Happy New Year From J&J Small Engine Clinic

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This New Year J&J Small Engine Clinic would like to wish you and your families a happy and safe New Year. Thank you for your business and we look forward to doing business with you in 2012 and beyond.

For all of your new power equipment or small engine repair and parts J & J Small Engine Clinic has one of the largest selections of lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws and other power tools in the North Attleboro area.

J&J Small Engine Clinic, Inc. has been providing premium service and sales since 1995 and we have a high standard when it comes to customer service. Contact us for information or questions on power equipment sales and service.  Happy New Year from J&J Small Engine Clinic.

Downsize or Upgrade with Modular Construction

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The holidays are fun, but often we are reminded during the holidays that we either need a larger house, or we want a smaller one.

If you have suddenly found that you need a larger home, either an entirely new home or an addition, modular construction may be the answer for you.

Modular additions can be added to almost any home, and can be done much more quickly than traditional construction. If it is an in-law apartment for aging parents, an extra bedroom, office, or you can enlarge your kitchen to accommodate a growing family with a modular addition.  There is better, faster way to do your home addition.

Need to downsize? Modular floor plans can be custom designed to create the home you are looking for.  A smaller home does not have to mean compromise. Build a home with the same rooms, just smaller, or build a home with only the rooms you use and need.

Avalon Building Systems builds  modular homes all winter long, so don’t let that stop you. With a faster design to construction time, winter is the best time to build a new modular home.

Chronic Pain Specialists

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Chronic pain specialists are doctors who are specially trained to manage chronic pain.  Usually, anesthesiologists are ideal doctors to manage pain since anesthesiology is a field that works to manage pain during otherwise painful procedures.  Surgery, labor and other painful procedures require temporary pain management, while other conditions require longer term or chronic pain management.  

Conditions like arthritis, back pain, muscle pain, nerve pain or even cancer pain require special pain management.  A pain specialist is able to assess the patient’s medical history, review symptoms and create a specific treatment plan to manage each individual’s pain.  

The pain specialist works in collaboration with other physicians in order to fully help the patient attain the most comfortable condition possible.  The goal of the pain specialist is to minimize medication dependency while increasing the patient’s comfort and quality of life.  Depending on the type and origin of pain, the pain specialist will perform minimally invasive procedures in order to minimize pain and increase the patient’s mobility and activity level.  

If you experience chronic pain, call The Franklin Pain Center at or e-mail us at staff@franklinpaincenter.com to schedule an evaluation.

Cop Mails Out Dead Rats

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Boston Cop Mailed Dead Rats as Payback in Sex Ring

A Boston transit police officer has been suspended after he was caught mailing dead rats.

Why was he mailing dead rats?

According to CBS Boston, the officer was sending a message to a man who failed to pay the cop's girlfriend or another prostitute for sex.

Not your run-of-the-mill dead rats in the mail story.

MBTA Police Officer Greg Thorpe was caught mailing dead rats to a Hyde Park man, from a UPS store in South Boston about ten days ago. Sources tell the CBS Boston that Thorpe was caught on video by security cameras in a UPS customer service center, mailing two packages. At one point he reportedly looks at the security camera and smiles.

Sources say officer Thorpe's girlfriend offered her "services" on Craigslist and that the uniformed officer would drive her and her friends to appointments in his marked MBTA cruiser during his midnight shift, offering protection.

Sources say one man never paid one of the girls and so Thorpe mailed him the rats.

The MBTA police released a statement, saying, "Greg Thorpe has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation."

Sources tell CBS Boston officer Thorpe may at some point face charges from Boston police for intimidating a witness and animal cruelty.

Source: CBS Boston

George Williams,
General Manager - Staff Entomologist

Pest Control, RI, Pest Control, MA 

Roanoke Live Music Listings for New Year’s Eve

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Are you still making plans with your friends from the apartment in Roanoke for New Year’s Eve? Well, if is live music you are interested in, here are the local listings for some hot spots around Roanoke.

Southern Culture on the Skids
With Henson (America's Oldest Living Boy Band). One can be sure of two things here: house-rocking music will prevail, and fried chicken will be eaten.
Details: 9 p.m. Kirk Avenue Music Hall, Roanoke.

Yellow Dubmarine
A Washington-based band does reggae versions of Beatles tunes. Yellow Dub is an extra fine live act that will have you dancing into 2012.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke.

Chris Beard
Hear some hot blues grooves and guitar licks aplenty from Beard, son of a blues guitarist whose friends included Buddy Guy and Matt "Guitar" Murphy.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke.

Grass Monkey
Ringing in the new year with Grass Monkey promises to be a rollicking riot.
Details: 10 p.m. Awful Arthur's, downtown Roanoke. Free.

Roanoke's Biggest New Year's Eve Party
With The Kings and Project 4, both featuring Josh Shilling and William Penn Band
Details: 7 p.m. (prime rib buffet) Hotel Roanoke.

New Year's Eve Countdown Party
Featuring Khemistry, The BLTD Band. Two high-quality bands are in the house at Thelma's, closing out 2011. A breakfast buffet is included among the tasty doings.
Details: 9 p.m. Thelma's Chicken & Waffles, Roanoke.

The Worx
The Roanoke Valley's premiere party band fires it up.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Awful Arthur's, Towers Shopping Center, Roanoke.
Keith Bryant & IronHorse
This popular country act can lay it down, honky-tonk style or pop.
Details: 9 p.m. Watusy's Harvest House, Roanoke.
Hear classic and modern rock - including Pink Floyd, Stone Temple Pilots and Alice in Chains - and some originals.
Details: 9 p.m. Screamers Bar & Grill, Radford. Free.

Burning Bridges
A favorite in the pop and country covers world gives you a party.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Bravos, Roanoke.

New Year's at the Landing

With Ben Trout Trio
Trout and his cohorts play classic rock, blues and soul that grooves like mad.
Details: 8:30 p.m. The Landing Restaurant & Bruno's GastroPub, Moneta. Free admission to the pub.
Big Thunder Rumblefish
It's a reunion for this raw and funky outfit.
Details: 9:30 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free.

One of Pomegranate Restaurant's mainstays will be onstage.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Pomegranate Restaurant, Troutville. $50 with five-course meal, champagne toast; $10 with New Year's Eve menu.
Seven Mile Ford
Country and pop band hits one of Roanoke's newest joints.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Breaktime Billiards and Saloon, includes champagne, snacks, party favors.

Charlie Hamill Group
Hamill and his musical pals will surely sling some classic rock and pop, maybe even an original or two.
Details: 10 p.m. Fork in the Alley, Roanoke.

New Year's Band Bash
Featuring Doghouse, Brian Gray, Smooth Groove Movement. Dig into some music and some Astro Dogs as '11 fades away.
Details: 8 p.m. Fork in the City, Roanoke. Free.
90 Weight
An alt-rock/grunge cover band at the Pot.
Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot, Roanoke. $7.

Information - Roanoke Times