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HSB NEWS     ( DISCLAIMER: everything printed herein could be a lie, and that’s the truth )     HSB NEWS
(see bottom of this web site for town/political and/or editorial opinion)

fyi: there are x2 horseshoe beach web sites
one is the town’s political issues and sphere at ( www.townofhorseshoebeach.com )
one is our version of chamber of commerce at ( www.horseshoebeachfloridausa.com )

this one is our version of chamber of commerce and does have news relating to business

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* mr joe massie, who ran horseshoe cafe with his wife ramona, has retired. the restaurant is now for sale or lease looking for a new owner with fresh ambitions and dream ideas.

* old 1887 map of horseshoe found, clich here to see > (1887 map of horseshoe) how our waters looked back then.

* scallop season ends soon, so dont wait too long to visit horseshoe.

* the marina is up n running and has the lift, a great assortment of boating supplies, as well as "jakes pub" (a nice place) open for a cooool beer or a tasty glass of wine ( http://www.themarinainhorseshoebeach.com/ ).

* putnam lodge, hotel - events center and world class restaurant is now open (only a short 19 miles up horseshoe road) in shamrock. with a full service bar, (yes, they even serve alcohol on sundays),  a great sunday brunch, large back deck and beautiful accommodations, it promises to be the place to relax and enjoy superb dining and entertainment in the ole southern atmosphere. ( www.putnamlodge.com ) ed & beverly pivacek 352/440.0414.

* a new verizon cellular phone tower has come online, 10 air miles away in suwannee, resulting in some parts of horseshoe getting a bar or three of reception. verizon (and roaming) customers are ecstatic, att customers are not. a second verizon tower is being planned for the shired island road area which should give an additional boost.

*sales of homes and properties in horseshoe has increased dramatically, a new generation of horseshoe is fast replacing the old.

* well its finally unofficial. horseshoe has about 130 full time residents. the results / totals / tallys are ???
130_ full time residents, 59 usable rv’s, 352 inhabitable buildings, 1232 possible inhabitants (using 3.5 possible persons per inhabitable living unit, but not including rv’s), census completed, the error of margin is what ever you would like to think it is, but it’s pretty close.

* "horseshoes only hotel" is a nice clean, comfortable and calm place to stay, click on ( www.horseshoesonlyhotel.com ) for rates and information.

* dixie delight bbq is open with, you guessed it bbq and a bunch of other good food for take away, 352.498.8185,.

* charlene, of  "excellent food"  fame, is now lilly creek café. they still serve pizzas and subs as well as daily specials and as usual she serves large portions of delicious food. it’s well worth the stop. breakfast / lunch / dinner. their hours are available at 352.498.7515.

* panama paul’s discount marine supply & hardware & paint department & convenience store is open on main street and they have it all.

* for those that may be interested in receiving e-mails regarding town government business, the "town of horseshoe beach" has a “no reply” mailing list. we encourage everyone with e-mail to get on the list and keep up to date on your town’s operations and decisions. make a difference. we have provided an e-mail authorization form at the very bottom / page end, of this site. you may print out a copy of this form, fill it out and mail to : town of horseshoe beach, attention beverly miller / town clerk, box 86, horseshoe beach, fl 32648 usa. or present it in person at city hall. time and work load permitting, she will enter it on the town computer and you will receive the town meeting agendas, special meeting reports etc.

