TYNGSBORO -- The ground beneath the men crunched as they walked past strawberries, blueberries, and other crops at Parlee Farms. It was Wednesday afternoon and Mark Parlee, who owns the Tyngsboro farm with wife, Ellen Parlee, was giving a tour to Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux. The chatter of children and families filled the warm air as Parlee and Lebeaux discussed crop cycles on the 93-acre farm.
DRACUT -- As Helen Rosenberger descended the stairs into her basement on Wednesday afternoon, a sign on a wall revealed the main purpose of the space: "Quilts this way" it reads, with an arrow pointing right. The long, brick studio is where Rosenberger, a longtime quilter from Dracut, works on her craft. Spools of colorful thread are organized neatly on a wall and there are materials everywhere. A machine she uses for quilting takes up most of the space.
LOWELL -- On the day before two historic votes on the future of Lowell High School, more than 100 LHS students and alumni laid out the reasons for keeping the school downtown on bright Post-it notes. "I want it to stay downtown so all students can easily get here," wrote Lily Faulkner, of the Class of 2019. "It is cheaper and supports my parents' business." Tatiana Toro-Rios said the school should stay put because "Lowell High won't even be the same if it doesn't."
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".