Vernon Jordan Was Longtime Vineyard Visitor, Friend of the Island

The civil rights activist and Washington power broker who died Monday had been a longtime summer visitor to the Vineyard.

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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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Home Where President Clinton Stayed Is Sold for $11.25 Million

The Edgartown summer home that belonged to former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara changed hands last week.

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After Making History, Bill Clinton Follows a New Muse

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
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.
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President Clinton Lands on the Vineyard; Family Begins Stay at Island White House
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. The President, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea, along with an accompanying entourage of White House staff, landed at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport to an enormous crowd of cheering, clapping, singing Island people.
It was a poignant and historic moment for the Vineyard.
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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

Author, Author! President Draws Throng to Store for Autographs


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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