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full moon schedule for horseshoe beach florida only, the rest of the world has no real full moon.
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2014
sep 8, 9:38 P.M.
oct 8, 6:50 A.M.
nov 6, 5:22 P.M.
dec 6, 7:27 A.M.
2015
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HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA
IT'S EVERYONES BUSINESS
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www.horseshoebeachfloridausa.com
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HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA 32648
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Dont Cross The Cattle Gap Without Logging In To
www.horseshoebeachfloridausa.com
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With many, small companies, workers, shops, lodging, restaurants, fisherman and service providers available in and around Horseshoe Beach Florida and the nearby area to call upon, we hope this web site will help you get to know who and what is available right here in Horseshoe Beach Florida USA.
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*   HERE WE ARE   *
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(Note: See LODGING below for 2012 scallop season rates).
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BOATS / BOATS / BOATS
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MARINA SERVICES / THE MARINA / 352.498.5405
boat lift operations, bait n tackle n beer n beverages n ice n supplies. charters available.
on the main channel, 262 3rd st, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648. ( www.themarinainhorseshoebeach.com )
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POWER SPUD POLE / GET DOWN AND STAY ON IT / 352.498.1058
an electric shallow water anchor system designed to work in all shallow water bottom conditions.
designed and from right here in horseshoe beach.
click here for more details ( http://www.power-spud.com/index.html )
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TOWING / SEA TOW / 352.498.4144
your road service at sea - members towed for free.
Sammy royal, captain
sea tow horseshoe beach
box 32, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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STORAGE / BOAT STALLS / 352.489.5013
11/2w, 36l, 12h,
6 ½ miles north of horseshoe beach on hwy 351a
helen groth, box 2172, cross city, florida 32628
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STORAGE / EL-SEA’S FISH CAMP / 352.498.8036
all with floating dock right on the main channel
box 415, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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PANAMA PAULS / DISCOUNT MARINE AND HARDWARE AND PAINT AND CONVIENCE GROCERY STORE / 352.498.3148
don’t drive back up to us19, they have everything right here
paul & penny wipert
main street, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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BUSINESS / BUSINESS / BUSINESS
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REAL ESTATE / COMPASS REALTY / 352.498.2400
specializing in costal properties / sales and rentals, ask for jimmy butler
web site( www.compassrealtynfl.com ) email ( compassrealty@bellsouth.net )
box 155, ( right on main street at sam's plaza ) horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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INSURANCE / TAMMY BRYAN / 352.498.7076
hill & cobb insurance agency / jerry hill agent
( jerry.hill@cottonstates.com ) 352.498.7076
po box 830, 215 ne 210th ave, cross city, fl  32628
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CHURCHES / CHURCHES / CHURCHES
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we have a nice choice of places to worship.
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CONSTRUCTION / CONSTRUCTION /  CONSTRUCTION
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REPAIR, BUILD, FIX, CREATE / ROB ILVES / 352/498.6067
quite simply, we do everything, even show up
www.hsbsvc.com
box 111, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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CONTRACTOR / TOM RICHARDSON CONSTRUCTION / 352.498.0427
specializing in concrete work, licensed builder cbco53717
if no answer try 352/4733669 or 352/3596359
box 217, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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METAL / GULF COAST METALS / 352.498.0778
roofing, sheet metal, sheds
20 colors, all accessories
hwy 351, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648 /888.393.0335
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CONSTRUCTION / BRYAN-CO CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC / 352.498.0816
call for all of your commercial and residential building and remodel needs
15037 sw 351 hwy, horseshoe beach fl usa 32648
352-498-0816 office / 352-498-0814 fax / ( bryancoservicesi@bellsouth.net ) state licensed and insured- cbc1254484
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CONTRACTOR-BUILDER / GILLETTE, CHRIS / 352.498.0148
call for info
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SEA WALL & EQUIPMENT WORK / EDWARD PARROT / 352.542.7429
call for info
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EDUCATION / EDUCATION / EDUCATION
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LANGUAGE / DR. JULIAN GRANBERRY / 352.498.5573
native american language services / language coordinator
research / conversation /  translation
box 85, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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FOOD / BEVERAGE / FOOD
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BAR / JAKES PUB / 352.498.5405
a nice little place to relax with a wine, beer or other beverage
at the marina on the main channel ( www.themarinainhorseshoebeach.com )
262 3rd street, horseshoe beach fl usa 32648

RESTAURANT HOTEL / PUTNAM  (est 1927)  LODGE / 352.440.0414
putnam lodge, hotel - events center and world class restaurant (only a short 19 miles up horseshoe road) in shamrock. with a full service bar, (yes, they even serve alcohol on sundays),  a great sunday brunch, large back deck, beautiful accommodations and excellent dining.
15487 nw hwy 19,  shamrock, florida usa 32628  ( www.putnamlodge.com )  ed & beverly pivacek 352/440.0414.

