Lawmakers from both parties were back at work in Washington on Saturday, trying to hammer out a short-term agreement to end the government shutdown that began early Saturday. While they were at work, at least one Southwest Florida wildlife refuge was feeling the effects. Signs have been posted around the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, informing visitors they won't get the full experience as long as the shutdown is in effect.
Big changes could be coming to downtown Bonita Springs. The city has already spent $30 million on downtown improvements, but afternoon city council considered giving a facelift to Old 41. “It’s our opportunity to make something very special downtown," Deputy Mayor for Bonita Springs Peter O'Flinn said. Council members looked at concept renderings for multilevel buildings that would be constructed on empty lots along the Imperial River on Old 41.
A proposed resort that has been the talk of the town for years in Fort Myers Beach is one step closer to breaking ground. TPI Hospitality submitted finalized plans for the project to the Local Planning Agency and Town Council in November. The major redevelopment would change the look on the island's North end and would replace many businesses in the area surrounding Fifth and Crescent Street and a portion of Estero Boulevard. "I think that most everybody wants to see something happen there.
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".