Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival 2014

Avon is home to the World Headquarters of ShurTech, known for their Duck Tape brand. Each year during Father’s Day weekend, the city holds a “Duct Tape Festival” with costumes, artwork and crafts created entirely from the product on display. The theme for this year’s festival was “Out of this World”.

For more information, visit ducktapefestival.com.

WTAM 1100 – WWDC and Geek Squad Summer Academy

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioThis week’s Tech Tuesday on WTAM 1100’s Wills & Snyder in the Morning focused on Monday’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote in San Francisco. During the 2 hour presentation, Apple introduced upcoming software updates, including Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, scheduled for later this fall.

This week also sees the Geek Squad Summer Academy landing in Cleveland. Geek Squad is partnering with University Settlement to host technology immersion classes for under-served middle and high school students. The 2 day event starts at Willow Elementary on Thursday, June 5th. The camp will have interactive classes in robotics, 3D printing, video production and other technologies taught by Geek Squad Agents and Best Buy Blue Shirts.

For more information and registration, visit http://academy.geeksquad.com/register.

Ohio State Route 800 – Hills, Curves and a River Ferry

Ohio State Route 800 - EatSleepRide

One fact about the eastern Ohio landscape is that the terrain gets more varied and the roads more fun the further south you go. This is thanks to the way the glaciers of the Laurentide Ice Sheet carved the land up about 18,000 years ago.

One of the great ways to explore this geographical transition from the flatter lands of northeast Ohio to the Appalachian hills of the southeast is through Ohio State Route 800. Read More

Ohio State Route 78 – Backbone of the Ohio Dragons

Ohio State Route 78 - EatSleepRide

Southern Ohio has a lot of great roads for those looking for a challenge, several of which are referred to as “Ohio’s Tail of the Dragon”. I like to think of Ohio State Route 78 as the “Backbone of the Ohio Dragons” because it connects to several of these roads while rolling through some spectacular countryside riding. Read More

WTAM 1100 – Apps For Summer Road Trips

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioThe arrival of Memorial Day means that many will be looking forward to warm-weather road trips. Long gone are the days of hard-to-fold paper maps or asking for directions at sketchy gas stations in small town America.

For this week’s Tech Tuesday segment on WTAM 1100’s Wills & Snyder in the Morning, we had a chance to talk about a number of smartphone and tablet apps for road trips that can not only help you get where you are going, but entertain you on the way and help find you a place to stay along the way.