In Briefing, White House Details Working Vacation
Olivia Hull

President Obama has enjoyed a working vacation, remaining in contact with multiple international leaders and receiving briefings from his staff, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters in a Wednesday morning briefing at the Edgartown School.

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President Obama Addresses Nation on Iraq
Julia Wells

President Obama interrupted his vacation Monday afternoon to address the nation on escalating political tensions in Iraq. Speaking to a group of Democratic supporters a short time later, he had warm words of praise for the Vineyard.

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Presidential Vacation Begins Quietly
Julia Wells

President Obama has kept a low profile during the first two days of his vacation, venturing out only for golf, and even that has been low key. The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia arrived on the Vineyard early Saturday afternoon.

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First Family Arrives to Begin Two-Week Vacation on Island
Sara Brown
The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia landed in Marine One under clear blue skies on a picture-perfect August day. By mid-afternoon the president was out on the links at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs.
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President Obama Arrives Saturday for Fifth Summer Vacation on the Vineyard
Sara Brown

Military helicopters flew over the Island this week as the Vineyard prepared for what is becoming a familiar August event: the arrival Saturday of President Barack Obama for a summer vacation on the Island.

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Summer White House 2014
On Saturday sometime just after noon Marine One will touch down on the tarmac at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport carrying its precious cargo: the president of the United States and his family.
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President Obama Will Return for Island Vacation in August
Sara Brown
President Obama will return to Martha’s Vineyard early next month for a 16-day family vacation, the White House confirmed this week. The Obamas will stay in Chilmark again, but this year in a different home.
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House With a View, Fit for a President
Bill Eville

An energetic Portuguese water dog named Ruby greets all visitors as if they were longtime friends. In the vegetable garden, sugar snap peas are ripe and tasty. But owner Joanne Hubschman’s favorite part of her house is the outdoor shower. And she hopes the Obamas enjoy it.

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With A Few Exceptions, Island Businesses See Bump from Obama Visit
Sara Brown

From mussels for the president to lobster rolls for the press, from publicity to dollars, the economic impact — and the buzz — from President Obama’s Vineyard vacation spread far and wide across the Island.

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President Wraps Up Nine-Day Vacation on Martha's Vineyard
Sara Brown

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters left the Vineyard quietly last Sunday night, departing the Island on Marine One in a steady drizzle. The departure, like most of the president’s visit, was out of the public eye.

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