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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Sneak peek at Mission Escape Rooms latest room–Alice in Wonderland

Sneak peek at Mission Escape Rooms latest room–Alice in Wonderland

| December 9, 2016

Mission Escape Rooms, you know..the bright green building on West Street…. they have a new room (we told you about it earlier) and we got a sneak peek at it this morning. Of course we can’t spoil it, but we got a chance to do a Facebook Live video and talked with John Shope who […]

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Navy unveils new Under Armour uniforms for Army-Navy Game this Saturday

Navy unveils new Under Armour uniforms for Army-Navy Game this Saturday

| December 6, 2016

The Navy football team will wear Under Armour-designed “Beat Army” uniforms for the 2016 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA on Dec. 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore at 3 PM on CBS. This year’s “Beat Army” uniform is inspired by the uniforms Navy wore during the 1963 football season. Navy went 9-2 in 1963, […]

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Mission Escape Rooms to debut new room this weekend

Mission Escape Rooms to debut new room this weekend

| December 6, 2016

Mission Escape Rooms, a relatively new (and incredibly fun) business on West Street is changing things up. Not familiar with the concept? They have been popping up all over the country and it is really quite simple.  You go into a room and try to get out. Solve the scavenger hunt type puzzle and you […]

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AAC Championship:  Navy Midshipmen Vs Temple Owls, December 3, 12 noon

AAC Championship: Navy Midshipmen Vs Temple Owls, December 3, 12 noon

| December 3, 2016

Well, that sucked.  Navy had 15 consecutive home wins and Temple hands them their first loss in a Conference Championship. Final score: @NavyAthletics – 10 @Temple_FB – 34 #NavyFootball Next week is the Army-Navy Game that will be played at M&T Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday, December 10th with kick off scheduled for 3pm.  Injuries […]

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Navy to take on Mexico in football

Navy to take on Mexico in football

| November 29, 2016

The gridiron will serve as the location of a unique show of cooperation between the militaries of the United States and Mexico when Mexico’s Military Academy, Heroico Colegio Militar (HCM), plays an exhibition American-style football game with the U.S. Naval Academy Sprint Football team, 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Rip Miller Field on USNA grounds. […]

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Small Business Saturday brings out throngs, next up Midnight Madness on Thursday

Small Business Saturday brings out throngs, next up Midnight Madness on Thursday

| November 27, 2016

Yesterday, thousands took to the streets of Annapolis to support local small businesses. Businesses from Forest Drive to the Design District to West Street to West Annapolis to Maryland Avenue to Main Street all saw upticks in business as the hustle and bustle of the holiday season kicked into high gear! But Small Business Saturday […]

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Hogan ups the customer service ante in Maryland, citizens win

Hogan ups the customer service ante in Maryland, citizens win

| November 23, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the next phase of the administration’s statewide Customer Service Initiative, an ongoing program launched in June 2016 to foster improvements in customer service across Maryland state agencies. The initiative focuses on three core deliverables: a renewed focus on a strong service culture in state agencies, improved customer service training for […]

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LIVE BLOG*: Navy Vs Tulsa, November 12, 2016, 12:00 pm

LIVE BLOG*: Navy Vs Tulsa, November 12, 2016, 12:00 pm

| November 12, 2016

FINAL @NavyFB – 42 @TulsaFootball – 40 Navy #1 in the Western Division #NavyFootball #NavyGameday More to come with photos a bit later Touchdown @TulsaFootball EP is good @NavyFB – 42 @TulsaFootball – 40 #NavyFootball 5:30 left in game! TOUCHDOWN NAVY!!! EP is good @NavyFB – 42 @TuslaFootball – 33 7:58 left in game! #NavyFootball […]

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WOW

WOW

| November 9, 2016

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AACPS schedules Family Involvement Conference

AACPS schedules Family Involvement Conference

| October 25, 2016

Families with children in Anne Arundel County Public Schools can get information and resources to better support their students at the annual fall Family Involvement Conference, scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Anne Arundel Community College. This year’s conference, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college’s Arnold campus, located at […]

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Seabrisket now plying the waters of Annapolis for Mission BBQ

Seabrisket now plying the waters of Annapolis for Mission BBQ

| October 24, 2016

Mission BBQ, the Baltimore-born fast-casual BBQ restaurant that proudly serves those who serve, today christened its first ever Mission BBQ boat, Seabrisket, in Ego Alley in the Annapolis Harbor. Known for their all-black, military-style signature Mission BBQ delivery trucks, the brand added the first Mission BBQ delivery boat to its BBQ fleet. Seabrisket will now be […]