RESTAURANT / HORSESHOE BEACH CAFÉ /   [ FOR SALE or LEASE ]
beautiful sunset views. located right on main street,
seafood, steaks, hamburgers and more. great daily specials.
open daily 11am to 8pm except wednesday, friday and saturday a bit later.
534 main st, horseshoe beach, florida usa 32648
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RESTAURANT N STORE / LILY CREEK STORE / 352.498.7515
gas, supplies, great pizza and restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner.
12373 sw 351 highway / half way between horseshoe and cross city, call for business hours.
horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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FISH / AQUA CO. INC. / 352.498.5522
fresh fish – fish house – fresh seafood
horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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SHRIMP / NEELEYS SHRIMP COMPANY / 352.498.3546
fresh eating shrimp - established 1975
nancy neeley and sons - 351 horseshoe road
box 04, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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SHRIMP / KIGHTS FRESH SHRIMP / 352.498.7767
fresh eating shrimp
buddy & nancy kight
hwy 351, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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SHRIMP / CHERRYS MARINA /  352.498.3585
fresh gulf shrimp and other fresh seafood
horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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SHRIMP & SEAFOOD / FLORIDA CRACKER / 352.498.2817
fresh shrimp and seafood.
main street on the main channel.
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DRIVE IN SNACK BAR / DIXIE DELIGHT / 352.498.8185
bbq, burgers, snack to go food
main street
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FISHING / FISHING / FISHING
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FISHING GUIDE / CAPTAIN JOHN SQUIRES / 352.498.7479
the best of in-shore fishing, red fish, trout and more.
u.s.c.g. approved, no fishing license required, we provide the bait and tackle and we always clean your fish for you.
see our web site ( www.captainjohnsquires.com )
box 261, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648 / e-mail (  jlsquires@bellsouth.net  ).
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FISHING GUIDE / RAPTOR GUIDE SERVICE / 352.672.4402
redfish   ducks   flounder   trout
captain john leibach / uscg#1059001
( www.raptorguideservice.com )
horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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FISHING GUIDE / TIGHTLINE FISHING GUIDE / 352.498.7378
inshore fishing, redfish – trout
charlie summerlin, coast guard licensed, cell 863.206.7520
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FISHING GUIDE / SUNDANCE FISHING GUIDE SERVICE / 352.472.7729
captain bob sullivan –uscg master lic #894582
inshore – flats – scalloping
24 ft pontoon fishing barge – trout, spanish, redfish, bluefish.
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FISHING GUIDE / CAPT. CECIL KIGHT / 352.498.2809
in shore fishing, call for info, 352.498.0018
horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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FISHING GUIDE / GONE CATCH'N - INSHORE FISHING GUIDES /352-535-5942
capt James farnell  / uscg #2762379
horseshoe beach / fishing/scallop trips
18ft pro sports flats boat / www.gonecatchn.com
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BAIT / A.D. CHERRYS BAIT / 352.498.1910
lowest prices in dixie – on the way into horseshoe
hwy 351, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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BAIT / ED ELLISON / 352.498.5891
call for info
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LABOR / LABOR / LABOR
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HANDY MAN / ROB ILVES / 352.498.6067
we do it all in horseshoe, we show up, we work.
providing home, personal, and property services
see our web site ( www.hsbsvc.com ) or direct hit below.
box 111, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
( click here for a direct link to the handy man )
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HANDY MAN / BRIAN CUNNINGHAM / 352.542.1297
general handyman, painting, yard work, and work you wish was already done.
available / call and/or leave a message 24/7
horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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LAWNS  / LAWNS / LAWNS
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YARD WORK / BRIAN CUNNINGHAM / 352.542.1297
mowing, yard work, general handyman, painting, and work you wish was already done.
available / call and/or leave a message 24/7
horseshoe beach florida usa 32648.
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LAWN WORK / ROB ANDREWS / 352.498.7449
call for more info
352.498.7449 or mobile 352.578.4030
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LODGING / LODGING / LODGING
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LODGING / HORSESHOE’S ONLY HOTEL / 352.498.6067
a clean, spacious, elevated, 2 room suite, with x1 king size bed & x1 futon, kitchenette with sink and refrigerator, breakfast station with coffee maker, toaster, and microwave, housekeeping service available, ample covered parking, washer / dryer available, use of bicycles and/or canoe, and it is a no smoking / no young children / no pet environment. x4 persons maximum.
and did we say clean!!! right in town, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
( www.horseshoesonlyhotel.com for information, rates and bookings )
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LODGING / TINAS DOCKSIDE INN / 352.498.5768
cabins, kitchenettes, homes, sleeping rooms. large picnic area.
( www.tinasdocksideinn.com ) box 80, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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LODGING / EL-SEA’S FISH CAMP / 352.498.8036
sleeping rooms w/ cable tv & kitchenettes, camper trailer spots,
all with floating dock right on the main channel
also boat storage
box 415, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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LODGING / HORSESHOE BEACH CAFÉ / 352.498.7061
room available adjacent to café, by the night or week
ask for Joe or ramona
534 main st, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648 ( gulfside534@bellsouth.net )
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LODGING RENTALS & REAL ESTATE / COMPASS REALTY / 352.498.2400
ask for jimmy butler
box 155, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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LODGING / DENNIS BUCKLEY / 352.498.5986
horseshoe houses for rent short term
right in town, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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MONTHLY RV LOT / HORSESHOE BEACH CANAL RV LOT FOR RENT / 813-789-8974
bring your rv and have your own "trailer by the sea"
lot includes a new seawall, dock, boathouse w/lift, covered deck and storage shed
$400 per month with annual lease
call will at 813-789-8974 or email wflawler@yahoo.com
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LODGING / ANGELERS RETREAT / .352.498.2549
ask for fran powell 352.498.2549
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LODGING / STOKES / 407.920.8972
nice waterfront cottage with beautiful views
see details and info at ( http://www.vrbo.com/422497 )


