Fireworks Dangers Demonstration--Thursday, June 30, 2011

A bottle filled with flammable shavings from sparklers explodes, blowing up a child mannequin (it's arm can be seen flying in the air along with its hat) during a demonstration of fireworks dangers at the Mass. State Firefighting Academy in Stow.

Final Round of 102nd Massachusetts Open Golf Championship--Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kyle Gallo of Kensington, CT celebrates with his caddy Stephen Talbot of Kensington, CT on the 18th hole after winning the 102nd Massachusetts Open Golf Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg, finishing by 5 under par.

Michael Ballo of Stamford, CT reacts after missing a putt on the 18th hole.

Adam Rainaud of South Hadley hits onto the 16th hole from a sand bunker.

Mark Stevens of Concord, NH finishes up his round with a putt on the 18th hole.

George Zolotas of Peabody tees off on the 18th hole.

A gallery of spectators looks on as Ty Capps of Palm Coast, FL makes a put on the 16th hole.

102nd Massachusetts Open Golf Championship--Monday, June 27, 2011

Noah Walker from the Harmon Golf Club in Rockland hits out from a sand trap on the 16th hole during the 102nd Massachusetts Open Golf Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg.

Bike and Build--Friday, June 24, 2011

Members of Bike and Build work on their bikes in the First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist of Fitchburg where they stayed for one of their stops. The group travels cross-country (Maine to Santa Barbara, CA) on bicycles to benefit affordable housing projects. Additional information on the group can be found at

Junior Police Academy--Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Fitchburg junior police academy run alongside Longsjo Middle School during the program's first year in the city.

Climate Summer--Wednesday, June 22, 2011

April Bello, 19, of Los Angeles and the college internship program Climate Summer, helps build a raised community garden by the Montachusett Opportunity Council Housing & Community Services Center at Green Acres in Fitchburg. Information on New England Climate Summer can be found at

Naukeag Lake Club--Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Austin Bornstein, 13, of Ashburnham flips off a diving board at the Naukeag Lake Club on Packard Hill Road in Ashburnham on the first day of summer.

Priest Street School Field Day--Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kindergartner Ivan Koduah makes a bubble with a wand during Priest Street School's circus-themed field day in Leominster.

Walk at Dexter Drumlin--Monday, June 20, 2011

Two girls enjoy a warm summer's day walk at Dexter Drumlin Park in Lancaster.

Securing the Johnsonia Building--Wednesday, June 15, 2011

After a 6-alarm fire that gutted the Johnsonia building on Main Street in Fitchburg on Monday, June 13, work is done to secure the safety of the building.
Workers remove bricks from the edge of the roof.

A large crane is used by workers to reach the edge of the roof.

A view through a 5th-floor window.

Aftermath of 6-alarm fire at Johnsonia buiding--Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fitchburg firefighter Ted Lillie carries out a cat he rescued from unit 208.

Magdiely Pena, 27, is reunited with her 5-year-old cat Princess after it was rescued from her apartment in the Johnsonia building by Fitchburg firefighter Ted Lillie on Tuesday, after a 6-alarm blaze gutted the building late Monday night. The cat was handed over by Kate Crochetiere, 24, of Fitchburg (right) who cared for the cat until the owner was found.

Fitchburg Fire Chief Kevin Roy checks his phone in front of the Johnsonia building in Fitchburg.

A firefighter works in a 5th-floor unit in the Johnsonia building.

A Fitchburg police officer and bystanders watch the aftermath clean-up at the Johnsonia building at 520 Main Street in Fitchburg.

Johnsonia Building Fire--Monday, June 13, 2011

Firefighters from Fitchburg and surrounding towns battled at 6-alarm fire that gutted the historic Johnsonia building at 520 Main Street in Fitchburg that had 47 units of condos and apartments. Nobody was injured.

Birds on Headstone--Monday, June 13, 2011

Birds perch on a headstone in Evergreen Cemetery.

Golf Tournament--Monday, June 13, 2011

Keven Hache of Templeton hits an approach shot to the green during the Montachusett Home Care Corporation's 12th Annual Golf Tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg, MA.

Thunderstorm Couds--Thursday, June 9, 2011

A thunderstorm rolled through Massachusetts Thursday evening bringing strong gusts of wind, crashing thunder and lighting. Threatening storm clouds filled the sky over Fitchburg as the storm passed through.

Luthier--Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ed Laetz, 70, of Westminster, a luthier (a maker of stringed instruments), displays one of his mandolins in his home workshop.

It's Hot--Wednesday, June 8, 2011

From near, Dominic DiNinno, 6, and his brother Joel DiNinno, 4, run under water sprayed from a hose by their "nonno," (Italian for grandfather) at his home in Leominster on a hot afternoon.

A day for the birds--Tuesday, June 7, 2011

male mallard duck

American Robin

Enjoying a Nice Day--Monday, June 6, 2011

A man rests on a patch of grass by HealthAlliance Hospital / Burbank Campus in Fitchburg.

A bird rests on a telephone wire.

North Middlesex Regional High School Graduation--Friday, June 3, 2011

Justin Galvin, 18, of Pepperell receives his diploma during North Middlesex Regional High School's 50th Commencement Exercises held in Fitchburg State University's Recreation Center.

Field Day--Thursday, June 2, 2011

McKay School and Fitchburg Arts Academy students try to keep a large ball from touching the ground while participating in a field day as part of the Fitchburg school district's Fuel Up To Play grant, sponsored by the NFL and the National Dairy Council, held at Fitchburg State University's Elliot Field.

North Central Charter Essential School Graduation--Thursday, June 2, 2011