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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Police investigating string of robberies

Police investigating string of robberies

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Police are investigating several recent robberies across the county. Armed Robbery, Severna Park, Jimmy Johns On 12/20/14 at 11:00 p.m. units responded to the Jimmy John’s located at 537 Ritchie Hwy for a Robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival officers spoke to an employee who stated she was walking to her vehicle […]

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World Artists Experiences to present Ukrainian musicians at Maryland Hall

World Artists Experiences to present Ukrainian musicians at Maryland Hall

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

An evening featuring the music and folk dances of Ukraine will be presented at 7 p.m. January 8 at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts, 901 Chase St., Annapolis. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Live music, representing the soul of Ukraine, will be played by the Gerdan ensemble and feature traditional […]

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AACC continues to enroll right through break

AACC continues to enroll right through break

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enrollment for Anne Arundel Community College’s winter and spring terms is underway and will continue even when the college is closed. The campus closes at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and reopens at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 5. The credit winter term provides a great opportunity for students to take a class needed to complete their educational […]

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Anne Arundel Cares helps to raise $15K on #GivingTuesday

Anne Arundel Cares helps to raise $15K on #GivingTuesday

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local nonprofits raised $15,382 through Anne Arundel Cares on #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back to one’s community.  $10,882 was contributed online to 20 different nonprofits on Tuesday, December 2nd through the Anne Arundel Cares website.  In addition, HOPE for All, the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County, Opportunity Builders, Inc., Creating Communities and […]

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PGLT presents “A Shot in the Dark”

PGLT presents “A Shot in the Dark”

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Prince George’s Little Theatre will present “A Shot in the Dark” weekends at the Bowie Playhouse January 9 – 24. All Friday performances and the Saturday January 10 and 17 performances are at 8 p.m. The Sunday January 11 and 18 and Saturday January 24 matinees are at 2 pm. “A Shot in the Dark” […]

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Sergeant Major Battaglia to be Grand Marshal of Military Bowl Parade

Sergeant Major Battaglia to be Grand Marshal of Military Bowl Parade

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, announced today that Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, will return as the Grand Marshal of the Military Bowl Parade on Saturday, Dec. […]

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New shows announced at Rams Head On Stage

New shows announced at Rams Head On Stage

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

12/18 Robert Randolph & The Family Band w. Willies Light 12/19 + 20 Carbon Leaf w. Marie Miller 12/21 Hard Travelers 12/22 Burlesque-A-Pades 12/26 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes 12/27 O’Malley’s March 12/28 ReBirth Brass Band 12/29 Javier Colon of The Voice 12/30 Seldom Scene *Ultimate Performance Package Available 12/31 Marcus Johnson (Premium Buffet, […]

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Sun Valley 6 brings affordable moviegoing back to Glen Burnie

Sun Valley 6 brings affordable moviegoing back to Glen Burnie

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new 752-seat movie theater — with six screens, the latest in seating and in projection and sound equipment — is coming to the Sun Valley Shopping Center in Glen Burnie as part of the center’s current major remodeling. Ceremonies marking the grand opening of Sun Valley 6 will occur Friday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. with a […]

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Get your polar bear plunge on in January

Get your polar bear plunge on in January

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Maryland State Police (MSP) will host the 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge and PlungeFest on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md. More than 10,000 from across the state will plunge into the Chesapeake Bay for a chilly dip to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD), which provides year-round sports […]

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Double fatal accident in Davidsonville

Double fatal accident in Davidsonville

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE: From The Capital, the two drivers have been identified and police believe that alcohol may have been a contributing factor. Nicholas Anthony Cassidy, 22, of Wayson Way in Davidsonville, was driving the Audi. Marie Elaine Higgs, 60 of Edgewater, was driving the Toyota, Justin Mulcahy, a police spokesman said.  Police believe that alcohol use […]

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Pat Metheney brings his Unity Band to Annapolis

Pat Metheney brings his Unity Band to Annapolis

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pat Metheny’s versatility is almost nearly without peer on any instrument. Over the years, he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman to Herbie Hancock to Jim Hall to Milton Nascimento to David Bowie. Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large […]

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Bello Machre receives $10K grant

Bello Machre receives $10K grant

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bello Machre is pleased to announce today that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to welcome four adults into one of its new wheelchair-accessible homes. “Bello Machre’s work with people who are developmentally disabled is incredibly important to the Anne Arundel community,” said David Millman, Maryland and Baltimore […]

