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Record Home Sales in Ave Maria in 2016

Ave Maria Development (AMD) reports that a record 342 homes were sold in 2016, a 20-percent increase from the previous year. Ave Maria has been the fastest selling new home community in Southwest Florida for the last seven consecutive quarters, said AMD's Cee Cee Marinelli.

Merry Christmas from The Ave Herald

At one Christmas Mass,  the priest was totally upstaged by this delightful and loving baby boy. He seemed the very embodiment of the message of this blessed day: "Emmanuel – God is with us."
It has been a joy and a pleasure to serve the Ave Maria community this year. All good wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a 2017 filled with blessings. - Patricia and David

Donahue Wins State 8-Man Football Championship

The Donahue Academy Shamrocks won the state 8-man football championship Saturday with a convincing 40-13 win over City Of Life from Kissimee in a game at Southewastern Unviersity in Lakeland, FL.

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Donahue Academy Moves to Stabilize Leadership Under New Headmaster


Chris Smith, who became the k-12 Catholic school's fourth headmaster in as many years last summer, has been given a three-year contract extension by the school's board.

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Ave Maria Resident Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Sheriff's deputies have charged a 42-year-old Ave Maria man with at least 50 counts of possessing child pornography after police seized devices with at least 100 images and videos from his home on Ferrari Ave.

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