Ninety-two-year-old Jeanne Wheelock says she is “just a plunker.”She is so much more than that. Wheelock shows up for every weekly practice session of Tacoma Banjo Club and the group’s performances, as well. She also serves as the club secretary. “I’ve been playing since 1988,” said Wheelock. Wheelock said Frank Rinehart started the club and formed the band by putting an ad in a newspaper. A tuba player and five others showed up. Now the members come from all over Pierce County and from Kitsap County.
Guests pouring in to the Puyallup Activity Center on a recent Friday had to arrive early to snag a seat for the performance of the Korean Children’s Choir. Every one of the 75 seats was filled a half-hour before the choir took the stage.
There will be a unique opportunity Saturday morning on the waters of the Puget Sound near Gig Harbor for people to see a flurry of sailboats making a mad dash for the open water. The Gig Harbor Yacht Club will host its annual LeMans race Saturday (Nov. 18), which starts in Gig Harbor and proceeds up to Point Richmond, north of Sunrise Beach, before returning home. Saturday is the 50th anniversary of the race.
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".