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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Nancy Hammond honored with two civic awards

Nancy Hammond honored with two civic awards

| August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Renowned artist, Nancy Hammond, has been honored for her reinvestment in Annapolis, the city where she first became a highly regarded Maryland artist with a national following.  Just six months after opening her new gallery location in the West Street business district, Ms. Hammond was recognized by the Anne Arundel County Council with the President’s […]

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Last chance to save 20% on your Trillectro tickets

Last chance to save 20% on your Trillectro tickets

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Save 20% on every Trillectro ticket you buy….just use the code: annapolis lower case and save 20% on regular or VIP tickets! DC to BC, the bicoastal independent promotional company responsible for live music productions across the DC metropolitan area, just announced the return of its annual Trillectro Music Festival, an event that brings together […]

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Annapolis 10 Mile Run to disrupt traffic on August 30th

Annapolis 10 Mile Run to disrupt traffic on August 30th

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides reminds residents that more than 5,000 people will be in Annapolis on Sunday, August 30, for the Annapolis Ten Mile Run, organized by the Annapolis Striders, Inc, now in its 40th year. The race begins at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at  7 a.m. and ends at the Stadium at 9:30 a.m.  Several roads will be […]

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New partner joins Annapolis law firm

New partner joins Annapolis law firm

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Law Offices of Paula J. Peters, an Annapolis based family law practice, is pleased to announce that Cynthia H. Clark, who joined the firm in 2012, has been named Partner. The firm will now be known as Peters & Clark, P.A. With more than 15 years of legal practice both in law firms and […]

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Trillectro here this weekend! Save 20% with our code

Trillectro here this weekend! Save 20% with our code

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Save 20% on every Trillectro ticket you buy….just use the code: annapolis lower case and save 20% on regular or VIP tickets! DC to BC, the bicoastal independent promotional company responsible for live music productions across the DC metropolitan area, just announced the return of its annual Trillectro Music Festival, an event that brings together […]

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Annapolis Pediatrics earns national recognition

Annapolis Pediatrics earns national recognition

| August 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Annapolis Pediatrics of Annapolis, Crofton, Kent Island and Severna Park has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.  The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines […]

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IMP, 9:30 Club and Jammin’ Java forge partnership

IMP, 9:30 Club and Jammin’ Java forge partnership

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

I.M.P., owner of Washington, D.C.’s legendary 9:30 Club — which is a multiple-time winner of Rolling Stone’s, Billboard’s and Pollstar’s Nightclub of the Year awards — announced that it has entered into a partnership with Jammin Java and its co-owner/booker Daniel Brindley.  Brindley will book U Street Music Hall and will help book the 9:30 Club and other I.M.P. […]

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Save 10% on your Appaloosa Roots Music Festival tickets

Save 10% on your Appaloosa Roots Music Festival tickets

| August 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Appaloosa Roots Music Festival will take place on Saturday & Sunday Sept. 5 & 6 (Labor Day Weekend) and is a 2-day camping roots music festival. The lineup which features 20+ bands will feature Celtic, Bluegrass and Americana music and is put on by DC-based rockers Scythian. Taking place at Skyline Ranch Resort just a […]

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Maryland Hall announces 2015-16 performing arts season

Maryland Hall announces 2015-16 performing arts season

| August 19, 2015 | 3 Comments

Maryland Hall is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season! Tickets went on sale to the general public on August 17 at noon. You can purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at 410-280-5640. Remember, if you are a Maryland Hall member, you can purchase tickets at a discounted price! Art Sherrod Jr. | […]

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Rams Head Live! completes sale to AEG Live

Rams Head Live! completes sale to AEG Live

| August 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

AEG Live, one of the world’s leading producers and promoters of live entertainment and operators of live music venues has acquired Baltimore’s Rams Head Live!, one of the leading live music venues in the country, it was announced today by Shawn Trell, Chief Operating Officer, AEG Live. The acquisition of Rams Head Live!, ranked in […]

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Trillectro headed to Merriweather next weekend, save 20%

