07/29/19 6:00am

Marisa Striano of Spirit’s Promise is helping to heal people through her equine programs. (Credit: David Benthal)

When Marisa Striano purchased a rundown horse farm and former bed-and-breakfast on Sound Avenue in Riverhead nearly a decade ago, her intent was to make a positive difference in the world.

Unnerved by the stresses and pain consistently splashed across the news, the Long Island native, who holds a degree in psychology from Massachusetts’ Stonehill College, sought to combine her clinical and equestrian background to foster hope and healing. (more…)

05/27/13 5:00pm

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO Sharon Levine (left) and nephew Josh Levine with three-year-old 'Angel', the youngest of the rescued horses on the farm.

Break out your cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats: the Baiting Hollow Farm Horse Rescue will host its first fundraiser, a country western themed dinner, next Friday at the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard.

The “Mane Event” will feature live music by the local country band “Southbound,” as well as a buffet dinner, wine and drinks, raffles and auctions. (more…)