My family hadn’t experienced a major storm since Hurricane Charley in 2004. My son was 2 years old. My daughter was just a blob of cells growing inside me, doing her best to make me vomit. We thought we were prepared for any other storm. But as Irma bore down on Southwest Florida, I realized I still had a lot to learn.
Here's our list of family-friendly events happening in Southwest Florida this weekend, Sept. 22-24. Child Passenger Safety Event — 9 a.m.-noon. Florida Department of Health, Charlotte County, 1100 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Have a certified technician check your child's care seat for proper installation. safekidsswfl.org or leehealth.orgFree Tours of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House — 10:30 a.m. Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, FL 33914. Every Monday, Friday and Saturday.
When Lee and Collier County school districts announced students will be out of school until Sept. 25, one could almost hear thousands of parents cry out in unison. It’s not that parents don’t appreciate the teachers and school staff. We do, and we want them to be safe and recover well. But the absence of school also presents a challenge to parents who need to get back to work or who are running out of options for occupying the kids. After all, many of our go-to solutions aren’t options right now.
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".