07/04/18 6:10am

Cherry blossoms and historic buildings make Village Lane in Orient one of the most beautiful places on the East End. (Credit: David Benthal)

Something happens when you cross the causeway and pass the crab shack and Latham farm stand on your way to Orient.

It’s a feeling, something akin to traveling in a time machine, that is only heightened as you make the turn at the Civil War monument onto Village Lane.

A major part of the Orient Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the buildings that line Village Lane still proudly carry a celebrated aesthetic of centuries past.  (more…)

05/22/18 6:10am

Ruthie Beamish takes sanctuary in her quiet Orient home near the sea. She has a befitting, albeit stressful, job at the local museum, a teenage daughter growing into her own and a not-quite-ex-husband. Their home is their nest egg— her daughter’s college fund, retirement account — and a hard fought investment. (more…)

11/10/17 6:00am

Nicki Gohorel inside the Orient Country Store. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Wherever in the world Nicki Gohorel goes, she’s sure to leave space in her suitcase for new spices and other flavors she discovers.

She’ll spend at least an hour perusing local markets for new inspiration to use in recipes for her custom nut butter business, Simply Nicki, and in dishes at the Orient Country Store, where she works.

“I am a supermarket addict,” she said. “It’s just all the new things you see and the food. I need to fill my suitcase.” (more…)

02/03/17 6:02am
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A black bean burger at Love Lane Kitchen. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s February on the North Fork. At times it can feel like the whole East End is riding out the winter on the warm shores of Waikiki, but there are many business owners who stay behind to feed the hungry masses.

Here are a handful of eateries serving lunch to locals and midweek visitors all winter long.
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