President Obama, First Lady Arrive for Martha's Vineyard Vacation
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrived just before 4 p.m. Saturday at Martha's Vineyard Airport to begin an eight-day summer vacation, his fourth to the Island since he took office.
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Martha's Vineyard Readies for First Family's Arrival
Sara Brown

President Obama and his family will return to Martha’s Vineyard Saturday for a weeklong vacation, his fourth trip to the Island during his time in office.

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Presidential Visit Will Likely Close South Road
Remy Tumin

A portion of South Road in Chilmark is slated to be closed to traffic during President Obama's visit to the Island, the Chilmark selectmen learned on Tuesday.

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President Obama Will Return To Martha's Vineyard for August Vacation
Remy Tumin

President Obama and his family will return to the Vineyard for a vacation this summer, marking the fourth Summer White House trip to the Island during his presidency.

The White House confirmed last week that the Obamas will travel to the Vineyard on August 10 and remain on Island until August 18. As in the past, no public events are scheduled during their stay.

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White House Confirms Obama Will Vacation on Martha's Vineyard
Remy Tumin

President Barack Obama will return to the Vineyard this summer, making his fourth trip to the Island during his presidency, the White House confirmed Friday.

Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to the Vineyard on August 10 and remain on Island until Aug. 18.

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Sen. Barack Obama Makes Quiet Appearance Here
Mike Seccombe

Following a frenzied weekend of rallies for two of the 2008 Democratic Presidential contenders, the third of the front runners, Barack Obama. slid quietly into the Vineyard early this week for aclosed-door high-ticket fundraiser and no fanfare.

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Election Day 2008: Vineyard Backs Obama All the Way
Mike Seccombe

Vineyard voters came down decisively on the winning side of history on Tuesday, turning out in record numbers to help elect America’s first black President.

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After Last Stop at Alley’s, And Storms of All Kinds, First Family Bids Farewell
Sam Bungey

At 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, the helicopters took off from the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, bringing to an end President Obama’s week-long first vacation since winning office, spent on the Island.

As Mr. Obama, his family and entourage took off, the clouds which had dumped some four inches of rain over the previous two days finally broke, and they left in watery sunshine.

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Business Boost from Presidential Visit Not Immediately Apparent
Jim Hickey

Island merchants this week said it was too early to tell if President Obama’s recent vacation gave a boost to business, which by most account was generally poor this summer.

If there was any direct impact it was in Oak Bluffs, where the President stopped in town on Tuesday night for dinner at the Sweet Life Cafe and briefly the next day for a take-out lunch at Nancy’s Snack Bar.

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Islanders Reflect on a President’s Vacation
Letters to the Editor

A Different Kind of Visit

In August 1994, the last year the annual agricultural fair was held on the grounds of the old Grange Hall in West Tisbury, the fair was on, and I was crossing State Road by the town hall as two motorcycle escorts heralded the arrival of President Clinton’s motorcade.

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