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Santa visits with Bristol kids at the Cup Defenders Association

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Santa (David Camara) was all pumped up when he arrived at the Cup Defenders parking lot.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual Cup Defenders Association Children’s Christmas Party. This year marked the 78th edition of this time-honored tradition, the oldest, continuous holiday party of its type in Bristol. The Cup Defenders Children’s Christmas Party actually got its start in 1935, the same year the non-profit social club was founded at […]

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Eighth-grader ready to lead at OLMC

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Emily Marshall was recently elected class president at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Bristol.

Even at the tender age of 13, Emily Rose Marshall knows where her priorities lie. The eighth-grade student at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School was recently elected president of her school, an honor she has worked hard to achieve. Previously, she served as vice president and secretary. “The kids in this school are so […]

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Bristol icon to be inducted to RWU’s Hall of Fame

By   /  October 7, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Bristol icon Hector Massa will be among those inducted into the Roger Williams University Athletic Hall of Fame this month. Having served 16 years as athletic director (1972-1988), he was proud of the fact that several of his teams, including men's hockey and men's basketball, were nationally renowned.

The second class of the Roger Williams University Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 26, during Homecoming Weekend, in the Campus Recreation Center. Athletes who will be honored include Vivian (Vieira) Byrnes ’96 (women’s soccer, women’s basketball), Spencer McCombe ’97 (wrestling), Peter Doucet ’01 (wrestling), Sara Coleman ’03 (women’s tennis), and […]

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Bristol pastor cooks up divine dinner for 20

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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The Rev. Henry P. Zinno, Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, is as passionate about the meals he prepares as he is in his service to the Lord. Further testimony was demonstrated last Sunday evening when he and group of about 20 people (lucky winners of a silent auction drawing this  summer […]

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Saying ‘goodbye’ to summer with last Cruise In

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Young and old alike were treated to the summer sounds of entertainer Doug Botelho, left, during this year's Sip 'n Dip Antique and Classic Car and Bike Cruise Night.

Summer’s last hurrah was celebrated in grand style last Wednesday night in the Sip ‘n Dip parking lot on Hope Street, where scores of devoted classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts gathered for the final “Cruise Night” of the season. “I hate to see summer go,” said a somewhat dejected Missy Bloomer, a regular at these […]

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Gallery: Rock in Pink draws hundreds to Bristol

By   /  September 16, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Volunteers Gail Pereira (left) and Vicki Cairrao swing to the beat of local bands during the Rock in Pink Concert Saturday at the Bristol Town Beach.

People started arriving early so they could get a good place to sit at the Bristol Town Beach complex. It was later estimated that approximately 1,000 people attended the Rock in Pink event in support of the Gloria Gemma Foundation’s efforts to build the first community-based Garden of Hope in Bristol on the grounds of […]

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Annual War Veterans Tribute Cruise In set for Sunday in Bristol

By   /  September 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Bob Correira of Bristol will have his gleaming 1946 Ford on display at the the third annual War Vererans Tribute Cruise In at the RI Veterans Home on Sunday.

If you’re looking to salivate over some of the most beautiful and expensive classic cars and motorcycles you’ll ever see, then the third annual War Veterans Tribute Cruise In at the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home on Metacom Avenue is the place to be Sunday, Sept. 15. As event organizer Jerry O’Connor emphasized, “It’s one of the […]

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Ride for Freedom raises $4K

By   /  September 10, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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The third annual Motorcycle Ride for Freedom, sponsored by the Front Line Ministry for Freedom, was held Sunday in near-perfect weather conditions from the Pizza Wave parking lot on Metacom Avenue. The route included a 35-mile run through the streets of Bristol, Warren, and nearby Massachusetts. When the riders returned to Bristol about an hour, […]

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Holy Angels Church preps for annual festival

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Among the Holy Angels Summer Festival Committee members are (front row, from left to right) Lorraine Conti, Betty Martini and Harriet Downey; and (back row) Sam Read, Mary Natale and committee Chairwoman Barbara St. Angelo.

Come one, come all! That’s the developing theme of members of the Holy Angels Church Summer Festival Committee, who invite all parishioners and friends to the annual Feast of the Assumption celebration on the grounds of Holy Angels Church on Maple Avenue. The 2013 Summer Festival begins with a kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 15, at […]

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Hundreds turn out for weekend Feast in Bristol

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

Chief Marshals Manny and Terry Pasqual, center, lead the solemn procession Sunday up Wood Street.

Paul Viveiros crossed his arms in front of his chest on Saturday night and peered into the tent area where people had begun to line up to get their food for the annual Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 16th of July Feast. “That’s what this feast is all about,” he boasted. “It’s the food […]

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