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Orient people

Sarah Michta, 28, of Orient works at The

Sarah Michta, 28, of Orient works at The Candyman, which is owned by her family. (Aug. 1, 2012) Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Erin Geismar profiles people around Orient, from community leaders to residents she bumps into around town.

Miriam Foster and Grayson Murphy purchased the Orient
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Miriam Foster and Grayson Murphy purchased the Orient Country Store last year. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Joseph Soito, 75, was born and raised in
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Joseph Soito, 75, was born and raised in Orient. He meets friends to sit and talk at the Orient Country Store every afternoon. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Walter Strohmeyer, 83, Orient, is a member of
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Walter Strohmeyer, 83, Orient, is a member of the Orient Yacht Club, where he was enjoying a weekly community dinner Thursday night with friends. Strohmeyer, like many people in Orient, says he likes to pretend there's nothing special about the place so no one else will move here. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Rosy Brown, 19, is the owner of The
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Rosy Brown, 19, is the owner of The Idle Hour ice cream shop in Orient. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Danny Latham, 64, is the owner of the
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Danny Latham, 64, is the owner of the 160-acre Latham’s Farm in Orient. His family was among the earliest European settlers of the area during the first half of the 17th century. We caught up with him outside his farm stand on Main Road where he sells the fruits and vegetables he grows on the farm. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Sarah Michta, 28, of Orient works at The
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Sarah Michta, 28, of Orient works at The Candyman, which is owned by her family. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Andy Binkowski, of Orient, is president of the
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Andy Binkowski, of Orient, is president of the North Fork Chamber of Commerce. Check out his profile here. (June 10, 2012)

Ellen Cone Busch, 40, of Orient, moved to
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Ellen Cone Busch, 40, of Orient, moved to the community four years ago to become the director of the Oysterponds Historical Society. (July 31, 2012)

Daniela DiStefano-Michkovits, 37, of Coram, served as Orient's
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Daniela DiStefano-Michkovits, 37, of Coram, served as Orient's postmaster for 10 years, before transferring to her new spot at the Water Mill post office. (July 25, 2012)

Poppy Johnson, assistant library director at Floyd Memorial
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Poppy Johnson, assistant library director at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport, and library intern Stephanie Prato, check out a book for East Marion resident Evan Ozolins at the Orient Country Store. (July 25, 2012)

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