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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Budweiser Clydesdales returning for Military Bowl 2014

Budweiser Clydesdales returning for Military Bowl 2014

| October 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, announced today that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will once again headline the Military Bowl Parade. The parade will take place on the morning of this year’s Military Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 27. This year’s Military Bowl gameday activities kick off at 8:15 a.m. with the first-ever Military Bowl 5K. […]

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Navy Football Vs VMI (LIVE BLOG)

Navy Football Vs VMI (LIVE BLOG)

| October 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Navy and VMI will meet for the 10th time on the gridiron when the two squads square off this afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. Navy leads the all-time series, 9-0, including a 41-3 victory the last time the two squads met in 2012. Saturday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network […]

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Mayor Pantelides has a gunfire problem on his hands

Mayor Pantelides has a gunfire problem on his hands

| October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE:  The criticism about a lack of response and deletion of comments may be because some of the comments were left on the Mayor’s page for his campaign and not the page established by the Mayor for the City.  The residents of Eastport are fired up about the increase in gunfire in their neighborhoods. Citing […]

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Military Bowl seeks parade participants

Military Bowl seeks parade participants

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Registration is now open for the 2014 Military Bowl Parade, which will be held in Annapolis prior to this year’s Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Saturday, December 27. Please visit militarybowl.org/gameday/parade to register. After a successful inaugural event, this year’s Military Bowl Parade will follow the same route, beginning at City Dock and […]

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Quintain Marketing opens new office in Annapolis

Quintain Marketing opens new office in Annapolis

| October 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

After experiencing a 100% growth in business and in personnel, Quintain Marketing, a boutique marketing agency in Annapolis, celebrated the grand opening of their new offices at 1819 Bay Ridge Avenue. Quintain’s roots are in the promotional products industry. However, during the recession, sales dropped and as CEO Kathleen Booth said, “small businesses were looking […]

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Annapolis power boat show opens October 16th

Annapolis power boat show opens October 16th

| October 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Annapolis Boat Shows will be celebrating the continued rebound of the boating industry as it welcomes thousands of boaters to the 43rd United States Powerboat Show, running October 16 – 19, 2014. Last year the powerboat show closed with the highest attendance figures in five years. Exhibitors found that 2013 reflected more genuine interest by […]

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Homestead Gardens’ Fall Fest through October

Homestead Gardens’ Fall Fest through October

| September 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

I wanted to go pumpkin picking in a real live pumpkin picking patch. Thankfully, the solution is just up the road in Davidsonville. Homestead Gardens. On Sunday, we headed over to Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville to check out the Fall Festival. In a word–wow!  Each year they up the ante and add more and more […]

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Upcoming special events at Maryland Hall

Upcoming special events at Maryland Hall

| September 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

You are invited to a Wine Tasting and Gallery Viewing Party on Friday, October 3 from 7-9 pm.  Enjoy wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres while browsing the galleries and the brand new theater!  The Wine Tasting is sponsored by the Young Patrons Group at Maryland Hall; you must be 21 to attend.  Proceeds from the […]

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Be The Band competition this weekend

Be The Band competition this weekend

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Arts Center, a non-profit, community art center, will host its first “Be the Band” competition on Saturday, October 4th in the Studio 194 Theatre located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21125. Doors open at 4:00pm, show will start at 4:30pm.Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 410-636-6597 or online […]

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Hyattsville man arrested in murder of Nicole Burgess

Hyattsville man arrested in murder of Nicole Burgess

| September 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE:  Full release from Anne Arundel County Police Department: Since the murder occurred, the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has worked diligently to solve the murder of Nicole Burgess. Homicide detectives interviewed countless witnesses and sorted through numerous pieces of evidence. Evidence from the crime scene was pieced together. That was coupled with […]

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AAMC’s nursing professionalism honored

AAMC’s nursing professionalism honored

| September 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its patient- and family-centered care, nursing professionalism and teamwork. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, AAMC joins the Magnet community—a select […]

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Western Kentucky defeats Navy 36-27

Western Kentucky defeats Navy 36-27

| September 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defeated the US Naval Academy Midshipmen on Saturday, 36-27. WKU jumped out to a 3-0 lead on their first drive, but Navy would quickly answer and retain the lead until the 4th quarter when Navy seemed to fall apart. While Navy’s ground game was strong, Western Kentucky was able to accommodate. […]

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Find it here in October

Find it here in October

| September 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) wants to make it easy for individuals to enjoy the many exciting events and activities that will be taking place in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay throughout October 2014. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for business or vacation travel, the AAACCVB […]

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LIVE BLOG: Navy Vs Western Kentucky today at 3:30pm

LIVE BLOG: Navy Vs Western Kentucky today at 3:30pm

| September 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

Navy and Western Kentucky will meet for the fourth time on the gridiron and for the second consecutive year when the two squads square off on this afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm. Navy leads the all-time series, 2-1, but lost last year in Bowling Green, 19-7, when the Hilltoppers knocked out Navy starting quarterback Keenan […]

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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 | 1 Comment

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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