03/24/17 6:05am
The historic Latham-Beebe house in Orient. (Credit: courtesy)

The historic Latham-Beebe house in Orient. (Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate courtesy)

Built over 160 years ago, one of the newest houses on the market has one of the oldest stories to tell.

The former Orient home of Daniel Terry Latham was built on Main Road house using materials brought over from New London. Conn. When his relative Emma Latham married Oscar Beebe in 1899, he gave the house to them. (more…)

03/03/17 6:02am
Lloyd Ziff in front of a wall of photos at his home in Orient Point. (Credit: Lloyd Ziff)

Lloyd Ziff in front of a wall of photos at his home in Orient Point. (Credit: Lloyd Ziff)

Lloyd Ziff didn’t consider himself a professional photographer until 1999, at which point he said he “decided take his photographs out from under the bed.”

Although the Orient Point resident, 74, had years ago taken an array of now-famous pictures of singer Patti Smith and photographers Robert Mapplethorpe and Annie Leibovitz, he didn’t feel ready to share more of his work with the world until last year, when he published two books: “New York: Photographs: 1967-2014” and “Los Angeles: Photographs: 1967-2014.” He’ll discuss both during an illustrated lecture at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5. (more…)

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…)