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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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!

Buckeye Trail Little Loop Challenge 2020 - Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen
Buckeye Trail Little Loop Challenge 2020 - Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen

Little Loop Challenge - Penitentiary Glen | July 18th was a special day: The 4th Annual Buckeye Trail Little Loop Challenge! At the end of my bike ride, I explored Lake Metroparks' Penitentiary Glen Reservation -- a wonderful place to visit!

#Masks4Community - Social Distancing While Volunteering
#Masks4Community - Social Distancing While Volunteering 

#Masks4Community Volunteering | We want to share the story of the great work done by #Masks4Community in giving away FREE life-saving masks. #Masks4Community also distributes information about voting and the census in their mask kits. The #Masks4Community program supports our belief in the importance of people fulfilling their civic duty!

Missing Cleveland GiveCamp in 2020
Missing Cleveland GiveCamp in 2020

Missing Cleveland GiveCamp in 2020 | "Cleveland GiveCamp 2020 event scheduled for July is postponed." I decided to put together this blog post to honor those that give their talent at Cleveland GiveCamp every year, and to acknowledge and mourn the loss of normality in 2020 during this coronavirus crisis.

Social Distancing: Cleveland Museum of Art Reopening - #WelcomeBackCMA
Social Distancing: Cleveland Museum of Art Reopening - #WelcomeBackCMA

Cleveland Museum of Art #WelcomeBackCMA | We decided to make the Cleveland Museum of Art's Reopening Media and Influencer Welcome Back our first adventure out to a public space. The absolute best way to truly enjoy the museum's art is in person, visiting its galleries! Thus, we were very excited to attend #WelcomeBackCMA!

Social Distancing Park Visits - June 2020
Social Distancing Park Visits - June 2020

Social Distancing Park Visits - June 2020 | We have been having such a great time exploring parks that we had not visited before, and revisiting old favorites, that we decided to gather tweets from park visits in June 2020 to create this blog post. This is our way to thank the park systems for their service to our Northeast Ohio community.

WordCamp Kent 2020 Online & Beyond
WordCamp Kent 2020 Online & Beyond

WordCamp Kent 2020 Online & Beyond | Over the years, I had heard great things about Kent.WordCamp.org. When I learned that WordCamp would be online, I was excited to attend. I am so glad I registered for it. It was great! Not only did it provide great resources for WordPress development, but it also included some really excellent management workshops.

Social Distancing: Visiting More Parks and Park Campsite Information
Social Distancing: Visiting More Parks and Park Campsite Information

Social Distancing: Visiting More Parks | We are writing this blog post to encourage ourselves to learn about and explore parks that we have not visited before, or further explore past favorites. We want to acknowledge all that we have gained in terms of time together learning about local parks and about each other.

Social Distancing with Virtual Trail Talks #CelebrateTrails #VirtualTrailDays
Social Distancing with Virtual Trail Talks #CelebrateTrails #VirtualTrailDays

Social Distancing with Virtual Trail Talks | I want to thank the organizations that are investing their time and resources to create these live video events featuring hiking trails. It is helping take the sting out of the fact that I was scheduled to be on a long-distance backpacking adventure at this time. I appreciate being able to join others online to celebrate trail life. Thank you!

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