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OVERSEAS / OVERSEAS / OVERSEAS
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FOREIGN OPERATIONS / ICU WORLDWIDE INTERNATIONAL SERVICES / email:  icuworldwide111@aol.com
international services / air  land  sea
providing official guides and logistics for exceptional and extreme requests of service anywhere in the world.
*member high altitude international rescue.
( www.icuworldwide111.com )
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PHOTOGRAPHY / PORTRAITS / PORTFOLIOS
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PHOTOGRAPHY / MICAH BOWEN / micahbowen84@gmail.com
video work and photography
from wedding photography and videos to corporate videos we can do it all!
www.micahbowenphotography.com
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RADIO STATION / WZCC AM-1240 / 352-498-0304 
music, news, weather / advertising opportunities for local businesses at affordable rates
www.suncoastradio.com  /  john@suncoastradio.com  /  352.498.0304  or  727.410.1642
john elliott / suncoast radio, inc./ wzcc
174 ne 351 hwy,  cross city, fl 32628
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SERVICE / SERVICE / SERVICE
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SERVICES / ROB ILVES / 352.498.6067
we do most anything & everything
if you need something done, work or fun too, (if you can dream it up and pay for it chances are we will do it for you), yes anything legal, give us a call and see.
see our web site ( www.hsbsvc.com ).
box 111, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648.
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CARPET CLEANING / TREASURE COAST PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE / 352.498.4041
we use heavy duty truck mounted steam cleaning, we clean carpet, tile/grout auto's, rv's and more. satisfaction guaranteed.
horseshoe beach fl 32648
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HOME CLEANING AND CARE / THE BUTLERS / 352.498.2402
give us a call for a quote
352.498.2402 or 352.498.3480
box 155, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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DIRT / SHERRILL SERVICES INC. / 352.498.3968
fill dirt – land clearing – tractor work
rufus sherrill, 4134 sw 449th street, horseshoe beach florida usa 32648
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FOR SALE PRIVATE / FOR SALE PRIVATE / FOR SALE PRIVATE
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FOR SALE / ELEVATED RENOVATED CRACKER HOUSE
really cool, newly renovated old cracker house with two huge 10x40 decks, beautiful, up in the trees, on full lot. master bedroom has open ceiling with old cypress framing exposed and can lock off to rent just the main bedroom and bath like a motel room, keeping your area private, or rent the entire house or move in. 4th ave & 2nd street. call for appointment to see inside. 352/4986067 ( $77,777 ). ( see it here )
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FOR SALE / FAMOUS HOME:
as seen on tv !!! this unique gulf-front home was featured on hgtv s rezoned and will be sure to impress you! the roundhouse is situated atop 1/8 acre wood deck and it boasts a main house, guest house, and storage/work-room. it has 2 bedrooms, 2 lofts, 2 bathrooms, and 2 kitchens. the views are spectacular-best in horseshoe beach!! may be viewed at: www.coldwellbanker.com, typ in mls # 279752, also www.mmparrish.com location horseshoe beach. 352/4986067 $678,000 )
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FOR SALE / BUSINESS WITH HOME OR HOME WITH BUSINESS
handy man or handy woman or handy couple:
if your willing to work, -show up and do what the customer asks-, hsb-svc is the perfect set up to retire early in a warm florida (on the gulf of mexico) town. set your own schedule, and do as much or as little as you like. and best of all, commute time across town is 2 to 3 minutes. this operating florida handy man business is licensed and operating as we speak. a full, ready to go business, includes any and/or all: tools, service van, trucks, trailers, work boats, tractors, lawn equip, inventory of parts and pieces and fasteners, and best of all, customers and your new home. an -in town- modest 1 bed 1 bath elevated, large decks with ample space for a shop, on standard 90x97 town lot. business, equipment, tools, customers, home,  www.hsbsvc.com & www.horseshoesonlyhotel.com, culmination of ownership is desired / expressions of interest are invited. phone 1.352.4986067, email ( icuworldwide111@aol.com ), box 111 horseshoe beach florida usa 32648. ( $99,999 )
( www.hsbsvc.com ) & ( www.horseshoesonlyhotel.com )
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FOR SALE / DOUBLE WOODED LOTS / 352/498.7308
double corner lot (approximately 200' x 100').  perfect for large motor home or build to suit.  two electric hookups with 220, septic, town water, large deck, 200 sq.' storage shed, and custom insulated butternut paneled office.  for sale by owners.  contact david or lindy mather (352) 498-7308 or email: dandlmather@gmail.com. $103,000.

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LOCATION, DIRECTIONS, STATISTICS, HISTORY, RECREATION, OFFICIAL INFO and PHONE BOOK.

Horseshoe beach is an isolated, laid back, friendly fishing village located on the Gulf of Mexico west of Gainesville. We are a small town in the country yet at the water’s edge. Our town sign at the cattle-gap reads – -Welcome To -Florida’s Last Frontier-. We are 20 miles to the closest major highway, and 20 miles west of cross city, 70 miles west of gainesville and 115 miles south of tallahassee. Yes we have both -seminoles and gators-.
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We have approximately 99 full time residents and on weekends and holidays our population can swell to 300-400. Horseshoe beach has a great sense of community and friendliness.
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The Horseshoe Beach area was settled in the early 1800s. The land was owned by lumber interests until 1935, when C.C. Douglas and Burton Butler purchased the land (for $324), since the lumber company was pressuring the residents to -move on-. The Butler/Douglas union made it possible for the settlers to own their occupied property. They offered each resident the lot he was living on for $10. Even then some would not buy, but at least now there was a town where residents could stay and own the land. Burton was the postmaster and later the first mayor.
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The name was changed from Horseshoe to Horseshoe Beach in 1948. The town eventually incorporated in 1963. In march 1993, during a high tide and a full moon,  the -Storm of the Century- hit and devastated Horseshoe Beach. It ripped most of the towns homes from there foundations and left many of the buildings that remained, floating in the canals and in the gulf. Then to top it off, it snowed.
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Now rebuilt, mostly up on poles, it is a changed face from the past. There is now a small, but successful, fishing fleet. The waters have an abundance of fish such as sea trout, red fish, sheep head, cobia, mackerel, grouper and flounder. Our shell-fish are stone crab, blue crab, oysters, scallops, and clams. Scallops when in season, bring many families to our coast for the annual scallop round up. Basically we have the best darn fishin hole in this part of the world.
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For those that like to canoe, rowers and other watercraft users we have off-shore islands to explore. You might just find your -private beach-. With so little traffic our roads are great for bicycle touring, while the back-woods' roads are great for mountain bikes. Hiking along our rural roads is a great way to share our last of florida’s wilderness coast... You might just see an american eagle, an alligator or maybe even a panther.
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Come on down to the coast and enjoy Florida’s last frontier.
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THE TOWN of HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA 32648
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OUR TOWN CLERK:
Ms. Beverly Miller is available at the town hall during business hours ( horseshoebeachto@bellsouth.net ) 352/498-5234
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OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS:
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MAYOR:

Hon. Ms. Laura Wigglesworth
352/498.0128

THE TOWN COUNCIL:

