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By Angie Cannon and Angie Cannon,Knight-Ridder News Service | September 3, 1994
WASHINGTON -- No Holiday Inn for Bill Clinton. No rented beachfront condo for the president.When Mr. Clinton takes a vacation, he tends to borrow a luxurious home from well-heeled, well-connected folks whom he often doesn't know that well -- a practice some say looks $H questionable.On their current getaway, which ends Wednesday, Mr. Clinton and his family are borrowing Boston developer Richard Friedman's Martha's Vineyard estate, complete with jogging trails, tennis courts, horse stables, swimming and boating.
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By Dan Rodricks | August 26, 2009
Barack Obama has been in office seven months, and he's off to Martha's Vineyard? Some 70 millions Americans voted for President Obama, and I bet 60 million of them condemned his predecessor for taking too much down time at his ranch in Texas. George W. Bush set a record for presidential vacationing; he was the laziest commander-in-chief ever. But here's the new man, supposedly with a wholly different work ethic and intellectual rigor, off to a similar start - and in the midst of a recession, with millions of Americans out of work and many millions more so stressed about money, they decided to either stay home or pass vacation up altogether.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2003
The former head of a Timonium-based venture capital group admitted yesterday to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in company funds on personal expenses such as nannies and a house rental on Martha's Vineyard, using a scheme authorities say she employed a decade earlier with money from an account at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Mary Ann Gray, 48, who served 10 years as executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 23, 2009
When President Barack Obama and his family arrive this week in Martha's Vineyard for vacation, Carrie Camillo Tankard and Elaine Cawley Weintraub would like nothing more than to show them a little piece of Martha's Vineyard that has nothing to do with T-shirts or ice cream stands, stunning oceanside cliffs or gently sloping sandy beaches. They envision telling Michelle Obama about Nancy Michael, a slave whose blessings mariners believed could keep them safe on long voyages; having the first lady stand at the grave of Capt.
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By DAN BERGER | August 20, 1993
Bear in mind: a Stallion is a Colt that grew up. A Stud is a Colt that was put to pasture.The rise in SAT scores is caused by: (A) Brighter kids; (B) Fewer taking the test; (C) Improved sales of gimmicks for score improvement; or (D) Cyclical sun spots. Choose one.Quick, every one, fly to Cleveland. Never mind whether you want to go. It's such a bargain to get there.They let just about anybody onto Martha's Vineyard these days.
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By Art Buchwald | August 24, 1993
ALTHOUGH I am one of the frenzied media types, I did not hang out with them until the president came to Martha's Vineyard for his vacation. It was fun to see my pals in action again.Despite the fact that I make my residence in Washington 10 months a year and spend only two months on the Vineyard, they treated me like an island native -- some weird primitive beast who lives in the Amazon rain forest.One reporter I know quite well asked me, "What do you people eat?"I told him, "Tree bark soup and snails."
FEATURES
By Michael Hill | April 1, 1991
Danielle Steel hit a grand slam for NBC against the World Series last fall. Now the network is hoping she'll slam dunk the NCAA tonight.Yes, she's back, and bad, actually worse than ever.This time it's "Changes" with Cheryl Ladd as our heroine, the rising network news star Melanie Adams. The two-hour movie will be on Channel 2 (WMAR) tonight at 9 o'clock, just as Duke and Kansas are squaring off over on CBS, Channel 11 (WBAL).The movie plays like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" meets some bad daytime soap opera.
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By Michael S. Weaver | August 10, 1992
THE DAY of recognition came when I realized my salary was not enough to fix my flat tire. It was my first job. I was 13 and making $2.50 a week. My bicycle was the love of my life and my transportation.When the back tire went flat, a week's salary could not fix it. My self-sufficiency went flat also. I had to ask my parents for money to fix the tire. That's when my mother stepped in with her ever-present assertiveness, something she failed to pass on to me."Dr. Adams should know better than that," she bellowed.
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By Dan Rodricks | August 26, 2009
Barack Obama has been in office seven months, and he's off to Martha's Vineyard? Some 70 millions Americans voted for President Obama, and I bet 60 million of them condemned his predecessor for taking too much down time at his ranch in Texas. George W. Bush set a record for presidential vacationing; he was the laziest commander-in-chief ever. But here's the new man, supposedly with a wholly different work ethic and intellectual rigor, off to a similar start - and in the midst of a recession, with millions of Americans out of work and many millions more so stressed about money, they decided to either stay home or pass vacation up altogether.
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By Art Buchwald | September 7, 1994
Martha's Vineyard -- ONE OF THE DOWN sides of Martha's Vineyard getting so much publicity is that everyone is under the impression that this island is loaded and ripe for political fund-raisers.The politicians now call it "Martha's Eldorado."I realized how bad it had gotten when I received a call from Bladings Landing. "I'm giving a cocktail party for Mugsy Krewpshaw who's running for governor of Hawaii. Since you live on the island it will only cost you $1,000, unless you want to shake Mugsy's hand.
