John Frenaye

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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AACC to celebrate Women’s History Month in March

AACC to celebrate Women’s History Month in March

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Community College offers many events open to the community that are organized or hosted by various college departments or programs. Occasionally, times, dates or places of the events change. For the most up-to-date information, visit the website listed with the event or http://www.aacc.edu/events AACC CLASSES March 1 – Registration for summer noncredit classes […]

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Blackwall Hitch has special Valentine’s Day lined up, and it could be free

Blackwall Hitch has special Valentine’s Day lined up, and it could be free

| January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Imagine this: Valentine’s Day – you and your date in a sleek, chauffeur-driven Volvo whisking your way into historic Eastport for a dinner for two prepared by an award-winning chef at a hot, urban chic restaurant. The cost? It’s all free. This vision can be your reality. Blackwall Hitch and Annapolis Volvo will provide one […]

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Military Bowl drops nearly $17 million on local economy

Military Bowl drops nearly $17 million on local economy

| January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

The 2015 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, directly generated nearly $17 million for the Annapolis/Washington region, according to a report prepared by Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (VAAAC). In the three years that the Bowl has been held in Annapolis, it has generated more than $47 million in direct economic […]

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Italian guitarist Flavio Sala opens 4th Friday series January 22 in Annapolis

Italian guitarist Flavio Sala opens 4th Friday series January 22 in Annapolis

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Friday, January 22, at 8 pm, classically trained guitarist Flavio Sala will perform “Mi Guitarra y Mis Amores” (My Guitar and My Loves) a concert that will feature his favorite composers and performers taking music from several countries around the world and showcasing his captivating versatility as a performer. From classical music to jazz, […]

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Can we bend over any more for the Annapolis Yacht Club?

Can we bend over any more for the Annapolis Yacht Club?

| January 9, 2016 | 15 Comments

On December 12th, the Annapolis Yacht Club suffered a devastating fire. The building looks to be destroyed and 150 employees’ earnings were in peril. It was a tragic, unfortunate, and insured accident. The service industry is a tight-knit group and they quickly came to the table with offers of employment for displaced employees. This was […]

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Navy basketball, Annapolis police, and Blackwall Hitch–odd combination?

Navy basketball, Annapolis police, and Blackwall Hitch–odd combination?

| January 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

Thirty children and adults, a kid-friendly buffet of chicken tenders with mac & cheese and a Navy basketball game- all perfect ingredients for an afternoon of food and fun, and the launch of a community outreach initiative by the Annapolis Police Department (APD). Saturday the APD hosted a community event, inviting local children ages 7-15 […]

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Planned outage tomorrow

Planned outage tomorrow

| January 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

On January 5th from about 10am to maybe noon (if things go well), we will be offline.  We are tweaking some things on the server, fixing some instabilities, and in general doing some housecleaning for 2016 and beyond to make Eye On Annapolis a better experience for you. When done, we will be running faster […]

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Eye On Annapolis planned outage – January 5th

Eye On Annapolis planned outage – January 5th

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

On January 5th from about 10am to maybe noon (if things go well), we will be offline.  We are tweaking some things on the server, fixing some instabilities, and in general doing some housecleaning for 2016 and beyond to make Eye On Annapolis a better experience for you. When done, we will be running faster […]

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LIVE BLOG: 2015 Military Bowl– Navy Vs Pitt

LIVE BLOG: 2015 Military Bowl– Navy Vs Pitt

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is a live update; festivity and game updates will automatically appear below this line–no need to refresh your browser. But also be sure to follow us on Twitter as well for more frequent updates, re-tweets, and commentary. For fans on their phones or pads, follow the hashtag #MilitaryBowl.

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Heroes selected for Military Bowl Parade honor

Heroes selected for Military Bowl Parade honor

| December 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

Five heroes and the people that nominated them will have a special place in Monday’s Military Bowl Parade prior to the game.  Katcef Brothers, the local Budweiser distributor developed a promotion asking people to nominate heroes in their lives. They could be military, public service, or someone that has never served; but been a hero […]

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Merry Christmas from Eye On Annapolis

Merry Christmas from Eye On Annapolis

| December 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

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Military Bowl information you need

Military Bowl information you need

| December 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

The City of Annapolis is pleased to welcome the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on December 28th. The event will feature a matchup between Navy and Pitt with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m.  The Military Bowl is a premier regional event benefiting the USO and other organizations supporting members […]

