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Ornamental art project aids victims of Superstorm Sandy in Cockeysville

Dulaney High School students have embraced an art project that is helping victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Art students at Dulaney have been busy designing, creating, painting and selling ornaments with a shore theme, "Shells for N.J. Shore," which will be sold to benefit storm victims.

Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Salvation Army in New Jersey.

Students were creative in making the ornaments in the shape of shells, anchors, fish, sunsets, palm trees, boats — anything evocative of the ocean shores.

Officials of the school say the project is just one example of Dulaney's motto, "We Are One," which recognizes the strength of what individuals can do to make everyone feel valued.

The ornaments sell for $2 each, and are available through Dec. 22. For details, email art teacher Dena Voluse at

The Cockeysville Optimist Club is hosting the second weekend on its annual Indoor Motorcycle Races at the Cow Palace on the State Fairgrounds in Timonium, 2200 York Road, Saturday. Dec. 15.

Practice starts at 4:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. There will be an open practice session from noon to 2 p.m. for anyone who wants to come ride on the track.

These races have funded community activities of the Cockeysville Optimist for the past 39 years. The Baltimore County Trail Riders Club jointly sponsors the races.

The races attract riders from age 6 to 60 and a large following of spectators. Food and beverages are available. Admission $12, free for those younger than 8. For details, go to

The Cockeysville Recreation Council aerobics program starts up again after the holidays, the week of Jan. 7. The program offers an eight-week session (16 classes) for $40. Registration is accepted the first three weeks of the session. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Padonia Elementary School; Tuesdays and Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pot Spring Elementary School; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Warren Elementary School.

The first class is free to new participants. For more information, call Susan Grill 410-667-4630 or email

Another holiday season is upon us, and whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas or just the joy of the winter season, remember to hold the memories of these special times close to your heart. Multi-tasking takes on a new meaning at this time of year, and yet it is important to take a moment to reflect on those friends and family members we hold dear to us whether near or far.

Have a very happy holiday — and be safe!.

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