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.

Mount Vernon's 'Be Washington' exhibit opens

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Feb. 20, 2018 5:53 a.m. Events

Second Annual Alexandria Wedding Showcase

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Brides — and some grooms — flocked to the wedding showcase Sunday at the Westin Alexandria. See photos here. more

Feb. 19, 2018 6:21 a.m. Business


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Following a passion, Todd Ketch opens the region's only shop dedicated to electric bikes. more

Feb. 12, 2018 10:23 p.m. Business 1 Comments


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Mayor Silberberg launches reelection campaign with the slogan, "A Champion for a Livable Alexandria." more

Feb. 12, 2018 5:55 a.m. News

116 King St., Alexandria

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The team behind Mason Social may bring Urbano 116, a Mexican bar and restaurant, to lower King Street. more

Feb. 08, 2018 5:50 a.m. Food & Dining

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ALX Community

A bright, pet-friendly, amenity-filled co-work space is set to open. more

Feb. 06, 2018 4:28 p.m. Business

Heather Peeler

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The organization aims to improve the lives of Alexandrians by turning ideas into action and resources into results. more

Feb. 04, 2018 6:12 p.m. Profiles

Old Town Boutique District annual Warehouse Sale

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Did you make it to Saturday's big sale in Alexandria? more

Feb. 03, 2018 4:52 p.m. Business

Glory Days Grill

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The sports bar and restaurant is coming to 3141 Duke St., at Alexandria Commons shopping center. more

Jan. 30, 2018 11:32 a.m. Restaurants

Justin Wilson Kicks Off Campaign for Alexandria Mayor

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Taking action on schools, infrastructure and the economy are some of Wilson's topmost priorities. more

Jan. 28, 2018 8:40 p.m. News

Heart of Del Ray voting is now open!

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Every February, the Del Ray Business Association presents the Heart of Del Ray Award to the business that serves as the heart and soul of Del Ray. more

Jan. 27, 2018 7:25 p.m. Business

Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg

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Residents at Silberberg's monthly coffee Saturday discussed Karig Estates decision, school concerns and whether BID talk might return. more

Jan. 27, 2018 6:49 p.m. News

Edwin McCain

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After massive pop success, Edwin McCain still loves the intimacy, interaction of playing on the road. more

Jan. 14, 2018 5:01 a.m. Profiles

New barbecue restaurant opening in Alexandria.

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Love barbecue? Alexandria's scene is heating up again with a new restaurant that started as a food truck. more

Jan. 09, 2018 6:15 a.m. Restaurants

Ivy Hill General Manager Lucy Goddin

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Keeping history alive at Alexandria's Ivy Hill Cemetery. more

Jan. 06, 2018 1:54 p.m. Profiles



Restaurant serving up Mexican cuisine is slated for 1701 Duke Street. more

Jan. 03, 2018 11:07 a.m. Restaurants

Streetcar in New Orleans

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You can be at the Spotted Cat jazz club in about three hours taking a non-stop flight out of Reagan National. more

Dec. 09, 2017 4:02 p.m. Travel

Weekend: Pet-friendly resorts

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Here are a few choices for Alexandrians looking for a getaway resort that accepts dogs. more




Prepping your home for the spring sale season in Alexandria? Here's where you'll get the most bang for your buck. more

Nov. 18, 2017 1:39 p.m. Home & Garden

New Business


A new restaurant is planned at 103 N. Alfred St. in Alexandria. more

Nov. 18, 2017 10:35 a.m. Restaurants