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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All Good Music Festival featuring CAKE returns to WV on July 9th

All Good Music Festival featuring CAKE returns to WV on July 9th

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 18th annual All Good Music Festival & Campout returns to ‘Wild and Wonderful’ West Virginia July 9th to 11th. Offering fans the combination of music festival isolation at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along with convenient access from the entire mid-Atlantic region, the venue Berry Hill Farm is located in Summit Point, WV, […]

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Full Moon Tours at the Hammond-Harwood House

Full Moon Tours at the Hammond-Harwood House

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Night was a perilous time in the early America as thieves, wayward travelers, and even evil spirits lurked around the corner for our early ancestors. Families in early America engaged in a process of shutting in barring the front door and retreating to the inner sanctity of family life. While others choose to frequent taverns […]

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AAEDC Summer Farm Series

AAEDC Summer Farm Series

| June 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) has announced that the second annual Summer Farm Series will feature a local farm and winery. “The Summer Farm Series is an effort to promote and increase awareness of agriculture in South County,” says Lisa Barge, AAEDC’s agricultural marketing and development manager. “We encourage people to visit these county […]

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Bay Trust announced new grant program for stream restoration

Bay Trust announced new grant program for stream restoration

| June 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and with input from the Maryland Department of the Environment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other agency and technical partners, announce four recipients of its new collaborative Restoration Research Grant Program. This program was created […]

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Walmart Foundation donates $75K to Light House BEST Program

Walmart Foundation donates $75K to Light House BEST Program

| June 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Walmart Foundation announced a $75,000 contribution to The Light House Shelter, to support the organization’s B.E.S.T. (Building Employment Success Training) program. It is an initiative that provides employment training in culinary arts and facilities maintenance to those who are homeless or at risk of homeless gain sustainable employment skills that will allow them to make a […]

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More goodness from Rams Head On Stage

More goodness from Rams Head On Stage

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

06/09 Michael Allman Band 06/10 Hurray For The Riff Raff w. Juan Wauters 06/11 Lloyd Cole 06/12 The Bacon Brothers 06/13 Elizabeth Cook w. Reed Foehl 06/14 The Bacon Brothers 06/15 Soul Asylum & Meat Puppets 06/16 The Hunts 06/18 Anders Osborne 06/18 Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at Maryland Hall 06/19 Sonny Landreth w. […]

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WNAV’s Wiley Baker and passersby save woman in cardiac arrest

WNAV’s Wiley Baker and passersby save woman in cardiac arrest

| June 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

At approximately 1230 PM on Thursday, June 4th, 2015, Annapolis Fire Department units responded to a reported Cardiac Arrest in the area of Prince George Street and Randall Street. EMS crews arrived to find a team of civilian bystanders, including WNAV Sports Director Wiley Baker, performing CPR on the victim. Annapolis Fire Department paramedics initiated Advance Life […]

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Baysox bats erupt in New Hampshire

Baysox bats erupt in New Hampshire

| June 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

It did not take long for the Baysox bats to wake up on Thursday morning in New Hampshire after being shutout in Wednesday’s loss. The Baysox scored 10 runs on a season-high 20 hits to beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 10-1. This was the first time the Baysox scored 10 or more runs in […]

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Get your Kegs & Corks tickets now

Get your Kegs & Corks tickets now

| June 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Kegs and Corks Craft Beer and Maryland Wine Festival on August 15, 2015. This event draws large crowds to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds for a unique festival that features craft beer and Maryland wine together. In the Maryland Wine Pavilion, guests can sample over 60 exceptional wines […]

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Rams Head bringing Al Jarreau to Maryland Hall

Rams Head bringing Al Jarreau to Maryland Hall

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rams Head Promotions announces Al Jarreau on Saturday, October 17 at The Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis, Md.  Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 4th at 12pm. The only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories (pop, jazz & R&B), Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style and innovative musical expression […]

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Sweetlife Festival happened this weekend, that’s about it.

Sweetlife Festival happened this weekend, that’s about it.

