Gardening enthusiasts will want to carve out some time this Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, for the Geneva Garden Club's biennial garden walk. This year's theme is "A Garden Variety -- Geneva Gardens in Bloom." The walk takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and features five private and three public gardens, as well as a guest speaker, boutique and plant sale. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the walk.
Musical lovers will have their choice this weekend and next when young actors take to the stage at several Fox Valley high schools. This weekend, Dundee-Crown High School will present the Cole Porter classic "Anything Goes," while Kaneland High School will stage "Singin' in the Rain." On April 27-29, West Aurora High School continues the trend with its production of "Guys and Dolls." The Daily Herald talked to a few directors to find out what goes into producing a high school musical these days.
Ten years of Angela Hammond's 11-year teaching career have been at Perry Elementary School in Carpentersville, part of Community Unit District 300. Recognized as Spotlight Educator for the 2014-15, Hammond will receive her second master's degree in May. The Daily Herald caught up with Hammond to learn more about the challenges and joys of teaching kindergarten. Q. For many of your students, kindergarten is the first time they'll find themselves in a structured school setting.
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".