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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AACPL now allowing customers to check out 99 DVDs

AACPL now allowing customers to check out 99 DVDs

| March 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is now allowing its customers to borrow up to 99 DVDs at once, effectively removing movie borrowing limits. Previously, customers had been permitted to take out only five DVDs of each type (Entertainment or R-Rated) at one time, leading to confusion among some patrons. “We are excited to be […]

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Visit Annapolis details April Events

Visit Annapolis details April Events

| March 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

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 April 2015. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for spring break, business or vacation travel, […]

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Bacon Brothers coming back to Rams Head On Stage in June

Bacon Brothers coming back to Rams Head On Stage in June

| March 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

03/27 Todd Barry 03/28 Todd Snider (1pm Show) 03/28 eddie from ohio 03/29 Albert Cummings 03/30 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class with Cocktails 03/31 Bob Sima w. Sherri Robbins 04/02 Dana Fuchs 04/03 Pure Prairie League 04/04 10,000 Maniacs w. Megan Jean & The KFB 04/05 Incognito feat. Maysa 04/06 Dean Rosenthal 40th Anniversary […]

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neo opens at Annapolis Towne Centre, and it’s good!

neo opens at Annapolis Towne Centre, and it’s good!

| March 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

neo is a new, fast– casual pizza and craft beer restaurant that recently opened in the Annapolis Towne Centre. Leho Poldmae has worked closely with executive chef Mark Bolan to bring his vision to life in this modern, inviting atmosphere. The restaurant set up includes communal tables and an open kitchen to create a social, flexible […]

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APD to host Naptown Trot for Special Olympics

APD to host Naptown Trot for Special Olympics

| March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

The 2015 Naptown Trot 5K Walk/Run, presented by the Annapolis Police Department in support of Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD), which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports events for Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The 5K course around Maryland’s State Capital will feature views of Historic Main […]

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Hammond Harwood House offers special events

Hammond Harwood House offers special events

| March 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Easter Egg Hunt & Animal Tours at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum Saturday March 28 2-4pm Did you know that the King Charles spaniel dog were originally owned by royalty or that parrots were used as a symbol of wealth? In this family friendly tour participants will join an animal tour of the house and hear […]

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Annapolis Film Festival presents exciting slate of panels

Annapolis Film Festival presents exciting slate of panels

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Film Festival, running for four days from March 27th to 30th, is presenting several panels of interest to filmmakers. Friday Panels at the O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel, 174 West Street The Art of the Pitch Friday, March 27, 10am-11am “The Pitch” is one of the most and anxiety-inducing aspects of filmmaking. Hear inside tips […]

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Chesapeake Life Center  counselors write book on supporting children after suicide loss

Chesapeake Life Center counselors write book on supporting children after suicide loss

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two counselors of the Chesapeake Life Center have written a book titled “Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.”  Authors Sarah Montgomery, Coordinator of Children and Family Programs and Susan Coale, Clinical Specialist in Bereavement, are both licensed clinical social workers at the Chesapeake Life Center who collaborated on the […]

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Actress Marlee Roberts to attend Annapolis Film Festival

Actress Marlee Roberts to attend Annapolis Film Festival

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Film Festival is pleased to announce actress Marlee Roberts will attend the screenings of her latest film Night Has Settled at the festival March 27 and 29th. Following the screenings will be a Q&A with Roberts and other cast members. In addition, Roberts will be a guest on Annapolis FIlm Festival’s “Women Filmmakers” Panel.  Marlee Roberts […]

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Many world and area premieres on tap for Annapolis Film Fest

Many world and area premieres on tap for Annapolis Film Fest

| March 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Annapolis Film Festival will host a number of premieres and recently released films when the third annual event takes place, March 26 – 29, 2015. Screenings will take place at five venues throughout historic downtown Annapolis. The Festival offers an incredible lineup of more than 70 of the latest independent features, shorts and documentary […]

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Historic scavenger hunt for Maryland Day

Historic scavenger hunt for Maryland Day

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides invites everyone to participate in a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt for History, kicking off on Friday, March 20. While the scavenger hunt is part of the Maryland Day Celebration activities, the hunt will continue through the Spring of 2015. The City of Annapolis and MainStreets Annapolis Partnership is teaming up again this […]

