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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Has Annapolis adopted common core math to calculate parking tickets?

Has Annapolis adopted common core math to calculate parking tickets?

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, a reader contacted us about a parking ticket. She admits she was wrong and deserved the ticket. She admits she failed to pay it on time and additional penalties applied. But that is where it gets weird. Seems the City of Annapolis is using some type of Common Core math or voodoo […]

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Domestic dispute in Pasadena leads to shooting

Domestic dispute in Pasadena leads to shooting

| February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

On February 25, 2015, at approximately 1:25 a.m., officers from the Eastern District responded to the 7600 block of Pine Haven Drive in Pasadena for a report of a shooting that just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a 55-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body. Investigators learned that the […]

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Armed robbery in Annapolis, suspect still at large

Armed robbery in Annapolis, suspect still at large

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Armed Robbery – 201500000756 – 100 block of Quiet Waters Pl – 02/25 at 4:56am:  The adult male suspect approached an adult male walking to his vehicle and displayed a gun.  The suspect demanded the victim’s property and took the man’s cell phone.  The victim struggled with the suspect when the suspect tried to take his wallet.  During […]

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BGE offers tips to save energy and options to deal with higher bills

BGE offers tips to save energy and options to deal with higher bills

| February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) reminds customers that although commodity prices remain stable, extreme weather can trigger an increase in usage, which may result in higher-than-normal energy bills. BGE is offering customers budget billing and other payment options to help better manage winter bills. For the period of Nov. 1, 2014 through Feb. 22, […]

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When bad kids go good–thank a cop

When bad kids go good–thank a cop

| February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

All too often we hear the bad side of an interaction with a police officer. You get a ticket. You got arrested. Sometimes we hear the good stories–last week a pair of officers jumped into a frozen South River to rescue a man and his dog. They are usually first on the scene of any […]

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Rams Head statement on allegations against owner

Rams Head statement on allegations against owner

| February 23, 2015 | 6 Comments

The Rams Head Group issued the following statement regarding the Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill incident: Today the Howard County Police Department released a statement regarding Kyle Muehlhauser, an owner of Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill. Rams Head Group wants to assure the public, our staff and our guests that we have been fully cooperative […]

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County Department of Health to award grants for recovery support organizations

County Department of Health to award grants for recovery support organizations

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Recovery Support Services Program will award a total of up to $15,000 in mini-grants to community organizations and community service providers to promote recovery from substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The deadline for applications will be February 27, 2015 at 4 p.m. Applicants […]

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Black Tie & Diamonds tickets on sale now

Black Tie & Diamonds tickets on sale now

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tickets are on sale now for 12th annual Black Tie and Diamonds gala hosted by the Rotary Club of Annapolis. The benefit will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March7, 2015, at Westin Hotel, Westgate Circle, in Annapolis. This year’s beneficiary will be the Connected Warrior Foundation. Established in 2012, the foundation has […]

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Be “In The Know” with the new Visitor’s Guide from Visit Annapolis

Be “In The Know” with the new Visitor’s Guide from Visit Annapolis

| February 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Individuals who like to stay on top of all that Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay has to offer are invited to stop by the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau’s (AAACCVB) 26 West Street Visitors Center to pick up their personal copy of the 2015 Annapolis & the Chesapeake Bay Visitors Guide.   […]

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New shows announced at Chesapeake Arts Center

New shows announced at Chesapeake Arts Center

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park has announced several new shows slated for the next few weeks. Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society, Inc. Presents:Emancipation Revisited; Lest We Forget Saturday, February 28,2015 1:00pm at the Chesapeake Arts Center Studio 194 Theatre FREE ADMISSION Performances By: Magothy’s Singing and Praying Band & Extensions of Faith Choir […]

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Echosmith coming to DC for sold out show at 930 Club

Echosmith coming to DC for sold out show at 930 Club

| February 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

LA-based alt-pop band Echosmith had a breakout 2014, with the success of their debut album Talking Dreams and hit single “Cool Kids” propelling them into the spotlight. Both MTV and VH1 have taken notice and named the band an MTV “Artist to Watch” and VH1 “You Oughta Know” Artist for the year, while “Cool Kids” continues […]

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More goodness from Rams Head On Stage

