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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Travis Pastrana bobblehead comes to Bowie

Travis Pastrana bobblehead comes to Bowie

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox will pay Tribute to X-Game Legend Travis Pastrana with a Bobblehead Giveaway Thursday, August 7, as the team takes on the Portland SeaDogs at 6:35 p.m. at Prince George’s Stadium. The first 750 fans ages 13 and older will receive the bobbling version of the Maryland native and extreme sports star. Raised […]

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Londontowne Symphony announces 2014-15 schedule

Londontowne Symphony announces 2014-15 schedule

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

From the spooky sounds of Halloween to the magic of Christmas and the grandeur of Hollywood, the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will treat audiences to some of the best-loved works of the classical repertoire in its 2014-2015 season, Meet the Masters! The LSO will continue its collaboration with the Ballet Theater of Maryland with two […]

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Full agenda for St. John’s College

Full agenda for St. John’s College

| July 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

St. John’s College has a full calendar for the fall semester which begins later next month. August 2014 August 20 Undergraduate Convocation, 4:15 p.m. August 21 Classes begin. August 22 Dean’s Lecture, Topic to be announced, by Pamela Kraus, dean, St. John’s College, Annapolis. The lecture will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium […]

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Come out for a Kegs and Corks happy hour

Come out for a Kegs and Corks happy hour

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kegs and Corks is looking to be an incredible event this year once again and we are so proud to be a sponsor!  The official pre-party kicks off on August 6th at The Greene Turtle Annapolis and will be a great chance to pre-sample some of the featured brews, have some fun, win some raffles, […]

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Explosives expert retires from Annapolis Fire Department after 8 years

Explosives expert retires from Annapolis Fire Department after 8 years

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Friday, July 25, 2014 marks the retirement of Annapolis Fire Department, Fire and Explosives Services Unit member K-9 Benny. Benny has faithfully and diligently served the citizens of Annapolis and our surrounding communities since 2006. Benny is trained in explosive detection and has won several national awards for his skill, along with his handler, Lt. Carroll Spriggs. During his […]

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Stupid crook taunts police, captured

Stupid crook taunts police, captured

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

On July 23, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Police Department profiled Roger Ray Ireland during its “#WantedWednesday” feature. Roger Ireland himself then commented on the Facebook thread saying “Y’all will never catch me…” referencing his attempts to continue to elude the police. On July 24, 2014, detectives from the Intelligence Unit followed up on some […]

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More great shows coming up at Rams Head On Stage

More great shows coming up at Rams Head On Stage

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class with Cocktails Monday, August 18 6:30pm | $35 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Tuesday, September 2 8pm | $65 Dishwalla, Nine Days & Stroke 9 Sunday, September 21 12:30pm | $35 *All Ages Matinee James Hunter Six Sunday, November 2 8pm | $29.50 Delbert McClinton Saturday, November 8 8pm | $65 […]

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Woman indicted in near-fatal bike accident last month

Woman indicted in near-fatal bike accident last month

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that 54-year-old Robin Vera Colbert was indicted on 11 counts in a near-fatal collision with two bicyclists near Annapolis last month. Colbert, of Annapolis, is charged with two counts of Second-Degree Assault, Causing a Life-Threatening Injury While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Causing a Life-Threatening Injury While Impaired […]

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Annapolis once again without a City Manager

Annapolis once again without a City Manager

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that Brian Woodward will step down as Acting City Manager, effective July 30, and has also submitted his letter of resignation as the City’s Recreation and Parks Director.   Mr. Woodward cited heath issues as his reason for leaving the City. “I have asked Mr. Woodward, and he has agreed, to […]

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Police make arrests in December’s murder in Odenton

Police make arrests in December’s murder in Odenton

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County police have announced the arrest of two individuals in connection with the murder of Shar-Ron Charles Mason who was shot and killed on December 10, 2013 in his home in Odenton, Maryland. At the time witnesses described a black male in his mid 20s wearing a blue coat and jeans running from the scene. In 2013 […]

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Music for Strings and Piano — July 25th

Music for Strings and Piano — July 25th

| July 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

On Friday July 25 at 8 pm in Annapolis, Brian Ganz and Friends will present “Music for Strings and Piano” with artists from the International Music Festival at Mt. St. Mary’s University. Pianist Ganz will be joined by four talented string musicians performing works of Schumann and Tchaikovsky. The featured artists are Emmanuel Borowsky, violin; […]

