When I was young the entire neighborhood was our playground. And it seemed as if everyone in the neighborhood would be involved in something during the summer. Working mothers were nowhere near as prevalent as they are today. My mom worked with the Red Cross in Rush County and she was one of very few others who did in our area anyway. Usually women were clerks in banks, nurses, teachers seldom a professional as they are today. At the time a woman’s place was in the home not working somewhere.
Grapes like to grow in beautiful places. Across the globe, vineyards blanket lovely landscapes, and visitors can enjoy the setting and the fermented juice that springs from these hills and dales. Yes, beautiful backdrops await those who venture out to Minnesota's wineries, 50-plus and counting, and most are an easy drive from the Twin Cities area. If there are better ways to partake of our favorite pastime — savoring summer — I'd love to hear about them.
August and Lake Douglas were the same to us. Each year mom would coerce dad into a two week vacation up there. It was around a 10 hour drive to Lake Douglas and Pellston, Michigan. The closest town was Pellston and the road to the lake was dirt, more like a trail than a road. The Lake had a hotel, which had a bar and restaurant as well as a few rooms for let. They also had a ball room for dances and a 12 passenger Chris Craft boat.
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".