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Week in Review: A Look Back at The Top Stories From the Past Week

Here's a recap of some of the top stories from the past week on Mercer Island Patch.

Monday, April 30:

'Suffragette' Actor to Perform at MI Congregational Church May 12

 announced it will co-host a "Living History Lecture" on the emergence of Women's Rights on May 12.

“Soldiers in Petticoats,” by Tames Alan, actress, historian, costumer, and lecturer, will appear Saturday, May 12th at the , 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1:

Litzow Recognized for Support of Small Businesses

Sen. Steve Litzow has been recognized as a Guardian of Small Business for his work on behalf of small businesses during the 2011-12 legislative sessions. The award is presented by the National Federation of Independent Business to lawmakers who have worked consistently to promote policies that protect and encourage small and independent businesses.

Wednesday, May 2:

Island Books Announces Poetry Contest Winners

In honor of National Poetry Month this April, The  and sponsored a poetry contest on the theme of "What I Can Touch" that accepted submissions all through April.

Thursday, May 3:

Fork Dork: Where to Find Mother's Day Brunch Deals to Make Mom Proud

If you are going to take your mother out to brunch on Sunday, May 13, make reservations now. Restaurants fill up fast on Mother’s Day. It is one of the busiest days in the restaurant business every year.

Friday, May 4:

Representative Adam Smith Addresses Mercer Island Business Community

U.S. 9th District Congressman Adam Smith (D-Tacoma) addressed the  at their monthly noon luncheon on May 3 at the .

Saturday, May 5:

Police Blotter: Thefts and an Underage DUI

The following information from April 25-30 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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