Mind your park manners and come on out to “River Currents,” a summer environmental series of presentations from 7 to 8 p.m. every other Tuesday at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater starting June 27. Jon Yoder, board president of Salem Environmental Education, and City of Salem Park Ranger Mike Zieker came by with details of the educational series. SEE and the city are partnering to produce the five-presentation series. The first touches on how to share park trails and how to exhibit outdoor ethics.
Calling all fair lovers. Mary Grim needs your help. Mary works for Marion County and is the volunteer coordinator for the Marion County Fair. She came to Holding Court to drum up interest in volunteering for the fair, which is set for Thursday to Sunday, July 6-9. Any help will do, but Mary said she needs help in three particular areas: public competition helpers, STEAM activity assistants and welcome/information booth greeters. Competitions entail your traditional baking and craft-type competitions.
It was too quiet at Holding Court this week, which kept the HC crew wondering if, with school out for the summer, everyone was already on vacation. So we were delighted when Kay Duffey, a volunteer with the Oregon State University (Go Beavers Baseball!) Extension Service's Master Food Preservers program, stopped by to alert us to three upcoming food preservation classes. She was accompanied by OSU Extension Service staffer Tonya Johnson .
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".