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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LIVE BLOG: 118th Army-Navy Football Game | December 9, 2017 | 3:15PM

LIVE BLOG: 118th Army-Navy Football Game | December 9, 2017 | 3:15PM

| December 9, 2017

Army and Navy will meet in the greatest rivalry in all of sports on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field (69,176) in Philadelphia in the 118th playing of America’s Game, the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. CBS Sports will televise the game nationally with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce on the call, while Westwood […]

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5 best bets for watching the Army-Navy Game locally

5 best bets for watching the Army-Navy Game locally

| December 8, 2017

The 118th Army-Navy Game is happening tomorrow at 3:00pm and will air on CBS.  ESPN will air College Football Game Day the morning of the game live from Philly Live.  Eye On Annapolis will be in Philadelphia all day and bringing you the highlights of the game here via a live blog, on our Facebook […]

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Army-Navy Football–the history and traditions

Army-Navy Football–the history and traditions

| December 6, 2017

For 118 years, the Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen have been battling it out on the gridiron. 2017 is no different and on Saturday, they will meet once again in Philadelphia to see who will come away with the coveted Commander in Chief Trophy. Last year, Army snapped a 14 year losing streak […]

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Police identify bank robbery suspect

Police identify bank robbery suspect

| November 24, 2017

This is an update to prior story. Detectives were able to identify the suspect in this attempted bank robbery as Gregory Klemkowski, 22, of Annapolis.  An arrest warrant charging Klemkowski with the attempted robbery has been issued. Klemkowski is also critically missing.  Prior to the bank robbery a series of incidents led family members to […]

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Annapolis police seek help in identifying bank robbery suspect

Annapolis police seek help in identifying bank robbery suspect

| November 24, 2017

On November 24th at 4:46 p.m. officers responded to the Bank of America at 920 Bay Ridge Road for a report of an attempted bank robbery. Officers arrived and discovered that the suspect fled the bank prior to the police arriving. The suspect entered the bank and presented a note demanding money to one of […]

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LIVE BLOG: Navy Football Vs Southern Methodist | November 11, 2017, 3:30pm

LIVE BLOG: Navy Football Vs Southern Methodist | November 11, 2017, 3:30pm

| November 11, 2017

Navy and SMU will meet Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,00) in Annapolis on Senior Day. Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM (ET) and the game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak, Randy Cross and Sheehan Stanwick-Burch on the call. This is the 19th meeting all-time between the two schools, […]

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Buckley for the win in Annapolis with 61.72% of the vote

Buckley for the win in Annapolis with 61.72% of the vote

| November 7, 2017

UPDATE: The following are the results. They have not been certified, nor have any write-in votes or absentee ballots been counted. These reflect only those votes cast this afternoon. MAYOR Mike Pantelides 3,354 (38.06%) Gavin Buckley 5,439 (61.72%) WARD 1 Larry Claussen 594 (35.11%) Elly Tierney 1,028 (60.76) WARD 2 Fred Paone 780 (50.58%) Kut […]

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Preserve Annapolis Now’s Doug Burkhardt explains recent political mailers

Preserve Annapolis Now’s Doug Burkhardt explains recent political mailers

| November 4, 2017

The following statement was sent to Eye On Annapolis from Doug Burkhardt, the Treasurer of Preserve Annapolis Now, which is a PAC (Political Action Committee) that has recently been sending out mailers opposing mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley and Ward 1 Aldermanic Candidate Elly Tierney. I am a 28 year resident of Murray Hill in Ward […]

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OPINION: Did Schuh and Kipke ruin my predictions?

OPINION: Did Schuh and Kipke ruin my predictions?

| November 3, 2017

Before the primary, I made some predictions as to the outcome of the Annapolis City primary and general election. Until this morning, I was sticking with them. There were some bold predictions, but when asked, I still thought I was on target. This morning, The Capital revealed that County Executive Steve Schuh and Pasadena Delegate […]

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Buckley: There will be no ferris wheel on City Dock

Buckley: There will be no ferris wheel on City Dock

| October 21, 2017

Local businessman and candidate for Mayor, Gavin Buckley has been feeling some heat over a statement made on The Maryland Crabs Podcast in March where he was discussing the need to get more people to enjoy downtown. During the conversation, Buckley suggested a ferris wheel. Listen to the episode here. There was confusion if he […]

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A write-in candidate for Ward 4? Looks that way.

