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


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


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




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


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


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


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


Courtesy Society Fair

Alexandria food emporium closed its doors for good Monday. Read more

Food & Dining


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Old Town Alexandria building built in the 1800s was previously slated for condo development. Read more


Old Town North eatery will offer steakhouse classics with a modern twist. Read more

Food & Dining


Photo by Chris Militzer/Miliman12 Photography

A Q&A with Chris Gabriel of Alexandria business Natures Nibbles. Read more


Clouse was at the center of a controversy about street performances in Alexandria. Read more


Old Town Alexandria historic property, with ties to General George Washington, features eight sumptuous bedroom suites available as soon as July. Read more


White Star Investments purchased the building that formerly housed Restaurant Eve for 14 years. Read more


Fans are eagerly awaiting the opening of the craft beer company's production facility and tasting room in Alexandria's West End. Read more


Longtime state senator fights off two challengers Tuesday in Democratic primary squeaker. Read more


Parks bests challenger Ben Ortiz with 56 percent of the vote in Clerk of Circuit Court Democratic primary. Read more


In business more than 20 years, the store is holding a liquidation sale before it closes June 22. Read more


Mixed-use building near the future Wegmans will include apartments, food hall, co-working space and retail. Read more

Home & Garden