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Kay Weeks
  • Female
  • Ellicott City, MD
  • United States
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Yates Market in Historic Ellicott City...March 1st, A Deli!

Started Feb 16, 2010 0 Replies

  Please go to my blog, A Walk into the Past to learn about how this oldest business on Main Street is transitioning into the present by means of a series of positive changes. …Continue


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What's your mojo?
Poetry, drawing, Ellicott City Historic District, historic preservation, international travel, essays, walking (running), my grandchild, making people laugh with my rap poetry!
How long have you lived in HoCo?
Where's your favorite quiet place in HoCo?
Lake Centennial or the drive out to Glenwood Communitiy Center
Brief Bio
Background. Kay Weeks worked in the field of historic preservation for the National Park Service’s Cultural Programs in Washington DC from 1975 to 2005. She developed—together with a team of architects, historians, landscape architects and archeologists—professional standards and guidelines that govern the Federal Preservation Tax Incentives Program and Historic Preservation Fund Grant Program. She edited, wrote, or participated in the development of some 40 Preservation Briefs, Technical Reports and Case Studies and served as Coordinator, Outreach and Education, managing and fielding all public inquiries about the program. Probably the most creative—and joyful—experience was initiating and writing two history/coloring books for younger audiences in conjunction with Roxie Munro, a NYC illustrator. The Great American Landmarks Adventure (in cooperation with The American Architectural Foundation; and Defenders of Land, Sea & Sky in partnership with The Department of Defense . Over 10,000 of these books were sold and many more given to schools across the country. Finally, she developed NPS policy and technical content and participated in the design of many educational web sites that can be found at:


Present. Now, Weeks volunteers at Project Literacy, in Columbia, Maryland, tutoring international students; at ARC with art projects for cognitively impaired adults; publishes online in an online poetry journal Quill & Parchment, and most recently, in the UK, in Wendy Webb’s eTIPS. To stay in touch with published writers and readers, she has taken and is a repeat student in an HCC course offered online through Ed2Go.com, “Pleasures of Poetry” with Melody Gough. She also posts her poetry on a site called Moontown Café with regularity.

She writes, designs, and maintains two blogs: One is about Historic Ellicott City at http://awalkintothepast.blogspot.com and another, while focused on Camilla, a cat, is actually a series of brief essays and also includes some poetry. http://doyoutalktoyourcat.blogspot.com

Finally, Weeks has self- published a book illustrated by Margaret Scott, Sticks and Stones, Skin and Bones; another, entitled Dragoncloud, also illustrated by Scott, is in the final production stage and awaiting publication and printing.
What's your favorite restaurant in HoCo?
What's you favorite HoCo Event?
Halloween walk in Ellicott City's Main Street
Same as MOJO (this template is repetitive) I was an editor as well as writer for 30 years.
Favorite News Source
PBS television and radio (WETA)
Favorite Music
Shostakovitch, Stravinsky, Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli,
All jazz, string quartets, singer Helen Merill...
Favorite Movies
African Queen, Wizard of OZ, Mama Mia...on and on...
Favorite TV Shows
None to speak of at this point...Mc-Neil Lehrer, have to think...something that makes me laugh or cry. Too much virtual reality now, cut-throat compeition...my father worked on the I LOVE LUCY show for years and wrote two of the musical themes. We went to Holly wood as a matter of geography (lived in Glendale) to the Pantages and Grauman's Chinese.

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