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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Family Time: Euclid Beach Park Days & Motorcycles/Tractors
Family Time: Euclid Beach Park Days & Motorcycles/Tractors 

Family Time: Euclid Beach Days / Motorcycles / Tractors | I am creating this blog post to capture my memories of three exhibits that I visited with members of my family on two days in July. Each of these exhibits has a unique connection to me and/or my family. On Sunday, July 24, 2022, I visited the Cleveland History Center, and a week later, on Sunday, July 31, 2022, I visited Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

Press - Preview - Party: 2022 FRONT International
Press - Preview - Party: 2022 FRONT International

Press - Preview - Party: 2022 FRONT International | I am grateful that Fred Bidwell emailed me an invitation to attend the 2022 FRONT International preview events. “Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows” opened to the public on July 16, 2022. It runs through October 2, 2022. This blog post includes both the two days of preview events and the kickoff block party, plus additional information.

Personal Prequel: 2022 FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
Personal Prequel: 2022 FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art 

Personal Prequel: 2022 FRONT International | I entitled this blog post starting with the words "Personal Prequel," since it covers my interests and activities relating to FRONT International, between the 2018 events and the start of the 2022 events. I also wanted to make a point to thank Fred and Laura Bidwell for opening their home to announce the plans for the next FRONT International.

A Day of James A. Garfield History and a Night of Shakespeare's Hamlet!
A Day of James A. Garfield History and a Night of Shakespeare's Hamlet!

Day of Garfield History. Night of Shakespeare's Hamlet! | While I have enjoyed Cleveland Shakespeare Festival actors' performances at all the outdoor venues where I have seen them perform, it was at the Garfield National Historic Site, that I learned of the Garfield connection with Shakespeare. This connection that President Garfield and his family had with Shakespeare made July 2, 2022, even more interesting to me.

Celebrating Cleveland's Riverfront: Canalway Partners 2022 Cuyahoga River Rally
Celebrating Cleveland's Riverfront: Canalway Partners 2022 Cuyahoga River Rally

Celebrate Cleveland's Riverfront: Cuyahoga River Rally | It was hot in Cleveland, but despite the heat, it was a great day to explore our city's evolving riverfront at the Cuyahoga River Rally. I want to thank Canalway Partners for not only their 2022 Cuyahoga River Rally, but also for their ongoing work to improve the quality of life by developing new resources to enjoy Cleveland's riverfront. 

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.

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