Welcome to sosAssociates.com - - Promoting the Cleveland and Akron Areas, and More!

sosAssociates.com is an extension of my sos_jr Twitter interests -- taking it beyond the 140 280 characters. Focus areas include:

  • Cleveland and Akron Cultural Events, Art, and Theatre
  • Parks and Trails
  • Cleveland and Akron Tech Meetings, Social Media Events, and Entrepreneur Groups
  • Website Design, Technology, and the Former WebSigCleveland.org

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3 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Sunday -- Amusement Preservation Museum & Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous
3 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Sunday -- Amusement Preservation Museum & Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous

Sunday -- Amusement Preservation Museum & More | 3 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Sunday -- Amusement Preservation Museum & Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous. I decided to create these three blog posts to remind me of the three days of fun I had over Father's Day Weekend. The text is the same at the beginning of all three, so I encourage you to read the tweets within the posts that tell the story.

2 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Saturday -- Service Project & The Longest Day of Play
2 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Saturday -- Service Project & The Longest Day of Play

Saturday -- Service Project & The Longest Day of Play | 2 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Saturday -- Service Project & The Longest Day of Play. I decided to create these three blog posts to remind me of the three days of fun I had over Father's Day Weekend. The text is the same at the beginning of all three, so I encourage you to read the tweets within the posts that tell the story.

 1 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Friday -- Blue Heron Homecoming
 1 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Friday -- Blue Heron Homecoming

Friday -- Blue Heron Homecoming |  1 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Friday -- Blue Heron Homecoming. I decided to create these three blog posts to remind me of the three days of fun I had over Father's Day Weekend. The text is the same at the beginning of all three, so I encourage you to read the tweets within the posts that tell the story.

National Trails Day 2022: Buckeye Trail Association's Biggest Day Hike
National Trails Day 2022: Buckeye Trail Association's Biggest Day Hike

National Trails Day: Buckeye Trail Biggest Day Hike | It is great that the Buckeye Trail Association invited everyone to participate in celebrating Ohio's long trail by pledging to travel a segment of the over 1,400-mile Buckeye Trail for National Trails Day® 2022. Ohio's Buckeye Trail is the longest trail within one state in the USA.

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Ten -- I can't believe this is the TENTH YEAR!!
sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Ten -- I can't believe this is the TENTH YEAR!!

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Ten| My co-writer and wife, Julie Smith, and I started writing our blog posts on March 8, 2012. I can't believe this is my tenth blogiversary for sosAssociates.com!!! While the focus of this blog post has evolved over these ten years, the joy it brings in documenting activities in which I participate has continued!

Cleveland Winter Fun: 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje and 12th Annual Brite Winter #Brite2022
Cleveland Winter Fun: 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje and 12th Annual Brite Winter #Brite2022

Cleveland Winter Fun: Kurentovanje and Brite Winter | Saturday, February 26, 2022, a day of outdoor Cleveland winter fun -- Cleveland Kurentovanje and Brite Winter! This year, I attended two events where I joined with other people who laughed at the Cleveland cold by attending outdoor celebrations!

Returning to Cleveland Museum of Art for "Picturing Motherhood Now"
Returning to Cleveland Museum of Art for "Picturing Motherhood Now"

Return to "Picturing Motherhood Now" | This blog post includes our @sos_jr tweets sharing photos from our visit to "Picturing Motherhood Now" on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Stuart enjoyed his return visit, especially since he was joined by Julie, who brought new insight to this exhibition. After our visit to "Picturing Motherhood Now," we saw a display about the Cleveland Museum of Art's "Motherhood Across Time" tour.

#NewYearsDay 2022 #ThankYou
#NewYearsDay 2022 #ThankYou

#NewYearsDay 2022 #ThankYou | As we have done the past seven years, we invite you to read our #NewYearsDay 2022 #ThankYou blog post in which we thank the many people and organizations that had a positive impact on our lives in 2021. This is our annual greeting as we end 2021 to all who read our blog, wishing you all the best as we begin a new year full of possibilities!

Saturday Night Fun With Creatives -- Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021!
Saturday Night Fun With Creatives -- Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021!

Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021! | The Cleveland Public Library, for their Ninth Annual Maker Faire Cleveland, did the event a little differently than in past years. Instead of just a one-day maker event, they planned family-friendly, free events at library locations across the city for a full week! The week-long maker activities culminated with the Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021 at the Great Lakes Science Center.

Akron Makes 2021 -- Fun Time Learning From Creatives!
Akron Makes 2021 -- Fun Time Learning From Creatives!

Akron Makes 2021: Fun Time Learning From Creatives! | I have enjoyed attending Akron-Summit County Public Library maker events many times over the years. Thankfully, I learned that Akron Makes would be held Saturday, November 13, 2021, when I saw tweets from @AkronLibrary and @Summit_Artspace. If not for these tweets, I would have missed this fun event!

A Marriage of Technology and Ancient Culture: "Revealing Krishna"
A Marriage of Technology and Ancient Culture: "Revealing Krishna"

Technology & Ancient Culture: "Revealing Krishna" | This blog post shares what I learned about the Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain exhibition before its opening, and while attending the preview. I also included information about the historical Christmas decorations I saw at the Western Reserve Historical Society's Cleveland History Center while I was in University Circle.

Cleveland Museum of Art "Picturing Motherhood Now" -- Preconception vs. Actuality
Cleveland Museum of Art "Picturing Motherhood Now" -- Preconception vs. Actuality

"Picturing Motherhood Now" Preconception vs. Actuality | I had received an invitation in early October for the Thursday, October 14, 2021, preview of Picturing Motherhood Now, and started reading about and looking at photographs from the exhibition on the Cleveland Museum of Art's website. Based on what I saw, I developed a preconception about the exhibition, which I have to admit was not on target.

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