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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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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2015 USNA Commissioning Week Schedule

2015 USNA Commissioning Week Schedule

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The end of the year is fast approaching for the First Class Midshipmen who will be commissioned as Ensigns in the US Navy or 2nd Lieutenants in the US Marine Corps. Along with the graduation ceremony, which is by invitation only, there are a number of public events including a flight demonstration by the Blue […]

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sweetlife festival announces schedule and single day tickets

sweetlife festival announces schedule and single day tickets

| April 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

With only a limited number of two-day tickets left, sweetgreen has  announced the availability of one-day tickets to this year’s sweetlife festival, an event that brings together the best in music, food and community. One-day tickets will be available on Friday, April 10; full details are below.   Additional artists, including Banks, have been added to […]

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Vice President Biden to speak at Naval Academy Graduation

Vice President Biden to speak at Naval Academy Graduation

| April 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks at the graduation and commencement ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2015 Friday, May 22. This event is not open to the public. Biden, a native of Scranton, Penn., is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle […]

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Chip Wade of Elbow Room and Tiny House to be at Mid Maryland Expo this weekend

Chip Wade of Elbow Room and Tiny House to be at Mid Maryland Expo this weekend

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Mid Maryland Home Expo moves to it’s new home at the Benfield Sportscenter April 11-12, and will showcase over 80 companies with everything for the home in one place. The Expo gives consumers a chance to discover opportunities and new technologies for improving and enhancing their home, shop, compare and save with great pricing, […]

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Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest finalizes lineup

Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest finalizes lineup

| April 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

Chesapeake Bay Events has just signed the last two bands completing it’s best lineup 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 at 8 years old.  He played in his father’s band at 11 and opened for Johnny […]

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Annapolis Beer Week growing again

Annapolis Beer Week growing again

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Where else can you sample over 100 different beers many of which are limited availability all the while supporting a myriad of local charities and your community? Annapolis Beer Week, April 18 – 25, is filled with a variety of events featuring high quality unique beer at numerous Annapolis area venues. The week kicks off […]

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A few tickets remain to THE party of the year

A few tickets remain to THE party of the year

| April 6, 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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Shindig Music Festival returning to Baltimore for 3rd year

Shindig Music Festival returning to Baltimore for 3rd year

| April 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Shindig, Baltimore’s Rock & Roll Festival, will return for the 3rd straight year to Carroll Park in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The band lineup and details will be announced soon. WATCH THE SHINDIG 2014 RECAP HERE The all-day festival will feature two identical main stages with n overlapping sets of music. The […]

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Whistleblower review: Annapolis complies with State law

Whistleblower review: Annapolis complies with State law

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

After former City employee Rob Savidge alleged that the City’s Forest Conservation Program processes were illegal according to State law, an independent legal review opines otherwise.  Once the allegations were made, the Annapolis City Council and Mayor Michael Pantelides engaged the services of David Plymyer, the former County Attorney for Anne Arundel County. In addition […]

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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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