Lancaster Tree Lighting--Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Locals gather on the town green in Lancaster singing Christmas carols during the annual tree lighting.

Local Football Central Mass Semi-Final Playoffs--Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Leominster's Geraldo Rivera runs past the tackle attempt by Fitchburg's Anthony DiPrima during Tuesday night's Division 1 playoff game at Doyle Field in Leominster. Leominster defeated Fitchburg by the close score of 26-25.

Leominster's Jesse El-Ghoul blocks the punt by Fitchburg's Connor Lemieux.

Leominster High School students cheer after their team scores a touchdown.

Holy Name's Anthony Hodges intercepts a pass intended for Gardner's Erik Haney (left) during Tuesday night's Division 2 playoff game at Doyle Field in Leominser. Holy Name won 34-7.

Holy Name's Anthony Hodges makes a one-handed catch.

Gardner senior Jean Sainvil reacts to the 34-7 loss against Holy Name at the end of the game.

Golden Catch--Monday, November 28, 2011

Leominster's Pawel Kubiak receives a pass in the late, golden light during practice at Doyle Field.

Purple and Pink--Monday, November 28, 2011

Purple and pink hues fill the sky as the sun sets Monday evening in Fitchburg.

Greenhouse--Saturday, Novmeber 26, 2011

The sun sets behind a greenhouse at an organic farm / garden in Westminster.

Black Friday 2011--Friday, November 25, 2011

Shoppers wait in line to get bargains on items at Toys "R" Us in Leominster in the early morning hours on Black Friday.

Shoppers walks slowly to the entrance in line outside of Target in Leominster on Black Friday.

Thanksgiving Eve Football: Lunenburg vs. St. Bernard's--Wednesday, November 23, 2011

St. Bernard's John Gailey catches a long pass as Lunenburg's Ryan Amburgey (left) and Joshua Trainque (center) run on. Lunenburg won 48-25.

Lunenburg's Harrison Arciprete (top center) celebrates with teammates after their 48-25 victory over St. Bernard's.

Cat Shelter--Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Inside the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats in Lunenburg.

Thanksgiving for the needy--Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Howard Gross of Fitchburg receives food during the 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Our Father's Table at 40 Boutelle St. in Fitchburg.

Saint Anthony School Christmas Fair--Saturday, November 19, 2011

Children participate in an activity as Santa Claus waits off to the side for children to have their picture taken with him during Saint Anthony School's Christmas Fair in Fitchburg.

Oakmont defeated 3-1 by Watertown--November 19, 2011

Oakmont's Ashlea Scruton tries to get a shot off as Watertown's Emily Loprete falls to the turf, losing her stick.

Oakmont's Sarah Morse looses grip on her stick while trying to hit the ball upfield.

Watertown's Lauren Sutherland leaps into her teammates' arms as they celebrate at the final whistle, defeating Oakmont 3-1 in the State field hockey Division 2 championship game at Worcester State University.

Oakmont's Sarah Morse (left center) and goalie Kayla Costa (right center) console in each other after losing 3-1 against Watertown.

Oakmont Field Hockey Practice--Thursday, November 17, 2011

Goalkeeper Kayla Costa deflects the ball away during Oakmont Regional High School field hockey practice. The girls will be playing Watertown High School in the state championship game this Saturday.

FHS Play Rehearsal--Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Senior Danielle Jacques as "Cindy" and junior Merrick Henry as "Ron" practice a scene during a dress-rehearsal for Fitchburg High School's production of "Maybe Baby, It's You."

Sholan Farms--Tuesday, November 15, 2011


MIAA 2011 Cross Country Tournament--Saturday, November 12, 2011

From left, Whitinsville senior Nathan Swaim, Hopedale senior Peter Berdos, Hopedale junior Anthony Tandy, and Bromfield senior Nickolas Kronauer sprint to the finish line of the boys' division 2 race at the MIAA 2011 Cross Country Tournament at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course on Saturday.

Central Mass Division 2 Field Hockey Final--Friday, November 11, 2011

Oakmont Regional High School field hockey players pile into their net to celebrate after defeating Auburn High School 2-1 in Friday's Central Massachusetts Division 2 championship game at Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium in Worcester.

2011 Breeders' Circuit dog show--Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Dream," a Standard Poodle looks on as Joseph Vergnetti of Ohio grooms "Solo," also a Standard Poodle, while Bonny Datem of Ohio stands by.

Kelly Nevin of Amherst runs with her Greater Swiss Mountain dog named "Fender" as the judge looks on (near right).

Autumn Dugan, 12, of Fairhaven practices some obedience rules with her German Shepherd named "Diesel" before being shown in competition.

Susan Laden of New Jersey (near) talks with Karin Fisher of Long Island, NY as she grooms "Bebe" a Golden Retriever.

"Duncan," an Old English Sheep dog stands by its owner at left, Brian Still of Thompson, CT, before being shown in competition.


Accidental Photo--Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lisa Wong Re-elected as Mayor of Fitchburg--Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mayor Lisa Wong celebrates her mayoral re-election victory over candidate Joseph Solomito with Dolores Thibault-Munoz Tuesday night in her campaign headquarters on Main Street in Fitchburg.

Fairmount St. Fire--Tuesday, November 8, 2011

As the sun sets Tuesday night, Fitchburg firefighters respond to a fire at a vacant warehouse building near 250 Fairmount Street in Fitchburg. Nobody was inside upon their arrival.

Our Daily Bread --Saturday, November 5, 2011

Breakfast is served to the hungry by volunteers of Our Daily Bread at the Pilgrim Congregational Church on West Street in Leominster Our Daily Bread, a ministry that feeds the homeless and poor, celebrated its two-year anniversary on Saturday.

Pam McDowell of Leominster gets a hot breakfast from Our Daily Bread at the Pilgrim Congregational Church on West Street in Leominster, Saturday morning.

Fitchburg State vs. Westfield State--Saturday, November 5, 2011

Westfield State's Jeff Winchell scores a touchdown as Fitchburg State's Sean Golden (left) and Mike Vaughan (right) were unable to stop him during Saturday's game at Elliot Field in Fitchburg.

Blankets and Orange Leaves--Friday, November 4, 2011


Trick-Or-Treating in November--Thursday, November 4, 2011

From left, Aidan Melanson, 4 1/2, of Athol trick-or-treats with his cousins Dominic Melanson, 5, and Kenneth Melanson, 4, both brothers of Fitchburg as Kim Dee hands out candy from a bowl at her home on Stoneybrook Road in Fitchburg during trick-or-treat night, Thursday. Trick-or-treating was rescheduled from Monday, October 31 due to damage from the last weekend's nor'easter.

5th Grade Football--Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tyngsboro's Ryan Bue is taken down by Leominster's Junior Morales during the Central Mass. Youth Football 5th-grade playoffs at Doyle Field in Leominster.

Clearing the Gridiron--November 1, 2011

Leominster DPW Assistant Director Raymond Racine uses a snowblower to help clear snow from Doyle Field in Leominster after the recent nor'easter dropped over a foot of snow in the area.