Fish With a Hero


Islamorada, FL (September 7, 2019) – Fish With a Hero will be hosting 25 wounded and disabled veterans in Islamorada from Tuesday, September 10th through Friday, September 13th. Event participants will be fishing out of World Wide Sportsman with professional captains on September 11th and 12th.

There will be a Heroes Welcome Reception and Dinner held at Islamorada Fish Company (81532 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036) on Tuesday, September 10th, starting at 6 PM. Dinner is free to Fish With a Hero event participants; menu will be at their regular cost to the general public.

“We want to encourage the Keys community to attend the Heroes Welcome Reception on September 10th since it’s open to the public and provides a great opportunity to thank our veterans for their service,” says Captain Mark Gibson, Director of Florida Keys Operations for Fish With A Hero. “We are grateful to all of our sponsors and to the community for helping to provide these types of therapeutic fishing experiences in order to reduce the impact of post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and other wounds of war,” adds Gibson.

Major sponsors of this event include Bass Pro Shops, World Wide Sportsman, Islamorada Fish Company, Bayside Marina, FreeWheeler Realty, and the Islamorada Moose Lodge.

Fish With a Hero, Inc. is a public charity and Florida not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each year, Fish With a Hero provides world-class fishing experiences and sponsored programs designed to assist participants in dealing with the effects of PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other disabilities and wounds of war.

For additional information, including donations and sponsorships, contact Captain Mark Gibson, Director of Florida Keys Operations for Fish With A Hero at or by calling 813-453-5322. Visit or to view past event photos and learn about upcoming events.

July 4th Beach Bash at Cheeca Lodge

Thursday, July 4th

4-6pm – Tiki Tunes at Tiki Bar – the fun starts with live local music at the Tiki Bar

6-9pm – Next up, the July 4th beach festivities begin:

  • Music by DJ Flip
  • BBQ to include smoked bourbon whole bourbon hog, burgers, hot dogs, assorted chips
  • Beverage stations include:
    • Bulleit Bourbon Lemonade
    • Bulleit Bourbon Sangria
    • Ketel one Peach and Orange Blossom Lemonade
    • Don Julio
    • La Crema Rosé
  • Pricing
    • Entrance of $25 per person includes ALL YOU CAN EAT food, plus one Bulleit Bourbon Lemonade sample
    • Additional drink ticket $12 each or 3 for $27
  • Finale – fireworks display over the ocean after Sunset

Beach Clean Up for World Oceans Day

Wondering how you can give back to the ocean this weekend?
@Surfrider has partnered with @LoveBeautyandPlanet to organize 27 beach cleanups across the country for #WorldOceansDay (Saturday June 8th), and there are 2 options in the Florida Keys!  
The Upper Keys cleanup group will meet at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier where participants can pull trash out of mangroves either on foot or via Paddle Boards. The Lower Keys cleanup group will meet at Boca Chica Beach (both 9 am-11 am). RSVP on Facebook @surfriderfloridakeys for more information and please be sure to bring your own water bottles – this is a single-use plastic free event! (There will be refill options on site.)
Don’t forget, the first 10 volunteers to arrive will receive a special gift from Love Beauty and Planet! 
We hope to see you there!

Exciting Dining Events at Cheeca Lodge March 26 &27, Locals Welcomed

“Cigars Under the Stars” Tuesday Evening March 26 7:00-9:00

  • Evening – “Cigars under the Stars” event on Nikai Sundeck featuring Chef Marc and Chef Phil Lowd (cigar/rum pairing off new cocktail menu, featured small bites by Marc and Phil)
    • Time: 7pm-9pm
    • Location:  Nikai Sundeck (weather backup TBD, possibly Mia Cucina)
    • Small Bites Menu:  It’s a surprise, but the fresh seafood along with local and exotic produce they’re working with sound so yummy!
    • Pricing:
      • $20++ per person for food tasting, all items
      • Cigars + cocktail pairings offered at menu prices (cigars should be out on display)
      • Full Nikai bar will be available as well
    • Note:  This event will be open to resort guests, Club Members and locals

New Menu Event at Atlantic’s Edge Wednesday March 27 5-9:00

  • Evening – Special Prix Fixe menu featured in Atlantic’s Edge; meet & greet with Executive Chef Phil Lowd and guest Chef Marc Cummings.
    • Time:  Regular AE Dinner Hours
    • Location:  Atlantic’s Edge Restaurant
    • Price:  $65++ per person
    • Menu Teaser:
      • Classic meets modern, with a fresh Florida Keys twist
    • NOTE:  As usual, dinner in AE will be open to resort guests, Club Members and locals.
    • The new Prix Fixe menu will remain in rotation to be offered monthly moving forward (details and schedule TBD).

Congratulation to Seraphim Winner of Jimmy Johnson’s Fishing Championship

National Pi Day is coming to Ciao Hound at the Post card Inn

National Pi Day is coming and Ciao Hound Italian Kitchen & Bar at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina is pulling out all the dough and toppings in celebration. On Thursday, March 14 from 5-7 p.m., Ciao Hound Italian Kitchen & Bar will offer select flatbreads for only $3.14, along with $3 glasses of wine with the purchase of a flatbread.
Ciao Hound Italian Kitchen & Bar’s flatbread selections will include the Funghi Flatbread, topped with portobello mushrooms, goat cheese and a housemade sauce, the Prosciutto Flatbread, covered in caramelized onions, balsamic tossed arugula salad and fresh-shaved parmesan, and the Rustica Flatbread, dotted with grilled chicken, oven roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and mascarpone cheese. In addition, guests can imbibe in a white or red wine, perfectly paired with each flatbread to enhance the unique and distinct flavors.

Pickle Ball at Founders Park

Founders Park has three pickleball courts available for play. The court in the outdoor fitness park (behind the Community Center) is freshly resurfaced and open for play from sunrise to sunset. The basketball court was repainted to provide two additional courts for our avid pickleball players. The multi-use court is available for pickleball from sunrise to noon and for basketball from noon to sunset. Visit for details.

Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Fishing Tournament

Register to come after the coveted ring and World’s RICHEST Guaranteed fishing tournament purse and largest purse in Florida Fishing Tournament history at the 2019 Jimmy Johnson’s Championship Fishing Tournament Week. The Celebrity Pro Am Tournament on Thursday is by invitation and the charitable tournament arm of the week, but the JJBillfish is up for grabs.

Come & be part of the ultimate fishing tournament week to hit Florida. All taking place in Key Largo, FL.