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Since its inaugural issue appeared in 1995, Our Village Voice the eight-page community newspaper of Oak Crest has kept the pulse of the 87-acre community in Parkville.

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There are dog people. There are cat people. Then there s Ruth Pundt a kindhearted woman with an affinity for all creatures great and small. I just love animals! says Pundt.

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Richard (Dick) Taylor loved the townhome off Joppa Rd. and Loch Raven Blvd. that he and his late wife shared for 40-some odd years.
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In 1971 when Robert (Bob) Gralley wanted to shed a few extra pounds, he decided to give running a try. This month, he will run his 50,000th mile and he has no plans of [caption id="attachment_8837" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Bob Gralley holds a number he received in the Baltimore Marathon, just 1 of the 42 marathons in which he has competed.

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[caption id="attachment_8458" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Oak Crest s Ed Sommerfeldt teaches math and computer skills to formerly homeless men at Christopher Place Employment Academy. "]

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What happens when residents of a retirement community set sail on a cruise ship visited by a 20th-century German submarine, a 19th-century British sailing vessel, and an 18th-century band of pirates?

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You may not recognize Jim Wetzel by sight, but for many longtime Baltimoreans, the sound of his voice rings familiar. Wetzel, aka Jim West, was cohost of the popular Jones and West Morning Show on WBAL radio throughout the 1980s.

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While her retired Oak Crest neighbors are drinking their morning coffee and working out in the fitness center, Renee Dintzis is heading to work at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. the last 36 years, Dintzis

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Five months after Joan and Brooks Hubbert traded in their Towson home and moved to Oak Crest in Parkville, it was clear as a bell something was missing. [caption id="attachment_6800" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Oak Crest Handbell Choir, which includes both experienced bell-ringers and thos