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Peddling flower power in downtown Tracy

Friday, November 02, 2018

Some unsuspecting people who happened to be in downtown Tracy on Wednesday got bouquets of flowers to mark Petal It Forward Day. Karen Ferrante, owner of The Little Flower Shop, and her store manager, Tamra Bermudez, grabbed armfuls of bright yellow blooms and gave them out to pedestrians and business employees throughout the retail district. Petal It Forward Day was started last year by the Society of American Florists. Tracy was one of about 400 cities in the nation where flower shops participated. “We give two bouquets out,” Ferrante explained. “There’s no catch to it. We just give them to random people. They keep...
Three years after launch, NDNU degree pays off for local mother

Friday, November 02, 2018

When Virginia Meagher applied for the Master of Business Administration degree program at Notre Dame de Namur University, she didn’t even tell her husband. Almost three years later, she has changed professions and is making more money and planning for her family’s future. “I attended college right out of high school, years ago,” the 44-year-old Mountain House mother said in an interview Monday. “I was a great student in high school. I was a terrible student in college.” She had spent her professional life working with nonprofits but felt she needed more. Click here for the complete article.