Private Jets Jammed Airport for Presidential Birthday Party, Straining Resources
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport reported a major jam-up of private jet traffic over the weekend, much of it stemming from President Barack Obama’s 60th birthday bash. Airport manager Geoffrey Freeman said private jets crowded the tarmac at the small airport all weekend, draining fuel supplies.
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Covid Concerns Disrupt Presidential Birthday Party on the Vineyard
A large private party planned for President Obama’s 60th birthday on the Vineyard this weekend has been canceled amid fierce public backlash and rising Covid cases, as the Delta variant spreads on the Island. The party will be scaled back to family and friends, according to a statement.
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President Obama Buys Home on Edgartown Great Pond
Julia Wells

Former President Obama and his family are permanent homeowners on Martha’s Vineyard, after completing the purchase this week of a large home in the coastal perimeter of Edgartown.

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Looking Past Marginalization to Put Narrative in Public Sphere
Steve Myrick
An overflow crowd turned out Monday, August 13, to hear four accomplished African-American women, including former senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett.
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Former Obama Vacation Home Is Sold
Sara Brown

The Chilmark home rented by President Obama and his family for a 2013 family vacation sold June 1 for $15 million.

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Obamas Return to Martha's Vineyard for August Vacation
Former President Obama and his family were due to return this weekend for a three-week stay at two rented homes in Chilmark.
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Forum on Race Relations Draws Full-House Crowd Into Old Whaling Church
C.K. Wolfson

With whispers that a hundred more were waiting outside, they filled the hall, charged with the anticipation of hearing the charismatic new voice of the Democratic Party, United States Senatorial candidate from Illinois, Barack Obama, and listening as a panel of luminaries offered their views on Brown vs. Board of Education: Mission Accomplished?

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End of an Era; First Family Departs from Martha's Vineyard
Sara Brown
Neighbors lined the road in Chilmark Sunday as the Obama family headed to Martha's Vineyard Airport to board Marine One and head back to the capital.
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President Obama on Martha's Vineyard, 2016
President Barack Obama, the First Lady, and their daughters spent a 15-day summer vacation on the Vineyard.
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Presidential Vacation Winds Down
Sara Brown

Nights out on the town, time at the golf course and the beach punctuated by a brief break for business marked the second week, as President Obama’s seventh Vineyard vacation neared an end.

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