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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 Patch.com. 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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Rusty Kennedy

Now called the 'Freedom House' a home where slaves were once traded is up for sale. Read more

News

The City Council OK'd staff to begin exploring a pilot project that will close parts of lower King Street to traffic on weekends. Read more

News

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Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce announces Best in Business Awards Wednesday night at the Westin Alexandria Old Town. Read more

Business

Array at West Alex will include a 62,000-square foot Harris Teeter grocery store, a Montessori school and a Silver Diner restaurant. Read more

Business

Outdoor dining on second level will offer river views; basement level will feature jukebox, short-order grill. Read more

Food & Dining

Alexandria Presbyterian Church has unveiled renderings and plans for its new permanent home. Read more

News

Not ready to say goodbye to summer? Head across the Potomac to FISH by José Andrés at MGM National Harbor for the restaurant's Maryland Crab Festival, Sept. 9-22. Read more

Food & Dining

Potomack Auction Co. to host repatriation ceremony for return to Ukraine. Read more

News

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Chris Militzer/Alexandria Living Magazine

About $300,000 in renovations are underway at the future home of Patagonia at Old Town Theater. Read more

Business

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Photo Courtesy Hollin Farms

One of the region’s most picturesque farms has a local connection. Read more

Out and About

Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter looks at the investigation, prosecution and trial of a serial killer. Read more

News

Friends of Guest House, celebrating 45 years, to open new home for women formerly incarcerated to help them transition into the community. Read more

Events

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Bryan Rowe

Local resident plans to open an art studio for children -- the first in Virginia. Read more

Business

City's $5.1 million Emergency Operations Center 'ready for anything,' including increased threat of hurricanes this year. Read more

News

Tedx organizers

Photo courtesy of Tedx Oronoco Bay Park

Alexandria will host a locally organized TEDx event Oct. 5; tickets go on sale Sept. 6. Read more

Events

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Pixabay

Look for nightly snowfall, fire pits and beautifully lit trees at Alexandria's new Winter Village. Read more

Lifestyle

ALDI has filed a permit to make alterations to the interior at 6001 Kingstowne Village Parkway. Read more

Business

There was a large turnout Tuesday night at Theismann's Restaurant as the eatery begins renovations. Read more

Food & Dining

Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon

Photo by Jeff Fasano

Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon and their band to perform at The Birchmere in Alexandria this weekend! Read more

Events

Mount Vernon Estate

Image courtesy of Mount Vernon Estate

Compare and contrast four Virginia wines against four French wines in this exclusive dinner. Read more

Food & Dining