Mr. Tyler Futch
352/498.2817

Mr. Hiram Mccall
352/498.7653

Mr. Robert Webb
352/498.5457

Mr Mike Ewing
352/498.5356


UTILITY DEPARTMENT
352/498.5468

MAINTENANCE AND WATER PROBLEMS
Mr. Steve Missildine –
352/498.4245
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NON ELECTED VOLUNTEERS:
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A Dedicated Team Of Firefighters. ( FIRE EMERGENCY DIAL 911 )
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Come On Down And Have A Visit.
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JUST DIRECTIONS TO HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA :
horseshoe beach is located on the gulf of mexico in the big bend of florida. it’s 179 miles north of tampa airport, 100 miles north west of ocala, 179 miles northwest of orlando airport, 77 miles west of gainesville airport, 100 miles south east of tallahassee, 130 miles southwest of jacksonville. get on us19 & us98 to cross city, turn in front of the ace hardware store, go 19 miles westish on state highway #351 to the gulf of mexico and your in downtown horseshoe beach.
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TO HSB FROM ORLANDO (MCO) AIRPORT:
exit the orlando airport toward orlando.
just out of the airport take the exit route #528, bee line expressway, toward florida turnpike.
after the second toll booth (approx. 5 miles) (1st toll is 75 cents, the 2nd toll is 50 cents) exit to the florida turnpike (another 50 cent toll).
follow signs turnpike north, wildwood, toward ocala.
approx. 50 miles north on turnpike, merge right onto i-75 north
approx. 20 miles north, in ocala, take exit route #27 toward williston (left under bridge).
stay direction straight (the route number changes to alt#27) on that road 20 miles to williston, 10 more miles to bronson, 10 more miles to chiefland.
in chiefland turn right north at the -t- traffic light onto us route #19, 10 miles to fanning springs, 5 miles more to old town, 10 miles more to cross city.
in cross city turn left at the ace hardware store.
go 19 miles on state highway #351 to horseshoe beach.
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TO HSB FROM JACKSONVILLE:
take i-10 west to us 441 (second lake city exit) toward lake city (south).  in the center of town turn right (west) on us 90 , then turn left on 247 south toward branford (turn is just past the 84 lumber place at the walgreen drug store).
take 247 south to branford.
when road dead ends on 129 turn left and go 2 blocks.  turn right on us 27 north.
go 1.3 miles north on us 27 over the suwanee river then turn left (south) on fl 349 (flashing yellow light, road says old town).
go 14.1 miles on fl 349 then turn right on cr 351 which is the 2nd flashing yellow light you will encounter.
go 12.3 miles on cr 351 to cross city.  turn right at light onto main street (us 27).  go  2 blocks and turn left (onto cr 351 again) in front of the ace hardware.
go 19 miles on state highway #351 to horseshoe beach.
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TO HSB FROM TAMPA (TPA) AIRPORT:
exit airport and follow signs to -veterans expressway- #589 toll,  north.
take #589, toll road (sometimes called suncoast parkway) north approx 55 miles till it ends.
turn left (toward homosassa and crystal river) for approx 4 miles.
turn right on hwy us#19.
go thru homosassa and crystal river and continue on us#19 approx 75 miles thru towns of chiefland, fanning springs, old town and into cross city.
in cross city turn left at the ace hardware store.
go 19 miles on state highway #351 to horseshoe beach.
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AVERAGE HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA TEMPERATURE FAHRENHEIT DURING THE DAY IN:
39/60 January
42/66 February
45/70 March
47/72 April
52/77 May
61/86 June
75/89 July
77/88 August
75/83 September
68/79 October
56/76 November
39/61 December
Nights in the winter rarely (but can) drop below 33, yet in the summer, doesn't get much below 74.
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HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA DUMP SITE HOURS:
Sunday – 1300-1800 / 1pm-6pm
Monday – 0800-1700 / 8am-5pm
Tuesday – 0800-1700 / 8am-5pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 0800-1700 / 8am-5pm
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 0900-1700 / 9am-5pm
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TOWN OF HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA SIREN & WARNING SIGNALS:
Tone – 223 – Wail --- (Up And Down Sound) – Flood, Hurricane.
Tone – 224 – Steady – (Goes Up And Holds High Tone) – Tornado Watch.
Tone - 225 – Cancel – (Turn Sirens Off) – Nothing New.
Tone – 226 – P.A. System – (Information Issued By Voice Or Radio) – Stay Tuned.
Tone – 227 – Alternate Wail – (Up Tone – Break – Down Tone) EVACUATE.
Sirens -May- Be Tested Each Friday At Approx 1200 Noon.

HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA PHONE NUMBERS:
all phone numbers are country code 001 and area code 352 unless otherwise specified. this list may not be up to date or complete as desired, however, if you would like on it, off it, or see a need for correction, please email notation to [ icuworldwide111@aol.com ]