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Shots fired near Robinwood community in Annapolis

Shots fired near Robinwood community in Annapolis

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Police are reporting that around 130am this morning, shots were fired in the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue near the Robinwood community.  A 21 year old man from Upper Marlboro reported that he was outside his vehicle when he heard gun shots.  He ran to his vehicle, drove out of the area, and called […]

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WRNR’s Free Holistic Health Fair on Saturday

WRNR’s Free Holistic Health Fair on Saturday

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Saturday March 21st, join WRNR for the third annual Holistic Health Fair, presented by Maryland University of Integrative Health. This event is free of charge and will feature; holistic health practitioners, products, services, counseling, educational information, alternative and complementary therapies, mind body and spirit modalities, lectures, workshops, and demos. There will also be live […]

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AACC to perform Phantom of the Opera

AACC to perform Phantom of the Opera

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Transport yourself back to the Paris Opera House a hundred years ago when Theatre at AACC presents “The Phantom of the Opera” April 17-26, in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Click here to get a sneak peek at the cast in […]

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Homestead Gardens’ Spring Flower Show runs through March 22nd

Homestead Gardens’ Spring Flower Show runs through March 22nd

| March 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Homestead Garden’s 2015 Flower and Garden show features vignettes of Maryland’s natural treasures, artfully crafted with thousands of flowers, shrubs and trees. Designed and created by Homestead Garden’s team of designers and artisans, the Maryland shoreline comes to life with flowering waves of pansies, sandy beaches and native grasses. Stroll on to the bountiful farmlands of […]

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AACC to go smoke-free on July 1st

AACC to go smoke-free on July 1st

| March 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Anne Arundel Community College Board of Trustees recently passed a revised Tobacco and Smoking policy that bans the use of tobacco and tobacco substitute products as of July 1, 2015. The policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors and visitors to any AACC current or future location. Included in the ban are […]

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Pie Madness to take over Bowie

Pie Madness to take over Bowie

| March 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Bowie Baysox have announced  that their lovable mascot Louie is ready for March Madness and he is again celebrating it with pie. Louie’s Pie Madness extravaganza will feature two special pre-season ticket offers leading up to the Baysox in-season celebration of Pi(e) Day Friday, April 17 at 6:35 p.m. Promotions Manager Chris Rogers is […]

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Full Tilt Brewing brews an IPA to save the Bay

Full Tilt Brewing brews an IPA to save the Bay

| March 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Full Tilt Brewing, a Baltimore-based brewing company known for its Maryland-themed beer, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a nonprofit organization that funds projects to improve local waters and the Chesapeake Bay, just announced their new partnership with the release of The Bay IPA beer.  Full Tilt Brewing has made a name for itself with its […]

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WRNR’s Holistic Health Fair slated for March 21st

WRNR’s Holistic Health Fair slated for March 21st

| March 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

On Saturday March 21st, join WRNR for the third annual Holistic Health Fair, presented by Maryland University of Integrative Health. This event is free of charge and will feature; holistic health practitioners, products, services, counseling, educational information, alternative and complementary therapies, mind body and spirit modalities, lectures, workshops, and demos. There will also be live […]

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Tickets available now for Denim & Diamonds Bash

Tickets available now for Denim & Diamonds Bash

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s all new–a gala and a bash! The AAMC Foundation’s Gala has been a much-anticipated event in this region for nearly 50 years. In 2016, we will celebrate the golden anniversary of this popular event with the aptly titled Heart of Gold Gala, celebrating cardiac care in our community. In an effort to preserve and […]

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Pantelides praises City employees, cites partnerships with Hogan and Schuh in State of City speech

Pantelides praises City employees, cites partnerships with Hogan and Schuh in State of City speech

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides presented his second State of the City address to the Annapolis City Council last night. The Mayor spent much of the address thanking the various City departments for their work throughout the year and cited some positive outcomes from their work. The crime rate as reported by the police is down, […]

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Walk for Wishes on April 23rd

Walk for Wishes on April 23rd

| March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic invites individuals to participate in Walk For Wishes® taking place April 23 at the Annapolis Towne Centre in Annapolis, MD. The Maryland community is encouraged to join local wish kids for an evening of family-fun festivities and the walk around the Towne Centre to help grant the wishes of other Maryland children facing […]

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