TRAVEL
By Stephen Dunn and Stephen Dunn,Hartford (Conn.) Courant | May 27, 2007
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. / / We were bouncing down the beach in a big four-wheel-drive pickup, going fishing, when Cooper Gilkes, one of the most respected guides on Martha's Vineyard, stopped to talk to a ranger. "You should have been here this morning," the ranger said. "Six o'clock this morning, it was unbelievable." That is, there were striped bass everywhere. Now, it appeared, they were somewhere else. "Don't tell me that," Gilkes said. "I don't want to hear that." I was riding shotgun, and I didn't want to hear it either.
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By ROB HIAASEN and ROB HIAASEN,SUN REPORTER | July 30, 2006
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. -- You're next, says the guy in the powder blue BMW pulling out of the driveway at the house with the plump yellow mailbox and performing wind chimes -- Grand Central Buchwald these days. "Some guy and his mother. Nice guy," says Art Buchwald. The before-afterlife can be hectic for a famous living columnist. Ambassadors, politicians, newspapermen, anchormen and former AOL guys in BMWs have all checked in with Buchwald. Great women, too. "Carly, this is Art," says Buchwald on the phone to his island friend Carly Simon.
FEATURES
By GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY and GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | July 12, 2006
The rich and famous islanders of Martha's Vineyard should lower their voices the next time they stop by Sunporch Books in Oak Bluffs. Little do they know that proprietor Holly Nadler has been collecting every dollop of gossip she has overheard. Among the tales Nadler shares in her new book, Vineyard Confidential: Bruce Willis reputedly hit on 137 waitresses during his Vineyard visits over the years. According to Nadler, he scored with precisely zero. Woody Allen once faxed a list of requirements to a real estate agent who was supposed to show him properties.
TRAVEL
By SHIRLEY LUPTON | June 4, 2006
Every summer I fly to Martha's Vineyard for a long weekend to visit my college roommate. Half of the reason I go is to see her and the other half is to absorb her orderliness, to be inspired by the spare but beautifully appointed interiors of her home. In college we were the odd couple. I was the messy one. After 46 years I continue to live with piles of "stuff" and two shedding cats but now I want to live like she does. Her gray shingled Cape Cod-style house sits on the edge of a vast meadow of heather and clover.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | September 4, 2005
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. - The clerk behind the counter at Capt. Porky's Bait and Tackle spends a lot of time assembling the colorful rods and reels that parents buy and kids dangle off the nearby Edgartown wharf. You see the fruits of her labors everywhere. After a couple of days on this island, you get used to seeing families of fishermen - dads, moms and young ones - walking downtown streets with fishing rods in one hand and tackle boxes in the other. No doubt about it, this island is an angler's paradise.
NEWS
By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2003
The former head of a Timonium-based venture capital group admitted yesterday to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in company funds on personal expenses such as nannies and a house rental on Martha's Vineyard, using a scheme authorities say she employed a decade earlier with money from an account at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Mary Ann Gray, 48, who served 10 years as executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
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By Art Buchwald | August 31, 1993
Martha's Vineyard, Mass. -- THE presidential vacation on Martha's Vineyard is over, and no one here will ever be the same. The calls keep coming in from around the country: "Did you see the president?"No one in his right mind would admit he didn't see Bill Clinton so we have to make things up."I saw him, but he didn't see me. That's why he ran over me in his golf cart.""I didn't see him, but my best friend Tess has the same bathing suit as Hillary.""We would have invited the Clintons to our cookout, but we didn't have enough steak."
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | September 4, 2005
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. - The clerk behind the counter at Capt. Porky's Bait and Tackle spends a lot of time assembling the colorful rods and reels that parents buy and kids dangle off the nearby Edgartown wharf. You see the fruits of her labors everywhere. After a couple of days on this island, you get used to seeing families of fishermen - dads, moms and young ones - walking downtown streets with fishing rods in one hand and tackle boxes in the other. No doubt about it, this island is an angler's paradise.
NEWS
April 28, 2002
Airline to serve Martha's Vineyard regularly from BWI Boston-Maine Airways will provide regular, scheduled air service between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., beginning May 3, Other routes will include Portsmouth, N.H., and White Plains, N.Y. Travelers can fly Boston-Maine Airways, an affiliate of Pan American Airways, to Martha's Vineyard on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the summer season. The airline will use 19-seat Jetstream 21 aircraft.
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By Deborah S. Hartz and Deborah S. Hartz,Sun-Sentinel | August 13, 2000
Beach house cooking is at home in the Northeast but is riding a wave in the south. It's not the cuisine of the Caribbean beaches, but the cooking enjoyed in the towns lining the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Anyone who has lived in the Northeast, particularly New York or Boston, is probably familiar with this cooking that's almost a lifestyle. It developed when people would leave the steamy heat of summer in the city to visit their cottages in Long Island, N.Y., or on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts.
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