Obamas prepare for last island vacation as first family

AP News
Posted: Aug 04, 2016 3:10 PM

BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family are beginning their seventh and final vacation on Martha's Vineyard as first family.

The Obamas officially arrive Saturday to start a two-week vacation.

The family has summered every August on the famous resort island off Cape Cod in Massachusetts since Obama took office in 2009, except in 2012 when he was campaigning for re-election.

Rhonda Backus, a lifelong island resident, says she appreciates that the family generally keeps a low profile during their stay.

Nancy Gardella, head of the local chamber of commerce, says businesses will miss the buzz the visits generate.