In 2010, Marisa Striano left her life in Port Washington behind to move to the North Fork and start a new journey.
Shortly before, Ms. Striano, whose busy career included jobs with the Manhattan fashion label Escada and the construction company Unity Electric, realized she’d lost touch with herself. Her then-husband encouraged her to discover her passion — and it didn’t take long for her to find it with horses.
Kaylyn Ahrenstein stands in the center of the football stadium at Stony Brook University, baton in hand, waiting for the marching band to begin playing. Wearing a short red uniform on a mid-November afternoon, the featured twirler raises her baton and smiles at the crowd.
The Shoreham-Wading River football defeated Babylon Saturday night to win its third straight Division IV county championship. The Wildcats’ 36-21 victory sends them into the Class IV Long Island finals against undefeated Seaford of Nassau County.
Chris Gray scored four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ win over Babylon while amassing 341 rushing yards.
The Wildcats and Panthers were tied at 14 at halftime before Shoreham outscored Babylon 22-7 in the second half.
Chris Gray carries the ball for Shoreham-Wading River Saturday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
Faced with recent roadblocks in raising money for restoration of the decommissioned FDNY fireboat docked in Greenport, Charlie Ritchie has launched a new fundraising campaign with the help of a familiar philanthropist. READ