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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Mike Bloomberg wins first Northern Virginia Democratic straw poll; Klobuchar comes in second and Buttigieg third. Read more


The Dining Room at The Inn at Little Washington

The Inn at Little Washington

In the high-stress business of luxury dining, The Inn at Little Washington has thrived. Read more

These appetizers from Alexandria's top restaurants get rave reviews from diners. Read more

Food & Dining

The proposed building would be located at 226 and 228 W. Glebe Road in Arlandria. Read more


Redevelopment of the Crowne Plaza Hotel into a 13-story condo tower and surrounding townhomes has begun in Old Town North. Read more



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Wilson discusses Seminary Road, Virginia Tech, Landmark Mall, school capacity, affordable housing and more. Read more


Jake VanWoerkom on spray tan, Tom Petty and learning how to pose. Read more

Health & Wellness

The owner of sculp'd in Alexandria talks about her own path to wellness. Read more


Ice skating will stay open through the end of February, but for the full "Winter Village" experience, get tickets soon! Read more


Free ice cream will be doled out to customers Thursday night at new ice cream shop in Old Town Alexandria. Read more

Food & Dining

Hollin Hills home from 2010 tour by CMC Portrait Photography

Hollin Hills home from 2010 tour by CMC Portrait Photography

Popular Mid-Century Modern home and garden tour south of Alexandria set for spring 2020. Read more



Alexandria Living Magazine

New ice cream shop in Old Town Alexandria will feature free ice cream. Read more

Food & Dining

A multi-family building for ages 62 and older with amenities and a full-service restaurant is coming. Read more

Home & Garden

Crafty Crab Seafood is making plans to move into the former home of Portner Brewhouse. Read more

Food & Dining

Get ready for this popular diner to open, serving up customer favorites like the 'Grand Slam Breakfast' 24/7. Read more

Food & Dining

Monte Durham

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'Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta' star plans to open a salon in Spring 2020 in Old Town Alexandria. Read more

Chef Will Artley will helm the new eatery, featuring pizza and small plates. Read more

Food & Dining

Jill Erber, owner of Cheesetique

Photo by Mary Ann Barton

New restaurant will be double the size of previous Shirlington location. Read more

Food & Dining

The Mill restaurant is slated to open in October 2021 on Alexandria's waterfront. Read more

Food & Dining

The free solo rides on the I-395 HOV lanes are about to end. Here's what you need to know. Read more