05/29/18 5:55am

675 Orchard Street in Orient. (Courtesy Photos: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

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Orient is the North Fork’s most secluded hamlet. Its location east of a narrow stretch of causeway flanked by water gives the community the feeling that it’s an island. If it’s languid afternoons and quiet solace you seek, you’ll find it in historic Orient. (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…)

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…)