GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The Westside neighborhood decided it was time to show a crossing guard how much she is appreciated. "Smiles and waves can do a lot," Marie Cimochowicz said. Cimochowicz is just one of many We Are Westsiders Facebook group members who have been inspired by Brenda Dobbs' enthusiasm for her job over the last three years working the intersection of Alpine Avenue and Leonard Street.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Salvation Army kicked off the 2017 Red Kettle campaign at D&W Fresh Market at Knapp's Crossing in Grand Rapids on Friday, Nov. 10. Bell ringers hope to raise $1.65 million to fund services the Salvation Army provides throughout the year. Major Norman Grainger, The Salvation Army Kent County Coordinator, said money raised helps services like their drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, food pantries, utilities assistance and housing programs.
FILE- In a May 4, 2017 file photo, Kari Moss appears in Kentwood District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich. Moss is accused of threatening to blow up a mosque, At-Tawheed Islamic Center, near Grand Rapids in January. On Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, Moss reached a plea agreement to resolve the case. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Moss pleaded no contest to making a false bomb threat, which carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison.
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".