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

New ice cream shop in Old Town Alexandria will feature free ice cream. Read more

Food & Dining

A multi-family building for ages 62 and older with amenities and a full-service restaurant is coming. Read more

Home & Garden

Crafty Crab Seafood is making plans to move into the former home of Portner Brewhouse. Read more

Food & Dining

Get ready for this popular diner to open, serving up customer favorites like the 'Grand Slam Breakfast' 24/7. Read more

Food & Dining

Monte Durham

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'Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta' star plans to open a salon in Spring 2020 in Old Town Alexandria. Read more

Chef Will Artley will helm the new eatery, featuring pizza and small plates. Read more

Food & Dining

Jill Erber, owner of Cheesetique

Photo by Mary Ann Barton

New restaurant will be double the size of previous Shirlington location. Read more

Food & Dining

The Mill restaurant is slated to open in October 2021 on Alexandria's waterfront. Read more

Food & Dining

The free solo rides on the I-395 HOV lanes are about to end. Here's what you need to know. Read more



Mom Made Foods

Heather Stouffer makes feeding children easier — and healthier — with Mom Made Foods. Read more

Food & Dining


Photo by Chris Militzer/Miliman12 Photography

Longer nights, cold weather can bring on the winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Read more

Health & Wellness

Where to dine, stay and play in Baltimore. Read more


And here's what's coming up next during the holiday season at The Theater at MGM National Harbor. Read more



Mary Ann Barton

Meet the dynamic duo behind three Del Ray neighborhood restaurants. Read more


Ice & Lights, The Winter Village at Cameron Run in Alexandria, opens in November. Read more


A total renovation is taking place at 6 Prince St. to make way for a new Misha's coffeeshop. Read more

Food & Dining

Durham, an Alexandria resident, got his start as a personal shopper at Woodward & Lothrop at Landmark Mall in Alexandria. Read more


The Nov. 7 fundraiser for the Center for Missing and Exploited Children features an evening of food and drink at eight Alexandria restaurants. Read more


Bowlero will offer "blacklight bowling," music, video screens, a giant arcade, bar beverages and eats. Read more



Courtesy Weingarten Realty Inves

See new renderings of Silver Diner, coming to Alexandria's West End next summer. Read more

Food & Dining