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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Spring sailboat show this weekend

Spring sailboat show this weekend

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

To celebrate spring and mark the beginning of the sailing year, the 2014 Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show returns to downtown Annapolis on April 25th and runs through April 27th. The third annual in-water springtime show will feature more than 80 new and previously-owned sailboats of all types and sizes including catamarans, mono hulls, racing boats, inflatables, […]

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Art show demonstrates students’ range at AACC (April 7-24, 2014)

Art show demonstrates students’ range at AACC (April 7-24, 2014)

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

See the wealth of creative artistic potential at Anne Arundel Community College’s Annual Student Art Show, ending on April 24 at the Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery on the Arnold campus. Nate Larson, photographer and professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, selected over 80 artworks for inclusion in the show from the more than […]

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Rams Head and Indigo Girls sell out Maryland Hall

Rams Head and Indigo Girls sell out Maryland Hall

| April 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Rams Head On Stage is batting one thousand. Just before the Christmas holidays, they produced a Michael Bolton show at Maryland Hall. It sold out. Shortly thereafter, Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam nearly sold out. And tonight, not a seat was to be had when Shirlette Ammons and the Indigo Girls took the stage at Maryland […]

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Running for recovery (May 17, 2013)

Running for recovery (May 17, 2013)

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chrysalis House, Inc. located in Crownsville, Maryland is pleased to announce their 3rd annual 5K Run for Recovery and 1K Caterpillar Walk, which will occur on Saturday, May 17th. The event will be held on the upper school campus of Indian Creek School (Crownsville, MD). Registration begins at 8:00am with the 5K beginning promptly at […]

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13th Annual Opening Day Tournament gala party this Saturday (April 19, 2014)

13th Annual Opening Day Tournament gala party this Saturday (April 19, 2014)

| April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 13th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Fishing Tournament Gala Party is scheduled for this Saturday, April 19th from  4-8 pm.   While the fishing may be over, the celebration continues! As always with a Boatyard event, the tunes will be flowing as well. Band D’Vibe and Conga  will play from 5-8 pm. […]

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Varuna Aveda Salon Spa celebrating Earth Month (April 28, 2014)

Varuna Aveda Salon Spa celebrating Earth Month (April 28, 2014)

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Varuna Aveda Salon Spa at Park Place will be celebrating Earth Month with a special event on April 28th.  Please join them for the earth month celebration from 4pm-8pm! They will have music, local vendors, food, refreshments, door prizes, and services at prices you can’t beat! All proceeds benefit American Rivers. Monday, April 28, 2014 […]

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3rd Annual Kite Festival (May 3, 2014)

3rd Annual Kite Festival (May 3, 2014)

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Friends of Broadneck Park, BAYS presents our 3rd Annual Kite Festival and Community Picnic on Saturday May 3, 2014 12-4pm. Rain date Sunday May 4th. Special guests Wings Over Washington will be on hand with kite flying demos, music and games. Originally a fundraiser to complete a new playground at Broadneck Park, this beloved neighborhood […]

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Cup+Cake BLVD launches new concept

Cup+Cake BLVD launches new concept

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cup+Cake BLVD, formerly recognized as Cupcake BLVD to many, is proud to not only announce their new name, but their new concept, “Create+Take“. The “Create+Take” program launched on Tuesday, April 8th with the first reservations being offered on Thursday, April 10th. Known for their delectable cupcakes, Cup+Cake BLVD has excelled in recent months with their […]

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Another bicyclist struck on Anne Arundel County roadways

Another bicyclist struck on Anne Arundel County roadways

| April 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

On April 12, 2014 at approximately 1030 hours a 1999 Chevrolet was traveling south on Solomon’s Island Road just north of Sothern High school. The driver was distracted by other occupants in the vehicle and traveled into the shoulder portion of the roadway striking a bicyclist.  The operator of the bicycle separated from the bike […]

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Motown, big band, and a cappella at Maryland Hall (April 27,25 and May 10, 2014)

Motown, big band, and a cappella at Maryland Hall (April 27,25 and May 10, 2014)

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts has some fantastic shows coming up later this month! Motown: Celebrating 55 Years Friday, April 25 | 7:30 pm Tickets: $25; $20 MHCA Members Link: http://www.marylandhall.org/performance-detail/11975 Enjoy a special evening that ignites images and remembrances of a musical era gone by. Featuring the music of The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, […]

