Author Archives: Manuel C. "Manny" Correira


Warren remembers Kayleigh Raposa

Warren remembers Kayleigh Raposa

They called it “Kayleighpalozza,” an afternoon filled with cherished memories and pleasant thoughts of a young girl taken too soon. The late Kayleigh Raposa, 16, was a junior at Mt. Hope High School when her life came to an abrupt end following a tragic car accident in Bristol in February 2007. Seven years later, her

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

For Barrington residents Marvin and Linda Homonoff, the Holy Angels Festival was something brand new.

Barrington church festival draws a crowd

Unlike most people who attended the 99th annual Holy Angels Church Festival over this past weekend, Marvin and Linda Homonoff were new to everything this event had to offer. “We’ve lived in Barrington for 37 years,” said Mr. Homonoff, who also serves as Barrington probate judge, “but had never attended this festival. This was great