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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.

Pandemic prompts part-time residents to linger in Key West

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The past few months have changed our habits immeasurably, forcing us out of our daily rhythms, out of our quarantined homes in...

4 Karens don’t want to call the manager about it

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Much ado has been made of Karen lately. A once innocuous name, “Karen” recently has become shorthand, a term used to refer to white,...

WEEKLY INTERVIEW – ‘I NEED TO TEACH’

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Amy Bradshaw has been working in the health and fitness industry for 23 years. She received her license in massage therapy from...

The season of May – A whole season in one month

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My first year in the Keys, I bemoaned the loss of seasons. I had grown up in the Midwest and spent another...

How pets are coping – Dogs lobby for extended isolation period

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While the humans are itching to get back to some form of normalcy in the outside world, most pets are relishing this...

Listen, watch, read

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The popular culture being consumed right now — movies, music and books — sometimes serves as background, providing the white noise to our elastic...

‘Side Effects’

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It’s day 19, or maybe 742 — it’s difficult to be sure — of our COVID-19-induced isolation. Fortunately, today my morning holds the perfect...

How to exit Amazonas in the time of COVID-19

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A few years back, Slate published an essay on “The Rise and Fall of Quicksand,” recounting a 1980s-specific exotic obsession. If you’re of a...
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Election cycle begins again in the Keys

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The Florida Keys comprise a small but mighty chain of communities, populated by involved citizens—a fact that becomes apparent in election years when signs...

Waterfront takes audiences on a glitter-drenched road trip

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In 1994, a wildcard Australian independent film found unlikely financial and critical success, exceeding box office expectations, nabbing an Oscar and, most importantly, gaining...