacks cups in a relay while participating in helping to break the Guinness World Record in sport stacking.

Logging--Monday, November 15, 2010

A Timberjack feller buncher cuts standing red pine trees and puts them into a pile. The red pine trees, which were planted in the Leominster Water Department Land on Wachusett Street many years ago, were damaged by the 2008 ice storm.

A Caterpillar grapple scrapper pulls logs to the lot.

Gary Gouldrup of Pepperell, a consulting forester for New England Forestry Consultants, Inc., views a managed forest area near a lot where damaged red pines from the 2008 ice storm are being logged in the Leominster Water Department Land.


Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11, 2010--WWII veteran Chaplain Donald Christian provides an opening prayer in city hall for Leominster's Veterans Day exercises.

Nashoba Regional High School Girls Soccer Practice, Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Goalie Lusan Dellagrotte makes a diving save. The team will be playing in the semi-finals on Thursday.

Jesslyn Joseph volleys the ball during practice.

Gulls

Tuesday, November 9, 2010--A net is fired out to capture ring-billed gulls in the parking lot at The Mall at Whitney Field in Leominster as the Department of Conservation and Recreation were doing research to help combat overpopulation of the birds in the parking lot at The Mall at Whitney Field in Leominster.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010--Officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, from left, Dan Clark, Director of Natural Resources, Ken MacKenzie, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Jillian Pereira, Wildlife Technician, and Kiana Koenen, Wildlife Biologist, put hoods (small socks) to cover the heads of ring-billed gulls to calm them down after they were captured temporarily for research.

Wednesday, October 3, 2010: Bulfinch Church clock winder / views from the cupola

70-year-old John Spencer, the clock winder for the town of Lancaster, shows how he winds the clock made by the Seth Thomas Clock Co. in 1895 that is in the tower of the First Church of Christ Unitarian (Bulfinch Church) on the Lancaster Town Green.

Views from the cupola:





John stands in the cupola by the Paul Revere bell that is rung every hour, triggered by the clock he winds:










Worcester County Sheriff Race

Tuesday, November 2, 2010--Worcester County Sheriff Republican candidate Lewis Evangelidis arrives with his wife Mary Jude Pigsley at 80 Harding Street in Worcester for his party at the end of election day. Evangelidis beat his opponents, Democratic candidate Thomas Foley, and and independent Keith Nicholas.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010--Evangelidis finds a quiet area to talk on his phone during his party at 80 Harding Street in Worcester at the end of election day.