Author Archives: Manuel C. "Manny" Correira

Bristol residents Chrissy Conley (left) and Sofia Cabral recently returned from a tour of Europe, where they played soccer against some of the world's best competition in their age group.

Local soccer stars excel on world stage

Local soccer stars excel on world stage

Back from a whirlwind soccer tour of Europe, where they played against some of the best young talent in the world, friends and Bristol residents Sofia Cabral and Christina Conley, reflected on memories they say will last a lifetime. As members of the elite Olympic Development Program Youth Soccer Region 1, both girls, students at

Tony Lepore, aka "The Dancing Cop" dances with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel students during National Catholic School's Week last week.

Dancing cop entertains, educates at Mt. Carmel

You’ve seen him on the news. You’ve seen him directing traffic throughout Rhode Island. You’ve seen him do his thing in Bristol’s Fourth of July Parade. Monday morning, Tony Lepore, Sr. (aka “the Providence Dancing Cop”) went through his paces at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. Mr. Lepore’s appearance coincided with National Catholic Schools

1962 Barrington Easles

Thanksgiving Day football rivalry has rich history

I was just sitting here thinking about what high school football used to be like around these parts on Thanksgiving Day. I mean, I’m talking about the old Bristol-Barrington series, which began in 1934, and produced more thrills and excitement than one could imagine. As a youngster, long before I became an established sportswriter, I

Mary Pimental Carinha, well-known in Bristol's Portuguese community, celebrated her 100th birthday last week.

Secret to longevity: Bowl of ice cream a night

Upon entering the Venus de Milo banquet room Sunday afternoon, an admittedly nervous 100-year-old woman looked around and was amazed at what she saw. “I never knew I had this many friends,” said the diminutive Mary Pimental Carinha, who became one of Bristol’s latest centenarians. “There are so many people here.” Although Mrs. Carinha officially