A handful of businesses in the Capital Region offer carriages for that special day:It’s not just brides and grooms who take a ride in a Classic Carriage from Johnstown. Tamara Healy’s handsome black carriage and a team of horses carried Santa in the Gloversville Holiday Parade. It was also a main attraction at Holiday on the Avenue in Scotia and the Victorian Holiday Celebration in Sharon Springs.
Scott Baker will never forget the Christmas that he couldn’t be home with his wife and kids. It was five years ago, when Shane, his youngest boy, was six. Jacob, the older boy, would turn eight on Christmas Eve. “I’m sorry guys, I have to miss Christmas,” he told his sons at their home in East Greenbush. “But we are going to sacrifice the one for the many.”Cancer was the Grinch that stole his Christmas, and it wasn’t the first time the disease paid a visit.
When I was growing up in Buffalo, Christmas was a time to remember the old country, and many of our holiday traditions were more European than American. In my family, we always opened gifts on Christmas Eve and our holiday foods were Norwegian, Polish and Italian. My Norwegian grandparents, Karl and Solveig, immigrated to America in the late 1940s, soon after my grandfather was freed from a Nazi prison camp.
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".