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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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Glad to be Back in 2022: Cleveland Museum of Art's 33rd Annual Chalk Festival!
Glad to be Back in 2022: Cleveland Museum of Art's 33rd Annual Chalk Festival!

Cleveland Museum of Art's 33rd Annual Chalk Festival | I was so glad to be back in person after two years!! I was so pleased that the 33rd Annual Chalk Festival would take place in the Fine Arts Garden on Saturday/Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2022, rain or shine! These were dates I could attend!! The following is my eleventh Cleveland Chalk Festival blog post. I really enjoy seeing the creativity each year.

FRONT International Days & PechaKucha Night Cleveland - University Circle
FRONT International Days & PechaKucha Night Cleveland - University Circle

FRONT Days & PechaKucha CLE - University Circle | This blog post is from my tour of FRONT International and CAN Triennial venues in University Circle on several days in July/August 2022, and about the Friday, July 29, 2022, PechaKucha Night Cleveland event.

12th Cleveland GiveCamp - 2022 Hybrid - Online and Hyland
12th Cleveland GiveCamp - 2022 Hybrid - Online and Hyland

Cleveland GiveCamp 2022 Hybrid - Online & Hyland | Cleveland GiveCamp 2022 stayed with the weekend format of nonprofit teams and standup progress meetings, but new this year was:
* the location -- Hyland
* the month -- August instead of the traditional third Saturday in July
* offering a hybrid option -- remote and in-person

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.

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