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Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern named top barbecue by Open Table

Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern named top barbecue by Open Table

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Congrats to the Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern for being named one of the top 30 barbecue restaurants in the United States.  Open Table published the list today which was culled from over 19,000 different restaurants and determined by votes by their verified diners. The only other semi-local place was Hill Country Barbecue Market in DC. […]

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Moonrise Festival announces lineup

Moonrise Festival announces lineup

| July 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Moonrise Festival will be coming to Pimlico in August. This two day event will feature four stages hosting a wide range of international, regional, and local EDM talent and live acts as well as visual artists, a vendor village, a Ferris wheel, and of course a massive audio and lighting production bigger and better than […]

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HeimLantz announces new hire

HeimLantz announces new hire

| July 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The local public accounting and business advisory firm of HeimLantz is pleased to announce that Lydia Samonds has joined the HeimLantz team. “We are excited to have such exceptional talent joining our firm,”said Carter Heim, CPA and President of HeimLantz.  “We know that Lydia will be a strong asset to our clients and our team. […]

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Nancy Hammond Editions returning to Annapolis

Nancy Hammond Editions returning to Annapolis

| July 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nancy Hammond and Nancy Hammond Editions will be returning to Annapolis. In an email sent yesterday, local artist, Nancy Hammond has announced her return to Annapolis.  Hammond was a long-time fixture on State Circle who moved to a private studio in Centreville in 2000.  She was most well known for her annual Annapolis print series, whose sale […]

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Kegs and Corks tickets going fast, get yours now

Kegs and Corks tickets going fast, get yours now

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Tickets are now on sale for the Third Annual Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival on August 23, 2014 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.  This is a unique festival where Maryland wine and craft beer come together…catering to beer and wine lovers alike. In an effort to promote “buying local,” the festival will once again feature […]

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4th Annual Irish Festival kicks off this afternoon

4th Annual Irish Festival kicks off this afternoon

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are you ready for the 4 Annual Annapolis Irish Festival?  It’s coming to town this weekend – and bringing perfect weather with it. 13 Bands on 3 stages, 4 dance troupes, pipers, entertainers and 100s of vendors bring the flavor of the Emerald Isle to Annapolis once again. The huge Little Leprechaun Land (where all activities […]

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7 displaced as car rams through Annapolis apartment building

7 displaced as car rams through Annapolis apartment building

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Friday, July 11, 2014, at 01:43AM, Annapolis Fire Department units were dispatched to the unit block of Melrob Court in Eastport, for a reported motor vehicle accident with a car into a structure. Upon arrival, units found a passenger vehicle which had driven into the building, through ground level sliding glass doors, and traveled […]

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Manny Claus is coming to town

Manny Claus is coming to town

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox have announced Christmas Eve in July with “Manny Claus” Machado Bobblehead Giveaway Thursday, July 24 at 6:35 p.m. as the Baysox take on the Altoona Curve at Prince George’s Stadium. The first 1,000 fans ages 13 and up will receive the bobbling Holiday-themed rendition of the former Baysox shortstop and current Orioles […]

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What’s on tap at Rams Head On Stage

What’s on tap at Rams Head On Stage

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

07/08 Kenny Lattimore w. Jeff Bradshaw 07/09 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class with Cocktails 07/10 Tuesday Afternoon: A Tribute To The Moody Blues 07/11 “A Salute to the Duke” feat. John Blount & Dave Tucker Big Band 07/12 The Cheaters 07/13 Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven: Acoustic Apothecary feat. David Lowery, Johnny Hickman and […]

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Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co., helping the bay one bean at a time

Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co., helping the bay one bean at a time

| July 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

A few months ago, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company held an open house to tour their facility (beanery…roastery?) in Crofton right at the corner of Routes 3 and 424. I had never seen coffee being made outside of a Keurig or an old fashioned percolator so I jumped at the chance to see a local company in […]

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Leadership Anne Arundel shuffles positions

Leadership Anne Arundel shuffles positions

| July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Leadership Anne Arundel has adopted a new business model that consolidates the positions of executive director and development and public relations director, while bringing back a well-respected program facilitator who is familiar to the organization. LAA’s board of directors approved the hiring of Eric Edstrom, the organization’s current executive director, as president of LAA.  In […]

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