The "three-two-one!" countdown ended with a joyous swipe of giant scissors to cut a ribbon and officially dedicate the newly renovated "Twin Towers" at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.Called "iconic" by several dignitaries who spoke at Monday's event, the official fairgrounds entrance was built 98 years ago and renovated for the past several months at a cost of $300,000.It was the first big project for the fair's new general manager, Shawn Loter, a picture of pride at the event.
In September, Grace Kelly will enter local schools and perform on her saxophone as part of the 44th season of the Visiting Artist Series in the Quad-Cities.Over at Hot Glass, 104 Western Ave., Davenport, at-risk kids will take classes on the ancient art of blowing glass, as will local veterans.These programs are among five nonprofit organizations in the area that received a portion of $6.6 million in "play" grants from U.S. Bank.
New feature: 'Faces of Faith' to launch soonA new feature, "Faces of Faith," will begin on an upcoming Saturday on this page. It is coordinated by Deirdre Baker, reporter, and filled by readers like you.If you are willing to be interviewed about your faith, and why you choose to follow that faith, Baker would like to speak to you. Contact information: Call 563-383-2492; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: "Deirdre Baker" and Twitter "@deirdrebaker.
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".