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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Shindig prices going up this Saturday

Shindig prices going up this Saturday

| July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

General Admission ticket prices  will increase to $70.00 THIS SATURDAY, August 1 for the Shindig Music Festival scheduled for September 19th in Carroll Park in Baltimore! Unfortunately, VIP tickets are sold out! This year’s two main stages will be anchored by rock radio staples GODSMACK and 90’s alternative giants STONE TEMPLE PILOTS featuring Chester Bennington […]

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Annapolis police arrest local man on child porn charges

Annapolis police arrest local man on child porn charges

| July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

 On Tuesday, July 27th detectives seized a computer after being notified it stored possible child pornography. Detectives located several images which led to the issuance of a search and seizure warrant for the suspect’s home. On Wednesday, July 28th detectives executed the search and seizure warrant at the home of Paul Holland, 57, in the […]

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Rocknoceros coming to Baysox this weekend

Rocknoceros coming to Baysox this weekend

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox have announced  Superhero Night with a special pregame concert by Northern Virginia’s premier power-trio for children, Rocknoceros, on Saturday, August 1, as the team takes on the Trenton Thunder at 6:35 p.m. Get to the stadium early to enjoy kids band Rocknoceros in concert and meet your favorite superheroes during the game. […]

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Evening 2 alarm fire shuts on Bay Ridge Road in Annapolis

Evening 2 alarm fire shuts on Bay Ridge Road in Annapolis

| July 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

A home believed to be unoccupied caught fire this evening in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road in Annapolis, Upon arrival  firefighters saw flames from the dwelling and called for an immediate second alarm due to the heat conditions. Hoses were stretched across Bay Ridge Road for about an hour and police were directing traffic. […]

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United Way of Central Maryland grants $500K to area non-profits

United Way of Central Maryland grants $500K to area non-profits

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

United Way of Central Maryland  yesterday announced $500,000 for programming supporting United Way’s goal of building self-sufficient families and stronger communities in Anne Arundel County. United Way’s grants will support the organization’s overall mission to stabilize families and provide all central Marylanders the opportunity to attain a quality education, financial stability and good health through […]

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Rape reported in Annapolis, police decline to release report or information

Rape reported in Annapolis, police decline to release report or information

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

UPDATE:  In talking with someone close to the investigation, the Annapolis City Police drove the victim to Mercy Medical directly knowing that the Rape Kits were not available at AAMC. UPDATE: Anne Arundel Medical Center has advised that in order to administer a Rape Kit, it must be done by a Forensic Nurse Examiner. It […]

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Former Annapolis Alderman Richard Israel passes away

Former Annapolis Alderman Richard Israel passes away

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former Annapolis Alderman Richard “Dick” Israel passed away last night after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Israel resigned his position in April 2013 when he moved out of Ward 1 and Alderman Joe Budge was selected to replace him. In a statement from Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides, the Mayor said, “Mr. Israel lived his life […]

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BAROAK’s Teddy Folkman to be featured at Governor’s cookout this afternoon

BAROAK’s Teddy Folkman to be featured at Governor’s cookout this afternoon

| July 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

BAROAK Cookhouse & Taproom at the Loews Annapolis Hotel is pleased to announce Executive Chef Teddy Folkman’s “Naptown Moules (Rules!)” recipe has been selected by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to be a part of the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout. The 8th Annual Buy Local Cookout, an invitation-only event, will be held on Thursday, July 16 at […]

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Two boys missing from Odenton home

Two boys missing from Odenton home

| July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of two juvenile boys, Jacob and Benjamin Molina. The brothers were last known to be in the area of Cheswick Lane in Odenton, Maryland, and were last seen around 6am on July 12, 2015. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is urged to contact the […]

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Schooner Woodwind schedules special sailings for fall season

Schooner Woodwind schedules special sailings for fall season

| July 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

It seems like it was yesterday when the Schooner Woodwind was starting their season. But now they are looking at wrapping it up in a few short months and have scheduled many unique and special sailings. Experience Wednesday night racing, light house tours, brunch aboard, music aboard, and a schooner race. Sept 2:  The Last […]

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Thousands pour into the first day of the Annapolis Irish Festival

Thousands pour into the first day of the Annapolis Irish Festival

| July 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

In its 5th year, The Annapolis Irish Festival continues to grow and surprise. A few years back, festival producer, Eddie McGowan decided to do a short set on Friday night as a warm-up to the main event. That short set turned into a full-on mini-fest last year that saw about 3,000 people come out to […]

