President Arthur
Vineyard Gazette

President Arthur and party went fishing off Menemsha Bight last Wednesday, in the U.S. Fish Commissioners' steamer Fish Hawk. The report that the President sent a bundle of state docucuments to be mailed at Nope lacks confirmation.

 

 

 

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Former President Richard M. Nixon Visits the Island
Phyllis Meras
Former President Richard M. Nixon was a traffic stopper on lower Main street in Edgartown Saturday morning.
 
At about 10 a.m., Mr. Nixon, his longtime friends Charles G. (Bebe) Rebozo and Robert H. Abplanalp came into the yacht club pier in a 50-foot Hatteras. There they were met by state police officer Daniel Flynn, about a dozen Secret Service men and a handful of bystanders and yachtsmen involved in the finals of the National Shields Championships.
 
Until the night before, when the 110-foot motor yacht Star Mist leased by Mr.
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Sea View Reception
Vineyard Gazette
President Grant and his wife had a reception at the Sea View House on Saturday evening last, which was a most fitting close to the festivities on the Vineyard. The supper was of the choicest kind. The beauty and wealth of the Bluffs were out in full force and dancing was indulged in until 12 o’clock. The time consumed in the reception was an hour, during which one thousand persons shook hands with President. The dining hall in which the reception took place, always pleasant, presented an exceedingly fine appearance.
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Arrival of President Grant
Vineyard Gazette
Today has been a notable day in the history of Martha’s Vineyard. The President of the Republic has landed upon our shore, has partaken of our hospitality, and has received in person the salutations of our people. Other days he will be with us but this day, his first day, is especially noteworthy.
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President Obama's Vineyard Summer Vacation Comes to an End
Remy Tumin
The Obama family’s 16-day Vineyard vacation came to a close Sunday afternoon. The First Family departed from Martha’s Vineyard Airport aboard Marine One at about 5:05 p.m.
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Obama Vacation Begins In Low-Key Fashion

Golf, dinner out with his wife, more golf. President Obama’s Vineyard vacation has been low key and mostly below the radar as he and his family begin a two-week-plus visit to the Vineyard. The Obamas arrived Friday night, a day earlier than planned.

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Presidential Vacation Cast In Shadow of World Turmoil
Olivia Hull

President Obama departed the Island just after sunset on Sunday, concluding a 15-day vacation that saw a mix of work and recreation. There were fewer public outings this year during a vacation that was punctuated by strife in international and domestic affairs.

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Obama Vacation Follows Familiar Routine
Sara Brown

President Obama addressed the nation from outside his Chilmark rental home Thursday morning about the ongoing violence in Egypt.

The briefing took place on the sixth day of President Obama’s Vineyard vacation, a week punctuated by security and press briefings and a familiar pattern of golf, dining out and quiet time with family and friends.

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Former First Lady Visited Vineyard

Lady Bird Johnson, the gracious widow of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was credited for her steadying influence on his volatile personality, died Wednesday at her home in Austin, Tex., of natural causes. She was 94.

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Kamala Harris Sees Intercoastal Connection
Mimi Wells

It was a busy day for Kamala Harris; her Vineyard vacation was drawing to a close and she was pressed for time. Stopping for a television interview on her way to catch a flight to New York city, the San Francisco district attorney, who is running for California Attorney General in 2010, arrived hurried but not flustered. The lights snapped on, a cameraman mimed a countdown, and she was on; speaking with precision about crime rates, recidivism, and the California budget crisis.

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