Special Olympics--Friday, April 29, 2011

Fitchburg State University hosted its 4th annual Special Olympics on Friday, April 29. Over 450 athletes were signed up to take part in the games.

Bumble Bee--Thursday, April 28, 2011

Squirrel--Thursday, April 28, 2011

A gray squirrel perches on a branch in the community garden on Prichard Street in Fitchburg, Thursday afternoon.

Bees--Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Beekeepers Shawn Bernard of Leominster and Rick Caspers-Ross of Ashburnham check up on ans study honey bees at the apiary at Sholan Farms in Leominster.

Fitchburg vs. Leominster baseball--Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fitchburg's Jean Pacheco gets ready before the game against Leominster at Doyle Field. Fitchburg suffered a 15-0 loss to Leominster.

Senator Scott Brown in Westminster--Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Senator Scott Brown spoke to a crowd of more than 300 people representing businesses in Central Massachusetts at the Wachusett Village Inn in Westminster, speaking to  health-care reform and the worries people have about the economy.

Exotic Animal Show--Thursday, April 21, 2011

A red kangaroo hops around a room at the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster during an exotic animal presentation hosted by Ed Laquidara of Animal Adventures (back center).

St.B's vs. Leominster Lacrosse--Wednesday, April 20, 2011

St. Bernard's Jillian Pinard (left) runs off with possession of the ball after Leominster's Adrienne Randall trips over her teammate Olivia Bennett during Wednesday's game at Doyle Field in Leominster. The final score was Leominster-14, St. Bernard's-9.

Community Reading Day--Wednesday, April 20, 2011

From left, Kindergartners Scott Blanchard of Ashburnham and Tristan Brooks of Ashburnham and 1st-grader Jack Ray of Groton crane forward to get a look at the pictures as Ron Ansin of the Ron Ansin Foundation reads a book during community reading day at Applewild School in Fitchburg.

Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network Shelter--Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Amber Leger, 27, sits with her son Isaiah Leger, 11 months, in a common room at the shelter in Leominster as two of her other kids (in photo below) Kaily Ramos, 9, and Jesenia Ramos, 5, watch a movie.

Passover--Monday, April 18, 2011

David Roth of Fitchburg leads a Seder dinner in his home with family and friends to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Lunenburg vs. Ayer baseball--Monday, April 18, 2011

Lunenburg's Parker Wyman prepares his dive to third as Ayer's Kyle Larter awaits the catch before making the tag for the out.

Umi Garrett, Pianist--Friday, April 15, 2011

Umi Garrett, 10, of California rehearses alone on stage in the Dukakis Performing Arts Center at Monty Tech School in Fitchburg where she will be performing with the Thayer Symphony Orchestra for their season finale concert on Saturday

Easter Parade--Thursday, April 14, 2011

St. Leo's School Kindergartners stand on stage during the school's Easter parade.

Warm Spring Night--Monday, April 11, 2011

Rollstone Congregational Church, Fitchburg MA

Lunenburg Girls Track Practice--Monday, April 11, 2011

 Junior Shaunna Lizek, 17, leaps a hurdle

Sophomore Marissa Vazquez, 15, practices the pole vault

Sophomore Shayna LeBlanc, 16, practices the long jump

Boys Lacrosse--Monday, April 11, 2011

St. Bernard's Nicholas Nelson takes a shot for a goal against Northbridge. St. B's took the victory 11-6.

Dead River, Groton, MA--Monday, April 11, 2011

Door Frame Face--Friday, April 8, 2011

Found in the Arc building on Main Street in Fitchburg.

Doggy Goggles--Thursday, April 7, 2011

A man drives his motorcycle with his dog on the back who is equipped with his own doggy goggles, Thursday evening at Coggshall Park in Fitchburg.

Skateboarding at Ryan C. Joubert Memorial Skatepark, Fitchburg, MA--Wednesday, April 6, 2011

 Jose Lara, 16, of Fitchburg frontside boardslides the down section of a rail.

P.J. Nikki, 17, of Westminster kickflips off the deck of a ramp.

Corey Caron, 18, of Fitchburg 360-flips up a ramp.

Running for Tedy's Team--Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Frank Mastrangelo of Shirley runs with a football helmet outside his home on Morgan Lane. He will be wearing the helmet in this year's Boston Marathon as part of Tedy’s Team, which raises awareness about strokes.

Fundraiser for Rep. Stephen DiNatale--Monday, April 4, 2011

Back from left, State Representative Stephen DiNatale and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, along with other attendees react with laughter and good humor after Senator Jennifer Flanagan (near) incorrectly introduces House Speaker DeLeo during a fundraiser to support Rep. Stephen DiNatale who will be running for his 3rd term and 5th year as State Representatisve, Monday night at Slattery's Restaurant in Fitchburg.

Cauley's Garden Center--Monday, April 4, 2011

Cauley's Garden Center owner Bill Cauley prunes plants in a greenhouse at the garden center in Fitchburg.

Spring Sledding--April 1, 2011

Anna Gonzalez, 5, and her brother Jeremy Gonzalez, 8, both of Fitchburg, crash while sledding on a hill at Southeast Elementary School in Leominster after a spring snowstorm dumped an average of 7-8 inches of snow in the area. The levels subsided throughout the day as rising temperatures caused the snow to melt.

April "Fools Day" Snow Storm--April 1, 2011

Snow clings to trees by a Fitchburg State University building during a snow storm on the first day of April.

Spring Plants Preview--Thursday, March 31, 2011

 A variety of potted plants and flowers at Lakeview Nurseries in Lunenburg, MA.

Brunnera 'King's Ransom' at Central Mass Garden Center in Lunenburg, MA.

Fiesta Purple Double Impatiens at Lakeview Nurseries in Lunenburg, MA.

 Yucca plants at Central Mass Garden Center in Lunenburg, MA.

Potted perennials at Central Mass Garden Center in Lunenburg, MA.