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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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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Mussel Throwdown in DC this weekend

Mussel Throwdown in DC this weekend

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Belgian Restaurant Week, in partnership with Stella Artois, will host the Mussel Throw Down on Saturday, July 16 at Storey Park, where the best chefs in Washington will attempt to mussel their way to the top to see who makes the best moules! They’ll whip up their hottest mussel recipes for the crowd and judges […]

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Pam Cole Finlay receives top honors from Rotary

Pam Cole Finlay receives top honors from Rotary

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pamela Cole Finlay, owner and director of Specs Events, is the 2016 Service Above Self honoree selected by the Rotary Club of Annapolis. The Service Above Self Award is Rotary International’s highest honor for non-Rotarians, recognizing those who have displayed exemplary humanitarian service, at any level  and in any form, with a focus on active […]

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Art is dying in Annapolis

Art is dying in Annapolis

| June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Art is dying in Annapolis. Well, dying tends to make one think of old age. Perhaps “being killed” is more appropriate. And it seems that as the City’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) keeps grabbing for more power, public art in our City is slowly being suffocated.  So much, that a group is planning a funeral […]

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A kinder gentler I-Day for the USNA Class of 2020

A kinder gentler I-Day for the USNA Class of 2020

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

This morning, 1,184 men and women entered Alumni Hall on the Yard of the United States Naval Academy to take the first step to becoming officers in the Navy and Marines–the plebes arrived for Induction Day, or I-Day. The day when they say goodbye to their loved ones and friends for six weeks of a […]

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Italian Festival coming to Annapolis

Italian Festival coming to Annapolis

| June 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

The 3rd annual Annapolis Italian Festival will begin Saturday., June 25th at 11:00 am and run through 8:00 pm and continue on Sunday., June 26th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The event is held at the Knights of Columbus at 2590 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater–well really on the Annapolis side of the bridge! It’s a celebration of […]

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American Idol comes to Rams Head On Stage in July

American Idol comes to Rams Head On Stage in July

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

06/09 Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers 06/10 O’Malley’s March 06/11 1964: The Tribute 06/12 Bay Tunes Guitars Spring Rock Band School Performance 06/15 Bret Michaels 06/16 Margaret Glaspy 06/17 The Oak Ridge Boys 06/19 10,000 Maniacs 06/20 10,000 Maniacs 06/21 + 22 Gregg Allman 06/21 Rams Head Presents Jonny Lang at Maryland Hall 06/23 […]

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Interested in architecture and history in Annapolis? Do this!

Interested in architecture and history in Annapolis? Do this!

| June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

“ArchiTrex,” is a brand spanking new tour from Annapolis Tours℠ by Watermark® and Historic Annapolis and it is a must-do for anyone that is fascinated or curious about the history and architecture of Annapolis. The tour runs at 10am on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month through September (for now) and is a […]

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AACPS honors volunteers

AACPS honors volunteers

| June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kathleen Parlett, who has tirelessly donated her time to Crofton Meadows Elementary School for the last 16 years, today was named the 2016 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Volunteer of the Year. The surprise announcement came at the end of AACPS’ annual Volunteer Recognition Tea, a celebration of the more than 664,000 hours volunteers have […]

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