Snow Fort--Wednesday, December 29, 2010

James Babinski, 9, of Lebanon, CT, builds a snow fort off of Forest Street in Fitchburg while visiting his uncle, Bill Colonis of Fitchburg.

Sledding by Cherry Hill Ice Cream--Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wind blows gusts of snow while locals sled.

From top to bottom, Leominster residents Aidan Chartrand, 12, Cam Donahue, 13, and Chris Petkewich, 12, near the end of their sled ride.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area--Monday, December 27, 2010

Sledding--Monday, December 27, 2010

Nahuel Viera, 13, of Leominster sleds down a hill by Southeast Elementary School in Leominster.

Joe Scott of Leominster waits with his back to the wind while his children sled at a hill by Southeast Elementary School in Leominster.

Animals outdoors in the cold

Wednesday, December 22, 2010--Cows feed on hay off of Leominster Road in Lunenburg during a light snow storm, Wednesday afternoon. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010--Sheep huddle close to each other to keep warm on a cold day at Laurel Ridge Farm in Ashby.

Ice Rescue Training--Monday, December 20, 2010

Firefighter Kristy Pappas (top) motions to the shore that she is ready to be pulled in after rescuing firefighter Dean Osgood from a hole in the ice during Fitchburg Fire Department's ice rescue training at Greene's Pond in Fitchburg.

Leominster vs. North Middlesex--Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Leominster's Ryan Terrell's breakaway shot is blocked by North Middlesex's goalie J.P. Dineen.

Wachusett Mountain Open for Skiing/Snowboarding--Tuesday, December 15, 2010

Kayla Bacon, 22, of Fitchburg gets some early season riding in on the Conifer Connection trail at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton.

Atlantic Union College Music Program--Monday, December 13, 2010

AUC student William Byas, 23, of Jamaica Plain practices on a piano at Atlantic Union College in Lancaster which just re-introduced their music program as a major.

Wreaths Across America--Friday, December 10, 2010

WWII U.S. Marine Corps veteran Arnie Rill of Lunenburg views the wreaths placed by headstones in Winchendon's Veterans’ Cemetary for the Wreaths Across America program, Friday morning.

Chair for Santa--Thursday, December 9, 2010

A chair reserved for Santa sits next to a decorated tree at Leominster Credit Union's Christmas party.

Rein in a Dream--Thursday, December 9, 2010

Perkins School student Joseph Mangual-Torres grooms a horse with a brush at Rein in a Dream Horsemanship Program in Lancaster.

Free Meal--Monday, December 6, 2010

From left, Employee Homar Ahmed looks on as Santa Claus is fed a meatball by owner Mike Mohamed during the annual free Christmas meal for the needy and local elderly residents at Il Forno Restaurant on Airport Road in Fitchburg.

Santa Claus Visits Fitchburg on Thursday, December 2, 2010

 Santa waves from the roof of the Fitchburg Public Library.

 Locals wave as Santa appears on the roof of the Fitchburg Public Library.

 Santa greets locals as the Fitchburg High School band performs Christmas music.

Play Time

Wednesday, December 1, 2010--Zachary Richard, 3, of Fitchburg plays the Great Escape Playcafé located at 21 Sack Blvd. in Leominster during the grand opening of the business, which sports a hip café on one side for adults and an enclosed play area for children 10 and under on the other side.