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allen russell 498.3746
alston gorgon/sandy 498.4278
altman manny/chandler 498.8181
anastopulos fred 498.0724
angler’s retreat 498.2819
applewhite john/leeann 498.0331
aqua co inc 498.5522
austin doug/leeanne 498.5999
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barber betty sue 498.0230
bate bruce/carol 706/717.1821
begin eileen 498.0724
begin paul/winnie 498.0724
behnke michael 498.7716
bennett ed/kathy 498.7563
bennett talmadge/judy 498.2649
bishop phil/debbie 498.5655
blair armon/holly 498.6680
blake george/beachie 498.7864
blessing brant/beth 498.0063
bloodworth glen 498.7372
boatright daniel 498.9413
bohannon bo & dee 498.7899
boiven larry 498.7557
bonifacious carl/diani 498.3298
booth john/ peggy 498.5245
bregenzer lisa 498.2040
brotherton tina 498.5768
brown bud/celine 498.0815
brown marvin/jan 498.7758
brown pat 498.8144
brown shelia 498.0014
bryan shirley 498.7107
bryan vernon 498.5740
buckley dennis/lois 498.5986
butler james/carla 498.3577
butler jimmy/barbara 498.3480
butler w h 498.3908
butler wayne/flo 498.5376
butler willard 498.3161
byrd don 498.7373
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captain daffy’s 498.5999
chandler jack/eunice 498.2678
chao don/nancy 498.2056
cherry billy/sally 498.3042
cherry day bait shop 498.1910
cherry frances 498.3585
cherry john 498.2139
childress jeff/tara 498.8183
christie richard/anne 498.2037
clark danny/martha 498.5344
clark james 498.0644
clark norman/betty 498.2461
clark tom 498.3244
colson lynwood 498.7402
compass realty 498.2400
corbin sam/cheryl 498.5990
corbin tim/debbie 498.5793
crenshaw betty 498.7132
cunningham angie 498.5768
cunningham brian 498.8160
custer rosemary/bob 498.0149
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dampier wilber/betty 498.1025
delson sandra 498.2203
deritter dave/nancy 498.8085
devane mary 498.7563
dixie delight bbq 498.8185
dockside inn 498.5768
dodgen charles/mona 498.1156
douglas cf/jonelle 498.0663
douglas randy joe 498.3492
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earp cliff/linda 498.5776
ellis mike/gwen 498.2431
ellison ed/gaynelle 498.5891
elsea marina 498.8036
ely diane 498.3244
ewing mike/reba 498.5356
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fischofer charlie/joan 498.7781
futch tim/renee 498.2817
futch tyler 498.2817
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gannon bernie 498.5292
gartrell henry/audrey 498.7659
giebeig jim 498.2619
gilbert arlene 498.2262
gilchrist  flo 498.2843
gillette chris 498.0148
goble sam/virginia 498.0108
goodson wayne/mary 498.7298
goreman suzanne 498.7132
granberry julian 498.7842
green john/zinette (unlisted / phwg)
greene roy & janie 498.0802
guerry bill 498.4086
gulf coast metals 498.0778
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hanei jan 498.2167
hatcher dewey sr 498.0056
hendrix  hal/rose mary 498.3674
hennigan keith 498.1181
hicks danny/elsie 498.8036
highsmith curtis/joyce 498.7552
hightower derrell/lillian 498.8169
hoffman david/robin 498.2584
hollingsworth rob 498.0823
horseshoe bldg inspector 498.3009
horseshoe café 498.7061
horseshoe fire office 498.2188
horseshoe library 498.0180
horseshoe marina 498.5405
horseshoe post office 498.3731
horseshoe town clerk office 498.5234
horseshoe water office 498.3552
horseshoe water office 498.5234
horseshoes only hotel rez 498.6067
horvath john/terry 498.7467
howell john/wanda 498.0753
howell rufus 498.5414
hsb svc 498.6067
huggins tony/charlene 498.3138
hutchison steve 498.2857
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ilves rob/donna 498.6067
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jackson cody/annella 498.2821
jakes pub 498.5405
jenkins gregg/janet 498.0243
johnson winifred/melba 498.0619
jones evelyn 498.5687
jones jeannie 498.0128
jones laura 498.0128
jones-wigglesworth amanda 498.0128
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kelley nathan/frances 498.4298
kight buddy/nancy 498.7767
kight cecil 498.2809
kight danny 498.0413
kight gwen 498.3014
kight shrimp 498.7767
kinchen jim/carol 498.8192
kunes joe/rhonda 498.7882
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langford julian/judy 498.6077
lanier tom 498.1655
lawler will/mk 498.2310
leath george/diane 498.5770
lee joe 498.1185
lee tater/amy 498.1980
lee tommy (the bull ship) 498.3253
lee tommy 498.1980
leibach bev/john 498.2825
lester preston 498.7851
lester steve 498.7851
lilly creek rest n store 498.7515
long miller clarence/bev 498.4266
longstreth jim/joan598.2146
lyons sd 498.5808
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marina the 498.5405
maroney bill 498.2316
martin dave/jeanne 498.0409
massie joe 498.8130
mather dave/lyndie 498.7308
mccall hiram 498.7653
mccall scott/martha 498.7653
mcduffie dal/barbara 498.5828
mcever jerry-jr/kelly 498.4041
mcever jerry-sr/gracie 498.6697
mclain charles/frances 498.0552
mcmillan leenette 498.5048
mcmillan william 498.2471
mcwilliams guy/judy 498.0317
mehan mike/nancy 498.2625
melvin pam/terry 498.3098
miller long clarence/beverly 498.4266
miller tony/patricia 498.2210
missildine gloria 498.0105
missildine steve/tina 498.4245
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neeld sharon 498.1181
neeley marjorie 498.2260
neeley shrimp 498.3546
nelms warren/patsy 498.5094
north judy 498.3700
novak steve/patty 498.2662
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orr jw 498.0719
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panama pauls store 498.3148
parker hillary/betty 498.7383
parks jerry/debbie 498.2708
paschall wayne/willie 498.2935
patterson gary/jane 498.2017
pepperfish inc 498.8198
perez ralph/debbie 498.6672
perez ralph-sr/marie 498.6672
pettit mark/dawn 4th 498.4137
pettit mark/dawn el 498.5056
phillips joy 498.7685
pimberton chris/al 498.3036
pittman richard/delores 498.0034
pletcher appraisal 498.4088
pletcher ramona 498.4088
porter bill 498.7309
porter bud/carol 498.5567
post kelly 498.4041
powell darlene 498.5631
powell fran 498.2549
puerner mike/maxie 498.7334
purcell cheryl 498.5086
putnam lodge 440.0414
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quesenberry audrey 498.5260
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redfearn mary/eric 498.5569
refinati christine 498.7685
reils elaine 498.6064
richardson russell 498.5968
richardson tom 498.0427
rickett john/dee 498.2235
roberts don/sharon 498.0091
roberts keith/prescilla 498.3231
rodriguez ray/brenda 498.3172
rom michael/lucile 498.8037
royal sammy/kim 498.4144
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sapp phillip/brenda 4980638
schroeder gil/rosa 498.0342
sea tow 498.5522
sebe john/paula 498.3774
sherrill john 498.3968
sims charlie/june  498.0331
spears bill/pat 498.3256
squires john/louise 498.7479
srygley ted/pat 498.5313
stoer chuck 498.2438
stokes bill/lorene 498.0674
stokes hal/katherine 498.0658
stribling jim/sarahbeth 498.3532
summerlin charlie 498.7378
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taylor jane 498.3803
taylor william 498.7213
terry jim/scheryl 498.7704
the marina 498.5405
thomas june k 498.3255
tina’s dockside inn 498.5768
torrel wendy 498.7022
torrez mary jane 498.0638
tost gary/jody 498.0539
trap bar 498.5405
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u.s. post office 498.3731
underhill gary/amy 498.0474
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vanlandingham cindy 498.2149
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ward gary/kathy 498.5417
watts graig/nga 498.3935
webb bob/julia 498.5457
wigglesworth dennis/laura 498.0128
wigglesworth-jones amanda 498.0128
williams genia 498.7320
wilson tom/pete 498.0152
winstead bill/pat 498.2625
wipert paul/penny 498.0505
woods jt/jan 498.2669
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young ken/jeanne 498.9261
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zettler bill/carol 498.2993

