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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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!

Social Distancing with Park Walks & Online Life
Social Distancing with Park Walks & Online Life

Social Distancing with Park Walks & Online Life | There is a lot of sadness about plans being canceled, but my family has been fortunate to have had no illness or death. I try to support those that I see online that are making a difference in our community. In this blog post, I share my experience visiting local parks, and my online life during these coronavirus crisis times.

Humor and Creativity on the Twitterverse While Social Distancing
Humor and Creativity on the Twitterverse While Social Distancing

Humor and Creativity While Social Distancing | We appreciate all the humor and creativity we see on social media while everyone is social distancing. We are impressed by the very gifted people sharing their talents, and we like how some people are using humor to cope with the stress of the current coronavirus crisis. 

Peaceful Parks While Social Distancing
Peaceful Parks While Social Distancing

Peaceful Parks While Social Distancing | This blog post will share how we used our fantastic, local parks to deal with coronavirus-related stress. An important part of health is mental health -- go for a walk for both physical and mental health! We want to thank our local park systems for their work to provide a safe place to explore.

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eight!
sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eight!

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eight! | 2012 to 2020!!! My Eighth Blogiversary of celebrating the fun of exploring our community! Thank you to my great co-writer and wife, Julie Smith! I always enjoy sharing the journey with her. I also want to thank the many organizations that hosted the events/activities I wrote about this year!

Fire, Art, Music, Games! Mid-Winter Outdoor Fun at Cleveland Brite Winter 2020! #Brite2020
Fire, Art, Music, Games! Mid-Winter Outdoor Fun at Cleveland Brite Winter 2020! #Brite2020

Cleveland Brite Winter 2020! | Fire, Art, Music, Games! For the eleventh consecutive year, thanks to the Brite Winter Leadership Team and Sponsors, we joined tens of thousands of people laughing at the Cleveland cold by attending this annual outdoor celebration! We are very lucky in Cleveland to have Brite Winter!

Celebrating International PechaKucha Day at PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36!!
Celebrating International PechaKucha Day at PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36!!

PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36 | Celebrating International PechaKucha Day at PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36!! I ended up leaving PechaKucha Night Cleveland with a natural high. The creativity of the presenters energized me and made my week!

Opening and Return Visit to: "PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet"
Opening and Return Visit to: "PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet"

PROOF: Photography Contact Sheet | On February 7, 2020, we attended the PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet opening at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This opening coincided with the #MIXatCMA party that we enjoy attending the first Friday of most months. There was so much to see at the exhibition that we returned to see more the following weekend.

Akron Art Museum "Last Look Tour: 'Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art'"
Akron Art Museum "Last Look Tour: 'Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art'"

Last Look Tour: "Open World: Video Games" | We were excited to learn from @AkronArtMuseum that not only would we be able to see the Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art together, but we would also be able to go on a "final tour" with the museum's Curator of Exhibitions. The exhibition is great, but seeing it with the curator who developed the show is extra special.

2020 Ice Festivals - North Coast Harbor and Lake Metroparks
2020 Ice Festivals - North Coast Harbor and Lake Metroparks

Ice Festivals: N. Coast Harbor & Lake Metroparks | We started 2020 by celebrating winter in Northeast Ohio by attending two ice festivals in January: North Coast Harbor Ice Fest (which included FREE admission to Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum), and Lake Metroparks Farmpark Ice Festival.

#NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2020 #ThankYou
#NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2020 #ThankYou

New Year 2020 - Thank You | As we have done the past five years, we have created this #NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2020 #ThankYou blog post to thank the many people/organizations for all the great activities that we attended in 2019! We also enjoy reliving the year by reviewing our 31 blog posts from 2019. We are excited to start another year! All the best to everyone in 2020!

Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening
Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening

Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening | I am a very lucky man! In October and November 2019, I was very fortunate to attend many great events like the Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening! Thank you to Akron MakerSpace Founder and President Devin Wolfe for inviting me to celebrate the opening of Akron MakerSpace's impressive new space!

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