After Making History, Bill Clinton Follows a New Muse
Holly Pretsky
Former President Clinton appeared before a sold-out audience Wednesday to discuss his new book, The President Is Missing, written with James Patterson.
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Bill Clinton to Discuss His New Novel

Former President Bill Clinton will appear at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 22 to talk about his best-selling novel, The President Is Missing.

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First Family Calls Visit to the Island A Magical Respite
Julia Wells
President Clinton and his family concluded their summer vacation on Sunday night with hundreds of handshakes and a heartfelt goodbye for the people of the Vineyard who had so genially hosted them for 11 days.
 
“My family never needed a vacation more and it’s hard to imagine how this one could have been better....Now we are going home and we are immensely grateful for all you have done. We are refreshed and renewed for all the American people,” said Mr.
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President Clinton Lands on the Vineyard; Family Begins Stay at Island White House
Julia Wells
President Clinton and his family arrived on Martha’s Vineyard late yesterday afternoon to begin a 10-day summer vacation on the Island, the most extended stay here of any sitting president in history.
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President Clinton Returns for Short Visit

President Clinton Returns for Short Visit

Former President William Clinton will arrive on Martha's Vineyard today for a long weekend with his wife, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), and daughter Chelsea.

The family will stay at the Chilmark home of Kenneth H. Iscol, a cellular-telephone industry executive. Mr. Clinton will celebrate his 56th birthday here on Monday.

The Clintons first visited the Island in 1993 and except for 1996 have returned to its shores every year since.

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Author, Author! President Draws Throng to Store for Autographs
JESSIE ROYCE HILL

Author, Author! President Draws Throng to Store for Autographs

By JESSIE ROYCE HILL

They turned up in droves - and rain slickers - yesterday morning, snaking along Main street in Vineyard Haven for a chance to shake hands with the man whose name many wished were appearing on the ballot this November.

Former President Bill Clinton signed nearly 900 copies of his memoir, My Life, at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Monday. The store was prepared to hand out 1,000 tickets to customers but ran out of books along the way.

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Will the Clinton Years Return Again?
Jim Hickey

It was a time when the boats were full, business was bustling and the Island seemed like the center of the universe — at least for a few weeks each summer.

The span between 1993 to 2000 was when former President Bill Clinton made the Island the site of the summer White House. In local circles this period is known simply as the Clinton years, an era when the Vineyard hit its pinnacle of popularity and celebrity status.

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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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Presidential Holidays Are Not All Created Equal
Jim Hickey

To compare the Vineyard vacations of former President Clinton and current President Obama all you have to do is stop in an Island ice cream parlor. Once there, you will probably find a picture hanging on the wall of the former President eagerly peering over the counter to view the lineup of flavors, chatting with patrons or munching on an ice cream cone.

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Former President Swings to Island for Day of Golf

Former President Swings

To Island for Day of Golf

Former President Bill Clinton was on-Island yesterday for a spot of golf, among other orders of business, according to sources.

Mr. Clinton arrived early Monday by plane, carrying a bag of golf clubs, and was expected to fly out late last night. Neither his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, nor his daughter, Chelsea, was travelling with him.

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