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a handy man 498.6067
a/c air 542.2709
a/c all seasons463.2111
a/c philmon 498.5252
a/c southern air 472.9551
a/c spans 463.6440
ambulance 911
animal assistance also 631/258.7566
animal assistance fl wildlife service 888/404.3922
animal assistance jade birds only 631/879.1304
animal assistance mary opal 302.8644
animal assistance non prophet susan johnson 463.7243
animal assistance rescue for small animals 542.0216
animal assistance stoddard veterinary 498.5293
animal assistance wildlife care unit 621.5575
animal shamrock veterinary 498.5293
bellsouth office business 780.2800
bellsouth office residence 780.2355
bellsouth repairs business780.2222
bellsouth repairs residence 611
bk&r appliances 498.2618
central florida elec chiefland office 493.2511
central florida elec cross city 498.7322
central florida elec power failure 800/227.1302
cheek’s drug store 498.3342
chiefland citizen newspaper 493.4796
cross city correctional 498.5576
cross city florist 498.3828
cross city marine 498.3336
dixie appliance 498.3320
dixie county advocate 498.3312
dixie county agent 498.1237
dixie county board of county comm 498.1206
dixie county building & zoning 498.1236
dixie county civil defense 4981240
dixie county clerk of the courts 498.1200
dixie county coordinator 498.1426
dixie county emerg management 498.1240
dixie county health department 498.1360
dixie county jail 498.1231
dixie county judge 498.1234
dixie county library 498.1219
dixie county property appraiser 498.1212
dixie county road department 498.1239
dixie county school anderson elementary 498.1333
dixie county school high school 498.1316
dixie county school old town school 542.7818
dixie county school ruth rains 498.1346
dixie county school superv of schools 498.1301
dixie county school vocational 498.1327
dixie county sheriff’s department 498.1220
dixie county supervisor . elections 498.1216
dixie county tax collector 498.1213
dixie county veteran’s service 498.1246
dixie pest control 498.7332
emergency ambulance 911
emergency fire 911
emergency police 911
f.e.m.a. 800/621.fema or 800/621.3362
fire 911
florida division of forestry 498.1380
florida drivers license 498.1388
florida forest products 498.3746
florida natural coast magazine 888/223.3933
florida wildlife service 888/404.3922
gooding funeral home 498.3326
gulf coast metal 498.0778
hsb svc 498.6067
jade birds only 631/879.1304
jungrala wildlife rescue susan johnson 463.7243
liles auto parts 498.3374
liles hardware 498.3318
malone, excavation 542.8278
mary opal animal care 302.8644
medical clinic tri county med center 498.3372
medical clinic uf old town doctors clinic 542.0068
medical family medical practice cross city 498.3349
medical hospital alachua 372.4321
medical hospital jax mayo 904/953.2000
medical hospital north florida regional 333.4000
medical hospital north florida room direct 313.8 +rm#
medical hospital uf and shands 265.0111
medical hospital va gainesville 271.5000
medical tri county med center 498.3372
medical u of f med ctr (wilcox) 463.7980
nature coast ins 800/735.0686
plantation gas (mike Johnson mobile 229/977.4393)
plantation gas cross city 498.3338
police 911
radio fm 102.7 at 795.1027
radio wzcc am.1240 498.0304
ricks seafood 498.3819
rockys wildlife rescue for small animals 542.0216
septic stephenson septic 542.8659
veterinary shamrock stoddard veterinary 498.5293
wildlife care unit 621.5575
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the un official horseshoe beach florida usa census
taken by a wide sampling of honest horseshoe beach citizens on wednesday 09 january 2013
the intent of census was to determine some of the demographics of horseshoe beach.
the error of margin is what ever you would think it is, but it’s pretty close

counted were:
1- people / the total # number of breathing bodies determined to be living in a household, (every day, fulltime. as of / on this date).
2- rv / the number of rv’s (on individual / separate lots).
3- buildings / the total # number all livable / inhabitable buildings, (“all” livable buildings / structures, full time households + rentals + weekend places + condos + usable empty).

horseshoe beach, as seen from the air, is the shape of a shoe and is divided into x4 zones.

