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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Capital editor leaving to assume post at Norfolk’s Virginian Pilot

Capital editor leaving to assume post at Norfolk’s Virginian Pilot

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Steve Gunn, the editor of The Capital has accepted a position as the Editor of the Norfolk-based Virginian-Pilot.  Associate Editor Rick Hutzell has been named new Editor for The Capital. The Virginian-Pilot is owned by Landmark Media which hired Gunn in early 2013. The Capital was sold by Landmark to the Baltimore Sun in May […]

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USNA announces color company, parade on Thursday

USNA announces color company, parade on Thursday

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The academy’s annual Color Parade, honoring the fall and spring color companies will be held on Worden Field, Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m.  The parade is free and open to the public, however seating is limited to the families of the Class of 2015. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter, Jr., U.S. […]

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Annapolis in Bloom celebrates partners and supporters

Annapolis in Bloom celebrates partners and supporters

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Several members of the Annapolis City Council and MainStreets Annapolis Partnership (MAP) President Steve Samaras celebrated the launch of Annapolis in Bloom program on Tuesday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the foot of Main Street. Now in its 17th year, the downtown flower program remains the signature beautification project, bringing 136 flowering baskets and 50 […]

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Herndon conquered by Javarri Beachum in 1:38.36 (PHOTOS – VIDEO)

Herndon conquered by Javarri Beachum in 1:38.36 (PHOTOS – VIDEO)

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Near ninety degree temperatures, a brief storm, fifty pounds of lard, and a 20 foot tall obelisk were no match for the United States Naval Academy class of 2018.  Plebe Javarri Beachum from Port St. Joe, Florida was the one to place a midshipman’s cover atop the monument this afternoon. The victory was sealed with a […]

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Annapolis Symphony’s music van on the move

Annapolis Symphony’s music van on the move

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Beginning last week the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Music Van will be on the road to provide musical instrument demonstrations for second and third graders at 14 elementary schools in Anne Arundel County.  The Music Van is an essential part of the ASO’s Education and Outreach program that starts with Education Concerts for second graders and continues […]

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Free summer camp at Wellness House of Annapolis

Free summer camp at Wellness House of Annapolis

| May 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Registration is now open for Paint Your Rainbow Summer Camp at the Wellness House located at 2625 Mas Que Farm Road in Annapolis. This five-day, free summer camp to be held July 6-10 from 9am-1pm is open to children ages 6-12 who are experiencing cancer in their families. Paint Your Rainbow Summer Camp provides exploration […]

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Get your tickets to the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

Get your tickets to the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

| May 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s almost here.  The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival returns on May 16th and 17th after a one year hiatus with a line up that is probably the biggest and strongest ever! Saturday, May 16, will open with 18 year old blues sensation from South Carolina, Marcus King and his band.  Marcus’ first paying gig was […]

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Nearly $1M raised in 24 hours by the Great Give

Nearly $1M raised in 24 hours by the Great Give

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, Bess Langbein, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County was riding high after raising $606,000 in 24 hours in an inaugural event–the Great Give. Last year, the total raised was $675,467.  This year, the goal was $750,000 and they shattered it with nearly $1 million raised. Combined with the prior […]

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VisitAnnapolis launches major new initiative, scholarship

VisitAnnapolis launches major new initiative, scholarship

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB),  has established a scholarship fund designed to make easy for Anne Arundel County residents to pursue careers in tourism.  Flanked by Maryland State Senator John Astle, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides, US Travel Association Executive Vice President Gary Oster, […]

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The Great Give is tonight!

The Great Give is tonight!

| May 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) along with presenting sponsor Maryland Live! Casino, will host the Great Give 2015 from 6 PM on May 5 to 6 PM on May 6, 2015. The Great Give is a 24-hour online fundraiser designed to raise funds to support Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations and to strengthen a “give local” […]

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Former Central Middle School teacher arrested for child pornography

Former Central Middle School teacher arrested for child pornography

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit initiated an investigation into possessing and distribution of child pornography.  During the investigation into child pornography distribution on the internet, evidence was developed by child abuse detectives that led to a search warrant being executed on April 10, 2015 at a residence in […]

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Shindig Music Festival returns to Baltimore on September 19th

