02/20/18 6:02am

Scallop season began Nov. 6. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Sweet and succulent, Peconic Bay scallops are a local treasure. Whether broiled, sautéed or fried, these bivalves are enjoyed with gusto throughout the harvest season — from November through the end of March.  (more…)

12/08/17 6:02am
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)

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 9 from noon to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour features new and old homes dressed in seasonal finery. (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…)

10/17/17 6:01am

This Orient property is listed for $10,000,000. (Credit: The Corcoran Group)

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It’s rare that compounds like this come on to the North Fork real estate market.

This 26-acre property in Orient — with 520 feet on Long Island Sound — offers picture perfect sunsets, an elegant backdrop for entertaining and one of the region’s most expansive parcels.

“The property just glows,” said listing agent Sheri Winter Clarry of The Corcoran Group. “That’s the best way to put it.” (more…)