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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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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork (Encore Presentation)

| January 16, 2021, 12:00 PM

They may be new to Arnold, but Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork has been a name in the area for nearly 100 years! Today, we speak with Rick Miller who is the third generation to own the company that started as a small hardware store in Baltimore.  Today, they still have that same store (where you […]

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BONUS PODCAST: SuperBowl, SOUP-ER Bowl, Shamrock Strolls, Seltzers, and Art!

BONUS PODCAST: SuperBowl, SOUP-ER Bowl, Shamrock Strolls, Seltzers, and Art!

| January 16, 2021, 08:00 AM

In this month’s pocast with the beer gurus at Katcef Brothers we take a stab at easing your winter blahs! As the winter doldrums set in, you can always count on Katcef Brothers and Budweiser to pick things up.  Today, we talk about the SuperBowl (I predict Saints and Chiefs), the SOUP-ER Bowl to benefit the […]

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BONUS PODCAST: The Duckpin, wiffleball, and more you did not know with Brian Griffiths

BONUS PODCAST: The Duckpin, wiffleball, and more you did not know with Brian Griffiths

| January 15, 2021, 01:20 PM

Brian Griffiths is a bi-weekly columnist with The Capital. As a founder of Red Maryland, his politics should not be a surprise to anyone. But he can’t be all about politics…can he? The answer to that question is a big NO.  We delve into his latest project, The Duckpin which is a wide varying site […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Rotary Club of Parole (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Rotary Club of Parole (Encore Presentation)

| January 09, 2021, 12:00 PM

Today, we peel back the veil on the Rotary!  What IS a Rotary Club? And more specifically, what about the Rotary Club of Parole!  I knew they parked cars at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. I also knew about BIG. But I did not know the sheer reach of this Annapolis organization on a global […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Mother’s Peninsula Grille (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Mother’s Peninsula Grille (Encore Presentation)

| January 02, 2021, 12:00 PM

Mother Dave loves the restaurant business and it shows!  Dave Rather is the owner of Mother’s Peninsula Grille in Arnold (and Mother’s Federal Hill Grille and Mother’s North Grille) and the pride he shows in how the business has grown and the team he has built is evident. We talk about the start, the challenges, […]

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Happy New Year! Here are our Top 10 stories of 2020

Happy New Year! Here are our Top 10 stories of 2020

| January 01, 2021, 12:10 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Each year we like to take a look and see what resonated with readers of Eye On Annapolis. And well, for 2020…no surprises, COVID led the way! But there are some outliers. The Annapolis Town Center ranked very high, and both of those stories were late in the year. But in the […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Financial planning; more than money with Covington Alsina

BONUS PODCAST: Financial planning; more than money with Covington Alsina

| December 30, 2020, 04:31 PM

If you think a 401k and some social security is all you need to plan your financial future, you are woefully mistaken. Today, we with down with Ann Alsina, CLU, CFP; Principle at Covington Alsina to learn a bit about what is involved. And it is a whole lot more than money! Insurance, individual situations, […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Lisa’s Cakepops (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Lisa’s Cakepops (Encore Presentation)

| December 26, 2020, 12:00 PM

So, how does a woman go from Wall Street to Ritchie Highway running one of the more delicious businesses in the area? This week we figure that out as we sit down with Lisa Schneiderman from Lisa’s Cakepops in Severna Park. Lisa and her husband are the bakers-in-chief and produce nothing but yumm. Cakepops are […]

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BONUS PODCAST:  60 minutes with Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman

BONUS PODCAST: 60 minutes with Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman

| December 25, 2020, 04:34 PM

County Executive Steuart Pittman was elected to office two years ago. And I am quite sure he did not anticipate dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But here we are. In this interview, we cover a lot of ground from what he feels are his successes and failures in office to COVID (of course), policing, opioids, […]

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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| December 22, 2020, 01:47 PM

OK so the title is a bit click-baity (Buzz Feed eat your heart out) but recently several people have mentioned that they were unaware of some of the other benefits for being a reader of Eye On Annapolis.  So, in case you did not know, here you are. We Have A Weekly Events Newsletter We […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Holiday beer, the Military Bowl virtual parade, and looking to 2021.

