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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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September Events

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
 
 

July 13 to September 06,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum: Free Admission to All Active Duty Military Personnel
July 13 to September 06
Located at MM 82.9 bayside, the museum is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel – and up to five immediate family members including spouses or children – as part of the nationwide Blue Star Museums program. Spouses of deployed military also are eligible. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 305-664-9737           305-664-9737      Email: info@divingmuseum.org
 
 

September 04 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Self-Guided Tour
September 04
Start the Labor Day weekend at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument at 9 a.m. for a self-guided tour of historical points of interest. An informational tent is to be set up at the monument with guide maps and brochures, courtesy of the Matecumbe Historical Trust. Historic photos, 75th anniversary tee shirts and mementos to be available as well. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504            305-664-9504      
September 04 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: An Evening of Hurricane History
September 04
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1935 hurricane, a historically significant event in the Florida Keys. Starting at 8 p.m. the Matecumbe Historical Trust is to show a video and display photos from the event. Survivors are to be present to share their experiences. Free and open to the public, event located at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504               305-664-9504      
September 06 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Annual Labor Day Service
September 06
In memory of the civilians and veterans who perished in the 1935 hurricane, this annual service is to be held at 9 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument. Hear from famed historian Irving Eyster, and the 1935 Hurricane Song written by Cris Foster from memories shared by Bernard Russell who lost many of his family in the event that helped shape Florida Keys history. A wreath is to be placed, followed by taps and the benediction. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504              305-664-9504     
 
 
 
 
September 11 ,  in Key Largo
Lionfish Derby for Divers
September 11
Teams of up to four divers can help capture and remove non-native lionfish from Keys waters in this unique spin on a fishing tournament. Derby divers who successfully remove lionfish from sanctuary waters are to be eligible for up to $10,000 in cash and prizes – more than $3,000 per derby. Headquarters, measuring and scoring to be held at Coconuts Restaurant, mile marker 100. Visit website for registration details.
Contact: REEF 305-852-0030               305-852-0030     Email: alecia@reef.org
 
September 14 to September 17,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish Tournament
September 14 to September 17
Also referred to as the “Fall Fly,” this prestigious three-day test of skill and stealth challenges anglers to accrue points for both weight and release fish. Entry fee is $1,000 per angler, up to 25 maximum participants.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-942-0428           305-942-0428      Email: csasun@aol.com
September 15 ,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series
September 15
This month’s free seminar is to be given by Eric Smith, themed “Adventures in Underwater Exploration.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737              305-664-9737      Email: info@divingmuseum.org
 
 
September 16 to September 19,  in Florida Keys
38th Annual Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run
September 16 to September 19
It’s an All-American event as motorcycle enthusiasts from around the U.S. travel the Keys’ scenic Overseas Highway – designated Florida’s only All-American Road – from mainland Florida to Key West to raise money for charity. Stops are arranged throughout the Keys with a final celebration in Key West. Register online today, or starting Sept. 1 at either of two Peterson’s Harley dealerships, with just a $10 donation.
Contact: (800) 545-2561               (800) 545-2561       877-MIAMI-HD              
September 17 to September 19,  in Key Largo
Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
September 17 to September 19
Entering its 10th year, the challenge requires anglers fish for trout and redfish. Proceeds benefit both local Rotary scholarships and Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship program for children in seventh through 12th grades. Entry fee is $125 per angler, $70 for young anglers (kids and juniors are combined). New venue at the Upper Keys Sailing Club!
Contact: Mike Shipley 305-852-4087              305-852-4087      
Email: mike@islandbayresort.com
September 22 to September 26,  in Florida Keys
Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival
September 22 to September 26
The peak of the fall birding season, this event includes an opening reception, dinner, presentations, Keys-wide field trips focusing on education and conservation as they relate to Keys birds and wildlife, and an environmental fair.
Contact: (305) 872-0774              (305) 872-0774      
 
 
September 25 to September 26,  in Islamorada
Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament
September 25 to September 26
Up to 100 anglers compete for snook, tarpon, redfish, sea trout, snapper, bonefish and black drum against the backdrop of Everglades National Park. An overall grand champ prize is given to the individual or team who catches at least four of the seven eligible species. The angling challenge is also a qualifying event for the 2011 IGFA Inshore World Championship in Islamorada.
Contact: Linda Denkert 305-852-1425               305-852-1425      
Email: backcountrybabe1@aol.com
 
