When school starts, no one is more excited to go back to school than Ann Weir Sizemore. The hard part is that she has to wait a week or two after school starts to make her first appearance. Ann, 78, will show up every day at Estes Elementary School in Arden as a volunteer who works with children in reading and math and reads stories to them. Her health is not great, but it is her unofficial job that keeps her going.
A photograph made in the early 1950s of our Reeves reunion at the farm of my great uncle Dr. Rome Reeves is a panoramic crescent containing dozens of family members. My brother and I are kneeling in the front and I am clutching a favorite doll. Now, most of those family members have passed away and the reunion has shrunk to about 25 of us who loyally gather at Newfound Community Center to eat, visit, have a short business meeting and vote to do it all over again the next year.
Parishioners at the Cathedral of All Souls are busy this week baking breads, cookies, cakes and more to provide food for visitors to the 45th year of the Village Arts and Craft Fair in Biltmore Village. Kim Miller, head of arrangements for the food booth at the fair, said at least 200 people from the church will be involved in making food and volunteering to work selling food at the fair.
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".