Trillectro headed to Merriweather next weekend, save 20%

| August 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Save 20% on every Trillectro ticket you buy….just use the code: annapolis lower case and save 20% on regular or VIP tickets! DC to BC, the bicoastal independent promotional company responsible for live music productions across the DC metropolitan area, just announced the return of its annual Trillectro Music Festival, an event that brings together […]

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á la mode celebrates 12 years

á la mode celebrates 12 years

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Twelve years ago, local businesswoman Patti Platt and partners opened doors on a lingerie boutique for one key reason: they had struggled for years to find a properly fitting bra. From 2003 to today, á la mode has thrived in offering custom fittings by professionally certified bra fitters and carrying over 120 sizes, from 28 […]

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New Executive Director named for Community Foundation

New Executive Director named for Community Foundation

| August 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Following an extensive national search, the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) is pleased to announce that they have selected Melissa Curtin as their new executive director. Melissa recently served as President and CEO of the Richmond, Virginia-based Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence, an affiliated entity of The Community Foundation […]

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Two Annapolis businesses receive bomb threats

Two Annapolis businesses receive bomb threats

| August 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Police Department is actively investigating similar threats made against two businesses located in Annapolis. In each case, an individual demanded money over the phone and threatened the use of a device in each location. On August 15, 2015 at 10:42 a.m. the Annapolis Police Department received a call for a threat at the […]

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Reynolds on watch list for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Reynolds on watch list for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

| August 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Senior quarterback Keenan Reynolds is one of 30 players on the Watch List for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Named after one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and established in 1987, this prestigious award is presented annually at the end of each season to the nation’s top college quarterback based on character, […]

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Anne Arundel Police lose Director of Media Relations to Baltimore City

Anne Arundel Police lose Director of Media Relations to Baltimore City

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy J. Altomare today announced that the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Director of Media Relations Lieutenant T.J. Smith will be taking a one-year leave of absence to serve the Baltimore Police Department in the same capacity pending final authorization from officials in Baltimore. “We are appreciative of Lieutenant Smith’s […]

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Rams Head sells popular Rams Head Live venue

Rams Head sells popular Rams Head Live venue

| August 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Rams Head Group has announced the sale of their popular Rams Head Live! venue in Baltimore to AEG Live, headquartered in Los Angeles. The closing of the sale is scheduled to take place on August 17th. Rams Head will continue to operate the Pier Six Pavilion, but the General Manager of the venue will […]

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Governor Hogan supports manufacturing at Cheers to Gears event

Governor Hogan supports manufacturing at Cheers to Gears event

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP), a resource for growing and advancing manufacturing in the State of Maryland, held its Make it in Maryland Cheers to Gears event at the Holmatro facility on July 21st.  “Governor Hogan sent a strong message of support to the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) when he selected Business […]

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ASGT season continues tonight through September with The Addams Family

ASGT season continues tonight through September with The Addams Family

| August 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s 50th season continues on Thursday, August 6 with The Addams Family. Based on characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel cartoons, this musical comedy depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. The Addams Family features an original story, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa […]

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Trillectro Music Festival on tap for late August

Trillectro Music Festival on tap for late August

| August 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

DC to BC, the bicoastal independent promotional company responsible for live music productions across the DC metropolitan area, just announced the return of its annual Trillectro Music Festival, an event that brings together the best emerging hip-hop, electronic, alternative and indie talent for an exhilarating all-day experience. Trillectro is excited to announce the event has […]

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Baysox to host Chris August on Faith Day

Baysox to host Chris August on Faith Day

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox are home Friday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 13 for a seven-game homestand against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Richmond Flying Squirrels. This weekend features several exciting events, including Faith Day and a second Paint in the Park Night.  Family Campout, Friday, Aug. 7 7:05 p.m. – Join in all of […]

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Shindig prices going up this Saturday

Shindig prices going up this Saturday

| July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

General Admission ticket prices  will increase to $70.00 THIS SATURDAY, August 1 for the Shindig Music Festival scheduled for September 19th in Carroll Park in Baltimore! Unfortunately, VIP tickets are sold out! This year’s two main stages will be anchored by rock radio staples GODSMACK and 90’s alternative giants STONE TEMPLE PILOTS featuring Chester Bennington […]

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