Once the canine members of the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club spot their owners sporting their signature bright, medium blue, collared club shirts, it is a sure sign that soon the pooches will be called to duty. Each month, the all-volunteer group and their dogs visit local hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, and schools in an effort to provide comfort. Also at times, these dogs step in to play a role in helping students achieve specific educational goals.
Cara Pearce is out to make sure kindness rocks the Aurora community. Painting rocks with inspirational messages of encouragement and kindness and hiding them for others to find has become a worldwide phenomenon. Now Pearce, who lives in Aurora, is leading the charge on bringing it to the Aurora area. Pearce first heard about painting and hiding rocks while visiting some friends in Georgia. While there, her friends asked her to help paint some kindness rocks.
Cold and snow don't slow down bird lovers in Kane County. An additional northern section of Kane County was included in this year's National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count — thanks to members of the Kane County Audubon Society, some who came out on one of December's coldest days to count birds. However, frigid weather is nothing new to members of the group.
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".