Author Archives: Manuel C. "Manny" Correira

1962 Barrington Easles

Thanksgiving Day football rivalry has rich history

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

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