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Alexandria Keeps High Bond Rating — “S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service have reaffirmed the City of Alexandria’s top bond ratings of ‘AAA’ and ‘Aaa,’ respectively, in advance of the City’s planned sale of $205 million in general obligation tax-exempt bonds to fund the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station and school facility capital projects.” [City of Alexandria]

More Phone Problems for City — A week after an issue with a fiber optic line knocked out incoming calls for most Alexandria non-emergency phone lines last week, the same issue with incoming calls cropped up yesterday. It was reported to be resolved later Tuesday afternoon. [Twitter/@AlexandriaVAGov]

Art League Holding Ceramics Sale — “Calling all holiday shoppers and ceramic enthusiasts! The Art League’s blockbuster Holiday Ceramics Sale is back starting Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, at 722 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. This highly anticipated pop-up shop features hundreds of original works for every taste and budget.” [Zebra]

Czech Ambassador Visits Port City — “Today we welcomed the @CzechEmbassyDC to the brewery! We are honored to have Hynek Kmoníček, the Ambassador Extraordinary of the Czech Republic to the U.S. here. He has given the official stamp of approval for our #DownrightPilsner a Czech-style Pilsner!” [Twitter/@PortCityBrew]

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from AFD — “Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Alexandria Fire Department is offering cooking safety tips so your meal can go smoothly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the leading day for cooking-related fires in homes. In 2017, there were 1,600 reported home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, a 238 percent increase over the daily average.” [Patch]

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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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2nd Annual Pysanky Party This Sunday

Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.

The free event, from 5 –

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