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.

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


George VI Coronation Chairs

Photo courtesy of The Potomack Company

The Potomack Company will offer a lifelong collection of English and American antiques from the historic Virginia home Woodland. Preview begins Saturday. more


Port City Brewing

Photo courtesy of Port City Brewing

Sunday afternoon beer garden is a partnership between Port City Brewing and Jackson 20. more

Food & Dining

Restaurant owners and retailers are fighting an increase in the Alexandria meals tax.

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Alexandria Chamber of Commerce opposed the 1 percent increase in meals tax. more


Tequila & Taco

Photo courtesy of Eisenhower Partnership

The latest on Brut Wine Bar, Charlie's on the Avenue, Glory Days Grill, Tequila & Taco more


Grateful Dead tribute concert planned.

Photo courtesy of Scott Fallon

Alexandria's Carlyle Club will be the scene of a re-creation of a Grateful Dead concert in August celebrating the late Jerry Garcia's birthday. more


Alexandria Mayor Debate

Photo by James Cullum

Pedestrian safety, meals tax, affordable housing and more were debated Wednesday night in Del Ray. more

, News

Chop Shop Taco

Photo courtesy of Chop Shop Taco

"Chop Shop Taco," tattoo artists, spinning classes, juice bar and more coming to Parker Grey neighborhood. more

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Eleanor Breen, acting City Archaeologist, gives tours Saturday of historic finds.

Photo courtesy of City of Alexandria

Thousands stopped by the waterfront townhome development Saturday for a limited viewing of the historic finds. more


Old Dominion Boat Club

By Jessica Marcotte; courtesy of Winstanley Architects & Planners

Tours, scavenger hunts, programs and exhibits are part of Architecture Week in Alexandria beginning soon. more



Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Though Airbnb offers such a tax collection service in many other states, Alexandria is the first locality in Virginia to enter into this type of agreement, which takes effect in April. more


Two more ships discovered in Alexandria

Photo courtesy of City of Alexandria

Archaeologists under contract with a developer found the remains of two historic ships at a construction site. more


Alexandria sues opioid makers for $100 million

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Alexandria has been forced to spend scarce local funds to address the crisis. more


Mexican fare

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'Mango Mike' Anderson's Tequila and Taco set for former Pho 33 space. more


Interim King Street Park

Rendering courtesy of City of Alexandria

The new park will establish prime public access in the heart of the Waterfront. more


John Fogerty and ZZ Top

Photos courtesy of Wolf Trap

John Fogerty and ZZ Top teaming up for "Blues and Bayous Tour" at Wolf Trap. more

Out and About

Alexandria waterfront

PHOTO by Chris Militzer

Alexandrians know how good they have it and word is spreading. more


Chef Gianluigi Dellaccio of Dolci Gelato

Photo courtesy of Visit Alexandria

A native of Naples, Italy, Gianluigi Dellaccio said lessons he learned as a star water polo player help him in business today. more


Workers on WashingtonMonument.jpg

Photo courtesy of WETA-TV 26

Documentary on the nation's capital features scenic aerial footage of Alexandria and Mount Vernon. more


Kim Gustafson, owner of Bluprint Chocolatiers in Old Town Alexandria

Photo by Chris Militzer

Kim Gustafson made the switch from the world of big food companies to opening her own chocolate shop. more