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Notes: Alexandria nominated for ‘Best Cities’ list, voting available online

Good Monday morning, Alexandria!

🌤 Today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High of 48 and low of 38.
Tomorrow: Possible light rain in the afternoon. High of 49 and low of 37. Sunrise at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:12 pm.

🚨 You need to know

Alexandria has been nominated for Travel +Leisure’s World’s Best list in the “Cities” category.

Last year, the city was ranked as one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Cities in the U.S. The city came in eighth place, ahead of San Antonio and just behind Chicago.

The list described Alexandria as a “suburb of Washington D.C.” with “good food and interesting shopping.”

Supporters of the city can log in and vote online before Feb. 27.

📈 Friday’s most read

The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 13, 2023.

  1. Monte Durham wants to go back on TV, but what’s that mean for his Old Town hair salon? (1548 views)
  2. Alexandria found success in King Street pedestrian zones, but the 200 block could be trickier (1495 views)
  3. ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria | ALXnow (510 views)
  4. Notes: What’s open and what’s closed on MLK Day (256 views)

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📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.

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Recent Stories

A 4 BD/3 BA brick townhome with a gas fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and a 2 car garage is featured in Just Listed.

Cold, wet and exhilarating: Alexandria parent Southerlyn Marino learned so much about her high schooler’s crew-rowing that she wrote a book about it. Marino’s youngest son Pierce (now 17) started…

A pedestrian bridge at Ben Brenman Park will be closed over the next month for repairs. The closure means anyone going to the Ben Brenman Dog Park or Ben Brenman…

Good Friday morning, Alexandria! 🌥️ Today’s weather: A chance of rain, mainly between 10am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 39. Partly…

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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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