September 25 ,  in Islamorada
Smithsonian Magazine’s 6th Annual Museum Day
September 25
The History of Diving Museum will participate in the sixth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors for an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in diving history.  The Museum is also celebrating its fourth anniversary, and showcases “The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea, and is approximately 3,000 square feet of amazing exhibits relating to diving history. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: (305) 664-9737 (305) 664-9737    

September Events

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
 
 

July 13 to September 06,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum: Free Admission to All Active Duty Military Personnel
July 13 to September 06
Located at MM 82.9 bayside, the museum is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel – and up to five immediate family members including spouses or children – as part of the nationwide Blue Star Museums program. Spouses of deployed military also are eligible. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 305-664-9737           305-664-9737      Email: info@divingmuseum.org
 
 

September 04 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Self-Guided Tour
September 04
Start the Labor Day weekend at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument at 9 a.m. for a self-guided tour of historical points of interest. An informational tent is to be set up at the monument with guide maps and brochures, courtesy of the Matecumbe Historical Trust. Historic photos, 75th anniversary tee shirts and mementos to be available as well. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504            305-664-9504      
September 04 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: An Evening of Hurricane History
September 04
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1935 hurricane, a historically significant event in the Florida Keys. Starting at 8 p.m. the Matecumbe Historical Trust is to show a video and display photos from the event. Survivors are to be present to share their experiences. Free and open to the public, event located at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504               305-664-9504      
September 06 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Annual Labor Day Service
September 06
In memory of the civilians and veterans who perished in the 1935 hurricane, this annual service is to be held at 9 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument. Hear from famed historian Irving Eyster, and the 1935 Hurricane Song written by Cris Foster from memories shared by Bernard Russell who lost many of his family in the event that helped shape Florida Keys history. A wreath is to be placed, followed by taps and the benediction. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504              305-664-9504     
 
 
 
 
September 11 ,  in Key Largo
Lionfish Derby for Divers
September 11
Teams of up to four divers can help capture and remove non-native lionfish from Keys waters in this unique spin on a fishing tournament. Derby divers who successfully remove lionfish from sanctuary waters are to be eligible for up to $10,000 in cash and prizes – more than $3,000 per derby. Headquarters, measuring and scoring to be held at Coconuts Restaurant, mile marker 100. Visit website for registration details.
Contact: REEF 305-852-0030               305-852-0030     Email: alecia@reef.org
 
September 14 to September 17,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish Tournament
September 14 to September 17
Also referred to as the “Fall Fly,” this prestigious three-day test of skill and stealth challenges anglers to accrue points for both weight and release fish. Entry fee is $1,000 per angler, up to 25 maximum participants.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-942-0428           305-942-0428      Email: csasun@aol.com
September 15 ,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series
September 15
This month’s free seminar is to be given by Eric Smith, themed “Adventures in Underwater Exploration.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737              305-664-9737      Email: info@divingmuseum.org
 
 
September 16 to September 19,  in Florida Keys
38th Annual Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run
September 16 to September 19
It’s an All-American event as motorcycle enthusiasts from around the U.S. travel the Keys’ scenic Overseas Highway – designated Florida’s only All-American Road – from mainland Florida to Key West to raise money for charity. Stops are arranged throughout the Keys with a final celebration in Key West. Register online today, or starting Sept. 1 at either of two Peterson’s Harley dealerships, with just a $10 donation.
Contact: (800) 545-2561               (800) 545-2561       877-MIAMI-HD              
September 17 to September 19,  in Key Largo
Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
September 17 to September 19
Entering its 10th year, the challenge requires anglers fish for trout and redfish. Proceeds benefit both local Rotary scholarships and Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship program for children in seventh through 12th grades. Entry fee is $125 per angler, $70 for young anglers (kids and juniors are combined). New venue at the Upper Keys Sailing Club!
Contact: Mike Shipley 305-852-4087              305-852-4087      
Email: mike@islandbayresort.com
September 22 to September 26,  in Florida Keys
Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival
September 22 to September 26
The peak of the fall birding season, this event includes an opening reception, dinner, presentations, Keys-wide field trips focusing on education and conservation as they relate to Keys birds and wildlife, and an environmental fair.
Contact: (305) 872-0774              (305) 872-0774      
 