A write-in candidate for Ward 4? Looks that way.

| October 17, 2017

Toni Strong Pratt lost the Ward 4 primary election by 17 votes to an entrenched incumbent–Sheila Finlayson. And Pratt’s supporters are not giving up. A write-in campaign, organized by her supporters, is well underway. This morning at 49 West, we spoke with the former candidate about it and she said she was not officially filing […]

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Pantelides and Buckley square off at Sunday’s debate

Pantelides and Buckley square off at Sunday’s debate

| October 15, 2017

Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides and local businessman Gavin Buckley met face to face for their first debate before the election on November 7th in front of a crowd of 300 at Rams Head Onstage. The sold-out debate was held at Rams Head Onstage with Dr. Dan Nataf from AACC’s Center for the Study of Local […]

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Brooklyn man sentenced to 18 years in domestic assault

Brooklyn man sentenced to 18 years in domestic assault

| October 9, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced  that Thurman Leroy Boston, 50, of Brooklyn, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Mark W. Crooks to 18 years in prison for Second Degree Assault, Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure, and Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle. “Domestic violence cases are not the result of an […]

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LIVE BLOG: Navy Football Vs. Air Force | October 7, 2017 3:30pm

LIVE BLOG: Navy Football Vs. Air Force | October 7, 2017 3:30pm

| October 7, 2017

Navy and Air Force will meet for the 50th time in series history when they square off on Saturday afternoon in the first leg of the chase for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy in front of what could be a record crowd at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,000). The stadium record for attendance is 38,205 set in […]

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Annapolis Boat Shows permanently moving into 110 Compromise Street

Annapolis Boat Shows permanently moving into 110 Compromise Street

| October 2, 2017

Eight years after Fawcett left the building, 110 Compromise Street will once again be occupied by marine businesses. Having made a temporary home of City Dock every fall for 48 years, in 2018, the Annapolis Boat Shows will make 110 Compromise their permanent year-round home. Company President, Paul Jacobs is enthusiastic about the move and […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Chick & Ruth’s Delly’s recently retired owner, Ted Levitt

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Chick & Ruth’s Delly’s recently retired owner, Ted Levitt

| September 28, 2017

It’s the end of an era. Ted Levitt sold the iconic Chick & Ruth’s Delly last week after being in the family for 52 years. There are few mentions about Maryland without discussing Chick & Ruth’s, from their service to their colossal milkshake. In an exclusive interview, we sat down with Ted in his living […]

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LIVE BLOG: Navy Football Vs Cincinnati | September 23, 2017 3:30PM

LIVE BLOG: Navy Football Vs Cincinnati | September 23, 2017 3:30PM

| September 23, 2017

Navy and Cincinnati will meet for the third time overall and for the first time as American Athletic Conference members when they square off on Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,000). Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM and the presenting game day sponsor is American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association. This will be […]

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Buckley, Pantelides to face off for Mayor’s seat in November. Tickets to debate are now available.

Buckley, Pantelides to face off for Mayor’s seat in November. Tickets to debate are now available.

| September 20, 2017

While the vote count is not official just yet, it looks like restauranteur Gavin Buckley has defeated state Senator John Astle for the democratic nomination for Mayor of the City of Annapolis; and on the republican side, incumbent Mayor Mike Pantelides easily defeated attorney Nevin Young for his party’s nomination. In the contested Aldermanic races, […]

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Schooner Woodwind AND the Boat Show in one ticket!

Schooner Woodwind AND the Boat Show in one ticket!

| September 19, 2017

Schooner Woodwind is offering a truly unique way to experience the boat show all at an amazing value.  The purchase of the Woodwind Boat Show Cruise-Combo ticket includes both entries into the show for the day and a 90 minute schooner cruise.  A savings of up to 40%. The Woodwind Boat Show Combo-Cruise ticket costs […]

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Chick and Ruth’s Delly Sold

Chick and Ruth’s Delly Sold

| September 19, 2017

There is not much to say when you lose an icon. To Ted and Beth–many congratulations on your retirement and many thanks for many years of great memories.

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Military Bowl and 3M team up for the 3M Play To Win Award

Military Bowl and 3M team up for the 3M Play To Win Award

| September 18, 2017

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman and five-star sponsor 3M have teamed up to create the 3M Play to Win Award to honor one of the region’s deserving student-athletes. Coaches, parents, guardians, friends and others can nominate students in fifth through eighth grades for the award at www.militarybowl.org/3M. The Military Bowl and 3M are […]

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Crystal Balling the Annapolis City Election–Our Predictions

Crystal Balling the Annapolis City Election–Our Predictions

| September 16, 2017

At Eye On Annapolis, we do not do election endorsements. But we do do predictions. And this year is no exception; and to be quite honest, it is a very interesting year since there is so much civic engagement. So in advance of the primary elections for the City of Annapolis, we offer the following […]

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