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Safe at home--July 18, 2012

North Leominster's Reid Losey slides safely into home as Westminster catcher Brenden McGuirk tries to handle the throw.

Dive--July 9, 2012

Jose Medina, 13, of Fitchburg dives off a platform in the Gustave Johnson Memorial State Swimming Pool in Fitchburg.

Fitchburg Farmers' Market--July 5, 2012

Napa cabbage.

Fitchburg's 4th of July Parade--July 4, 2012

Savannah Cormier, 7, and Jaydon Cormier, 2, both of Fitchburg with family at the 4th of July parade on Main Street in Fitchburg.

Bystanders watch the parade.

Daniel Baah, 8, of Fitchburg watches the parade.

Cheyenne Coon, 9 1/2, of Fitchburg waves flags.

Breezy Hill Farm, Ashburnham, MA--June 26, 2012

Bee--June 25, 2012

A bee flies in to pollinate a flower off of Westminster Street in Fitchburg.

First Day of Summer--June 20, 2012

Diana Flores, 3, Xavier Villafane, 1, and Yandel Negron, 5, keep cool in their kiddie pool at their home on Mechanic Street in Leominster on the first official day of summer with temperatures in the upper nineties.
Tyler Wells, 4, and his sister Tiffany Wells, 3, both of Leominster keep cool at the splash park on Third Street in Leominster.

Brewer--June 13, 2012

(above and below) Brewer Seth Write shovels out mash into a grate while making beer at the Wachusett Brewing Company in Westminster, Massachusetts.

Selections from 2012 High School Graduations

Graduating students from the Gateway to College program and the Pathways Early College Innovation School at Mount Wachusett Community College line up before the start of their ceremony in the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center at the college in Gardner.
Elisabeth Staal, 17, of Leominster and Evan Patev, 18, of Leominster share a kiss before the start of Saint Bernard's Central Catholic High School's Commencement Exercises.
Attendees take photographs of the graduating students as they process to their seats for Saint Bernard's Central Catholic High School's Commencement Exercises.
Graduating students lounge in the library to get out from the sun before the start of Cushing Academy's 137th Commencement in Ashburnham.
Graduating students walk through the halls to exit outside to line up for Cushing Academy's 137th Commencement in Ashburnham.
Graduating students wait in Fitchburg High School's cafeteria before the start of Fitchburg Alternative High School's Class of 2012 Graduation.
Late arrivals run to get in line for Fitchburg High School's 146th Commencement at Crocker Field.
Attendees rush onto Crocker Field to meet the graduates at the conclusion of Fitchburg High School's 146th Commencement.
The graduating class of 2012 stand during Trivium School's Commencement Ceremony in Lancaster.
Graduating students gather at Doyle Field for Leominster High School's 142nd Graduation Exercise.
A balloon is tossed around as graduates celebrate during Leominster High School's 142nd Graduation Exercise at Doyle Field.

Fitchburg Relay Races--Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fitchburg High School senior Olivia Carbone runs during the girls' junior / senior race of the 98th Relay Races at Crocker Field in Fitchburg.

MWCC Nurse Pinning--Friday, May 18, 2012

Samantha Flynn of Fitchburg grabs a rose before the start of Mount Wachusett Community College's Class of 2012 Nurse Pinning Ceremony.

MWCC Graduation--Thursday, May 17, 2012

Graduate Farah Auguste of Brockton poses for a photo taken by her cousin Cassandra St. Fleur (near left) during Mount Wachusett Community College's 47th Commencement in Gardner.

Johnsonia Bridge Taken Down--Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mike Zichelle (left), owner of Titan Industries, Inc. of Fitchburg (made the bridge) looks on as his son Mike Zichelle uses a rope to direct the bridge that connected the Putnam Street garage to the Johnsonia building as it is taken down. The bridge is planned to be reused at the professional office building at Community Health Connections in Fitchburg in the future.

Taste of Leominster--Wednesday, March 9, 2012

Marina Bell, 24, of Leominster (top left) and Desiree Richard, 23, of Fitchburg (top right) get a slice of pizza from Kenny Bergeron and Kathy Arsenault of Natalie's Pizzeria during the Taste of Leominster event in the Tata Auditorium at City Hall.

Apple Blossom Festival--Saturday, May 5, 2012

Abigail Huse of Ashby holds up a butterfly to release it during the 11th annual Sholan Farms Apple Blossom Festival, Saturday in Leominster.

Swimmer Megan Brown--Thursday, April 3, 2012

Megan Brown, 15, of Chelmsford practices in the Greenwood Memorial Pool in Gardner, Thursday. She will be taking part in the Olympic Trials in June to try to earn a spot in the London Olympics.

Legally Blind Swimmer Eric Manser--Wednesday, April 2, 2012

Eric Manser, 39, of Leominster, who is legally blind, practices in the pool at Fitchburg State University, Wednesday. Manser is trying to earn a spot on the U.S. swim team for the Paralympic Games in London this summer.

5th Special Olympics North Central School Day Games--Friday, April 27, 2012

From near, Trent Wheeler, 17, from Leominster High School, Jordan Lapriore, 18, from Athol High School, and Jeff Lehtonen, 18, from Leominster High School compete in the 100-meter-dash during the 5th Annual Special Olympics North Central School Day Games at Fitchburg State University.

William Figueroa, 16, from Gardner High School, competes in the 100-meter-dash during the 5th Annual Special Olympics North Central School Day Games at FSU.

Lunenburg vs. Ayer/Shirley Baseball--Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lunenburg's Jim Broder slides safely into home as he collides with Ayer/Shirley's pitcher Luke Snyder.

Spring Run--Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A man runs the loop at Doyle Field in Leominster on a warm, sunny, spring afternoon.

Nashoba vs. North Middlesex Baseball--Monday, April 16, 2012

Nashoba catcher Nick Sestito loses the ball as North Middlesex's Matt Russell Dives safely home. Nashoba won the game, 7-2.

African Acrobats--Thursday, April 12, 2012

Members of the African Acrobats perform at Northwest Elementary School in Leominster, Thursday morning. Performers included Joseph Guna, John Muya, Tom Homba, Ali Choroo Katana, and George Kizami.

Leominster vs. St. Peter-Marian--Monday, April 9, 2012

Leominster's Neil O'Connor slides safely into second base as St. Peter-Marian's Cam Frederick loses the ball while trying to make the tag at McLaughlin Park. Leominster won 3-2.

Student Housing Project--Friday, April 6, 2012

Construction workers work on steel beams while building additions to the former Simonds Manufacturing Building at 45 North Street in Fitchburg which is being redeveloped into student housing for Fitchburg State University.

Multicultural Fair--Friday, March 30, 2012

Dressed in costume, 6th-grader Maddy Rivers, 11, of Templeton fixes the sign for her project's display that she did on England for a multicultural fair at the Twin City Christian School in Lunenburg.

Mr. Lunenburg High School--Thursday, March 29, 2012

Glow sticks fall to the stage after being thrown by junior Georges Tenie who performed a dance in the dark using glow-in-the-dark paint and glow sticks during the talent section of Mr. Lunenburg High School competition.

Kevin Hamelin--Wednesday, March, 28, 2012

Kevin Hamelin, 21, of Fitchburg, who is autistic and requires one-on-one assistance, is currently a senior at the Durham Center for Education in Westminster and is about to age out of the education system when he turns 22. Hamelin, who sits on his lawnmower, aspires to one day have his own lawn mowing and snow removal business.

Fitchburg State vs. UMass Boston Baseball--Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fitchburg State's AJ Silberman tags out UMass Boston's Mike Mattei at second base.

Fitchburg State's Frank Yavorosky dives safely into home plate.

Oldtimers Hockey--Friday, March 23, 2012

M&M Trees' Mike Allen skates in from right to steal the puck away from On The Rock's Eric Laudin during Friday's Oldtimers Hockey Tournament at the Fitchburg State University Civic Center.

Pro Athletics Cheerleading--Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Leominster Pro Athletics cheerleading team practices at the Pro Athletics gym in Leominster, Tuesday night. The squad recently won nationals and will be headed to the world championships.

Guinness--Thursday, March 15, 2012

A pint of Guinness at Donnelly's Tavern at 43 Summer Street in Lunenburg.

St. B's vs. Mahar in MA State Semi-final--Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mahar's Toix Adams (left) and St. Bernard's Michael McGuirl battle over a loose ball during Tuesday's MIAA Boys Division 2 State semi-final game at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield. Mahar beat St. Bernard's 58-36.

St. Bernard's Head Coach Mark Pierce reacts near the end of the 4th quarter.

St. Bernard's student Brian Hunter, the "Blue Man" takes his mask off in disappointment after St. Bernard's lost 58-36 to Mahar.