Kenadie Thiner, 7, of Worthington, tries out her new skates Thurs-day afternoon on the ice of Lake Okabena. Kenadie and her mom, Angela Thiner, gradually enlarged the make-shift ice rink just off Centennial Beach with a snow shovel so Kenadie could test out her Christmas present. (BETH RICKERS/DAILY GLOBE)
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.