BONUS PODCAST: Holiday beer, the Military Bowl virtual parade, and looking to 2021.

| December 22, 2020, 08:05 AM

In this month’s pocast with the beer gurus at Katcef Brothers we cover a lot of ground from beers that pair well with your Holiday meals to the Military Bowl’s Virtual Parade, to reminiscing about (and looking forward to) events happening again! There is still some time to nominate hero in your life and you might […]

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BONUS PODCAST:  Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, the next 40 years

BONUS PODCAST: Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, the next 40 years

| December 21, 2020, 10:06 AM

County Executive Pittman says we are the “best place for all.” Mayor Buckley believes in “one Annapolis.”  Well, CRAB, or Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating is making sure that happens. In this bonus podcast, we sit down with Paul Bolinger who is the Executive Director, to learn about CRAB, what they are all about, some of […]

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Franchot, sets team, lays out plan for for Maryland as campaign for Governor kicks off

Franchot, sets team, lays out plan for for Maryland as campaign for Governor kicks off

| December 20, 2020, 10:22 AM

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, the state’s first declared Democratic candidate for governor, has announced his partnership with the well-respected Maryland political consulting firm, Tidemore. The firm’s leading principals, Ben Smith and Ben Groff, will oversee campaign operations. “Tidemore’s unparalleled expertise in managing Maryland political campaigns and proven fundraising results bring a new level of direction to my campaign,” said […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Weems Creek Nursery School (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Weems Creek Nursery School (Encore Presentation)

| December 19, 2020, 12:00 PM

Flashback 20 years. I am sitting in a 12″ tall chair at a 24″ tall table at Weems Creek Nursery School. Today, we speak with Mary Ostrowski who is the owner of the venerable Weems Creek Nursery School in West Annapolis. My own kids attended nursery school and kindergarten there way back when and not […]

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BONUS PODCAST: MHEC says, don’t let COVID hold you back from your college dreams

BONUS PODCAST: MHEC says, don’t let COVID hold you back from your college dreams

| December 13, 2020, 01:08 PM

COVID has thrown us all for a loop and many people are questioning if they can afford to go to college, or maybe return to finish college, or even if they want to go to college. Today we speak with Dr. James Fielder, Maryland’s Secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission about how MHEC and […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Hospice of the Chesapeake

Legacy Business Spotlight: Hospice of the Chesapeake

| December 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

The end of life is not easy….for anyone.  Thankfully, we have the Hospice of the Chesapeake. Hospice was a bit of a mystery to me, so we went and sat down with Ben Marcantonio who is the President and CEO of Hospice of the Chesapeake. We learned about their origins as one of the earliest […]

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BONUS PODCAST: 30 Days at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis

BONUS PODCAST: 30 Days at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis

| December 06, 2020, 10:35 AM

For thirty days, Darren Smith was regularly known as Inmate #1474625 at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis. Back in 2018, he made the choice to drive home from a birthday party after having a few drinks.  It was a mistake he realized when he was pulled over in Crofton. It was a mistake […]

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BONUS PODCAST: What does DPW do for you? You’d be surprised!

BONUS PODCAST: What does DPW do for you? You’d be surprised!

| December 05, 2020, 01:42 PM

The things we take for granted are usually the most essential. Take water–every morning we get up and turn on the faucet to brush our teeth. But what if the tap was dry? We hopped on the phone with Chris Phipps, Anne Arundel County’s Director of Public Works to talk about a department that is […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Solar Energy Services (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Solar Energy Services (Encore Presentation)

| December 05, 2020, 12:00 PM

We all hear about being green and lessening the carbon footprint. Solar energy is one way and this week we speak to the local experts on solar energy– Solar Energy Services in Millersville! Rick Peters is the president of this company with 40 years of experience and we talk about the first solar project in […]

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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| December 04, 2020, 10:47 AM

OK so the title is a bit click-baity (Buzz Feed eat your heart out) but recently several people have mentioned that they were unaware of some of the other benefits for being a reader of Eye On Annapolis.  So, in case you did not know, here you are. We Have A Weekly Events Newsletter We […]

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BONUS PODCAST: MHEC says, don’t let COVID hold you back from your college dreams

BONUS PODCAST: MHEC says, don’t let COVID hold you back from your college dreams

| December 03, 2020, 02:03 AM

COVID has thrown us all for a loop and many people are questioning if they can afford to go to college, or maybe return to finish college, or even if they want to go to college. Today we speak with Dr. James Fielder, Maryland’s Secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission about how MHEC and […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Snowy winter 2020-2021? DCMDVA Weather has the scoop.

BONUS PODCAST: Snowy winter 2020-2021? DCMDVA Weather has the scoop.

| November 29, 2020, 01:46 PM

So, are we in for a cold and snowy winter?  The Annapolis area is hard to forecast. Thankfully, we have George Young from   DCMDVA Weather to set us straight!  He has been forecasting for the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief for more than three years and only had one real miss–not a bad record […]

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