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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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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LIVE BLOG*: Navy Vs Uconn, September 10, 2016

LIVE BLOG*: Navy Vs Uconn, September 10, 2016

| September 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

And that’s a wrap from USNMCS and #NavyFootball. Final: @NavyFB – 28 @UconnFootball – 24 Uconn was driving hard. Had the ball on the 1 yard line and ran out of time! Next game 9/17 AT @greenwavefb at 7pm. TOUCHDOWN NAVY!!! EP Good [email protected] leads 28-24 with 3 minutes left in the game!  #NavyFootball UCONN […]

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South County Concert Association prepares to launch 41st season

South County Concert Association prepares to launch 41st season

| September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The South County Concert Association begins its forty first season of providing quality live entertainment at a very reasonable price of $3.25 per performance. Because it has reciprocal agreements with the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association (AACCA) of Severna Park and the Maryland Concert Series (MCS) of Glen Bernie, subscribers can attend 17 live concerts […]

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The Power of 25 – Hey…can you spare some change?

The Power of 25 – Hey…can you spare some change?

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the past 25 years, Food Link – an independent non-profit – has helped county families who find themselves in need by providing them with the food and basic necessities that most of us take for granted. This is the core of what they do, and is an ideal which speaks to their motto: Linking […]

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Fish For a Cure — bigger and better for 2016

Fish For a Cure — bigger and better for 2016

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We are not content to ride our current wave of success, we want to make bigger waves; we want to help more people, touch more lives.” Greg Lilly, Fish For a Cure Chairman of the Board. 2016 marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Fish For a Cure (F4AC) history. With a brand […]

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Glory Days Grill to open in Edgewater on September 19th

Glory Days Grill to open in Edgewater on September 19th

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Glory Days Grill is scheduled to open at the Village at Lee Airpark in Edgewater on September 19th. The sports themed American grill and bar works to combine an ever-changing menu of  with entertainment that appeals to all ages. At Glory Days Grill, you will find a bar, patio, banquet rooms, and of course a main dining […]

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International Overdose Awareness Day scheduled for August 31st

International Overdose Awareness Day scheduled for August 31st

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

On August 31, 2106, Anne Arundel County will be hosting the first International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join your neighbors in remembering those lives we have lost due to overdose and let our citizens know THERE IS HOPE! Recovery Anne Arundel ROSC in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County Executive’s Office, Police Department, Fire Department, Department of […]

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The Power of 25 – Hunger affects more people than you know

The Power of 25 – Hunger affects more people than you know

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the past 25 years, Food Link – an independent non-profit – has helped county families who find themselves in need by providing them with the food and basic necessities that most of us take for granted. This is the core of what they do, and is an ideal which speaks to their motto: Linking […]

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The Power of 25 – Help kick hunger to the curb in Anne Arundel

The Power of 25 – Help kick hunger to the curb in Anne Arundel

| August 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the past 25 years, Food Link – an independent non-profit – has helped county families who find themselves in need by providing them with the food and basic necessities that most of us take for granted. This is the core of what they do, and is an ideal which speaks to their motto: Linking […]

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Annapolis Mayor, in apparent political move, appeals the decision on a development appeal

Annapolis Mayor, in apparent political move, appeals the decision on a development appeal

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Land development in Annapolis is a strange thing. We have Crystal Spring in the wings. Several other projects are in various states of development. Recently there was a legal appeal from a citizens advocacy group of a decision made by the City which ultimately failed.  Now, the City is agreeing with the group that challenged their […]

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Joe Walsh and JD and the Straight Shot tear up Pier Six in Baltimore

Joe Walsh and JD and the Straight Shot tear up Pier Six in Baltimore

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

On August 7th, JD and the Straight Shot opened for Joe Walsh at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore. JD and the Straight Shot is no stranger to touring with legends having toured with Springsteen, The Eagles, ZZ Top and more. But don’t think that they are “just an opener.” While most openers can be yawn-inducing […]

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The Power of 25 – A little can go a long way with Food Link

The Power of 25 – A little can go a long way with Food Link

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the past 25 years, Food Link – an independent non-profit – has helped county families who find themselves in need by providing them with the food and basic necessities that most of us take for granted. This is the core of what they do, and is an ideal which speaks to their motto: Linking […]

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Meteorologist Justin Berk to traverse the State for 3rd time to raise money for children with cancer

Meteorologist Justin Berk to traverse the State for 3rd time to raise money for children with cancer

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

On August 7, 2016, Meteorologist Justin Berk will hike and bike over 300 miles across Maryland in just one week to raise awareness and funds for Cool Kids Campaign and their programs for children with cancer. This will be Justin Berk’s third year crossing Maryland from tip to tip, having raised over $50,000 in the […]

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Opinion: The war against businesses in Annapolis

Opinion: The war against businesses in Annapolis

| August 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

In January, I wrote an editorial asking if the City could possibly bend over any further for the Annapolis Yacht Club and it struck a chord. Well, here we are, six months later and here’s another one that might as well. What the hell is going on in the business community? The Annapolis Business Association […]

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Mayor Pantelides has a $135K war chest to retain his seat

Mayor Pantelides has a $135K war chest to retain his seat

| July 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

With an election still more than a year away, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides has been busy fundraising for a re-election bid. If you believe that money alone will win an election, any opposition will need to have more than $100,000 to do it. Pantelides, in the third year of his first term has been a […]

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FILMSTERS Academy celebrating 15 years

FILMSTERS Academy celebrating 15 years

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

FILMSTERS Academy, a summer film camp for kids is proud to announce that they are celebrating 15 years this summer. Over 138 short films have been produced, shot, directed, acted in and edited by kids 11-18 years of age. In the fifteen-year time span over 800 students have attended film camp, which offers three levels of instruction. The program takes […]

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Bowie Baysox changing their name on Friday

Bowie Baysox changing their name on Friday

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox have announced that for one night only, the team has made the historic decision to change its name to the Bowie Baysox to honor legendary rock-star David Bowie, who passed away earlier this year. The Bowie Baysox David Bowie Tribute Event will be held Friday, July 22 as the team takes on the […]

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Southside Johnny, Jackie Green, and Allen Stone coming to Rams Head On Stage

Southside Johnny, Jackie Green, and Allen Stone coming to Rams Head On Stage

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anais Mitchell Tuesday, September 20 8pm | $20   Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls) & Chely Wright Thursday, September 29 8pm | $27.50   Allen Stone Tuesday, October 18 6:30pm & 9:30pm| $30   Jackie Greene Friday, October 28 8pm | $25   Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Thursday & Friday, December 15 & […]

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