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115th Army-Navy Game — LIVE BLOG

115th Army-Navy Game — LIVE BLOG

| December 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Army and Navy will meet on the gridiron for the 115th time when the two square off on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium (71,008) in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for 3:10 pm. The Army-Navy game is presented by USAA. Navy enters the contest looking to defeat Army for a series-record 13th straight year. Prior to Navy’s historic run, the longest […]

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Annapolis protest march goes off with only a slight hitch

Annapolis protest march goes off with only a slight hitch

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The numbers were not nearly what City officials predicted (1000), but there were about 200-300 peaceful protestors (according to a DGS officer at Lawyer’s Mall) who took to the streets of Annapolis to protest police brutality. The crowd was on time, polite, and respectful.  It was everything that the police had hoped. Annapolis Police Chief […]

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Upcoming shows at Rams Head On Stage

Upcoming shows at Rams Head On Stage

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

12/12 Paula Poundstone 12/13 Dublin 5 w. Seamus Kennedy 12/14 Murder Mystery Brunch: “A Dickens Of A Murder” 12/14 Jon McLaughlin Christmas Tour w. Andy Davis 12/15 + 16 AMFM’s “An Annapolis Christmas” 12/17 Pieces Of A Dream 12/18 Robert Randolph & The Family Band 12/19 + 20 Carbon Leaf w. Marie Miller 12/21 Hard […]

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From teammates, to rivals. Philly friends will meet again tomorrow on the field.

From teammates, to rivals. Philly friends will meet again tomorrow on the field.

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four years ago, Jake Zuzek  and Raymond Maples, of Philadelphia were playing football together at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. Both were all PA-state selections, Catholic League and Philadelphia City Champions. And then they graduated–each going their separate ways. Until tomorrow at the 115th Army-Navy Game. Jake Zuzek is a starting guard for Navy […]

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Annapolis police preparing for Friday’s protest rally

Annapolis police preparing for Friday’s protest rally

| December 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

UPDATE 2:  From the Annapolis Police Department: A march has been planned by a group in Annapolis.  This march is scheduled for Friday, December 12th at 5:30pm.  The group plans to gather at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial at the foot of City Dock.  They plan to march from there up Main Street and around […]

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New exhibit opens at West Annapolis Artworks

New exhibit opens at West Annapolis Artworks

| December 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

West Annapolis Artworks is pleased to announce their Holiday Shoppe is open for serious shopping business!  This all-media exhibit by Maryland, DC and Virginia artists includes over 90 oil, acrylic, pastel and water-media paintings, hundreds of exquisite fine art jewelry pieces, 40 pieces of hand-built ceramic and stoneware, wood-turnings, 3D crystal hanging art and so […]

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Many events planned for Army-Navy Game this weekend

Many events planned for Army-Navy Game this weekend

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of America’s most popular football games returns to Baltimore with free activities for residents and visitors taking place Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13, culminating with the 115th Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday from M&T Bank Stadium.  The Army-Navy Baltimore Celebration is presented by the State of Maryland, […]

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Navy unveils new Under Armour uniforms for Army-Navy Game

Navy unveils new Under Armour uniforms for Army-Navy Game

| December 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE:  Navy Athletics just tweeted us the rest of the uniform: @PhilHecken @eyeonannapolis @SportsCenter Navy's "Don't Tread On Me" unis for #ArmyNavy. http://t.co/MLeJpSY1GC pic.twitter.com/2SAX8358rH — Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) December 8, 2014 When it comes to football rivalries, none are as steeped in American history as Army versus Navy. In honor of the team’s 2014 meeting, […]

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CBMM strikes exhibitions January 5th

CBMM strikes exhibitions January 5th

| December 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is making room for a new exhibition in its Steamboat Building, with the announcement of two exhibitions coming to a close. Navigating Freedom: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake, and Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Bay Tugboats will close on January 5, as the museum prepares for a […]

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Virginia Tech and Cincinnati to compete in December’s Military Bowl in Annapolis

Virginia Tech and Cincinnati to compete in December’s Military Bowl in Annapolis

| December 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, today announced that Virginia Tech  and Cincinnati will go head to head in this year’s game. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. EST on  Saturday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. “We could not […]

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