01/03/17 6:03am
The view from Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

The view from Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

Anyone who can’t visit Orient but still wants to get a taste of it can do so thanks to this week’s edition of The New Yorker.

Featured in the Jan. 2, 2017, issue is a poem by Jonathan Galassi entitled “Orient Epithalamion,” which describes the end of the busy season in the small hamlet. (more…)

12/12/16 2:04pm
Oysterponds Historical Society Holiday House Tour

The decor inside Cindy Schmidt’s home was a standout during the Oysterponds Historical Society 2016 Holiday House Tour. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A handful of Orient and East Marion residents opened their homes Saturday for Oysterponds Historical Society’s 31st annual holiday house tour.

The self-guided event featured new and old homes dressed in seasonal finery. It included six houses in Orient and two in East Marion, as well as four historic buildings.

More than 150 people attended, with all proceeds benefiting Oysterponds Historical Society. (more…)

12/07/16 12:05pm
Orient Holiday House Tour

The East Marion home of Cindy Schmidt was on the Oysterponds Historical Society Holiday House Tour in 2012. The home is not included on the tour this year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Step inside the holiday-themed and decorated homes of East Marion and Orient residents to celebrate the season and help a good cause.

Oysterponds Historical Society hosts its annual Holiday House Tour this Saturday, December 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour features new and old homes dressed in seasonal finery. (more…)

11/29/16 3:02pm
Old Point Schoolhouse

The Old Point Schoolhouse in Orient. (Credit: Oysterponds Historical Society Facebook)

The Beach Plum Shop in Orient, which is as unique as the local gifts that fill it, is a must-add for your list of holiday shopping destinations.

The Oysterponds Historical Society opened the store, located at the Old Point Schoolhouse, last weekend. It will open again  Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, as well as Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11, from noon to 4 p.m.  (more…)

09/28/16 10:50am
The back patio of 1105 Greenway West. (Credit: The Corcoran Group, courtesy)

The back patio of 1105 Greenway West. (Credit: The Corcoran Group, courtesy)

We could get used to living like this.

The back patio of this Orient home, set next to a heated gunite pool, outdoor fireplace and sunken hot tub, offers the perfect setting for uncorking a bottle of Long Island cabernet franc and spending the night laughing with friends.

Located in the Green Acres neighborhood, this four-bedroom, 3.5-bath custom build offers a secluded setting great for having friends over but is equally suited for quiet nights in.

“It’s perfect for entertainment, but it’s really great for solitude,” said listing agent Sheri Winter Clarry of the Corcoran Group. “It’s such a serene setting.” (more…)