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Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club unveils unusual Christmas tree

Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club unveils unusual Christmas tree

| December 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

In preparation for this holiday season, pastry elves at The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club have been working overtime to create an oversized holiday Croquembouch. This delectable sweet delight located in the hotel lobby, stands 8 ½ feet tall and consists of 1,734 profiteroles made from scratch and meticulously placed creating an awe […]

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Annapolis Glow Salon to shake up the industry with new model

Annapolis Glow Salon to shake up the industry with new model

| December 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

When  Glow opened fifteen years ago, email was optional, the hottest clamshell cell phones were tiny and having a website was exotic. My how times have changed and Glow has produced some great salon owners — Mat Hudson of Hudson Fouquet, Rodney Laws of Rodney Laws Studio, Julianne Baddock and Justin Dove of Levity, Scott Palmer […]

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Navy defeats Army for the 14th consecutive time

Navy defeats Army for the 14th consecutive time

| December 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The scoreboard said it all after 60 minutes of play. Navy – 21.  Army – 17. But it did not always seem that easy.  Army came prepared to win the 116th Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia and for a while it looked like they were going to do just that and give Navy their 3rd […]

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Rams Head On Stage adds more shows

Rams Head On Stage adds more shows

| December 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

12/13 Leslie West of Mountain 12/14 Restless Heart Holiday Show 12/15 Bret Michaels 12/16 Marshall Tucker Band 12/17 “How I Got the Blues”: A Multi-Media Show with Toby Walker and Special Guest Cory Seznec 12/18 Pieces of a Dream 12/19 Maysa & Her Jazz Funk Soul Orchestra 12/20 Capitol Steps 12/21 Robert Glasper Experiment 12/22 […]

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3-Alarm fire ravaging Annapolis Yacht Club

3-Alarm fire ravaging Annapolis Yacht Club

| December 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

UPDATE:  Statement from AYC The Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC) suffered a devastating fire today mid-afternoon at the main clubhouse on Compromise Street. While the extent of the damage to the facility is unknown at this point AYC will be closed until further notice. “We thank the Annapolis Police and area Fire departments for their quick […]

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LIVE BLOG: 116th Army-Navy Game, December 12, 2015

LIVE BLOG: 116th Army-Navy Game, December 12, 2015

| December 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Navy looks to defeat Army for the 14th consecutive year in the 116th Army-Navy game being played in Philadelphia.  Kickoff is scheduled for 3pm and will be televised on CBS.  Please follow us for updates on our Facebook Page as well as our Twitter and Periscope (@eyeonannapolis) accounts for info and commentary as it happens. […]

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Unique holiday gift to benefit Oyster Recovery Partnership

Unique holiday gift to benefit Oyster Recovery Partnership

| December 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

In a hundred-year-old warehouse near Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery, master woodworker Dale German is hard at work. Bent over an electric lathe and surrounded by an aromatic mound of wood chips, he chisels a block of mahogany into a rounded handle of an oyster knife. Next he carefully adds a heated knife blade, emblazoned with […]

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Midnight Madness is happening tomorrow night! Here are the details!

Midnight Madness is happening tomorrow night! Here are the details!

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Midnight Madness! This beloved Annapolis tradition rekindles the Holiday Spirit in all of us brought to you by the Annapolis Partnership and Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis is happening tomorrow night. Locals and visitors alike stroll the brick-lined streets of the Historic District shopping for that perfect gift. It’s a rare treat to shop downtown until […]

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County releases heroin addiction video

County releases heroin addiction video

| November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week County Executive Steve Schuh invited families who have been touched by heroin addiction to preview the “Not My Child” heroin addiction prevention video at the Arundel Center in Annapolis. “As we fight heroin addiction in every corner of our county, we need to continue to educate all of our citizens about how this drug […]

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Rising from the ashes: Zachary’s Jewelers 10 years after the fire

Rising from the ashes: Zachary’s Jewelers 10 years after the fire

| November 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

10 years ago right now. It was Friday night, November 25th in 2005 and it was a normal night until it wasn’t.  Shortly before 8pm as the staff at Zachary’s Jewelers were preparing to close for the night on a busy Black Friday, an odor of smoke was noticed. Steve Samaras, the owner of Zachary’s was […]

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