Will Obamas Choose Farm Neck for Vineyard Vacation?

There's still no official confirmation, but the Boston Globe and Cape Cod Times are both reviving the widely-accepted rumor that President Barack Obama is bringing his family back to Martha's Vineyard for the first time since 2011 — perhaps to

Will we be seeing President Barack Obama and his family at the Farm Neck Golf Club and Café this summer?

The Obamas are reputed to be considering Farm Neck for their 2013 Martha's Vineyard vacation, the Boston Globe reports online. The Cape Cod Times also picked up the renewed rumor that the Obamas will be back for their fourth Vineyard vacation after skipping the Island last year.

On their last sojourn here in 2011, the Obamas rented a rural getaway up-Island. That property, Blue Heron Farm, has since been sold to new owners. 

As Martha's Vineyard has learned, White House vacation plans usually aren't confirmed until they're about to begin: In past years, official notification hasn't come until August for the Obamas' Vineyard vacations the same month. 

Dukes County officials are expecting the Obamas to be on Island for the Agricultural Fair, which the First Family has attended in the past. This year's fair is Aug. 15-18.

Earlier on Patch:

  • Obama Vacation Rumor Causes Comment
  • Obama Family Expected on Martha's Vineyard During Agricultural Fair in August

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John Alley May 22, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Doona makes a correct observation. It is an honor to welcome the President of the United States and his family with out political preconditions
deshandra brown May 22, 2013 at 01:38 PM
If he stays at Farm Neck that would close the Vineyard Airport for the duration of his stay as it would be within the 10nm 'no fly zone' of a 30nm Presidential "TFR" unless the regulations are changed. ( FAA rules have changed since the Clinton visits)
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) May 22, 2013 at 02:13 PM
It is an honor to receive a comment from John Alley! Thank you for posting.


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