THOMPSONVILLE, Mich. – After a less than snowy winter, many winter sports enthusiasts are still itching to hit the slopes. But at Crystal Mountain, they don’t need snow to send visitors down a Black Diamond run. “It’s called the Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide,” explains Brian Lawson, Director of Public Relations at Crystal Mountain, “It’s the only one in Michigan.”Crystal Mountain is still prepping the hill for opening day which is Memorial Day weekend, but they gave FOX 17 an exclusive first ride.
ZEELAND, Mich. — The Critter Barn is Zeeland lets kids get up close and personal with farm animals, but the crew who makes it possible is smaller than you’d think. “The Critter Barn got started about 33 years ago,” explains owner Mary Rottschafer. “We moved here to live out in the country and have a bigger garden.
CASNOVIA, Mich. — The bloom in West Michigan means beautiful orchards covered with white flowers, but for farmers those blooms signal the beginning of work and worry season. “Bloom time is certainly an active, busy time on the farm,” explains cherry and apple farmer Adam Dietrich. “It’s beautiful of course, though.”While the blossom covered orchards are “Pure Michigan” in a picture, Dietrich says he would also rather see something else.
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".