Tom Dougherty was in the shallow waters of Whitney Beach about a week after Tropical Storm Debby, when he thought he stepped on a seashell. The “shell” turned out to be a shell casing. It is a 50-caliber casing fired from what he believes to be a Browning M2 50-caliber machine gun. The S.L. 42 stamped on the base of the casing suggests it came from the St. Louis Ordinance Co. and was made in 1942. This was another reminder that Longboat Key was a shooting range and gunnery in its early history.
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2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
17 Taste of St. Armands
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: 68th annual Labor Day Regatta
Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosted its 68th annual Labor Day Regatta Saturday, Aug. 30, at Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
PHOTO GALLERY: Bird Key Yacht Club Labor Day Celebration
Bird Key Yacht Club kicks off Labor Day weekend with its Labor Day Celebration Party Friday, Aug. 29, at Bird Key Yacht Club.
FYI Friday — Your Weekly news roundup
Catch up on the week's most important and most interesting news stories from Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County with FYI Friday.