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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sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Seven!
sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Seven!

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Seven! | 2012 to 2019!!! Our seventh Blogiversary of celebrating the fun of exploring our community and writing about our experiences!

Brite Winter 2019 -- #Brite10 -- Tenth Year of Cleveland Outdoor Winter Fun!
Brite Winter 2019 -- #Brite10 -- Tenth Year of Cleveland Outdoor Winter Fun! 

Brite Winter 2019 - #Brite10 - 10th Year! | Congratulations to the Brite Winter 2019 organizers! Ten outstanding years of outdoor winter fun -- music and arts in Cleveland! We have very fond memories of attending our first Brite Winter when it was just a small event in 2011, and have watched it grow into the huge event it is now! 

PechaKucha Night Cleveland Volume 33 at Music Box Supper Club
PechaKucha Night Cleveland Volume 33 at Music Box Supper Club

PechaKucha Cleveland Volume 33 | I always enjoy attending (and writing about) PechaKucha Night events in Cleveland and Akron. Therefore, I was glad to be able to go to Cleveland's Music Box Supper Club on Thursday, February 21, 2019, for PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 33.

"This is a Big Deal!" Open Access Artwork from Cleveland Museum of Art!
"This is a Big Deal!" Open Access Artwork from Cleveland Museum of Art!

Cleveland Museum of Art Open Access | "This is a Big Deal!" "Open Access means the public now has the ability to  share, collaborate, remix, and reuse images of many as 30,000 public-domain artworks from the CMA’s world-renowned collection of art for commercial and non-commercial purposes."

Return Visit - Cleveland Museum of Art's Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern and Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries
Return Visit - Cleveland Museum of Art's Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern and Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries

Return Visit - O’Keeffe & Valois Tapestries | On Friday, January 18, 2019, Stuart returned with Julie to show her Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern and Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries. Visiting the Cleveland Museum of Art makes for a very enjoyable evening.

#NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2019 #ThankYou
#NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2019 #ThankYou

New Year 2019 - Thank You | We created this blog post to review some of the fun things we did in 2018. We have many people to thank for all the activities and events that we attended in 2018.

Cleveland GiveCamp 2018: Coding for Charity for Nine Years!
Cleveland GiveCamp 2018: Coding for Charity for Nine Years!

Cleveland GiveCamp 2018 | Cleveland GiveCamp 2018: Coding for Charity for Nine Years! The Smiths (Stuart, Kevin, and Mike) want to share with you tweets, photos, and information about Cleveland GiveCamp 2018.

Cleveland Museum of Art's Two Major Fall 2018 Exhibitions: Georgia O’Keeffe and Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries
Cleveland Museum of Art's Two Major Fall 2018 Exhibitions: Georgia O’Keeffe and Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries

Georgia O’Keeffe and Valois Tapestries | I was very fortunate to receive an email invitation to arrive early for Cleveland Museum of Art's Two Major Fall 2018 Exhibitions: "Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern" and "Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries."

Start of the Cleveland Holiday Season! PlayhouseSquare Holidazzle - Cleveland Winterfest - TubaChristmas Cleveland
Start of the Cleveland Holiday Season! PlayhouseSquare Holidazzle - Cleveland Winterfest - TubaChristmas Cleveland

Start of the Cleveland Holiday Season! | Traditionally, on the weekend after Thanksgiving, Cleveland kicks off the holiday season! On Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, 2018, we took part in some great holiday celebrations! PlayhouseSquare Holidazzle - Cleveland Winterfest - TubaChristmas Cleveland!

2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire Brings Together Makers and Creatives
2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire Brings Together Makers and Creatives

2018 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire | 2018 marks the sixth year for the Cleveland Public Library's Mini Maker Faire. I have written blog posts about three of the previous years' events. It was exciting that my sons had a booth this year, featuring their tabletop game, PerMUTATIONS.

Cleveland Foundation #CtrlAltCLE Convenes: Tech & Digital Equity/Blockchain for Social Good
Cleveland Foundation #CtrlAltCLE Convenes: Tech & Digital Equity/Blockchain for Social Good

CtrlAltCLE: Digital Equity/Blockchain | #CtrlAltCLE Convenes: Tech & Digital Equity meeting dealt with a topic that I am very interested in. I also attended a special #CtrlAltCLE blockchain training for nonprofits/government, and wrote about Lynda.com classes available FREE with your library card!

Hack Cleveland's #Fix216: Criminal Justice Reform Scope-A-Thon
Hack Cleveland's #Fix216: Criminal Justice Reform Scope-A-Thon

#Fix216: Criminal Justice Reform | #Fix216: Criminal Justice Reform Scope-A-Thon was a good time to learn about Hack Cleveland, and how to develop a social justice technology solution. I also learned about this year's Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artists.

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