November 17, 1992
Catonsville Community College center halfback Tammy Peiffer often pushes her teammates. Now, she hopes to push them to a national championship.Peiffer, a 1991 South Carroll graduate, is a key reason for Catonsville Community College's second straight trip to the NJCAA national tournament. Catonsville goes to Mercer County Community College [N.J.] to play SUNY-Farmingdale at noon Thursday.The tournament is double-elimination, and Catonsville needs three victories for the title. Essex Community College, which defeated Catonsville, 1-0, for the Region XX title last week, could only play them again in the national title game.
April 15, 1999
Maryland education officials said yesterday they are confident real gains are being made in state pupils' reading skills, and that their scores on the latest national reading assessment test were not inflated by excluding more special education students from taking it."Our reading gains are modest, but we believe that they are real," said Ronald A. Peiffer, assistant superintendent for the Maryland Department of Education, noting the state's reading tests show similar gains.The average score for Maryland fourth-graders taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
September 17, 2005
On September 14, 2005, FILOMENA R. POLLINA, beloved mother of Nicholas Pollina and Mary Antoinette Knab, loving sister of Josephine Calpin and Mary Mangano, predeceased by brothers Benny Lauri and Sam Lauri. Cherished grandmother of Janine Pollina, Cheryl Davis, Brenda Peiffer and Dominic Pollina. Also survived by two great granddaughters, Carolyn Davis and Claire Peiffer. Friends may call at family owned Henry W. Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home, 16924 York Rd, (Hereford/Monkton) on Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. with a Prayer Service taking place at 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd., Timonium, MD. 21093.
August 4, 2004
On June 29, 2004, GEORGE T. CURTIS, 87, of Hanover, and formerly of Howard County, MD. He was the husband of Catherine R. (Strong) Curtis. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M, Saturday, August 7 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 7474 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD, with Rev. John Steiner IV, officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery at Peiffer's Corner, Waterloo Road, Ellicott City, MD.
December 27, 1992
People always return to Blue Ridge Summit. They come at first because they need to leave the civilized world for a day or two. They return because they find something special here.The town sits 2,000 feet above sea level and straddles the Maryland/Pennsylvania line at Frederick and Washington counties. Once you're in town, follow the winding Buena Vista Road to the top of the mountain and you'll find only a few homes, a small chapel, a winding stone wall, an open field and some of the most breathtaking scenery you've spied in some time.
May 15, 2002
Despite concerns about the financial health of Edison Schools Inc., Maryland school officials say they are confident the for-profit company will continue running three Baltimore schools in the fall. In a telephone conversation yesterday, Edison Chief Executive Officer H. Christopher Whittle assured State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick "that the commitment to the three Maryland schools was not at risk," said Ronald A. Peiffer, an assistant state superintendent. Edison, the largest private company running public schools in the nation, has 74,000 children and 7,000 teachers and has just entered into an agreement to take on 20 more schools in Philadelphia next school year.