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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Cleveland GiveCamp 2021 - Online!
Cleveland GiveCamp 2021 - Online!

Cleveland GiveCamp 2021 - Online! |  It was known from the very beginning of planning for the eleventh Cleveland GiveCamp in 2021 that flexibility would be needed. Decisions were made early on to ensure a safe event in this time of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Cleveland GiveCamp 2021 Weekend took place September 10-12, 2021.

Enjoying Remotely in 2021: The 32nd Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival
Enjoying Remotely in 2021: The 32nd Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival

The 32nd Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival | For 2021, I was very disappointed that a spur-of-the-moment trip south to take care of some family business prevented me from attending the 32nd Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival, but fortunately, my son and the Cleveland Twitterverse shared photos from the event.

My Cleveland Week: Cleveland Foundation > MidTown Murals > USS Cod Party > Irishtown Bend Hike > One World Day
My Cleveland Week: Cleveland Foundation > MidTown Murals > USS Cod Party > Irishtown Bend Hike > One World Day

My Cleveland Week | After delaying many of my normal activities for much of the summer, my activity level increased dramatically in the last week of August 2021 -- Cleveland Foundation Annual Meeting Week, MidTown's CLEVELAND WALLS! International Mural Program, USS Cod Welcome Back Party, West Creek Conservancy's Irishtown Bend Tour, and 75th Annual One World Day!

After Backpacking Adventure: Exploring Appalachian Trail Highlights & New York Water Destinations
After Backpacking Adventure: Exploring Appalachian Trail Highlights & New York Water Destinations

After Backpacking Adventure | This blog post focuses on the interesting places we visited together along the route of the Appalachian Trail after Stuart's backpacking adventure, and then visiting water-related locations in New York state. After many years of hearing from Stuart about the places we visited along the Appalachian Trail, it was really fun for Julie to finally see them! We also visited the Erie Canal and Niagara Falls.

Before Backpacking Adventure: Hershey’s Chocolate World & Knoebels Amusement Resort
Before Backpacking Adventure: Hershey’s Chocolate World & Knoebels Amusement Resort

Hershey’s Chocolate World & Knoebels Amusement Resort | This was our first big outing since receiving our COVID-19 vaccinations. The three Hershey’s Chocolate World attractions that we went to were adapted to encourage social distancing, but this was still the first time being around so many people in an inside venue. We also visited Knoebels Amusement Resort. It was a special treat to see Knoebels Carousel Museum.

Return Visit to Stories from Storage - From the Cleveland Museum of Art, with Love
Return Visit to Stories from Storage - From the Cleveland Museum of Art, with Love

Return Visit to Stories from Storage | As I write this blog post, I am very busy, but I still wanted to get this out, since I had such a great time with my mom on this return visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art. I will let the photos in the tweets tell the story, and I invite you to learn more about this special Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition, Stories from Storage.

Rockin' Hocking Hills
Rockin' Hocking Hills

Rockin' Hocking Hills | We had not been to Hocking Hills State Park in many years, and decided it would make a great getaway location while we are still social distancing. Most of this past year, we have been exploring many northeast Ohio parks and thought that it was time to go to southeastern Ohio. We discovered that the park's unique rock formations were even more incredible than we remembered.

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Nine -- In the year of Social Distancing!
sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Nine -- In the year of Social Distancing!

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Nine | The years of 2020 (after mid-March) and 2021 (so far), make this a drastically different blogiversary than any other. This is reflected in the nature of how our blog posts changed one year ago, when we starting writing our Social Distancing blog post series.

From the Cleveland Museum of Art, with Love - Stories from Storage
From the Cleveland Museum of Art, with Love - Stories from Storage

Stories from Storage | On January 18, 2021, the Cleveland Museum of Art reopened again. With the 2021 reopening, we learned of a special exhibition created by "the Cleveland Museum of Art, with love," called Stories from Storage. On February 23, 2021, we spent a relaxing afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

#NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2021 #ThankYou
#NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2021 #ThankYou

New Year 2021 - Thank You | As we have done the past six years, we have created this #NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2021 #ThankYou blog post to thank the many people/organizations for all the great activities that we attended in 2020! We have also enjoyed reliving the year by reviewing our 29 blog posts from 2020. We are excited to start another year! All the best to everyone in 2021!

Beyond the Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020: Part Three (Additional Thirteen Trails)
Beyond the Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020: Part Three (Additional Thirteen Trails)

Beyond the Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020 | We were very pleased when the Cleveland Metroparks announced in May 2020 that they would be offering their fourth annual Trail Challenge, with prizes for completing 20 trails. Since we enjoy a challenge, we decided to do 33 trails.

5 of 5: Exploring the Burton Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop"
5 of 5: Exploring the Burton Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop"

Burton Section: Exploring the Buckeye Trail Little Loop | Burton Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" included the following parks: Geauga Park District, Lake Metroparks, Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve, and more! I completed the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" -- approximately 254.3 Miles -- at its Northern Terminus!!

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