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AAMC offers free and low cost seminars ranging from diabetes, to drug use, to joint pain

AAMC offers free and low cost seminars ranging from diabetes, to drug use, to joint pain

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center will be offering a number of free, and low cost, seminars dealing with a myriad of health issues this month. Living Well with Diabetes Classes meet Monday mornings from 9:30 am – 12 noon. July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, and 17. Location: Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavilion, 2000 […]

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Weather It Together Town Hall agenda

Weather It Together Town Hall agenda

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Weather It Together: Protect our Historic Seaport Town Hall is designed to engage attendees in identifying properties and places important to the architectural heritage, community character and resident / visitor experience in Annapolis. A visual preference survey, GIS-based mapping demonstration and emergency preparedness and response tools will be provided to all participants via nearly […]

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Anne Arundel Police warn of imposter

Anne Arundel Police warn of imposter

| July 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

On July 4th, 2015, at 0216 hours, Anne Arundel County Eastern District Bureau of Patrol police officers responded to a police impersonation call in the area of Crain Highway South near Green Branch Drive in Glen Burnie, MD. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a complainant who stated at approximately 1 a.m., they were stopped by […]

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Jarekus Singleton to perform in Annapolis

Jarekus Singleton to perform in Annapolis

| July 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

“Stinging blues guitar and potent, original songs herald the emergence of a major new talent.” –USA Today “Jarekus Singleton is an exciting new young blues guitarist with melody, hooks, swagger and a strong, original voice. His lyrics are modern, personal, acutely poetic and deeply mature.” –Washington Post Musical trailblazer Jarekus Singleton, touring in support of […]

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Anne Arundel police investigating Lothian murder of Churchton man

Anne Arundel police investigating Lothian murder of Churchton man

| July 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

On Friday, July 3, 2015 at approximately 9:22 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a wooded area near the intersection of Margarita Street and Tequila Straight Drive, Lothian, Maryland for a sick/injured subject. Upon arrival officers located an unresponsive adult male lying on a path. Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and […]

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All Good Music Festival featuring CAKE returns to WV on July 9th

All Good Music Festival featuring CAKE returns to WV on July 9th

| July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

The 18th annual All Good Music Festival & Campout returns to ‘Wild and Wonderful’ West Virginia July 9th to 11th. Offering fans the combination of music festival isolation at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along with convenient access from the entire mid-Atlantic region, the venue Berry Hill Farm is located in Summit Point, WV, […]

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Full Moon Tours at the Hammond-Harwood House

Full Moon Tours at the Hammond-Harwood House

| July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Night was a perilous time in the early America as thieves, wayward travelers, and even evil spirits lurked around the corner for our early ancestors. Families in early America engaged in a process of shutting in barring the front door and retreating to the inner sanctity of family life. While others choose to frequent taverns […]

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AAEDC Summer Farm Series

AAEDC Summer Farm Series

| June 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) has announced that the second annual Summer Farm Series will feature a local farm and winery. “The Summer Farm Series is an effort to promote and increase awareness of agriculture in South County,” says Lisa Barge, AAEDC’s agricultural marketing and development manager. “We encourage people to visit these county […]

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Bay Trust announced new grant program for stream restoration

Bay Trust announced new grant program for stream restoration

| June 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and with input from the Maryland Department of the Environment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other agency and technical partners, announce four recipients of its new collaborative Restoration Research Grant Program. This program was created […]

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Walmart Foundation donates $75K to Light House BEST Program

Walmart Foundation donates $75K to Light House BEST Program

| June 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Walmart Foundation announced a $75,000 contribution to The Light House Shelter, to support the organization’s B.E.S.T. (Building Employment Success Training) program. It is an initiative that provides employment training in culinary arts and facilities maintenance to those who are homeless or at risk of homeless gain sustainable employment skills that will allow them to make a […]

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More goodness from Rams Head On Stage

More goodness from Rams Head On Stage

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

06/09 Michael Allman Band 06/10 Hurray For The Riff Raff w. Juan Wauters 06/11 Lloyd Cole 06/12 The Bacon Brothers 06/13 Elizabeth Cook w. Reed Foehl 06/14 The Bacon Brothers 06/15 Soul Asylum & Meat Puppets 06/16 The Hunts 06/18 Anders Osborne 06/18 Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at Maryland Hall 06/19 Sonny Landreth w. […]

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