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.



Alexandria Restaurant Partners proposes a 5,000-sq. foot waterfront eatery at Robinson Landing serving up grilled steaks, seafood and a full bar. Read more

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The Garden

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Company launching food tours in Alexandria.

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Carpe DC Food Tours will lead participants on three-hour informative tours exploring restaurants, culture and history of Old Town Alexandria. Read more

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Rendering of Torpedo Factory area food and crafts market

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City planning commission to consider proposal to use outdoor space on the waterfront for art displays, dining, beer and wine. Read more

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Aslin Beer Co. to open production facility and 3,500-square foot tasting room in the West End of Alexandria. Read more

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Celebrity chef opens new eatery, Vim & Victor, at The St. James mega-sportsplex in Springfield. Read more

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Bombay Curry Company

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Customers say it's the "end of an era" as Del Ray restaurant, serving customers since 1995, announces it will be closing. Read more

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There are several mountain resorts within a few hours of Alexandria. Read more

Out and About

Misha's Coffeehouse

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Several new restaurants are opening soon in Alexandria! Read more


Self-publishing and business savvy has rocketed Harber to the top of the best-seller list. Read more


Bistro Sancerre

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Bistro Sancerre is a sister property of Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro in Arlington. Read more

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As her mayoral term comes to an end after three years, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg is leaving the city a better place, she said. Read more


Justin Wilson Kicks Off Campaign for Alexandria Mayor

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Alexandria's Potomack Company to auction desk owned by Broadway composer Frank Loesser, who wrote classic Christmas song 'Baby It's Cold Outside.' Read more

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Catch On The Avenue

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Fresh seafood restaurant opens in Alexandria. Read more

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Make your visitors' stay in Alexandria a memorable one — in a good way. Read more

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Virginia "Gin" Kinneman and Charlotte Hall

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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. Read more


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



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From drinks to sweet treats and Alexandria-centric gifts, here are some great options to bring your hosts this season! Read more

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