By Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of Senior Services of AlexandriaThe Silver Service Card program, sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), the City of Alexandria’s Commission on Aging and At Home in Alexandria (AHA), is connecting seniors with local businesses to foster community development and economic growth. The goal of the program is to encourage seniors to be active, enhance their social interactions while patronizing local businesses, and support the local economy.
The annual Johnson Family Reunion was recently held in Door County. The information was forwarded to me by Mary Ann Blahnik of Fish Creek who is a cousin of Kathleen Jarman Zebrowski, whose father, Earl, was Mary Ann’s dad's brother. Mary Ann's parents and Kathleen's parents were married in a double wedding. Kathleen’s mother Estelle had nine siblings who attended the original 1980 reunion. It is amazing that this family has been having their reunion so long.
It has been a wonderful week of trying to pack in as many activities as possible before the summer goes. I bought some Circus Peanuts, remembering how we loved those as kids. I looked all over and finally found some — I saw they were made in Janesville, the Melster Candy Company. They still taste just as good. Congratulations to Main Street Market owners and workers who are celebrating their 30th year at the Egg Harbor location.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".