In late January, ice shacks begin to pop up on the frozen waters of Moosehead Lake in northern Maine, like a cluster of toadstools. Some are bright red, others are cobalt blue, and others are simple unbleached canvas. These miniature houses are designed to keep away the chill while their owners, sipping bottles of Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy (a traditional winter drink here in Maine), wait for the fish to bite. The pastime seems as localized as the drinks from which the fishermen sip.
Sweet fern, spruce tips, and balsam fir. These might sound like candle scents or ingredients in a potpourri bowl, but at Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, Maine, you can literally drink in the aromatic notes of a winter forest or a summer meadow in the form of hard cider, craft beer, or funky kombucha.
For many, presenting a dear friend or loved one with a carefully chosen book is a sacred act. And what better time to do it than during this season of sacred observances. With Mainers soon gathering together to celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah, we’ve polled our book-loving staff and freelance writers and put together a list of Pine Tree State-centric reads for those special fiction lovers, memoir lovers, food lovers and art lovers in your family or circle of friends.
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".