Author Archives: Manuel C. "Manny" Correira

Maria and Greg Ursini reunite after 13 months. Photos by Manuel C. "Manny" Correia

Tears flow as hero returns

Tears flow as hero returns

As homecomings go, Bristol’s Gregory Ursini’s was as good as it gets. Mr. Ursini, 52, came home to a hero’s welcome Monday night at T.F. Green Airport after serving the past 13 months overseas, including the last 8 months in Afghanistan. Tears of joy flowed freely as his wife, Maria, and children Marissa and Justin

Benjamin Church Manor residents Elsie DiSano (left) and Irene Armillotto enjoy the many offerings of the Senior Awareness Day program. Photos by Manuel C. "Manny" Correira.

Senior Day highlights services at center

With idea weather setting  the tone for another successful event, about 200 people attended the fourth annual Senior Awareness Day last Friday on the grounds of the Bristol Senior Center. The festivities began mid-morning when people started filing onto the grounds of the Bristol Senior Center and into the Community Room, where seniors and their

Military vehicles make their way up the Veterans Home main driveway as part of the annual Cruise In program. Photos by Manuel C. "Manny" Correira.

‘Cruise In’ raises thousands for veterans

Draped against a lush green background on the grounds of the Rhode Island Veterans Home, the fourth annual “War Veterans Tribute Cruise In” was another great success, according to Cruise In Chairman Jerry O’Connell. The event raised more than $10,000, with all proceeds to be used for enhancing the living experience of the residents of


Warren comes together to help sick boy

Residents of Warren and neighboring communities are rallying around a very ill three-year-old boy who is battling leukemia. Michael Ryder, the son of Lynda (Chellel) Ryder and Jonathan Ryder of Riverside and formerly of Warren, was diagnosed in March and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and physical therapy once a week at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Because


Remembering ‘Red’ Corso

I’ll miss our regular visits to the Bristol Sip ‘n Dip. I’ll miss his warm, gentle smile and the spontaneous greeting: “Manny Correira, how’s everything?” Things just won’t be the same any more. My dear friend Michael Corso, affectionately called “Red” by all those who knew him, passed from this life on Aug. 20, after

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