Forget Oak Island, the South Shore’s real treasure can be found in the soulful voice of Laura Smith. Smith and I met when we were both appointed to a housing committee. For two years we sat next to or across from each other. Her contributions during discussions were thoughtful and balanced. Although I learned recently that other committee members were aware of her background, I was clueless, until I happened to glance at a book on display at a Lunenburg antique shop last year.
Neighbourliness can be defined as a disposition to be friendly and helpful to community members. For more than 13 years, Upper LaHave business owner and resident Ben Floyd has made neighbourliness one of the cornerstones of his growing business, Nature’s Reflections Landscaping. On Floyd’s payroll are two experienced deputy fire chiefs — Dean Schmeisser of the Dayspring & District Fire Department and Tony Allen of the Pleasantville & District Fire Department.
After nearly a century of providing quality clothing to South Shore men and boys, Rofihe’s Mens Wear — a veritable institution in downtown Bridgewater — is closing its doors for good next month. The seeds for this storied clothier were sown by an adventurous young man who travelled from his native Lebanon to Spain, then to Cuba. His intention was to seek employment in the U.S., but first he would visit his sister in Bridgewater. All told, a shipboard odyssey of more than 13,000 kilmetres.
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".