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Erin Stover Sickmen

Erin Stover Sickmen
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Erin gets to flex her creative muscle as Artistic Director of the Studios of Key West but has also completed a graduate degree at Harvard, served as a National Park Service Search and Rescue volunteer, visited all 50 states, rescued a 300lb sea turtle, nabbed the title of Key West Ms. Gay Pride, and gotten involved with Special Olympics. She says yes to pretty much everything. Luckily her wife, daughter and crazed terrier put up with this.

11th Annual Key West Food and Wine Festival

Events don’t just coast pass the decade mark. In a busy environment like Key West, it takes something special for an annual event not...
Fringe Theater welcomes the start of season - A couple of people posing for the camera - Lanford Wilson

Fringe Theater welcomes the start of season

The term “community theater” has, over the years, inherited a connotation of provinciality. It’s generally spoken with a sneer of condescension. And that’s unfortunate....
A case against New Year’s resolutions - A close up of a piece of paper - New Year's resolution

A case against New Year’s resolutions

A number of factors motivate people to make changes. Maybe you want to start eating better because you’ve learned you have high blood pressure....
Bee Removal and Honey Production in the Keys - A person riding skis down the side of a building - Facade

Bee Removal and Honey Production in the Keys

It’s 8 a.m. on a Friday as Jeff Bennett stands in the yard of a home on Middle Torch Key, staring up at a...
The agency preferred “Alternative Three” maintenance approach

Community Comments on Sanctuary Blueprint

The conversation about the proposed blueprint has reached a fever pitch in Key West. The Keys are passionate about their waters — and rightly so....
Fantasy Fest Party

Four Candidates Vie for Fantasy Fest King and Queen Titles

For 29 years, Fantasy Fest has been ruled by royalty, courtesy of AH Monroe (formerly AIDS Help Monroe), a local nonprofit. The annual event...
Endangered Local Species May Lose Federal Protection - A close up of an animal - Florida Keys

Endangered Local Species May Lose Federal Protection

As federal protections for animals see further cuts from the Trump administration, a beloved local species may be the first to feel the aftershocks....
A Better City for Pets…Officially – Key West Awarded Animal Friendly Designation - A dog wearing a red hat and looking at the camera - French Bulldog

A Better City for Pets…Officially – Key West Awarded Animal Friendly...

Welcomed by a cacophony of woofs and howls, Mayor Johnston stepped into the Key West SPCA building on Friday, August 9 to accept the...
A Crustacean Celebration – Key West Lobsterfest 2019 - A group of people wearing costumes - Duval Street

A Crustacean Celebration – Key West Lobsterfest 2019

Lobster season started on Aug. 6. Just two days later, Key Westers and lucky visitors can sit down to a crustacean feast of epic...
Battle for the Birds! Parrothead Massacre raises funds for Key West Wildlife Center - A close up of a stuffed animal - Omi Trumbo

Battle for the Birds! Parrothead Massacre raises funds for Key West...

The band Parrothead Massacre, as the name suggests, prides itself on brutally decimating the Trop Rock genre that pervades Key West. The four-piece punk/metal...