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Calico Cupboard general manager was on a roll at national skating trials

Work and play are sometimes separated by a mere fine line. Or even a blur.

Calico Cupboard general manager and competitive roller skater Brenda Schmidt knows that as few do.

“I almost need my skates to keep up these days with the return to full capacity and lack of help,” she told the Weekly News from work on Monday. “We are short-handed at all of our locations.”

Schmidt herself was briefly away from the popular restaurants last week, but it had nothing to do with the post-COVID economy.

Schmidt made what was a quick stop – both literally and figuratively – in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, t...


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