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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Parole eliminated as site for new County Library

Parole eliminated as site for new County Library

| September 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

In recent talks regarding property on the corner of Somerville Road and Solomons Island Road (MD Route 2), the property owners notified Anne Arundel County Public Library that they are not interested in selling the land. The four-acre property, divided by the city-county line, currently houses a plumbing supplies store and a garden center. The […]

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Police make arrest in morning Crofton murder

Police make arrest in morning Crofton murder

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

On September 19, 2014 at approximately 9:40 a.m. officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Western District responded to a report of a stabbing at 1575 Underwood Road in Crofton, Maryland. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim, later identified as Adam Ussery, 25, inside of the home suffering from an apparent stab wound to […]

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Annapolis mayor appoints manager, attorney

Annapolis mayor appoints manager, attorney

| September 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced his nominations for City Manager and City Attorney. He will request confirmation of both at the Monday, September 22, City Council meeting. Mayor Pantelides has appointed Thomas C. Andrews to the position of City Manager. He has more than 40 years of government management experience with demonstrated expertise in Strategic […]

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Annapolis police make arrest in rec center shooting

Annapolis police make arrest in rec center shooting

| September 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

On Tuesday, September 16th Detectives from the Annapolis Police Department arrested Vernell Williams, 23, of Annapolis for the shooting that occurred on Monday, September 15th outside the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC). On Monday, September 15th at 5:35 p.m. officers responded to the outdoor basketball courts near PMRC for reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival […]

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Alex Cortright: Thank you

Alex Cortright: Thank you

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday,  the morning commute for many was a little off. Alex Cortright, the morning jock for WRNR 103.1 had broadcast his final show for the station on Monday. As many listeners know, Eye On Annapolis has worked with Alex on Friday mornings for several years highlighting the weekend happenings in and around town–despite only […]

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Battle of the Bands bands representing at WoodstocRoc

Battle of the Bands bands representing at WoodstocRoc

| September 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

WoodstocRoc started out in 2012 as a little picnic/festival to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  The first year was small enough that even little kids  could play the main stage. With the popularity, the festival was moved to the Howard County Fairgrounds last year as it grew into a full day/night […]

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Annapolis Senior Center wins photo contest

Annapolis Senior Center wins photo contest

| September 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Annapolis Senior Activity Center took home first place in the National Council on Aging Falls Free® Photo Contest. The winning photo (attached) will be used to promote Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 23, 2014. The photo depicts Tai Chi students at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center as they perform the “Golden Rooster” pose. Many of the […]

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Mark your calendar for these upcoming shows from Rams Head On Stage

Mark your calendar for these upcoming shows from Rams Head On Stage

| September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

09/08 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class With Cocktails 09/09 Paul Thorn Band 09/10 Will Kimbrough w. Amy Black 09/11 Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience 09/12 Bell X1 w. Gabriel Kahane 09/13 Pat McGee 09/14 The von Trapps *All Ages Matinee 09/14 Parker Millsap w. Lera Lynn 09/15 Eliot Lewis (of Live from Daryl’s […]

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Maryland Seafood Festival is here this weekend

Maryland Seafood Festival is here this weekend

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival (MSF) celebrates a weekend of fresh and mouth-watering seafood this weekend, September 6 and 7th, along with a variety of entertainment, exhibits and activities. “At last year’s event, we enjoyed two beautiful days that provided record breaking crowds on the picturesque shores of the Chesapeake Bay; we all enjoyed the atmosphere, […]

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Annapolis Collects at The Mitchell Gallery

Annapolis Collects at The Mitchell Gallery

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College invites the community to the exhibition, “Annapolis Collects: The Mitchell Gallery Celebrates 25 Years,” on view from August 23 through October 12. The exhibition showcases rarely seen works that span a range of tastes, styles, and time periods, on loan from Annapolis area historic houses, museums, and private […]

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Navy Vs Ohio State (LIVE BLOG)

Navy Vs Ohio State (LIVE BLOG)

| August 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

M&T Bank Stadium will host the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen and the Ohio State University Buckeyes for their 2014 season opener on today –Saturday, August 30th, 2014. The game is a rematch of the 2009 season opener in Columbus, Ohio, when the Buckeyes narrowly held off the Midshipmen, 31-27. This time, Navy will be the […]

