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ROMEO & JULIET: Oregon Ballet Theatre in Portland February 27 – March 4, 2016

Posted on February 4th, 2016 in Events at the B & B, Portland, Things we do!.

Portland Ballet

Portland Ballet

Romeo & Juliet in February

February 27 – March 5, 2016 | Keller Auditorium
James Canfield | Sergei Prokofiev

Featuring the OBT Orchestra for all performances

A love that recognizes no boundaries, and an impossible-to-forget emotional journey intensified by what may be the most sublime music ever written for ballet… Get ready to be consumed by the passion of Romeo & Juliet as Oregon Ballet Theatre proudly returns James Canfield’s signature work to the repertory following an absence of more than 15 years!

As per Wikipedia, “Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. The plot is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562, and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both, but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. The text of the first quarto version was of poor quality, however, and later editions corrected the text to conform more closely with Shakespeare’s original.

Shakespeare’s use of his poetic dramatic structure (especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story) has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops. Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.”


Octoberfest!

Posted on September 1st, 2015 in Events at the B & B, Food & Recipes, Oregon, Things we do!, Uncategorized.

Request promotional code OCTOBERFEST and join us during October and November to celebrate the craft beer capital of the U.S., PORTLAND!

Stay with us for 2 week nights either month and we will send you to The Fulton Pub with a card for a flight of beer to sample and enjoy.

Fulton Pub has had a long history in the John’s Landing neighborhood and is a perfect starting point for your journey!

Fulton Pub Brew Menu locinfo_fulton


SAVE THE SOUND–PROTECTING & PRESERVING PUGT SOUND SINCE 1984

Posted on April 13th, 2015 in Events at the B & B, Things we do!.

The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast recently donated a two night Stay & Wine Basket at a Fundraiser for the PUGET SOUNDKEEPER ALLIANCE in Seattle, Washington at the AVEDA’S EARTH MONTH 2015 FIFTH ANNUAL EVENT “SAVE THE SOUND”  AUCTION, MUSIC, FOOD AND DRINKS.

2 night Stay at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast

2 night Stay at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast (valued at over $500)

History of the Puget Sound Alliance:

Founded in 1984 as the Puget Sound Alliance (PSA), PSA was the first grassroots citizens’ organization to focus exclusively on protecting the marine environment of Puget Sound. Initially, PSA fought successfully for secondary wastewater treatment at West Point in Seattle and a Puget Sound Management Plan. In 1990, following the successful model of the Hudson Riverkeeper in New York, PSA launched the 6th licensed Waterkeeper program in the nation when it hired its first Puget Soundkeeper and began patrolling the waters of the Sound by boat.
Renamed Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (Soundkeeper) in 1992, the organization was a founding member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance, a national movement founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Today, Waterkeeper Alliance and its member organizations are the fastest growing environmental movement in the world with over 200 licensed Waterkeepers on six continents.
Mission:

Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters.
To accomplish its mission, Soundkeeper actively monitors Puget Sound through kayak patrols and uses the Soundkeeper patrol boat on a weekly basis enlisting a network of trained volunteers to detect and report pollution. As a major environmental stakeholder, Soundkeeper actively engages government agencies and businesses working to regulate pollution discharges from sewage treatment plants, industrial facilities, construction sites, municipalities and others. Soundkeeper actively enforces the Clean Water Act of 1972, using the power granted to citizens to sue under provisions of the Act, to stop polluters in their tracks and bring egregious polluters into compliance with the law. As one of the nation’s leading citizen advocates, Soundkeeper has a 100% success record and has filed over 150 cases. Soundkeeper’s settlements typically result in accelerated compliance measures including new implementation of, or upgrades to, stormwater and wastewater treatment systems. A 1993 settlement with the City of Bremerton is directly attributable to the Dyes Inlet shellfish beds reopening for the first time in 40 years. To date, Soundkeeper’s enforcement team has awarded over $3.6 million to third party restoration, education and water quality mitigation projects to heal the damage in the affected watershed and provide an incentive for future compliance. Soundkeeper does not receive any settlement money from Clean Water Act cases. Although we achieve our mission by stopping pollution, we know that much of Puget Sound’s problems can be stopped at the source by engaging the people and businesses in our community – after all, Puget Sound is where we all work, live and play.
We’re working to protect the waters of Puget Sound now and for future generations.kayak_patrol_hdr

Why? Because Puget Sound is in trouble.

• industrial SoundDeclining fish populations and die-offs in Hood Canal
• PCB’s in marine mammals
• health warnings about Puget Sound salmon and shellfish
• beaches closed to shellfish harvest
• Superfund cleanups
…and the list goes on.
Here’s what we’re doing about it

Legal Action: We enforce the Clean Water Act through legal action.
Patrolling and Monitoring: Puget Soundkeeper Alliance actively patrols and monitors the waters of Puget Sound.
Active Engagement: We pursue the Clean Water Act’s goals through active engagement with business, government agencies and citizens.
Governmental Involvement and Business Partnerships: We get involved at many levels of government and legislation to toughen pollution standards. We create partnerships with business to help reduce pollution.
Here’s what you can do

Do your part to stop pollution: drive less (bike, walk, bus, carpool), fix vehicle oil leaks, rely on natural yard care rather than chemicals, report pollution when you see it happen, wash your car on your lawn or at a commercial car wash, and the list goes on…
Become informed about pollution.
Discover the beauty and richness of Puget Sound.
Join our team as a volunteer.
Give what you can to help protect Puget Sound now and for the future.

% of the proceeds benefit Local Clean Water Effort.

 

Check out the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance