1. Beer City and the beaches will soon be connected in a very scenic way. The Ottawa County Park Foundation wants to build 27 miles of new trails, and connect the lakeshore to the Greater Grand Rapids area. The trails would stretch from Millenium Park in Kent County, to the public beaches in Grand Haven and Holland. Most of the planned trails would follow the Grand River through Ottawa County. The effort is called the Grand River Greenway Campaign.
With the new year comes a new look for many who have been planning to remodel their home. One of the most noticeable ways to upgrade the house is by installing new windows, and SAHR Building Supplies is always on the cutting edge of the current trends when it comes to windows, doors, and hardware. SAHR supplies lines of windows that aren't only stylish, but save customers lots of money by being the most energy efficient models in the business.
Many people are familiar with reading programs for kids that encourage them to read more books, but what about for grown ups? Kent District Library is encouraging adults to read by introducing a winter reading program called Let It Snow. Adults ages 18 and older who participate in this program will not only get the satisfaction of finishing multiple books, but the library will give out prizes depending on how many books are read.
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".