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 6th Annual Sweetlife Festival happened at Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend. It seems like a lot of people had a fun time.  They had some good acts like Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, The Weeknd, Pixies, Charli XCX, Billy Idol, Phantogram, Marina & The Diamonds, Bleachers, Tove Lo, Vance Joy, Lucius, Vic Mensa, Allen Stone, Raury, MisterWives, […]

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Tickets on sale for Kegs & Corks Festival

Tickets on sale for Kegs & Corks Festival

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Kegs and Corks Craft Beer and Maryland Wine Festival on August 15, 2015. This event draws large crowds to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds for a unique festival that features craft beer and Maryland wine together. In the Maryland Wine Pavilion, guests can sample over 60 exceptional wines […]

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VP Biden addresses USNA Class of 2015

VP Biden addresses USNA Class of 2015

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Friday morning, the United States Naval Academy graduated 1070 midshipmen under a refreshingly cool Friday to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. 790 were commissioned as Navy Ensigns and 264 as Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenants. There were 11 foreign national students graduating from Bangladesh, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Maldives,Mexico, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Tunisia . Vice President […]

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2015 USNA Graduation and Commissioning

2015 USNA Graduation and Commissioning

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

On May 22 United States Naval Academy graduated 1070 midshipmen under a refreshingly cool Friday to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. 790 were commissioned as Navy Ensigns and 264 as Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenants. There were 11 foreign national students graduating from Bangladesh, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Maldives,Mexico, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Tunisia . The […]

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Capital editor leaving to assume post at Norfolk’s Virginian Pilot

Capital editor leaving to assume post at Norfolk’s Virginian Pilot

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Steve Gunn, the editor of The Capital has accepted a position as the Editor of the Norfolk-based Virginian-Pilot.  Associate Editor Rick Hutzell has been named new Editor for The Capital. The Virginian-Pilot is owned by Landmark Media which hired Gunn in early 2013. The Capital was sold by Landmark to the Baltimore Sun in May […]

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USNA announces color company, parade on Thursday

USNA announces color company, parade on Thursday

| May 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

The academy’s annual Color Parade, honoring the fall and spring color companies will be held on Worden Field, Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m.  The parade is free and open to the public, however seating is limited to the families of the Class of 2015. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter, Jr., U.S. […]

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Annapolis in Bloom celebrates partners and supporters

Annapolis in Bloom celebrates partners and supporters

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Several members of the Annapolis City Council and MainStreets Annapolis Partnership (MAP) President Steve Samaras celebrated the launch of Annapolis in Bloom program on Tuesday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the foot of Main Street. Now in its 17th year, the downtown flower program remains the signature beautification project, bringing 136 flowering baskets and 50 […]

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Herndon conquered by Javarri Beachum in 1:38.36 (PHOTOS – VIDEO)

Herndon conquered by Javarri Beachum in 1:38.36 (PHOTOS – VIDEO)

| May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Near ninety degree temperatures, a brief storm, fifty pounds of lard, and a 20 foot tall obelisk were no match for the United States Naval Academy class of 2018.  Plebe Javarri Beachum from Port St. Joe, Florida was the one to place a midshipman’s cover atop the monument this afternoon. The victory was sealed with a […]

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Annapolis Symphony’s music van on the move

Annapolis Symphony’s music van on the move

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Beginning last week the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Music Van will be on the road to provide musical instrument demonstrations for second and third graders at 14 elementary schools in Anne Arundel County.  The Music Van is an essential part of the ASO’s Education and Outreach program that starts with Education Concerts for second graders and continues […]

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Free summer camp at Wellness House of Annapolis

Free summer camp at Wellness House of Annapolis

| May 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Registration is now open for Paint Your Rainbow Summer Camp at the Wellness House located at 2625 Mas Que Farm Road in Annapolis. This five-day, free summer camp to be held July 6-10 from 9am-1pm is open to children ages 6-12 who are experiencing cancer in their families. Paint Your Rainbow Summer Camp provides exploration […]

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Get your tickets to the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

Get your tickets to the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

| May 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s almost here.  The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival returns on May 16th and 17th after a one year hiatus with a line up that is probably the biggest and strongest ever! Saturday, May 16, will open with 18 year old blues sensation from South Carolina, Marcus King and his band.  Marcus’ first paying gig was […]

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Nearly $1M raised in 24 hours by the Great Give

Nearly $1M raised in 24 hours by the Great Give

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, Bess Langbein, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County was riding high after raising $606,000 in 24 hours in an inaugural event–the Great Give. Last year, the total raised was $675,467.  This year, the goal was $750,000 and they shattered it with nearly $1 million raised. Combined with the prior […]

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