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EDITORIAL: Anne Arundel voters, look carefully at the Circuit Court judicial race

EDITORIAL: Anne Arundel voters, look carefully at the Circuit Court judicial race

| October 24, 2016

On Election Day, you will have a choice to select four Circuit Court judges. Four of them are already Circuit Court judges and have been appointed by both Governors O’Malley and Hogan. All of the candidates are legally qualified to be a judge. But there is a glitch. One candidate, an Anne Arundel County resident, […]

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Annapolis Chorale’s first performance of the season: Mozart’s Requiem at St. Anne’s

Annapolis Chorale’s first performance of the season: Mozart’s Requiem at St. Anne’s

| October 24, 2016

Live Arts Maryland opens its 2016-2017 subscription season with a performance of one of the most mysterious and beautiful works of music ever written. On Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m., the 170-voiced Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor […]

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Rams Head bringing Steve Earle to Maryland Hall in December

Rams Head bringing Steve Earle to Maryland Hall in December

| October 19, 2016

Rams Head On Stage will be bringing Steve Earle & the Dukes “Guitar Town” 30th Anniversary Tour to Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, December 2nd .  Tickets are on sale now! SHOW DETAILS Steve Earle & the Dukes “Guitar Town” 30th Anniversary Tour Friday, December 2, 2016 Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm $45 – $60 […]

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Combatting heroin in Anne Arundel County, a town hall meeting

Combatting heroin in Anne Arundel County, a town hall meeting

| October 19, 2016

If you think heroin is not in your community…think again. Take a good hard look at the map to the right and you will understand what we are facing. Monday evening, a panel of X people assembled by the Annapolis Human Relations Commission and the Anne Arundel County Office of Constituent Services came to the Roger […]

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“Well that server swap was fun” …. said no one ever

“Well that server swap was fun” …. said no one ever

| October 16, 2016

Do you want the good news first or the bad news? The good news is that we seem to be reliably back up and working on a brand new server. The bad news is that it was a hellacious 2 weeks to do something that should have taken 48 hours. Technology gets old really quickly. […]

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Annapolis Irish Festival donated $10K to Bello Machre

Annapolis Irish Festival donated $10K to Bello Machre

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bello Machre is a recipient of a $10,000 check donated from the proceeds of the Annapolis Irish Festival.  Eddie and Tracy McGowan, the festival’s founders, along with Pamela Cole Finlay, the event’s organizer, presented the donation as part of the Irish Festival’s tradition of giving back to the community. Dr. Robert Ireland, President and CEO, […]

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Homestead Gardens Fall Festival opens this weekend

Homestead Gardens Fall Festival opens this weekend

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 Annual Homestead Gardens Fall Festival opens Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25, and continues every weekend, 11am-6pm on Saturdays and 11am-4pm Sundays, through and including Sunday, October 29th.  There is plenty of free parking and a $5 admission fee to this popular family oriented event! Homestead’s Fall Festival has grown over the years and […]

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PRS Guitars to be featured in Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum

PRS Guitars to be featured in Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

This November, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix Arizona is celebrating the unparalleled combination of imagination and artistry in inlaid guitars. Opening November 5, 2016, the exhibit “Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces” will present a collection of instruments featuring stunning inlay design created by the greatest contemporary North American inlay artists, luthiers and […]

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Ignite Annapolis, what would you say in 5 minutes?

Ignite Annapolis, what would you say in 5 minutes?

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

5 Minutes, 20 slides. What would you say to Annapolis? Enlighten us, but make it quick. Organizers Kris Valerio Shock, Liz Thibodeau, Kathleen Booth and Gavin Buckley are excited to announce the second Ignite Annapolis event is scheduled to take place from 7:00-9:00pm on Wednesday, November 30th at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  If you […]

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Jose Feliciano performing at Maryland Hall Saturday night

Jose Feliciano performing at Maryland Hall Saturday night

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jose Feliciano will perform at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Saturday September 17 at 8 pm in the Main Theater. Tickets: $45 for Maryland Hall members, $55 for Section A and $50 for Section B and can be purchased by visiting www.marylandhall.org. Jose Feliciano is a name synonymous with an international presence that […]

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49th Maryland Seafood Fest kicked off today, continues tomorrow

49th Maryland Seafood Fest kicked off today, continues tomorrow

| September 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 49th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival kicked off today at Sandy Point State Park and the fun will continue tomorrow as well. So, what’s happening at the fest?  Well, obviously seafood. Explore all the Bay and our oceans have to offer. Crabs, oysters, rockfish, and much more. Jam to music. Watch the acrobatics of the […]

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