Doles Orchard in Limington is known as a place to pick your own apples and blueberries, not source decorative wooden snowflakes. But about six years ago, the Bunting family, which owns the orchard, quietly launched its Box Shop and began making custom boxes for breweries, wineries and gift packaging – and that eventually led to the snowflakes.
Merrymakers bundled in coats and hats whisked past Christmas shoppers on Commercial Street late Saturday afternoon, headed for Casco Bay Lines and the Maine State Pier. The gift list could wait. These folks were streaming toward the waterfront, where they would be able to view the 2017 Boat Parade of Lights sailing through Portland Harbor.
As the days get colder, memories return of lazy, sun-drenched days relaxing on a favorite beach. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could carry a piece of that memory around with you all the time? Pay a visit to Kate Clark, who makes jewelry out of beach sand at her shop on Ocean Street (of course) in South Portland. She keeps a collection of sand that clients have sent her from all over the country, and that she’s gathered herself, so she may already have your favorite beach on file.
Fan of the movie Babette's Feast? It's been adapted for the stage, and will premiere here in Portland Jan. 23, then move to New York. Here's the story behind the production. https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1317444
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".