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John Frenaye

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for nearly 25 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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A Few Moments With Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze

A Few Moments With Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze

| September 25, 2022, 04:00 PM

It all started with a help-wanted ad for a guitarist in London back in the early 70s, and on September 27th, Glenn Tilbrook, co-founder of Squeeze, will be coming to […]

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Local Business Spotlight: Mission Next

Local Business Spotlight: Mission Next

| September 24, 2022, 12:00 PM

Today, we hear about transitions in any number of contexts, but one transition that never crossed my mind is that from military to civilian life! Relatively new Annapolis residents, Dr. […]

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Bonus Podcast: 54th Maryland Seafood Festival September 24-25, 2022

Bonus Podcast: 54th Maryland Seafood Festival September 24-25, 2022

| September 22, 2022, 09:00 AM

What festival, held at Sandy Point State Park, has a 54-year history? There is only one, and it is the Maryland Seafood Festival, and it will be returning to Sandy […]

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A Few Moments With Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze

A Few Moments With Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze

| September 18, 2022, 06:30 PM

It all started with a help-wanted ad for a guitarist in London back in the early 70s, and on September 27th, Glenn Tilbrook, co-founder of Squeeze, will be coming to […]

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Bonus Podcast: 54th Maryland Seafood Festival September 24-25, 2022

Bonus Podcast: 54th Maryland Seafood Festival September 24-25, 2022

| September 18, 2022, 12:00 PM

What festival, held at Sandy Point State Park, has a 54-year history? There is only one, and it is the Maryland Seafood Festival, and it will be returning to Sandy […]

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Local Business Spotlight: Naval Academy Business Services Division (NABSD)

Local Business Spotlight: Naval Academy Business Services Division (NABSD)

| September 17, 2022, 12:00 PM

OK, this is not your usual business spotlight. When I think of the United States Naval Academy, I had assumed that pretty much all that happens inside the gates was […]

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Bonus Podcast: What’s The Deal With the Annapolis Songwriters Festival?

Bonus Podcast: What’s The Deal With the Annapolis Songwriters Festival?

| September 13, 2022, 01:00 PM

There’s a lot of buzz around town about the inaugural September 15-17 Annapolis Songwriters Festival. And with anything inaugural, it’s hard to know what to expect.  That is where we […]

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Bonus Podcast: Hospice Cup Regatta and Luminis | AAMC Foundation

Bonus Podcast: Hospice Cup Regatta and Luminis | AAMC Foundation

| September 12, 2022, 10:10 AM

Our very own Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center does not live on medical billing alone. In fact, the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation makes our local community hospital what […]

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Local Business Spotlight:  St. John’s College and Nora Demleitner

Local Business Spotlight: St. John’s College and Nora Demleitner

| September 10, 2022, 12:00 PM

There’s a somewhat new president in town, and we decided to speak with her. Nora Demleitner is the new President of St. John’s College, having just arrived in town in […]

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Bonus Podcast: 911 Heroes Run – September 18, 2022

Bonus Podcast: 911 Heroes Run – September 18, 2022

| September 07, 2022, 12:00 PM

The 911 Heroes Run is returning to Annapolis on September 18, 2022 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The 5K run was established to honor the legacy of Naval Academy […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Suicide! We Talk The Talk. And We Will Walk The Walk. Will You?

BONUS PODCAST: Suicide! We Talk The Talk. And We Will Walk The Walk. Will You?

| September 05, 2022, 01:00 PM

OK, right up front, this is not an upbeat bonus podcast. Not by a long shot! But it is a conversation we need to have. Suicide. We sat down with […]

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Bonus Podcast: What’s The Deal With the Annapolis Songwriters Festival?

Bonus Podcast: What’s The Deal With the Annapolis Songwriters Festival?

| September 05, 2022, 10:00 AM

There’s a lot of buzz around town about the inaugural September 15-17 Annapolis Songwriters Festival. And with anything inaugural, it’s hard to know what to expect.  That is where we […]

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BONUS PODCAST: BolsterUp and Let The Music Take You!

BONUS PODCAST: BolsterUp and Let The Music Take You!

| September 04, 2022, 04:00 PM

Today, we do something a bit different and hop on the phone with Stephanie Boster McCannon, who is an organizational psychologist (we found out what that is), and author of […]

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Local Business Spotlight:  Evelyn’s Annapolis

Local Business Spotlight: Evelyn’s Annapolis

| September 03, 2022, 12:00 PM

Who is Evelyn?  Well, it’s Brandon’s daughter, but the real story is the food! Evelyn’s Annapolis has quickly become a staple for breakfast and lunch in West Annapolis. Located right […]

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Bonus Podcast: Hunger Action Month. What Can You Do?

Bonus Podcast: Hunger Action Month. What Can You Do?

| September 02, 2022, 04:36 PM

September is Hunger Action Month, and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank is pulling out all the stops with plenty of ways for you to help out neighbors in need. […]

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Bonus Podcast: Hospice Cup Regatta and Luminis | AAMC Foundation

Bonus Podcast: Hospice Cup Regatta and Luminis | AAMC Foundation

| September 01, 2022, 12:00 PM

Our very own Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center does not live on medical billing alone. In fact, the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation makes our local community hospital what […]

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Bonus Podcast: What’s The Deal With the Annapolis Songwriters Festival?

Bonus Podcast: What’s The Deal With the Annapolis Songwriters Festival?

| August 31, 2022, 12:00 PM

There’s a lot of buzz around town about the inaugural September 15-17 Annapolis Songwriters Festival. And with anything inaugural, it’s hard to know what to expect.  That is where we […]

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Bonus Podcast: From The Wilma Lee– Skipjacks, Oktoberfests, Key Lime Smash, German Lessons!

Bonus Podcast: From The Wilma Lee– Skipjacks, Oktoberfests, Key Lime Smash, German Lessons!

| August 28, 2022, 08:30 AM

In this month’s podcast with the beer gurus at Katcef Brothers we hopped aboard the Wilma Lee– the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s very own Skipjack–Wilma Lee! Captain Bill was on hand to […]

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Local Business Spotlight:  ScaleUp Consulting Group

Local Business Spotlight: ScaleUp Consulting Group

| August 27, 2022, 12:00 PM

There comes a time in every business’s life when they need a little advice. And some of the best advice is to take a look in the back room. While […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Suicide! We Talk The Talk. And We Will Walk The Walk. Will You?

BONUS PODCAST: Suicide! We Talk The Talk. And We Will Walk The Walk. Will You?

| August 26, 2022, 04:43 PM

OK, right up front, this is not an upbeat bonus podcast. Not by a long shot! But it is a conversation we need to have. Suicide. We sat down with […]

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Local Business Spotlight:  EWE Spirit Foundation

Local Business Spotlight: EWE Spirit Foundation

| August 20, 2022, 12:00 PM

Any loss of life is hard. It is particularly difficult when it happens way too soon. Geoff Ewenson, a professional sailor, passed away from a heart attack at 50 back […]

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Local Business Spotlight:  Peake Social

Local Business Spotlight: Peake Social

| August 13, 2022, 12:00 PM

There are plenty of opportunities for kids to participate in sports. But not too many for adults! Enter Peake Social! Peake Social is the brainchild of Jeremiah Batucan, a long-time […]

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