Zak appointed examiner for national award
Bryan Zak of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, has been appointed by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, to the 2013 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
The award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.
As an examiner, Zak is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Baldrige Award. The board comprises some 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and nonprofits.
Feed the Teens
The Feed the Teen project is having another amazing free teen lunch/dinner. Come by The Midtown Cafe this Friday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m.
Leftovers will be served at the Rec Room, so anyone unable to make the lunch can pick one up later.
T.UF.F. TEENS is a group advocating for homeless teen, and is thankful for this volunteer feed-the-teen group under the Homer United Methodist Church.
Pilgrim’s Wilderness book launch
The Friends of the Homer Library Board of Directors is pleased to sponsor a reading by Homer author Tom Kizzia on July 30 at 7 p.m.
In Pilgrim’s Wilderness, veteran Alaska journalist Tom Kizzia unfolds the remarkable, at times harrowing, story of a charismatic spinner of American myths who was not what he seemed, the townspeople caught in his thrall and the family he brought to the brink of ruin.
In this powerful piece of Americana, written with uncommon grace and high drama, Kizzia uses his unparalleled access to capture an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive.
Books will be available for purchase at the library on the evening of the event. Kizzia will sign copies of his book following the reading.
National Guard BBQ
The Alaska Army National Guard will serve hot dogs and refreshments at the American Legions in Homer and Ninilchik on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Find out how National Guard membership can provide you opportunities for service, job experience and education benefits. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk to our recruiters and see what the Alaska Army National Guard can do for you.
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