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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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FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools
FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools

FRONT Preview: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools | This blog post shares what I saw at the October 8, 2021, FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition Opening & Party: "Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools" at Transformer Station, and some of what I learned about next year's FRONT International 2022. The exhibition asks: "How can the everyday processes of artmaking be transformative for artists and their communities? How can art catalyze healing?"

moCa Cleveland, Ingenuity at the Lake, Remembering Euclid Beach Park
moCa Cleveland, Ingenuity at the Lake, Remembering Euclid Beach Park

moCa -- IngenuityFest -- Euclid Beach Park | This blog post is about the creative and historical events I attended Friday, September 24, 2021, through Sunday, September 26, 2021: moCa Cleveland (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland), Ingenuity at the Lake, 16th Annual Remembering The Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park.

Spur-of-the-Moment Trip South
Spur-of-the-Moment Trip South

Spur-of-the-Moment Trip South | The purpose of this blog post is to capture the photos we shared on Twitter during our trip south -- Tuesday, September 7, 2021, through Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

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.

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