Mary Ann Barton

Mary Ann Barton

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Mary Ann Barton is a journalist in Northern Virginia and editor of Alexandria Living Magazine.

Mary Ann comes to Alexandria Living after a distinguished career in magazines, newspapers and online publications. Her experience includes working at Active Interest Media as managing editor of Log Home Design magazine, writing for Gannett, reporting for the Arkansas Democrat newspaper and writing for C-SPAN, in addition to working as an assistant regional editor for AOL's She is a co-editor of "Campaign: A Cartoon History of Bill Clinton's Race for the White House." In addition to having lived in Little Rock, Ark., Mary Ann is a native of Minnetonka, Minn. She studied journalism and Spanish at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. and spent four years living in Lima, Peru. She has called the DC area home for more than 20 years.

When she's not writing for Alexandria Living, Mary Ann covers government issues for County News at the National Association of Counties in Washington, D.C.

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Home & Garden

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Three developers discussed their projects at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce annual "State of Business" event presented Tuesday by SunTrust Bank. more


Alexandria's own Monte Durham of 'Say Yes to the Dress' dishes on weddings, Alexandria and more. more



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Home & Garden

Osteria Costa is now open at the MGM National Harbor. more

Food & Dining


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More than just beaches: North Carolina's Outer Banks can be a great place to unplug this holiday season. more

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Village Brahaus will serve up German cuisine in former location of John Strongbow's Tavern and Las Tapas. more

Food & Dining



New $20 million store will offer a Starbucks Cafe, free WIFI, a full-service bank and an expanded variety of natural and organic foods. more

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Ernie's Original Crab House Building for Sale in Alexandria

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Silverado Alexandria

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2018 brought a new memory care center to Alexandria. more


Specialty food boutiques, butchers and bakeries lend a helping hand to Alexandria hoilday hosts. more

Food & Dining

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Bread & Chocolate

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Bread & Chocolate will be closing and make way for a new bakery called Java Grill. more

Food & Dining

Rock the Block is coming to Alexandria.

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Eat at the top restaurants in Old Town Alexandria and help the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. more


The Underground Kitchen comes to Alexandria

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Surprise! A foodie cult dinner club plans to host a dinner at a secret location Oct. 20 in Alexandria featuring truffles as the theme. more

Food & Dining

Port City Brewing Co. debuts new beer.

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'Baltic Porter' to make its debut Oct. 12 at a Tasting Room release party featuring live music and Rocklands BBQ. more

Food & Dining

Oak Steakhouse

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Oak Steakhouse will be a part of the Gables Old Town/EDEN development at 530 First St. more

Food & Dining


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Eyewear boutique set to open on King Street Monday with grand opening Saturday. It's the company's second location in Virginia. more



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Health & Wellness