Close encounters with President Obama

Photo by Gail Daman

The White House has scheduled no public events during President Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. While his privacy and schedule are closely controlled by the White House staff, he has spent a few minutes meeting and greeting Islanders during golf outings and restaurant visits this week.

Many who have had close encounters of the presidential kind, and who have had cameras or camera phones handy, are sending photos to The Times.

We’d love to see any photos you snap of President Obama or his family this week. At the end of the week, we’ll award a gift certificate to the Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs to the photographer who takes the picture we like the best.

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