The West Hartford Garden Club is commemorating the 50 years that it has maintained the Colonial garden at the Noah Webster House, with a ceremony on Sept. 24. The garden club was responsible for the creation of the garden, which came shortly after the Noah Webster House was turned into a museum in 1965. Its current members have carried on the long-running tradition of maintaining the garden ever since. The garden is a representation of what a Colonial garden might have been like.
After reading about bananas facing extinction, St. Timothy Middle School student Grace Flynn wanted to find a prevention. Flynn, a 13-year-old now in the eighth grade at the West Hartford school, took on the project as a seventh grader. The results of her work landed her in the top 300 nationally in the Broadcom MASTERS, a STEM competition held by the Society for Science and the Public. "Panama disease is threatening to push bananas into extinction," said Flynn, who lives in West Hartford.
The long-running Avon Day has a new name - Celebrate Avon - and its organizers hope the revamped festival will bring increased attendance this year, when the event happens on Sept. 23. Nancy Weiner-Anstey, the chair of Celebrate Avon, said the name change was the first step in giving the event a new look as it reaches its 34th year. She's been involved in the event since the beginning. "What we were finding was that attendance was not the way we'd like to have it," said Weiner-Anstey.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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