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Entries in martha's vineyard (5)

Monday
Aug172009

Martha's Vineyard Prepares for Obamania ... Now With Tequila

Anyone want an Obamarita?

From the New York Times:

“Look at that, an ‘Obamarita,’” said Kathy Santaniello, a tourist from Wilbraham, Mass. as she walked past Sharky’s Cantina here, which advertised the drink — a margarita made with crushed mandarin oranges (rumored to be Mr. Obama’s favorite fruit), pineapple juice (a nod to his Hawaiian heritage), triple sec and tequila.

Eric Godbout, a bartender, said the drink had been selling briskly ever since the White House announced the president will arrive here Aug. 23. Michelle Obama and their daughters are expected to arrive earlier.

Read the rest of the story here.

Friday
Jul242009

Oak Bluffs Residents Bite Back At Toure's New York Mag Story

And they said that wasn't THEIR lives at Martha's Vineyard writer Toure was penning for New York Magazine last month. In the article he talked about black self-segregation and how some residents of Oak Bluffs and Martha's Vineyard wouldn't be interested in the First Family because the Obamas were "off the people" and Michelle Obama was a "ghetto girl." Stay classy, that one.

Well, naturally not everyone in Oak Bluffs was pleased with how Toure portrayed their little hamlet.

More after the jump.

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Saturday
Jul182009

Get Yer Snob On: Obamas To Vacation in Martha's Vineyard

Oak Bluffs snobs cross yer fingers! The O-man and fam could be coming to your neck of the Vineyard this August!

From The Boston Globe:

It’s official: The sandbox for the stars is once again becoming a presidential playground.

President Obama and his family are planning to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard next month, the White House confirmed yesterday without releasing details.

The visit, which will occur during the last week of August, has been rumored for months, and the Secret Service has already booked reservations at several hotels. It is unclear where the family of four will stay, but one option could be Oak Bluffs, the historical center of the island’s black community.