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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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Underground utilities ordinances surge ahead
The Longboat Key Town Commission voted on first reading to forward two ordinances related to undergrounding utilities.
PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary Women's Guild Welcome Luncheon
The Women’s Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea reigned in the fall season and celebrated the return of its seasonal residents Oct. 21, in the church’s activity center. The ladies who attended the Welcome Luncheon snacked on vegetable lasagna, rolls and salad, while talking with friends they haven’t seen since the spring.
Commission declines to endorse Mote vision
The Sarasota City Commission narrowly voted against endorsing Mote Marine Laboratory’s vision for expansion, which includes a new aquarium on city-owned bayfront land.