Indoor Fun on a Rainy Day--Friday, February 24, 2012

Michael Ramos comes down a slide at the new Hop On In business located in Leominster on a rainy Friday afternoon during February school vacation week. The facility has a variety of slides and blow-up bouncy houses and obstacle courses.

WW2 Veteran Arnie Rill--Tuesday, February 21, 2012

(above and all below) Arnie Rill of Lunenburg, a WW2 U.S. Marine Corps. veteran, reflects on his time served during the battle of Okinawa, which was a fierce battle that gets little attention because it was so close to the end of the war and the dropping of the A-bomb. Rill is also a dedicated member of veteran causes, who is known for attending all wakes of veterans who die and marches in the parades.

Top Spin--Friday, February 17, 2012

Chang Yang of Fitchburg practices a popular Hmong sport called top spin by throwing a "top," while trying to hit a spinning target at right on the first "stage" out of a total of 10, with each one being space out to the furthest which is at 70 feet, Friday, at Coolidge Park in Fitchburg on a warm, winter's evening.

Milk Carton Igloo--Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kindergartners sit inside an igloo made of empty milk cartons while looking at books during Priest Street School's North Pole and South Pole-themed science exploration day in Leominster.

Cart--Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A man pushes a cart up Rollstone Street in Fitchburg.

Valentine's Day--Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Local seniors enjoy the company of each other and a meal during a Valentine's Day party at the Fitchburg Senior Center.

Tsongas--Monday, February 13, 2012

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas talks with Tom Gramaglia, vice president at iRobot, before a roundtable discussion on job creation with other local business leaders and owners in a meeting room at mZeal in Fitchburg.

Funeral of Paul Porter--Friday, February 10, 2012

Pam Joseph of Lunenburg stands by at left at the North Cemetery in Lunenburg as her sister Kim Roy of Hendersonville, TN touches the urn containing the ashes of their father Paul Porter, a lifelong Lunenburg resident who served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years and was a reserve Lunenburg Police officer for 46 years.

Granddaughters, from left, Allyson Joseph of Lunenburg, Alexis Roy and her sister Danielle Roy, both of Hendersonville, TN, grieve during the funeral.

Patriots Hair Cut--Friday, February 3, 2012

Mike "Shaboo" Napier, a barber at Thumbs Up Barbers on John Fitch Highway in Fitchburg gives a haircut with the New England Patriots logo and the name Ochocinco (wide receiver of the Patriots) to Oscar Ariza of Fitchburg.

Stocking Food for Super Bowl--Thursday, February 2, 2012

Don Bourque, a manager at Market Basket, arranges bags of pretzels and other snacks at the store in Leominster in anticipation of football fans looking to shop for snacks for this Sunday's Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

Gov. Deval Patrick at MWCC--Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Governor Deval Patrick talks with Mount Wachusett Community College students during a visit to the college to meet with MWCC President Daniel Asquino to discuss plans for consolidating the administration of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts and have it centralized in Boston.