On the last evening of 2019, a steady stream of loyal customers arrives at a cherished local eatery. They come not only to share a holiday celebration, but to give flowers, raise a bubbling glass and express heartfelt cheers to original proprietor, Marie Beery, who opened the beloved establishment in 2001.
Casey Carney has an MA in Dance, has choreographed and performed professionally, and was the 2014-2016 poet laureate of Lake County. A former special education teacher and current substitute teacher and food server, Casey has studied with many wonderful dance professionals, and is especially inspired by the pioneering work of Anna and Daria Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute in Marin. Casey has recently offered a movement experiential workshop called “Gravity Loves You,” where participants explore body awareness, alignment, and expression. She has facilitated writing workshops at Middletown Art Center and at the Main Street Art Gallery in Lakeport, and is also an avid photographer.