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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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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More greatness coming to Rams Head On Stage

More greatness coming to Rams Head On Stage

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

08/11 Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers 08/12 Rita Coolidge 08/13 Anthony David: Simple Man Summer 08/14 Teddy Gentry’s (of Alabama) Rockit City Band w. The Roadhouse Clams 08/15 Sierra Hull 08/16 Silopanna Music Festival feat. Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Dashboard Confessional, Eric Hutchinson and many more 08/16 Night Ranger 08/17 Foghat 08/18 Wine […]

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Catonsville man drives home in a new Lexus after Bayhawks win

Catonsville man drives home in a new Lexus after Bayhawks win

| August 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Yesterday proved to be an unusual day for the Chesapeake Bayhawks as their disappointing season came to an end.  They had an unplanned encounter with their opponent, they completely dominated in the game held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and they gave away a new Lexus from Sheehy Lexus to a lucky fan. Strange Breakfast […]

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Schooner Woodwind’s incredible upcoming schedule

Schooner Woodwind’s incredible upcoming schedule

| August 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

No dry-rot on the hull of the Schooner Woodwinds!  If you are looking to get out on the water but lack a boat, consider a sail on the Annapolis icon and star of the movie Wedding Crashers.  With daily sails plus many special sails, there is something for everyone! All sails can be booked online […]

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Save $20 on Silopanna tix plus Rams Head Live bonus!

Save $20 on Silopanna tix plus Rams Head Live bonus!

| August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

You have until midnight Sunday to save $20 on your Silopanna tickets!  And if that is not a good enough deal, let’s sweeten the pot a bit with a free ticket to an upcoming show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore! Yes, just for Eye On Annapolis readers you can see great acts at Silopanna […]

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UPDATE:  Clerk shot to death in Hanover Exxon

UPDATE: Clerk shot to death in Hanover Exxon

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

On Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at about 1:35 a.m., Anne Arundel County Police received a 911 call from a customer of the Exxon gas station located at 7898 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076 in reference to the clerk being found injured/unconscious. Responding police officers and fire/EMS personnel responded and determined the clerk was deceased, suffering […]

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Annapolis Police: racial profiling or good police work?

Annapolis Police: racial profiling or good police work?

| August 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

Over the past few weeks, many people were upset with the Annapolis Police Department as they worked to solve a robbery case. Part of their investigation led them to several young black males in the Clay Street community. Several were informally questioned and some were photographed. On the surface, it seems like a little bit of […]

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Regina’s Restaurant to close at end of year

Regina’s Restaurant to close at end of year

| August 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

After 32 years in West Annapolis, Regina’s Restaurant is scheduled to close at the end of the year; but owner, Stephanie Regina is actively looking for a new place. The local favorite known for its fabulous brunch, desserts and German food was notified by the building owner that they had other plans for the space […]

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Crooks steal copper, cause power failure, likely suffer burns

Crooks steal copper, cause power failure, likely suffer burns

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On August 3, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers from the Northern District responded to the Baltimore, Gas and Electric (BGE) substation located in the 700 block of Cabin Branch Lane, Linthicum in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, officers met with a representative from BGE, who advised that he responded to the substation for […]

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Meiko to play at Rams Head On Stage

Meiko to play at Rams Head On Stage

| August 3, 2014 | 3 Comments

Meiko, a celebrated singer and songwriter will be headlining a special all ages matinee at the Rams Head On Stage on August 10th. Growing up in Roberta, Georgia – population: 800, with its rich assortment of eccentric characters, southern wit and teenage isolation, helped rising singer/songwriter Meiko find a clear voice and keen insight.  She’s built an already impressive following, quickly […]

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Pantelides shuffles deck chairs again

Pantelides shuffles deck chairs again

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that Public Works Director David Jarrell will be the Acting City Manager effective July 31, 2014. “Mr. Jarrell has agreed to take on the duties of the position for the next few months, helping to fulfill the needs of the City as we continue our search for a City Manger,” […]

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