Shindig Music Festival returns to Baltimore on September 19th

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

24-7 Entertainment is thrilled to announce the third triumphant year of The Shindig Music Festival to Carroll Park in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, September 19, 2015.  This year’s two main stages will be anchored by rock radio staples GODSMACK and 90’s alternative giants STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. Joining the energy fueled festivities will be the legendary Anthrax, Chevelle, Helmet,Reverend Horton Heat plus a Shindig favorite to […]

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1 dead, 5 injured after Route 50 accident in Annapolis

1 dead, 5 injured after Route 50 accident in Annapolis

| May 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to an accident on Route 50 eastbound between Route 665 and the West Street (MD450) exit around 12:50 pm. They located a single vehicle that  had rolled over several times. An adult female was ejected and deceased at the scene. Additionally, a 35 year old female was transported to Johns Hopkins […]

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Eye On Annapolis & friends heading to BAROAK for special beer dinner

Eye On Annapolis & friends heading to BAROAK for special beer dinner

| April 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

The BAROAK team is looking for some “drinking buddies” on May 11! I’m teaming up with Chef Teddy Folkman, Naptown Pint, The Beer Spy, local food writer Diana Love of  Foraging for Flavor, for a five course Beer Dinner. Each of us selected a beer, (and to Naptown Pint’s chagrin, I selected the Bud Light–well mostly […]

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Pints for Paws to benefit the SPCA this Friday Night

Pints for Paws to benefit the SPCA this Friday Night

| April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

As Annapolis Beer Week continues to roll, mark your calendar for Friday night! Celebrate Naptown’s great homebrewing scene and contribution to Maryland craft beer while helping a local charity–the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and the Pints for Paws Homebrew and Craft Brew Festival! The Annapolis Homebrew Club hosts this Annapolis Beer Week event celebrating […]

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Schooner Woodwind has full calendar of events for May

Schooner Woodwind has full calendar of events for May

| April 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Annapolis’ favorite sailboats are back in the water with a full schedule of special events for May. The Schooners Woodwind..or is it Schooner Woodwinds(?) has put together a series of special sails which are perfect for tourists, visitors, and locals alike. There is no better way to see Annapolis than by the water; and when […]

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Fish or Fowl at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

Fish or Fowl at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

| April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Come to the Annapolis Maritime Museum for an Opening Art Reception, Sunday April 26, from 3 – 5 p.m. Some creatures are destined for skillets, ponds or to give us a scare, while others may fly formation, dine on fish or learn to mimic. This open juried exhibition, organized by Maryland Federation of Art, features 2-D […]

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Your Annapolis Beer Week schedule

Your Annapolis Beer Week schedule

| April 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

The third Annual Annapolis Beer Week will be held this April creating fellowship, awareness of the varieties and high quality of craft beer in the area, and to give back to our community by supporting numerous charities. Nearly every bar will be participating in some way and we have all of the events listed here. […]

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Baysox ready to welcome 7 millionth fan

Baysox ready to welcome 7 millionth fan

| April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Bowie Baysox are home Thursday, April 16 through Tuesday, April 21 for opening six-game homestand of the season. Highlights of the week include the Seven Millionth Fan Celebration and Spring Fling with Egg Hunt.  Seven Millionth Fan Celebration Friday, April 17, 6:35 p.m. – The first 1,000 fans ages 3 & up through the […]

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Muddy Creek Artists Guild presents “Artists on the Half-Shell” at Homestead Gardens

Muddy Creek Artists Guild presents “Artists on the Half-Shell” at Homestead Gardens

| April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Muddy Creek Artists Guild (MCAG) is pleased to announce its 7th annual spring art show and sale featuring works from local artists who live and work in Southern Anne Arundel County. The show is free to the public and will run Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31 at Homestead Gardens, located at 743 […]

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Kline shines in 2-1 Baysox win

Kline shines in 2-1 Baysox win

| April 12, 2015

Baysox starter Branden Kline overpowered Richmond with his mid-90’s fastball, striking out ten of 20 batters faced to earn his first league win in a Baysox 2-1 win Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Baysox split the series with Richmond. Bowie grabbed the early lead for Kline. CF Glynn Davis led the game off with […]

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Baysox and WNAV partner together again for another season

Baysox and WNAV partner together again for another season

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox and 1430 WNAV will continue its partnership for a second consecutive season in 2015. The Baysox will have a full-season radio presence in Annapolis and surrounding areas with WNAV, who will provide a live broadcast of 30 games during the course of the season while streaming all 142 games online at www.1430wnav.com. […]

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