Scrooge (Marien Hopman) and the Magic Elf (Patrick Rivard) warmly greeted comers and goers Friday morning at Wal-Mart in Chatham, while accepting donations for the Chatham Goodfellows as part of their annual street sales campaign. The street sales continue through Saturday at numerous retail locations around Chatham. Bruce Corcoran is a veteran writer, editor and broadcaster, having spent more than two decades in the media industry.
The dynamic Detailleur duo was at it again in support of the Salvation Army recently. Alyah and Noah, 11 and 13, again donated non-perishable food items to the local Salvation Army in an effort to help stock the shelves of the food bank just before the holidays. It’s the fourth straight year the local children sought support for the Salvation Army, and if their effort continues to snowball as it has, they’ll need to make more than one trip next year.
Preparations and fundraising are underway for the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY). Al Baker of NeighbourLink said while the charity walk raises funds nationally, locally the money goes towards the NeighbourLink program. “It’s just a response to the number of people who are homeless and needy in our community,” he said. “This is a fundraiser for NeighbourLink. CNOY is a national charity.
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".