Lindsey Kimball--Friday, July 29, 2011

Lindsey Kimball, 16, of Ayer, was diagnosed with leukemia at an early age, went into remission and then relapsed. She has now been in remission for a second time for six years and is a poster child for Dana Farber. She has been riding in the Pan Mass Challenge for the past couple of years and is currently training for the upcoming challenge on August 6th and 7th.

Lindsey rides her bike down Jonathan Drive by her home in Ayer.

Princess Tea Party--Thursday, July 28, 2011

Allison Routhier, 6, of Lancaster is crowned with a princess tiara by "Lady J" or Janet Parnes of Millis, a trained and certified etiquette consultant, during a Princess Tea Party at the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster. Through the program, the children learned social and dining skills and how to be confident, respectful and considerate.

Sofi Zalduondo, 3, of Hull and sips her tea (which is actually pink lemonade) during the party.
A Barbie sits on the table as a local princess puts down her tea cup onto the saucer,

Doctor Lewinnek--Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dr. George Lewinnek sits in an exam room at Central Orthopedics on Electric Ave. in Fitchburg. He is retiring at the end of August after 27 years of practice.

Dragonfly--Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A dragonfly basks in the sun at Sholan Farms in Leominster.

Leominster Fire Aftermath--Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A vase of flowers sits on a neighbor's table as the aftermath of a fire that broke out early Tuesday morning at a multifamily home at 13-15 Fifth Street in Leominster can be seen across the driveway, Tuesday afternoon. The one occupant of the building, which was undergoing a renovation project, made it out with minor injuries.

Summer Youth Festival--Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kids jump in a bounce-house during Summer Youth Festival 2011 put on by the Cleghorn Neighborhood Group at Park Hill Park in Fitchburg.

Heat Wave--Friday, July 22, 2011

Melissa Long of Princeton holds up her daughter Teagan Long, 5, to get a better view at the different cold treats at an ice cream truck at Leominster State Forest on a 90-plus degree day.

Fitchburg residents, from left, Felicita Muniz, 26, and Ebony Johnson, 26, splash water at each other in Crow Hill Pond at Leominster State Forest.

Bird and a Bee--Thursday, July 21, 2011

Twin City Blue Raiders Practice--Thursday, July 21, 2011

Alex Rivera goes up to catch a pass at Doyle Field in Leominster.

David Connors receives a pass as Alex Rivera runs his route.

15-year-old Babe Ruth All Stars Western Mass. State Championship--Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Leominster's Tony Sylvester throws to first base ahead of Pittsfield's Clem Ferris for an out during the 15-year-old Babe Ruth All Stars Western Mass. State Championship game at McLaughlin Park in Leominster.

First Pitch--Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tommy Joffrion, 5, of Leominster, who battles chronic myeloid leukemia, throws the first pitch to North Leominster's catcher Devin Grimley on the opening day of the 9-year-old Jimmy Fund youth baseball season during a game between North Leominster and Leominster American. The league raises money for the Dana Farber Cancer institute.

2nd Hilliest City in America

While making her routine walk down to the Fitchburg Public Library, Michele Egerton of Fitchburg walks down Jay Street, supposedly the steepest road in the city, which has 24.8 percent grade. Fitchburg is the second hilliets city in America, with San Francisco being the first.

Leominster vs. Marlboro--Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Leominster's Nolan Brassard is tagged out at home by Marlboro's Cam Plank during the 13-year-old Babe Ruth championship game.

Quick "Light" and Space Study--Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Women on Target--Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Grupposo of Worcester aims at a target while shooting on the skeet field during a Women on Target program at the Leominster Rod & Gun Club, a program for females to learn how to shoot guns.

North Leominster vs. Leominster American--Friday, July 8, 2011

Leominster American's Jacob Bladikis delivers a pitch.

North Leominster's Kyle Cuddahy jumps onto home plate after Leominster American's catcher dropped the ball on the tag.

Lancaster Farmers Market--Thursday, July 7, 2011

The first day of the Lancaster Farmers Market is held on the Town Green on Main Street.

Jean James of Lancaster (center) shows her decorator hand towels to Lancaster residents Brody Meyer, 6, (son of Margo Meyer, the director of the farmers market) and Sarah Spencery.

Leo Urban, 3 1/2, of Lancaster has a cat painted on his face by Pascale Traylor of Lunenburg.

Leominster Post 151 vs. Northboro--Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Leominster Post 151's Joe Balboni throws to 1st base during Wednesday's American Legion game against Northboro.

Sister Gets Ready for Wedding--Saturday, July 2, 2011

My sister, Laura, has her hair done prior to her wedding to Patrick Jackson.