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Town Focus: Day 4 in Orient

Houses and waterfront rentals overlook Orient Harbor off

Houses and waterfront rentals overlook Orient Harbor off Village Lane in Orient. (Aug. 1, 2012) (Credit: Erin Geismar)

Orient is surrounded by water, so on Day 4, I’ll check out how some of the community takes advantage of that at the Orient Yacht Club.

Throughout the week as I’ve walked by the yacht club, I’ve seen people going in and out, and there has always been a line of small, white sails trailing from the club out into the bay.

Every Thursday evening throughout the summer, the yacht club hosts a sailing race for adults followed by a dinner at the club. I’ll attend the weekly event to see how it brings members of the community together and how the importance of being near the water plays in each of their lives.

Today, you’ll also find my story on the injection of new, young business owners into the small Orient business district. Yesterday, I met Rosy Brown, who at 19 decided she wanted to rent a small shop on Village Lane and run her own ice cream parlor.

Look for a story today with more on Brown’s business, as well as how the relatively new owners of the Orient Country Store, Miriam Foster and Grayson Murphy (also newly married), have made out in their first year-and-a-half.

As the week starts to wind down, don’t forget to follow along on Twitter, Foursquare and Storify. You can also share with me your thoughts and any experiences you might have had in Orient via email or in the comment section.

Tags: Orient , town , focus

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