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A beautiful day for the Annapolis Cup

A beautiful day for the Annapolis Cup

| April 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Thousands gathered on the Great Lawn at St. John;s College this afternoon to partake in the 32nd Annual Annapolis Cup–a croquet battle between the St. John’s College Johnnies and the Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy. The Annapolis Cup brings together two starkly different institutions for an event that has “no parallel in intercollegiate […]

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Cats R Us earns silver level with Guidestar Exchange

Cats R Us earns silver level with Guidestar Exchange

| April 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cats R Us, Inc (CRU) this week received the GuideStarExchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates Cats R Us’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. “We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission […]

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Arts Council presents ‘The Sky is the Limit” at BWI (April 23, 2014)

Arts Council presents ‘The Sky is the Limit” at BWI (April 23, 2014)

| April 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The public is invited to The Artist’s Reception of “The Sky is the Limit’ BWI exhibit on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County the juried show features the work of Anne Arundel County artists Anne C. Sieling, Carole P. Falk. Christalene Karaiskakis, Don Dement, Elizabeth […]

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Catherine Counts promoted to VP at Weitzman Agency

Catherine Counts promoted to VP at Weitzman Agency

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Weitzman Agency, a full-service advertising, digital, and social agency, is pleased to announce that Catherine Counts has been promoted to VP, Associate Creative Director. As a leading member of the creative team, Catherine will continue to play a key role in the planning and execution of the agency’s creative product. She will also work closely […]

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1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle joins floating fleet at CBMM

1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle joins floating fleet at CBMM

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 1, 2014, the historic 1920 Chesapeake Bay buyboat Winnie Estelle arrived at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD, where she will remain as the new workhorse of CBMM’s floating fleet for scenic Miles River cruises and a wide variety of on-the-water educational programs. The Winnie Estelle joins CBMM’s floating […]

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Baysox to host Spring egg hunt

Baysox to host Spring egg hunt

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox and their lovable mascot, Louie, host the Kids Capital Spring Fling featuring the Spring Egg Hunt at Prince George’s Stadium Saturday, April 19, as the Baysox take on the Harrisburg Senators at 2:05 p.m. The spring fling is the first of five monthly events for members of Louie’s Kids Club. Baysox Marketing […]

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Get ready for the 4th Annual Naptown BarBAYq (May 3-4, 2014)

Get ready for the 4th Annual Naptown BarBAYq (May 3-4, 2014)

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Plans are well underway for the 4rd Annual Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival, to be held Saturday, May 3th and Sunday, May 4th, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, in Crownsville, MD. The Festival is a family affair and will feature food, libations, continuous live music from three stages, activities for all ages, arts and crafts vendors, […]

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Annapolis restaurants clean up with restaurant awards

Annapolis restaurants clean up with restaurant awards

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Restaurant Association of Maryland is excited to announce the winners of the 60th Annual McCormick & Company Stars of the Industry Awards. The Gala Celebration and Awards presentation took place Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland.  Over twenty-five thousand members of Maryland’s dining public voted for their […]

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Comcast Foundation  awards 4 scholarships to area seniors

Comcast Foundation awards 4 scholarships to area seniors

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded scholarships to 101 Maryland high school seniors through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation’s signature community investment initiatives, recognizes students’ leadership skills, academic achievement and […]

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Jing Ying donates $5K & 500 pounds of food to SPAN

Jing Ying donates $5K & 500 pounds of food to SPAN

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the many local businesses and individuals who donated to and attended Jing Ying Institute’s Annual Silent Auction for SPAN, Inc., the Arnold-based kung fu and tai chi school raised $5,000 for the local assistance network, SPAN, Inc., and donated over 500 pounds of non-perishable food for the charity’s food pantry. SPAN stands for […]

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27th antique & classic boat festival at CBMM (June 13-15, 2014)

27th antique & classic boat festival at CBMM (June 13-15, 2014)

| April 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Wooden classics, vintage race boats, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) this June 13-15 for the 27th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels, MD. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS), this Father’s Day weekend […]

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Spring caregiver workshops offered at County senior centers

Spring caregiver workshops offered at County senior centers

| April 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Caregivers are invited to attend the three Spring Caregiver Workshops, “The Dementia Series: Living in the Land of Oz…continued,” to be held at 6 of Anne Arundel County’s senior activity centers beginning in March and continuing through June. They are presented free by the National Family Caregiver Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department […]

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