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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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What’s the population of Ave Maria?

At tonight’s annual AMU Founder’s Club Dinner in Naples, the chief operating officer of Barron Collier Companies, Brian Goguen, gave an Ave Maria town update to the nearly 300 attendees. No doubt, the Ave Herald has more details, but these are some highlights:

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A year in Ave Maria, Florida

Bob and Erin Campbell have lived in town since almost the beginning. Hailing from Iowa, Erin is an alum of Ave Maria College. Bob is from Bayonne, NJ, and his alma mater is Franciscan University of Steubenville. Both Bob and Erin are Marine Corps veterans. They and their three daughters just welcomed a new boy to the family. Bob helps coach the football team at Donahue Catholic and is active with the Knights of Columbus and the Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. They are both real estate agents at the John R. Wood Properties office located in Ave Maria.

They created this video to celebrate the past twelve months doing business in the town they call home, Ave Maria.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Saint Patrick’s Day good news: extended bank hours starting April 21

Leave it to Saint Patrick to give us cause for at least a small celebration on his feast day, even as one of his shamrocks starts to fade from view.shamrock

As was previously announced, Shamrock Bank is merging into First National Bank of the Gulf Coast. A FNBGC employee confirmed that the Ave Maria branch will be open Monday through Friday starting April 21, 2014.

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Newsflash: Ave Maria is Normal

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Ave Maria University: Normal?

Every year or so somebody writes a summary about how the Ave Maria project – town and university – is progressing. While the most recent such article appearing in Gulfshore Life seems to start with that broad aim by recapping some history, it ends up focusing only on Ave Maria University. If you don’t have time to read it yourself, here are some highlights along with article quotations from each of the people shown in the photos:

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Boomtown Ave Maria

Arthrex begins its expansion in Ave Maria: More construction, more jobs, more neighbors.

Big news: Ave Maria Center for Truth, Beauty & Goodness* launches this week

I hope its prettier

After a year of whispers, the news finally leaks out as Ave Maria University gets ready for its annual gala: a new $10 million performing arts center is planned. The Ave Herald has the best details (they usually do).

May this facility ever be to God’s greater glory and may God bless Myra Daniels.

[*not its real name]

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