The signs are evident around the Island: Secret Service agents at restaurants, those loud military helicopters and airplanes flying overhead, the small motorcade of vehicles headed Up-Island Friday afternoon.
President Obama is scheduled to arrive Saturday for a summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard. This will be the fifth time the first family has vacationed on the Island during President Obama's presidency.
According to the White House, President Obama will leave the White House at about 11 a.m. He is scheduled to arrive at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station just after noon, and then will arrive at Martha's Vineyard Airport just before 1 p.m.
He will attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser in Vineyard Haven on Monday, and he will be briefly departing the Island on Sunday, August 17 for White House meetings, returning to the Island Tuesday, August 19. He is scheduled to depart again for Washington D.C. on Sunday, August 24.
The White House released no other information about his schedule while on the Island.
The Obamas will be renting a Chilmark home off North Road. In the past, President Obama, the first lady, and their daughters have spent the vacation visiting friends and favorite restaurants, going on a bike ride at the state forest and visiting the beach. President Obama usually pays several visits to Island golf courses.
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