Immokalee man arrested on multiple charges

An Immokalee man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday, July 30 in connection with a string of recent vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries in Ave Maria and Immokalee. Jimmy Andrew Smith, 18, 4646 County Route 850, is charged with three counts of grand theft auto, two counts of grand theft, five counts of vehicle burglary, […]

So, what exactly is Blue Zones Project, you might ask?

Whether you’ve heard of Blue Zones Project yet or not, the communities of Immokalee and Ave Maria have been actively participating for more than two years now. Blue Zones Project is a community-wide initiative that is focused on one goal: improving the health and wellness of individuals across Southwest Florida. Based on National Geographic research […]

Micro-Hospital unveiling event planned in Ave Maria

NAPLES – Ave Maria Development and Braden Clinic announce a Healthcare Technology Showcase & Micro-Hospital Innovation Center Unveiling Event to be held on Monday, March 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ave Maria Town Center. The event is free and open to the public and will feature announcements on the new Braden […]

Oil Well Craft Beer in Ave Maria, named Best Beer Bar in Florida

The town of Ave Maria, is home to the state’s best beer bar according to a recent article in Oil Well Craft Beer was ranked as the number one beer bar in Florida, as voted on by nearly 7,000 readers in the 2019 Great American Beer Bars survey. According to there are more […]

Super Bowl tailgate lunch for hungry and homeless

Super Bowl Weekend began early in Immokalee at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Soup Kitchen, Casa Maria. It was a “tailgate” party unlike any other. The multi-cultural community of Immokalee, most of whom think “soccer” when someone says “football” were treated to an all-American, football stadium-type meal of hotdogs, chili dogs and French fries served […]

Superbowl Tailgate Lunch

Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for most of America and the game itself is the most watched television broadcast in the world. Many Americans are on the couch or in the pub, watching and celebrating with family and friends. But for the homeless people of Immokalee, Super Bowl Sunday is just another day. […]

Ave Maria launches new brand for the new year

The town of Ave Maria, Florida is ushering in the new year with a brand refresh touting the community as a “Big Kind of Small Town.” Ave Maria Development in conjunction with Denver-based Milesbrand agency, reveals brighter, vibrant colors with messaging consistent with the town’s positive growth – while still recognizing its roots with Southwest […]

Ave Maria celebrates over 250 new home sales in 2018

As Southwest Florida continues to grow, the town of Ave Maria paves the way as the number-one selling new home community with over 250 new home sales in 2018. The master planned community, located in eastern Collier County, is developed by Barron Collier Companies and features a mix of single-family home builders including CC Homes, […]

Farmer Market Saturdays start this weekend in Ave Maria

AVE MARIA – Ave Maria announces a weekly farmers market to be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from November 4, through April 27, 2019 in the Ave Maria Town Center. The outdoor market is open to the public and will feature several different vendors which may include fresh locally grown produce […]

Greatest day in our Soccer Pit Cobras history

We spent years talking to them, counseling, screaming, hugging, and laughing with them not really knowing how it all would end up. All of the stress and frustrations paid off in the end with the greatest day in our club’s history. Five of the former teammates were playing each other in a college game this […]