 
September 25 to September 26,  in Islamorada
Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament
September 25 to September 26
Up to 100 anglers compete for snook, tarpon, redfish, sea trout, snapper, bonefish and black drum against the backdrop of Everglades National Park. An overall grand champ prize is given to the individual or team who catches at least four of the seven eligible species. The angling challenge is also a qualifying event for the 2011 IGFA Inshore World Championship in Islamorada.
Contact: Linda Denkert 305-852-1425               305-852-1425      
Email: backcountrybabe1@aol.com
 
September 25 ,  in Islamorada
Smithsonian Magazine’s 6th Annual Museum Day
September 25
The History of Diving Museum will participate in the sixth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors for an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in diving history.  The Museum is also celebrating its fourth anniversary, and showcases “The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea, and is approximately 3,000 square feet of amazing exhibits relating to diving history. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: (305) 664-9737 (305) 664-9737    

Calender for April 2010

Friday, March 19th, 2010
  April 07 to April 09

Islamorada All-Tackle Spring Bonefish Tournament Anglers compete to catch the gray ghost of the flats in the legendary shallows surrounding Islamorada. This all-release tournament features trophies and prizes.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444
Email: csasun@aol.com

 April 04

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt The Easter bunny hosts this 10th annual underwater egg hunt off Key Largo to benefit Kids in Special Situations, a local charity for needy children. Open to divers and snorkelers.
Contact: (305) 451-3020

 April 17 to April 18

Art Festival Weekend Arts and craftsmen are to share their wares during the first annual event at Island Market Place, which features everything from jewelry to spices. Enjoy art, live music, food and fun. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, located at mile marker 101. Free admission.
Contact: Robert Sperry 305-731-9558

 April 23 to May 02

“The Producers” Mel Brooks’ outrageously funny, teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and recipient of 12 Tony awards, The Producers comes to Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102. Show dates April 23, 24, 30 and May 1 at 8 p.m. Matinees April 25, May 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets available online.

 April 23 to April 30

Key Largo Independence Celebration An independence celebration presented by Upper Keys Business Group, the week-long family fun event is to showcase the unique historical and cultural characteristics of Key Largo. Visit web site for schedule of events.
Contact: 305-394-3736

 April 10 to April 11

19th Annual Florida Keys Island Fest Music, Art, Food & Fun at Founder’s Park in Islamorada. Free admission, festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Founder’s Park, mile marker 87 bayside on Plantation Key.
Contact: Chamber of Commerce 305-664-4503

 April 21

History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series This month’s free seminar is to be given by Robert Clift, themed “Preservation of Florida Bay.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.org

 April 24

Earth Day at Cheeca Lodge The annual celebration features entertainment, food, environmental education booths and sand-shaping sculptures on the beach.
Contact: (305) 267-1845

 April 24

Pops In The Park – Young Musicians Concert Florida Keys Community Concert Band presents the 2010 season finale at Islamorada Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free.
Contact: (305) 853-7294

 April 30 to May 02

Florida Keys Fly Fishing School Learn fly fishing in saltwater with world class instruction in a fun and no-pressure environment. Two-day schools present a unique opportunity for beginners and experienced anglers, as well as couples. Call or visit Web site for details.
Contact: 305-664-5423
Email: info@floridakeysoutfitters.com

Bring you Pet to WoofStock 2010!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

WoofStock 2010

 WOW, this was a huge success, we had over 1000 visitors to Islamorada for a day of fun and music with all kinds of both 2 legged and 4 legged friends. Look for this event next year and stay with us here at lookout Lodge Resort!

