Memorial Day in Leominster--Monday, May 30, 2011

Lt. Col. John Barrette, USAF presents the Medal of Liberty to Helen Hill of Leominster, a Gold Start Mother, for her son who died in the Vietnam War during the Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Circle in Carter Park in Leominster. The Medal of Liberty is given to any Massachusetts man or woman who died in action or if died from wounds received in action.

Jon Charette sits with his son Brody Charette, 5, both of Leominster while watching the Memorial Day parade on Main Street in Leominster.

The Leominster High School color guard wave flags as the school's marching band performs in the Memorial Day parade on Main Street in Leominster.

Leland Richert, 9, of Dudley is dressed up in Civil War era uniform during the Memorial Day parade on Main Street in Leominster. Standing in line in back is the 15th Mass. Vol. Infantry.

Frank Epps of Leominster, United States Army Command Sgt. Marjor (CSM) of the 78th Division, looks on as his wife Chris Wilson of Leominster holds Blossom a 6-year-old timneh grey parrot at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Circle in Carter Park in Leominster.

Cushing Academy's 136th Commencement--Saturday, May 28, 2011

Riki Kotaka, 19, of Japan walks on stage to receive his diploma.

  Graduates listen to speeches during the commencement.

 Graduates make their way across campus to the commencement.

District E All-Class High School Track Meet--Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lunenburg's Harrison Arciprete takes off with the baton after his teammate Stephen Kinney, behind, made the exchange in the 4x100 meter race at Fitchburg State University's Elliot Field.

St. Bernard's Commencement--Friday, May 27, 2011

Jennifer Buckley walks back to her seat after receiving her diploma.
Graduates toss their caps into the air.

97th Running of The Fitchburg Junior/Senior Relay Races--Thursday, May 26, 2011

Senior David Demosthenes, 18, is cheered on by students while racing in the junior/senior race.

Fitchburg High School junior Anthony Dellogono lays on the ground after running a leg of the junior/senior race,

Fitchburg High School sophomore Tommy Duong, 17, runs in the freshmen/sophomore race.

Fitchburg High School freshman Matti Phaneuf, 15, runs in the freshmen/sophomore race.

Karlie Allen, 10, (right center) is embraced after she ran the final stretch to bring in the victory for the South Street Elementary 4th grade girls.

Rocco Arciprete, 10, takes off with the baton after the exchange from Sean Donelan, 10, both 4th-graders running for Reingold Elementary School.

Pet Care Program--Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hope, a rescued pit bull that was found in a closet badly beaten with fractures and permanent damage to her legs, is pet by Memorial Middle School students during an animal care education program at the school where kids learned about proper pet care and feeding.

Leominster vs. Oakmont Lacrosse--Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Oakmont's Ty Osborn (center) tries to keep possession of the ball as he gets taken off his feet while defended by Leominster's Josh Demar (left) and Tim Lanza (right) during Tuesday night's game. Oakmont took the win 20-2 to take the Mid-Wach B League title.

Fitchburg State University's 115th Commencement--Saturday, May 21, 2011

 Graduates line up before the start of the commencement.

A graduate holds a bouquet of flowers while another takes off her shoes. 

Graduates and attendees during the commencement speech.

Nicholas Carreras, 25, of Leominster, wears a top hat in place of the traditional mortar board cap.

Jen Hansson, 21, of Princeton displays her FSU school colors with her gold sandals and green painted toe nails.

Farmers Market--Friday, May 20, 2011

Fraser McBeth, 4, and his brother Hammie, 3, both of Ashburnham help carry plants for their mother at the Westminster Farmers Market.

Mount Wachusett Community College 46th Commencement--Thursday, May 19, 2011

Graduating students make their way into the field house for Mount Wachusett Community College's 46th Commencement in Gardner, MA.

Nurse Pinning--Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fitchburg State University nursing students line up in the back of Weston Auditorium before the start of FSU's Nursing Pinning Ceremony.

Donald Sparks--Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Donald Sparks, 47, of Fitchburg, will be making a documentary on being homeless and overcoming it, as he was once homeless himself and addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Monty Tech vs. Parker Charter School Track Meet--Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monty Tech's Leanne Winter, 17, a senior, competes in the hurdles

Spring Fling--Saturday, May 14, 2011

Maddy Siciliano, 7, and her brother Jonah Siciliano, 5, both of Leominster, play be a tree at the Doyle Estate on Lindell Ave. in Leominster while making their fairy houses during the annual Spring Fling at the Doyle Conservation Center in Leominster.

District E Class High School Track Meet--Saturday, May 14, 2011

 Nashoba's Abby Hurd, a junior, leads the pack while competing in the 2-mile race

 Nashoba's Devin Doyle, 16, a junior, competes in the pole vault

 Lunenburg's Whitney Mansfield, 15, a freshman competes in the high jump

 Lunenburg's Heather Learnard, 17, a senior, competes in the long-jump

51st Johnny Appleseed School Lawn Party--Saturday, May 14, 2011

Amelia Fyfe, 2, of Leominster blows on her pinwheel that she won.

U.S. National DekHockey Tournament--Saturday, May 14, 2011

Leominster Rams' Tim Richard controls the ball while defended closely by Leominster Elite's Zack Sulton

The Leominster Rams (dark jerseys) try to get the ball past Leominster Elite's goalie Shawn Comeau

Leominster Elite's Jay Garner fires a shot while defended by Leominster Rams' Jeremy Gogiem

Leominster Elite's David Legaault defends at left as Leominster Rams' Mike Colcord takes a shot

Pink Hair for Cancer Awareness--Thursday, May 12, 2011

Kathy DiRusso of Leominster, a member of Cup Crusaders, has her hair worked on by James Schneider, co-owner of Hair Xotica on Central Street in Leominster, after having it dyed pink for the sixth year in a row for breast cancer awareness.

MAME--Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lunenburg High School performs their production of MAME

 Anna Meehan as "Mame Dennis" is lifted up on a moon

A dance routine is performed in a scene.

Leominster vs. Fitchburg--Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Onlookers watch as Leominster's Steven Colella hangs over the fence after attempting to catch a foul ball as his teammate Kevin Griffith stands by.

Clean Up--Saturday, May 7, 2011

Close to 200 volunteers came out to work on Saturday for a clean up of a 2-mile radius of the Elm Street Neighborhood in Fitchburg for the Crossroads Cares Project, in partnership with Twin Cities Community Development Corp.

From near, Heather Sutherland, 29, of Fitchburg and Keli Reeves of Gardner clean up a property on Prichard Street.

Garry Dupill of Ashby rakes up leaves in a yard at 48 Johnson Street.

Tim St. Jean, 26, of Fitchburg works at fixing up a small retaining wall on the property of 45 Johnson Street,

Chair Auction--Friday, May 6, 2011

A decorated chair at the Artistic Chair Auction at the Fitchburg Art Museum. The auction benefited the Arc & Matson Community Services building renovations on Main Street in Fitchburg.

Fitchburg vs. Algonquin--Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fitchburg's Nick Primeau runs safely onto second as Algonquin's Connor Clowes leaps into the air curious as to why the ball was not thrown as his teammate John Officer looks on during Thursday's game. Fitchburg took the win, 11-3.

Rainbow--Thursday, May 5, 2011

A rainbow appears after a brief rainstorm in Fitchburg.

Fitchburg vs. Algonquin Volleyball--Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fitchburg's Alex Easley stands by at left as his teammate Christian Marcial (center) spikes the ball over the net during Fitchburg's 3-1 victory over Algonquin.