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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PHOTO GALLERY: Ageless Creativity Concert
The Al Hixon Jazz Group performed for the Ageless Creativity Concert honoring Al Hixon, Thursday night at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
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IN THE KITCHEN - Local Field Trip: Duval’s and Breakwater Charters
Staff from Duval’s in downtown Sarasota and Breakwater Charters take you out on a field trip to show you the secret behind Duval’s pan seared snapper.