Things to do in Islamorada FEB-MAR 2010

Sunday, February 21st, 2010
Islamorada / February 26 to February 27
Backcountry Fly Championship
This new fly-fishing competition is to target snook and redfish in a region of the Keys that is famous for them.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-664-2444
Email: csasun@aol.com
Food, fun and safety exhibits are to complement local artists’ booths and displays. The event is to help demonstrate the services of the Red Cross and commemorate the history of Red Cross houses and community recovery during the 1935 hurricane. Located at the Hurricane Monument, mile marker 81.6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: 305-852-9612
Email: HuntJB@usa.redcross.org
Islamorada / March 05 to March 06
Anglers compete to catch the finned denizens of the flats and backcountry, fishing with one lure or one fly until they lose it.
Contact: Paul Tejera
Email: captbackbone@gmail.com
Islamorada / March 06
Layton Garden Club’s Annual Flea Market & Plant Sale
Join this small community surrounded by a 1,000 acre state park for their annual flea market and plant sale. City of Layton at City Hall, MM 68.5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission, vendors and booths will display a variety of merchandise.
Contact: Suzanne Murchie 305-664-2064
Islamorada / March 11 to March 14
Florida Keys Survivor
In this backcountry elimination draw tournament, the winner is the sole survivor.
Contact: Sharon Mahoney Ellenwood 305-393-6174
Islamorada / March 17
This month’s free seminar is to be given by Phil Newsum, themed “Commercial Diving Heroes.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.org
Islamorada / March 20
This music and art festival features local and guest artists performing on the shores of Florida Bay at the TIB Amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 on U.S. 1.
Contact: 305-394-2765
Islamorada / March 26 to March 28
Learn fly fishing in saltwater with world class instruction in a fun and no-pressure environment. Two-day schools present a unique opportunity for beginners and experienced anglers, as well as couples. Call or visit Web site for details.
Contact: 305-664-5423
Email: info@floridakeysoutfitters.com

Islamorada Hotels: Beachfront Views

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Lookout Lodge has four suites with beachfront views of our personal slice of heaven. We are looking forward to sharing the view with you!

Beautiful Islamorada

Beautiful Islamorada

We have two one-bedroom suites that have views of our private beach and our marina. We are a pet friendly resort Florida, and one of the one-bedroom suites is also pet friendly. There is also dockage available with this room at our Clean marina.

The Owners Two-Bedroom Suite has a fabulous view and two bedrooms along with our standard kitchenette. This is also a pet-friendly room and has the option for dockage. Up to 6 people can stay in the waterfront suite.

Our Mini-suite also has a waterfront view and a kitchenette. This room is pet friendly and also has the option for you to bring your boat and dock it at our clean marina. Did you know that Lookout Lodge was the first Florida Keys Resort in Islamorada to have a Clean marina?

So come and relax on our sandy beaches, make a meal with friends and family in your suite as you watch a sunset over the water from the comfort of your room. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Islamorada Hotels: Bring Your Boat & Your Dog to Lookout Lodge!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Here at Lookout Lodge, we are one of the few pet-friendly Resort in Florida. So go ahead and bring your best four-legged friend into your suite with you! We have not increased our 2008 rates and don’t plan to, so GET INTO THE SUNSHINE and let loose!
Our suites also have the option for bringing your boat to Florida Keys Resort for a small dockage fee. Take advantage of smokin’ deals online and cheap winter gas prices to get away from it all at our lodging in Islamorada!

dog-in-water

Islamorada Hotels: Visit Indian Key

Friday, February 6th, 2009

We hope you will come and treat yourself to the tropical weather of the Florida Keys. When you come to stay at our Florida Keys resort, consider taking a trip to Indian Key.

Indian Key has a rich history. At one point in the 1830s, Indian Key was home to a thriving town. Even then folks knew the indulgent nature of relaxing in the island breeze. In fact, the man who built the town, Jacob Housman, advertised his hotel on Indian Key as a therapeutic retreat for the ailing.

Arieal View of Indian Key

Arieal View of Indian Key

Today the Florida Park Service works to maintain the numerous foundations and ruins. They also maintain the cultural landscape of the historic community. The island provides a wonderful glimpse of South Florida history. So, take a boat ride, visit us, and experience some of our fascinating maritime history.

It is accessible only by private boat or charter boats available at nearby marinas. Remember that when you come to stay at Lookout Lodge, you can bring your boat for a trip to Indian Key, and we are a pet friendly resort Florida, so you can bring your best friend too!


Lookout Lodge Resort 87770 Overseas Highway Islamorada, Florida 33036 United States Phone: 305.852.9915 Toll Free: 800.870.1772 Fax: 305.852.3035