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Gearing up for Obama

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
August 12, 2011

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President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard party schedule is already shaping up. We know of one soiree, a $500- to $1,000-a-plate event in Oak Bluffs on Thursday, that will draw the likes of Alan Dershowitz, Charles Ogletree, singer Kate Taylor, Rose and Alexandra Styron, Geraldine Brooks, and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The “Voices of Obama’’ event starts with a reading at Union Chapel and will be followed by a party at a private home nearby. The Obamas are scheduled to vacation on the Vineyard from Aug. 18-28. They’ll be staying at Chilmark’s Blue Heron Farm, which had a gas grill fire on the premises earlier this week. The inn had some minor damage - but nothing that will keep the president away, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

Geoff Edgers and Sarah Rodman of the Globe staff contributed. Read the Names blog at www.boston.com/namesblog. Names can be reached at names@globe.com or at 617-929-8253.