1- the laces / northwest
everything from the north side of the park road to/and the west side of main street, to the town north boundary and west to the water.
_31_ full time residents
_17_ usable rv’s (on separate lots)
_84_ the total # number (all) of livable buildings
_294.0_ possible inhabitants (number of buildings x figuring an average of 3.5 persons per building)

2- the back strap / northeast
everything north from the 6th/7th ave canal to/and the east side of main street, to 1st ave / the town north boundary and east to the marsh (includes tiega cay and each egret landing condos, does not include the church).
_52_ full time residents
_19_ usable rv’s (on separate lots)
_101_ the total # number (all) of livable buildings
_353.5_ possible inhabitants (number of buildings x figuring an average of 3.5 persons per building)

3- the toe / southwest
everything from the south side of the park road to/and the west (then north) side of main street, west to the point and the water. (including each horseshoe cove condo).
_23_ full time residents
_14_usable rv’s (on separate lots)
_95_ the total # number (all) of livable buildings
_332.5_ possible inhabitants (number of buildings x figuring an average of 3.5 persons per building)

4- the heel / southeast
everything on the east (then south) side of main street to/and across the main channel to/and the island. (not thee islands)
_24_ full time residents
_9_usable rv’s (on separate lots)
_72_ the total # number (all) of livable buildings
_252_ possible inhabitants (number of buildings x figuring an average of 3.5 persons per building)

total tally – as was reported on/as of 1800/6pm wednesday 09 january 2013 horseshoe beach florida usa has:.

= _130_ full time residents
=_59_ usable rv’s
=_352_ inhabitable buildings
= _1232_ possible inhabitants (using 3.5 possible persons per inhabitable living unit, but not including rv’s)

purposely presented in small case for clarity of letters and numbers
respectfully submitted / end of report
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town of horseshoe beach mayor / council 09jul13 election results

name / early vote / absentee vote / election day vote / total
mayor:
laura wigglesworth / 20 / 04 / 31 / 55
martha mcburnette / 16 / 07 / 29 / 52
council:
bob webb/30/7/40/77
hiram mccall/18/6/45/69
tyler futch/16/7/37/60
tom lanier/23/4/31/58
tina brotherton/16/5/22/43
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HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA USA
32648
( 29 26'15.22"n, 83 17'25.44"w )
www.horseshoebeachfloridausa.com
THE WEB SITE

preface:
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welcome to horseshoe beach florida usa.
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as one of the few towns that is right "directly" on the gulf of mexico, the atmosphere here is just plain, well, as billy puts it “only in horseshoe”.  wade says that, “this here is the best damn fishin hole in merika” and as it turns out, it is, but, julia notes, horseshoe is also “coming of age”.
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use to be, one in the family would love to fish horseshoe, and the other wouldn’t be caught dead in the town, or maybe would. but that’s all changing.
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just an example. penny runs a woman’s boutique / antique / craft shop that challenges atlanta. paul has a marine and hardware store that puts west marine n home depot n pep boys to shame. toms the best concrete guy this side of brewster kansas. tony fishes the finest stone crabs you ever laid butter on. joe runs a most dependable café. danny n elsie have a great rv n lodging place. dennis rents houses. jimmy sells horseshoes finest properties. buddy runs the shrimp boat, ed gets fish, joseph builds super quality sheds n storage rooms. tina has the inn n bunkhouse. steve fishes n runs the town services. the post office is open. bev runs town hall. cracker gets shrimp, sd lyons builds those super "power spud" pole electric shallow water anchor system, Linda has the snack bar serving up grub, edward builds sea walls. sammy runs the sea tow. jeannie n zee n lindy run the library. rob can fix, build or create damn near anything. tom pours concrete, donna runs a hotel so clean and so fine that they didn’t have enough stars to rate it. charlene cooks up a storm, dennis has the marina running smooth. and ya can belly up and laurie will serve a nice cold one.
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we have a marina, boat ramps, tackle store, beer & wine, and what ever you do, don’t yell captain, cuz they will come a runnin out of the woodwork.
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capt. rob ilves, capt. charlie summerlin, capt. cecil kight, capt. sammy royal, capt. john liebach, capt. john squires. inshore, scallops, cruises, charters, offshore, work boats.
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kidding aside, they all have a specialty that honors the other.
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wow, i lost it there for a moment.
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what i really mean is that all these are the folks that keep horseshoe, and maybe america, running. they are waiting for you. so come on down. get out the flip flops, the bike, the boat, the kids, the golf cart, run around town, meet some folks. make new friends. heck, they wont bite, and for sure they are all personalities.

and the best thing is that they all support each other, and you, to make horseshoe a great town and a great experience.
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thank you for your visit.

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hsb
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see ya down at the point for sunset.
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Oh wow, nice to see you again.
Small world isn't it.
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