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UPDATED: Ave Maria Prepares as Irma Bears Down on Florida

Many have already left town, others plan to leave but a large number of residents intend to stay put as Hurricane Irma threatens this weekend. Collier County has ordered mandatory evacuations starting at 1 p.m. Friday for Everglades City, Goodland and Chokoloskee.

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Strong Growth Continues in Ave Maria

Strong home sales continue, new businesses are opening and plans for new developments such as an apartment complex are firming up.

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AMSCD Adopts New Method for Calculating Assessments

A revised way of calculating homeowner assessments for operations and maintenance, necessitated by changes in projections for the final development of Ave Maria, will raise annual payments by $26 per household.

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Diocese Completes Purchase of Donahue Academy; Lawsuit Dropped

donahuesign125A lawsuit against the directors of the Rhodora Donahue Academy in Ave Maria and AMU President Jim Towey was withdrawn Thursday, July 6 – the same day the sale of the school by AMU to the Diocese of Venice for $1 million was officially recorcded in Collier County records.

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Dan Guernsey Returning to Head Donahue Academy

guernsey-250The school's founding headmaster will be returning as principal following the purchase of the academy by the Diocese of Venice, Pastor Fr. Mayer announced to a meeting of parents at Donahue Wednesday night. The announcement drew a sustained standing ovation.

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