The volunteers with Boomerang Bags Pemberton made around 1,000 reusable cloth grocery bags since the initiative started last February. While the community has been enthusiastic about the project, there’s been one problem — the bags aren’t living up their name and “boomeranging” back into the bin at the Pemberton Valley Supermarket.
What happens when you decide to forgo a theme for an art exhibit? You get an eclectic mix of paintings, jewelry and woodworking that might be challenging to install, but will add up to a compelling show. At least, that’s what the organizers with VISUALS, the Squamish Valley Artists Society, discovered last week as they put together For the Love of Art, running at The Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre from Monday (Jan. 15) until Feb. 23.
Anita Winkle was having lunch with two friends back in Toronto a few years ago — one was a quilter, the other was not. Winkle and the quilter friend started talking about their textile art passion, leaving the other friend to stare in awe. “(She) looked at us and said, ‘who knew quilting could be so exciting?’” Winkle recalled. At least 40 locals who are members of the Whistler Valley Quilters’ Guild are in on the secret.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".