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Grapplers’ hard work on display at first Ave Maria tournament

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The Shamrock Wrestling Club held its first tournament on May 24. Pictured are the wrestlers and their coaches, Bob Klucik, Lon Juricic, and Joe Chmielowski.

On Saturday morning, parents and friends got to see the hard work of the Shamrock Wrestling Club pay off. The club has  been practicing twice each week for the past two months at Donahue Catholic. The program was led by Ave Maria town resident Bob Klucik, who has a wealth of experience coaching youth and high school wrestling.

According to Tim Donohue, the Shamrock father who spearheaded the idea, the club plans to run more clinic and competition programs in the near future.  The interest in wrestling was sparked when several families in town began participating in a different youth wrestling club that held practices all winter at Palmetto Ridge High School. The goal is to develop the boys’ skills so that eventually they can feed into a school team at Donahue Catholic.

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Ave Maria’s Paul Adams: To aim at virtue and fall short does not a hypocrite make

Ave Maria is teeming with thoughtful writers, scholars and bloggers. Our neighbor and friend Paul Adams is an impressively-credentialed scholar (MA from Oxford, PhD from Berkeley) and convert whose writing is always edifying.

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Today he has written about the absurd yet common phenomenon of Christians being called “hypocrite” in internet com boxes because they sin. Here is an excerpt:

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Sunrise in Ave Maria

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Ave Maria’s lakes and trails are a great place for a morning walk or run.

Fitness Center Buzz

Ave Maria Fitness Center

Computer model of Ave Maria’s new fitness center

We all know that the new fitness center is under construction be- cause we have read about it and we have seen it unfolding on Annunciation Circle. Unnamed sources indicate things are going according to plan and the opening will be in the first week of April, and that children age 14 and above will be able to use the new facility if they are with their parent or guardian. Currently the age is 16 – kudos to the Ave Maria Master Association for responding to the members’ request for this change.

UPDATE 4/11/2014: While it is clear much of the work is complete, the opening has been delayed.

UPDATE 4/29/2014: Opening is slated for May 10 – click on the image to read more.

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Recent Herald stories: Ave Maria Water #1, Veterans home proposal, more

HeraldSince its founding in 2007, the town of Ave Maria has been able to consistently rely on one solid source for news: the Ave Maria Herald, a project of Pat Sette and David Shnaider, who moved their family to town in the beginning. We are fortunate to have them as part of our community. These are some of the stories in the Herald recently about Ave Maria:

Ave Maria Is a Potential Site for VA Nursing Home
Ave Maria Water Judged Florida’s Best for 2nd time
Travis Curtright Honored with 2nd Laub-Novak Award
Laura Mastandrea Named to All-Area HS Soccer Team
Donahue Football Players Receive State-wide Awards
Former AMU Student Remembered as “Everyday Hero”

Ave Herald continues to deliver the news about Ave Maria

Since its founding in 2007, the town of Ave Maria has been able to consistently rely on one solid source for news: the Ave Maria Herald, a project of Pat Sette and David Shnaider, who moved their family to town in the beginning. Herald We are fortunate to have them as part of our community. In the past week alone the Herald reported the following important news stories:

Seminole Tribe Reported Planning Hard Rock Hotel for Immokalee

Contributions of AMU Community Acknowledged at Former AMU Nicaragua Campus

Ave Maria Law School Names New President

New in Town: Ave Maria Car Wash

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Last month a custom car wash opened at the Mobil station in Ave Maria.

They have a facebook page, which offers this information about their services:

We will be open for business daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm everyday except Monday’s. Closed on Mondays. All jobs are done completely by hand with no machines to scratch you vehicle. You definitely will see the difference and we promise to make you a repeat customer.

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