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06/15/17 5:55am
06/15/2017 5:55 AM

Over nearly 200 years, members of the Orient community have established a special connection to the former Orient United Methodist Church building on Village Lane.

With its hand-carved oak pews, colorful stained glass windows and newly restored traditional church organ, the beauty of the building — both inside and out — is something many locals would like to see preserved well into the future.

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04/13/17 5:55am
04/13/2017 5:55 AM

Orient groups are continuing their efforts to purchase and preserve the Orient United Methodist Church building on Village Lane and are looking for support from Southold Town.

Oysterponds Historical Society vice president Ed Caufield and Orient Association president Bob Hanlon said Tuesday that one goal is to create a coalition between Suffolk County and the town, both of which have set aside funds for land preservation, so the town won’t bear the financial burden alone.

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02/23/17 6:00am
02/23/2017 6:00 AM

Orient Methodist Church meeting

It was unusual: The pews at the recently shuttered Orient United Methodist Church were filled this past weekend. Rather than gathering for a sermon, however, locals flocked there Saturday morning to hear from the Oysterponds Historical Society and Orient Association about the building’s future.

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10/01/15 5:04pm
10/01/2015 5:04 PM

Amy Folk (left) and Freddie Wachsberger with the Bark Washington painting

Amy Folk had always heard about the Bark Washington painting, which depicts the hunting of a school of whales. Ms. Folk joined Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient a few years after the painting mysteriously disappeared along with other artworks.

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