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Serving the community of Ave Maria, Florida



Merry Christmas from The Ave Herald

We want to wish all our friends and neighbors the best for Christmas and the New Year. As the year draws to a close, it seems a good time to announce that we have ceased regular updates of the online news site which, for nine years, has been Ave Maria's only independent news source. We want to thank the thousands of readers who have turned to the Herald over the years, and note our special appreciation for the advertisers who have supported the site. Click here to read a letter from us with more information. (pictured, the Festival of Lights in 2009)

- David and Patricia

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Braden Clinic Welcomes Pediatrician

There's now a pediatrician practicing in Ave Maria. Dr. Emily Walkey, a board-certified pediatrician, now is seeing patients from birth through their college years at the Braden Clinic in the town center,

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Ave Maria Mourns Loss of Luke Scheck

Residents and former classmates remembered Luke Scheck as a fun, smart and engaging young man following news of his death Monday morning at age 22.

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The Unforgettable Ernie Mitchell Dies at Age 94

Aernie140ve Maria lost a beloved character, whom many said embodied the spirit of the town in its early years, when Ernie Mitchell died Saturday about a month shy of his 95th birthday.

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Power Back On as Ave Maria Recovery Continues

Electrical power began being restored in Ave Maria Tuesday evening and residents and businesses began planning for a return to more normal operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. (above, there was a long line when the town Publix, which has emergency power, reopened Tuesday)

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