Move-in Day at FSU--Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Freshman Amy Murphy, 18, of Brattleboro, VT, sits on the top of her bunk as freshman Sarah Guglielmo, 18, of Burlington, CT hangs up photos on the wall in their dorm room in Aubuchon Hall during move-in day at Fitchburg State University.

Tropical Storm Irene--Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fitchburg firefighters respond on Mount Elam Road where a large tree fell across the road, knocking down power lines, as Tropical Storm Irene made its way through North Central Mass.

Pink Man--Friday, August 27, 2011

Mike Maxfield of Leominster, also known as "Pink Man," rides his unicycle around downtown Leominster. He has performed around the world on his unicycle, specifically on the west coast, wearing his pink unitard in public places performing impromptu tricks, spins, and other maneuvers such as spinning around poles.

Shirley MCI Green Team--Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Minimum security inmates of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Shirley (group called the Green Team) clear brush from areas near the Water Street Bridge in Fitchburg by the Nashua River.


Transitions--Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lily Montanez, 23, sits with her four children, from left, Yaralys, 3, Zaydean, 5 months, Desteny, 5, and Ellynnette, 7, in her unit at Transitions in Devens, a shelter for homeless women and their children.

Leominster High School Renovation--Thursday, August 18, 2011

A construction worker digs a trench in a classroom at Leominster High School where pipes run outside to an acid waste tank where chemicals from science labs are discarded. A renovation to the school is proposed to take two years, with the addition of a new two-story science building.

Mural--Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Artist Jenene Annessi of Leominster works on a mural that depicts a scene of Jesus with his disciples by the Sea of Galilee, done at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Leominster, where she is a member.

Poodle--Tuesday, August 16

Kyle, a standard poodle, who has now been retired for 7 years as a show dog, poses in front of a garage door at its owner's home in Harvard, MA. The owner, John Seeley, is the president of the Wachusett Kennel Club in Sterling.

Doggy Paddle--Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Zelda Rose Vonhogen swims in a pool at a Fitchburg home.

Fishin--Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Marcus Olgeria, 4, of Leominster stands by as Mackenzie Walker, 4, of Fitchburg reels in her lure while fishing at Lake Whalom in Lunenburg.

Summer Fun at Naukeag Lake Club--Friday, August 5, 2011

Olivia Kuehl, 10, of Ashburnham jumps off the diving board at the Naukeag Lake Club off Packard Hill Road in Ashburnham. The diving board was replaced new this year.

Anna Svensen, 11, of Scituate, who is visiting her grandmother Charleen Sawyer of Ashburnham (not pictured) fishes with a net off the side of a dock at the Naukeag Lake Club off Packard Hill Road in Ashburnham.

Corn--Thursday, August 4, 2011

While holding a husk of Providence corn, Paul Gove, owner of Gove Farm on Mechanic Street in Leominster, talks about the business of growing and selling his corn. In back is a scary eye balloon, which helps scare birds away from the fields.

Stoneyhill Farm--Monday, August 1, 2011

A chicken perches on a wheel barrel at the farm in Fitchburg.

A female Muscovy duck takes a bath in a bowl of water.

An American Guinea Hog during feeding time.

A baby bearded Silkie chicken walks in its pen.

West Highland White Terriers line the fencing of their cage for attention.

A miniature horse pokes its head through the fence.