ROCKFORD, MICH. - "It's happening in a week and we're all still in shock," said Candice Adkins, a senior in high school and one of the drum majors in the Rockford marching band. Adkins is referring to the highly anticipated 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She and 317 fellow marching band members will travel to New York City next week to make history for Rockford and West Michigan. Rockford is one of only ten marching bands selected to march in this year's parade.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Grand Rapids is certainly proud to be a craft beer scene, but there's plenty of room for cocktails, too. Gray Skies Distillery saw a void in local distilleries and was the second to open in the metro area. "We're what's called a grain to glass distillery meaning we bring in grains and we shoot out whiskey, gin, wodka, rum," said co-founder and head distiller Steve Vander Pol.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The holidays are nearly upon us, so food, drinks and fun with family all come to mind. This month's theme is "Eat, Drink & Be Merry." What better way to start with the theme than to talk about cheese. Gracing the cover of the November Women's Lifestyle Magazine is Heather Zinn, owner of The Cheese Lady in Grand Rapids. Zinn mixes up a fondue recipe and gives tips to help you throw a successful party. Dreading holiday shopping this year?
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".