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

View the full blog listing here. 

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#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 also enjoy 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 to earn 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!!

4 of 5: Exploring the Mogadore Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop"
4 of 5: Exploring the Mogadore Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop"

Mogadore Section: Exploring the Buckeye Trail Little Loop | Mogadore Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" included the following parks: Stark Parks, Summit Metro Parks, Portage Park District, Mogadore Reservoir, West Branch State Park, Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve, and more!

3 of 5: Exploring the Akron Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop"
3 of 5: Exploring the Akron Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop"

Akron Section: Exploring the Buckeye Trail Little Loop | Akron Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" included the following parks: Cleveland Metroparks, Ohio & Erie Canalway, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit Metro Parks, and more!

2 of 5: Exploring the Bedford Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop"
2 of 5: Exploring the Bedford Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop"

Bedford Section: Exploring the Buckeye Trail Little Loop | Bedford Section of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" included the following parks: Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve, Headlands Beach State Park, Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Mentor Marsh, Lake Metroparks, Cleveland Metroparks, and more!

1 of 5: Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" - Exploring Over 250 Miles of Northeast Ohio
1 of 5: Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" - Exploring Over 250 Miles of Northeast Ohio

Buckeye Trail Little Loop - Exploring 250 Miles of NEO | My plan was to slowly complete all the sections of the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" over several years. With the onset of the March 2020 COVID-19 crisis, my plans radically changed. I completed the loop on November 10, 2020, at the northern terminus of the Buckeye Trail at Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve.

Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020: Part Two (Second Ten)
Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020: Part Two (Second Ten)

Trail Challenge 2020: Part Two (Second Ten) | When we wrote about completing the first level of the Cleveland Metroparks 2020 Trail Challenge, we were already working on the next ten trails for the final challenge. We are happy to share with you our experiences on the second level of the Trail Challenge as we earned our 2020 Trail Challenge mugs.

Migrating sosAssociates.com From Drupal 7 to Drupal 9
Migrating sosAssociates.com From Drupal 7 to Drupal 9

Migrating sosAssociates.com From Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 | At the same time Julie and I have been writing blog posts this summer, I have been working behind the scenes on a new sosAssociates.com website. The new website is built on the new Drupal 9. I am publishing and promoting this blog post on October 1, 2020, since this is a special date: my eleventh Twitter anniversary.

Social Distancing at Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Social Distancing at Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Social Distancing at Lake Metroparks Farmpark | We had been seeing tweets by @LakeMetroparks mentioning how they had made a special corn maze for 2020. "Double-wide paths" for their "three-acre corn maze at Lake Metroparks Farmpark" would allow for social distancing while in the maze. We decided to visit on Sunday, September 20, 2020, with our son, Mike.

#CMAChalkFestival Social Distancing Style: Cleveland Museum of Art's Virtual Chalk Festival 2020
#CMAChalkFestival Social Distancing Style: Cleveland Museum of Art's Virtual Chalk Festival 2020

#CMAChalkFestival Social Distancing Style | I saw the announcement "Chalk Festival goes virtual," stating that the event would take place only on social media. It is now with mixed feelings that I gather the #CMAChalkFestival drawings. While it is very sad that everyone could not get together this year, I am very pleased that the museum encouraged people to share their drawings on social media.

Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020: Part One (First Ten)
Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020: Part One (First Ten)

Trail Challenge 2020: Part One (First Ten) | When we saw the Cleveland Metroparks tweet to "Take the challenge!" in 2020, with 25 trails to choose from, we decided to accept. We want to thank the Cleveland Metroparks for planning this annual Trail Challenge, and Cigna for sponsoring it again this year!

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