More goodness from Rams Head On Stage

| February 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

02/22 The British Invasion: 50th Anniversary Tour 02/24 Kat Edmonson w. Robert Ellis 02/25 Uriah Heep 02/26 Travis Tritt Solo Acoustic (sold out – 2nd show added on 05/06) 02/27 Los Lobos 02/28 Justin Townes Earle w. Gill Landry 03/01 Asleep At The Wheel *All Ages Matinee 03/01 Wynonna & Friends w. Pete Scobell 03/02 […]

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OUT OF AREA: <em>Inspire</em> to open at American Music Theatre in Lancaster

OUT OF AREA: Inspire to open at American Music Theatre in Lancaster

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mark your calendars! American Music Theatre creates Broadway excitement combined with country convenience with their 2015 Original Show Inspire, live on stage at 2425 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster beginning on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. and running through Friday, October 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Bring your friends and family for an exhilarating, Broadway-caliber experience […]

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BAROAK set to open March 5th

BAROAK set to open March 5th

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

OK, I am officially excited about the new guy in town. Teddy Folkman and his new gigs at the Loews Annapolis Hotel–BAROAK. Over the past five or so years, the Loews Annapolis has struggled to find the right fit for their hotel with the most recent iteration, WEST, not lasting more than a few years. […]

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Annapolis based iJet expands; opens offices in Singapore

Annapolis based iJet expands; opens offices in Singapore

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

 iJET International, Inc., the leading provider of integrated risk management solutions for multinational organizations, continues to expand its global footprint with plans to hire in an office in Singapore. Singapore was selected because it will reinforce iJET’s 24×7 global coverage and because of the increased demand for iJET’s risk management services and patented risk technology […]

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Crashers at Annapolis Home & Remodeling Expo this weekend

Crashers at Annapolis Home & Remodeling Expo this weekend

| February 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

The 10th annual Annapolis Home and Remodeling Expo, a one-of-a-kind homeowners event showcasing products and services for the home, will run for two weekends: February Feb. 21-22, and Feb. 28- March 1 from 10am-6pm on Saturdays and 11am-5pm on Sundays at the National Guard Armory Expo Hall in Annapolis. The Expo gives consumers a chance […]

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Annapolis Home Expo rolls into town this weekend

Annapolis Home Expo rolls into town this weekend

| February 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

The 10th annual Annapolis Home and Remodeling Expo, a one-of-a-kind homeowners event showcasing products and services for the home, will run for two weekends: February Feb. 21-22, and Feb. 28- March 1 from 10am-6pm on Saturdays and 11am-5pm on Sundays at the National Guard Armory Expo Hall in Annapolis. The Expo gives consumers a chance […]

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Upcoming lectures at St. John’s College

Upcoming lectures at St. John’s College

| February 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Jonathan Crimmins, visiting assistant professor in the Department of English at Augustana College, will give a lecture titled “Hegel, Kant, and the Minimum Conditions of a Free History” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, February 20 […]

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World famous Comedy Pet Theater coming to Maryland Hall

World famous Comedy Pet Theater coming to Maryland Hall

| February 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Maryland Hall presents the world famous Comedy Pet Theater on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm. This family-oriented theatrical circus is a blend of unique physical comedy, starring Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his rescued performing pets. Tickets are $26 for Non-Members; $21 for Maryland Hall members and $17 for children. Internationally-acclaimed award […]

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Irish Week kicks off on March 1st

Irish Week kicks off on March 1st

| February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Several years ago, local resident John O’Leary wondered why Annapolis never had a parade for St. Patrick’s Day. As it turned out, the City used to have one, but that tradition had somehow died.  O’Leary brought it back to life in 2013 with a vengeance the week before the Irish holiday. “The idea was to […]

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Local women open business incubator in Annapolis’ Design District

Local women open business incubator in Annapolis’ Design District

| February 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Local designers recently opened a small business incubator right in the heart of the Annapolis Design District. Suzi Jett and Chatty Peddicord wanted a larger space for their growing clothing business, Annapolis Brand, and ultimately created Gallery 3976 – a collection of 14 local artists and artisans. After an exhaustive search last summer, the pair […]

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Rockbridge Academy presents variety show at Chesapeake Arts Center

Rockbridge Academy presents variety show at Chesapeake Arts Center

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rockbridge Academy invites the public to attend a romping fun night of vaudeville entertainment at Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn, Park on February 27th (7:30 pm) and February 28th (7:00 pm)  This year’s Variety Show pokes fun at theThe Grand Tour – the 17-day trip all rising Rockbridge seniors take to Greece and Italy, a long-anticipated capstone of their Classical Christian education. […]

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