President Speaks of Reconciliation at Civil Rights Anniversary Event
Julie Dulude

President Clinton shed the defiance that characterized the televised address following his August 17 grand jury testimony for a more humble tone when he spoke about forgiveness to a diverse gathering of more than 500 Vineyard residents and visitors at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs on Friday.

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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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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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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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Lady Bird Johnson
Elaine Lembo
When Lady Bird Johnson walks among wildflowers at the home of an Island friend near Watcha Pond, she steps lightly and speaks gently. Indeed, the former First Lady is home on the Vineyard or anywhere in the world among these perennials that have touched her life from childhood days in east Texas to White House years in the nation’s capital. Even today, more than 20 years after Mrs.
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Mrs. Onassis Breaks Silence; Says She Owns Gay Head Tract
Richard Reston

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis broke her long-standing silence yesterday to confirm that she is the new owner of the 375-acre tract of ocean front land in Gay Head.

The Gazette reported Mrs. Onassis' ownership last Friday. It was that story that ended months of rumor and speculation about the Onassis purchase. The rumors had circulated both here on the Vineyard and on the mainland.

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Mrs. Onassis Is Purchaser of 375-Acre Gay Head Tract
Richard Reston

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is the purchaser of one of the most important open tracts of land on the Vineyard, specifically 375 acres of strategically placed property in the Squibnocket Pond area of Gay Head.

The Gazette confirmed Mrs. Onassis' ownership after a widespread check of sources in Washington, New York and elsewhere.

Until now the acquisition of this land, variously known as the Hornblower property and the Red Gate Farm, has been clouded in secrecy.

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Coolidge Visits Vineyard: Vice-President Guest of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Butler
Vineyard Gazette

Vice President and Mrs. Coolidge and their two sons, have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Butler at Mohu, their Lambert's Cove estate, for several days. They left Tuesday. Others in the party at Mohu included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stearns of Boston, and a member of the secret service.

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President Obama Arrives on Martha's Vineyard
Sara Brown
The First Family arrived Saturday for a two-week vacation. On Sunday and Monday the President hit the links at Farm Neck.
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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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