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Relatively Little Damage from Irma in Ave Maria

Hurricane Irma largely spared Ave Maria with no significant structural damage or injuries reported by Monday afternoon. Power remained out late Monday with no indication from LCEC when it would return, although sporadic cell phone service did resume.

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lawsuit against the directors of the Rhodora Donahue Academy in Ave Maria and AMU President Jim Towey was withdrawn Thursday, July 6 – the same day the sale of the school by AMU to the Diocese of Venice for $1 million was officially recorcded in Collier County records.

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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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