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Gloucester folks complete Tough Mudder

Gloucester resident Chris Mangos and two Gloucester daytimers* Joanna Smart and Deb Fowler, completed the Tough Mudder over the weekend in Gilford, New Hampshire.  The Tough Mudder is a 12 mile obstacle course, up and down the steep terrain of Gunstock Mountain. Obstacles included diving into an ice pool (affectionately called the Artic Enema), crawling through dark muddy tunnels, lifting and carrying logs up hill, and running through mud pits with electrically charged wires hanging overhead. Why would anyone do this? To challenge themselves, to break out of their humdrum all-work-and-no-play lifestyle, and for the fun and camaraderie of the experience.  Most participants are part of a team, and with a motto of "no man left behind," any Mudder who needs a hand can count on one of their teammates to help. The Tough Mudder also donates a percentage of their profits to The Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that assists severely injured veterans.

Part of the training for Chris, Joanna and Deb included jumping in the cold waters of Magnolia Beach in April, and running the trails around Goose Cove Reservoir and Ravenswood Park. Although they are suffering sore muscles, all completed the course in good condition!  Job well done!

*Gloucester daytimers = anyone who is employed in Gloucester but does not live here.

1 before the mudder2 over the first wall3 after the mudder

Terry Weber, Finally An Honest Woman!

the official wedding photo

Dear Joey,

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the people who made our wedding day a beautiful success. We are grateful for not only the presence of our family and friends, but the people who worked ‘behind the scenes’ to make it a special day. They include:

Stacey Dexter and the staff of the Elks at Bass Rocks

Vinwood Catering

Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Band

Kathy Sullivan and Jo-Ann Figuerido from Shear Madness Hair Salon

Melissa Rezza, Flower Coordinator

Kim Smith, photographer (from GMG!)

Joey Ciaramitaro and GMG for referring us to local folks for help

Jackie and Michael Defalco & Kristine and Rick Fisher for fabulous decorations

Scottie Mac, DJ, host

Richard Perry, Justice of the Peace

The Blue Shutter Inn for hosting our families and friends

You can click on the link to see more wedding pictures, mostly the wonderful work of Kim Smith. In the pictures you’ll see fellow GMG contributor Donna Ardizzoni and of course, other Gloucester folks!

Thank you everyone!

Terry (Weber) and Chris Mangos