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The IRS and the Crystal Spring Legal Defense Fund

The IRS and the Crystal Spring Legal Defense Fund

| August 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Several months ago, a forum was held under the guise of discussing traffic on Forest Drive. With more than 300 people attending, it became clear a bit later on that the meeting was more about stopping the Crystal Spring development and collecting money for a legal battle than anything else. Now granted, the development, in any […]

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Blackwall Hitch hits its stride

Blackwall Hitch hits its stride

| August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

The newest restaurant in Eastport, Blackwall Hitch, has been open for about 3 months and has really hit its stride. I was invited to a soft opening and thought the food was great and the service was top notch–of course, to a degree you expect that when the owners are hovering around and they are out […]

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O’Briens introduces most difficult to spell game on Sunday nights

O’Briens introduces most difficult to spell game on Sunday nights

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

O’Brien’s Steak House on Main Street has introduced a different take on trivia. Questionnairey (see what I mean about spelling?). While every venue has a trivia game it seems, they all run into the same problem–the questions invariably end up not working out too well for one team or the other. Problem solved! There are […]

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Murder-Suicide in Laurel under investigation

Murder-Suicide in Laurel under investigation

| August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

On Wednesday, August20th, 2014 at approximately 10:39 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police Officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Sudlersville South, Laurel, Maryland for a shooting. Upon arrival officers located a deceased male in the roadway suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. In interviewing several witnesses on scene, officers determined the suspect fled on foot […]

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Naptown Pint to hold beer summit at Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival

Naptown Pint to hold beer summit at Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival announces its update of craft breweries, music, arts and crafts exhibitors, and seminar guests.  The festival, in its third year, takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014,  at The Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.  The festival hours are Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. The Annapolis Craft Beer […]

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Brighton Beach Memoirs opens at Prince George’s Little Theatre

Brighton Beach Memoirs opens at Prince George’s Little Theatre

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Prince George’s Little Theatre will present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” weekends at the Bowie Playhouse at White Marsh August 29 – September 13.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.  The August 31 and September 7 matinees are at 2 pm.  Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors and those 18 and under).  For […]

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Edgewater woman gets new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

Edgewater woman gets new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

| August 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Representatives of the board, staff and partner organizations of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake dedicated a completed home on Oak Lane in Edgewater to Sherri Green. For nearly 100 years, generations of Sherri’s family have lived along the tree-lined street Oak Lane. Sherri’s great-grandfather Samuel Harris purchased land for his family from the Joint […]

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Editorial: Mayor Pantelides’ 8-month slide

Editorial: Mayor Pantelides’ 8-month slide

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

November 2013 was likely a fluke.  While it can be argued that Annapolis is a firmly Democrat leaning town and former Mayor Cohen simply ran a poor campaign, one cannot overlook what has transpired, or not transpired, since Mayor Michael Pantelides took the reins of the City of Annapolis in December. In the purest terms, Pantelides […]

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The Amazing Kreskin to perform at Chesapeake Arts Center

The Amazing Kreskin to perform at Chesapeake Arts Center

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The world’s most famous mentalist, “The Amazing Kreskin” will be appearing Sunday October 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Hammonds Lane Theatre in the Chesapeake Arts Center. The Arts Center is located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park Maryland 21225. With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or […]

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Baysox to honor local military heroes with trading cards

Baysox to honor local military heroes with trading cards

| August 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Baysox will give away a special 27-card set featuring Military Heroes from across the region to the first 1,000 fans ages 18 and older during the game Friday, August 15 against the Trenton Thunder. Many of the Military Heroes featured in the card set and their families will be in attendance for the game […]

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Catch the Baysox for a buck

Catch the Baysox for a buck

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox announce today the best sports-entertainment bargain in the region, Baysox For A Buck Night Thursday, Aug. 21, as the Baysox take on the Reading Fightin Phils at 6:35 p.m.  Fans can order tickets at www.baysox.com or print a coupon and bring it to the Baysox box office to purchase general admission seat […]

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