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 Living Magazine

The drug store will remain open during extensive renovations. more


Goldfish Swim School to open in Alexandria.

Image courtesy of Goldfish Swim School

Construction is underway for a new pool in Alexandria Commons shopping center. more


Dudley's Sport & Ale in Shirlington aims for September opening.

Photo by Alexandria Living Magazine

One of the big draws for this sports bar: A rooftop deck. more

Food & Dining

Taco Bell Cantina

Image courtesy of Taco Bell

Old Town Alexandria location will be the first in the DC area to serve beer and wine with your tacos. more

Food & Dining

Laser Tag may be coming to Alexandria

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A 15,400-square foot amusement center is being proposed. more


Proposed rooftop dining at 219 Restaurant

Rendering courtesy of City of Alexandria

Restaurant owners to go before Planning Commission in September about changes they hope to make at their establishment. more

Food & Dining

Greenstreet Garden Belle Haven

Photo from Greenstreet Garden Belle Haven via Facebook

Garden center moves to Belle Haven, closing Del Ray location. more

Home & Garden

George Washington townhouse on Airbnb

Photo courtesy of Airbnb

April taxes from Airbnb home rentals in City totaled $36,000, more than three times what City officials expected. more


601 N. Fairfax St. condo for sale

Real estate listing photo

Jeff and Denise Austin's home in The Oronoco is for sale. more

Home & Garden

Cathal Armstrong

Photo courtesy of Meshelle Armstrong via Instagram

Photo posted on social media shows there's a Restaurant Eve 2.0 in the works. more


Pooch preps for yoga class.

Photo courtesy of The Alexandrian

The Alexandrian hotel is teaming up with Yogaworks for an evening of yoga for dogs on National Yoga Day. more


Steven Tyler

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

Backed by Nashville band Loving Mary, Aerosmith singer to perform June 21 at Wolf Trap in Vienna. more


Justin Wilson Kicks Off Campaign for Alexandria Mayor

Photo by James Cullum

Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson faced off in Democratic Primary. more



Photo Courtesy of Cava

Mediterranean and Greek fast casual restaurant will open next to a new Five Guys. more


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Hamburger restaurant will open this fall. more

Food & Dining

John Fogerty plays at Wolf Trap

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

Take a look at what's coming up at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts this season. more

Out and About

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Augie's on the Patio

Former Hunting Creek Steakhouse location, once owned by the late Jeff Yates, will open as Augie's. more


Sunrise Senior Living Plans Old Town Location

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The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents sold their building to Sunrise and moved a few blocks away in Alexandria. more


Jake Ferdenzi

Photo by Alexandria Living Magazine

Macaroni pizza? Tater-tot pizza? You’ll find the quirky combinations on the menu Toppers Pizza, which recently opened two restaurants in Alexandria. more


E. Hunt Burke, president and CEO, Burke & Herbert Bank, Alexandria

Photo by Mary Ann Barton

The bank, with 25 branches, has come a long way since it was founded in 1852. more