07/24/15 5:55am
07/24/2015 5:55 AM

Don’t forget the much-anticipated annual Orient Congregational Church fair this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Believe me when I say there will be something for everyone and make sure you get there early so you can snag some wonderful home-baked pies. Carol Tuthill estimates that she and her crew will bake about 700 mini pies and cakes this year. They are taking advance orders so stop at the church this week when you see cars there and reserve your treats for Saturday pickup. (more…)

06/26/15 7:00am
06/26/2015 7:00 AM

I’ll start with a small world and hope you can fill in the end. Pete Nathanson and his bride, Chris Franke, were going through customs in Bayonne, N.J., last Thursday after a cruise to Bermuda aboard Liberty of the Seas. The immigration man looked at their papers and asked, “Where is this Orient, N.Y.? Other folks from there just passed through here before you.” So the question is: Who else from Oysterponds was among the 5,000-plus passengers? We can’t wait for the answer!  (more…)

05/30/15 6:00am
05/30/2015 6:00 AM

Early last week I was behind a ginormous truck that was scoring the middle of the newly laid blacktop on the North Road. It didn’t occur to me what that was all about until late last night when I was headed west after the last ferry from Connecticut. At some point I migrated onto the painted yellow line in the middle of the road and my tires shrieked out an unpleasant chant that returned my attention to the road. Hopefully that will keep others less familiar than I in their lane as they make their way “up island” from the Point.  (more…)

05/15/15 7:00am
05/15/2015 7:00 AM

Hello again! If I am here, it must be Mother’s Day! I hope that all the mothers out there had a great day! As I write this, Mom is heading north and will arrive by the time the paper hits newsstands! There’s a lot going on in the next couple of days/weeks, so pay attention!  (more…)