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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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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| October 30, 2020, 04:46 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: COVID-19 and the real estate market with Kristi Neidhardt

BONUS PODCAST: COVID-19 and the real estate market with Kristi Neidhardt

| October 30, 2020, 08:14 AM

One might think that COVID-19 might have turned the real estate market upside down. I did. But that does not seem to be the case at all. We sit down with Kristi Neidhardt whose company, the Kristi Neidhardt Team of Northrop Realty, a Long & Foster Company to chat. Is it a buyers market? Sellers? […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Football, Golden Ravens, and White Russians in a can?

BONUS PODCAST: Football, Golden Ravens, and White Russians in a can?

| October 25, 2020, 10:02 AM

  When the weather is perfect on a mid-October afternoon, you head outside with our friends at Katcef Brothers, Inc. to sit at a picnic table and record a beercast! This week, I am joined by Cassie, Lauren and Bill from Katcef Brothers Inc. and we talk about tailgating at home, some perfect brews for […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Mills Fine Wine & Spirits (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Mills Fine Wine & Spirits (Encore Presentation)

| October 24, 2020, 12:00 PM

Shortly after prohibition ended in 1933, Billy Mills opened a liquor and general store in Annapolis. Mills sold it to the Donners in 1946, and now the Main Street icon rests safely in the hands of Jennifer and Jerry Donohue. Today, Mills Cut Rate Liquors is better known as Mills Fine Wine & Spirits! Today, […]

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BONUS PODCAST: One man’s quest to plant 20 million oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

BONUS PODCAST: One man’s quest to plant 20 million oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

| October 20, 2020, 01:46 PM

On September 26, 2020, Chris Hopkinson from Arnold was the first person to ever transit the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay…. on a stand up paddleboad! It took 9 days to do it, but along the way Chris got to experience something most of us never will in a way that ever fewer will. […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Shades of the Bay (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Shades of the Bay (Encore Presentation)

| October 17, 2020, 12:00 PM

For 25 years, Linda Mann has been selling sunglasses in downtown Annapolis. First as a manager at Sunglass Hut, then as an employee of Shades Unlimited who became the owner, and now as the owner of Shades of the Bay! Hear how she grew very fast, became miserable, and right sized herself in a new […]

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BONUS PODCAST: <em>Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon</em>

BONUS PODCAST: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon

| October 12, 2020, 08:00 AM

Dave Gendell is a lifelong Annapolitan, who is the author of a new book, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon. And you can get yours now! Dave has spent his life around this lighthouse and spent a lot of time researching the history, from the origins to the present. For any fan of […]

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BONUS PODCAST: COVID-19 and business. From supply chains to helping our community

BONUS PODCAST: COVID-19 and business. From supply chains to helping our community

| October 11, 2020, 11:18 AM

Remember when there wasn’t a square of toilet paper to be found? Lysol is still not readily available. The local hardware store has an abundance of liquid hand sanitizer and the local liquor store is still having some issues with some imports. Today we speak with Jared Littmann from K&B True Value Hardware and Dave […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: The Gateway Florist (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Gateway Florist (Encore Presentation)

| October 10, 2020, 12:00 PM

The Gateway Florist has been around for forty years. Twenty on West Street and 20 on Bay Ridge Road. In what owner, Teresa Williams calls a dying industry, they are doing something right! They have a full plate, went through some expansion with the addition of Academy Flowers (King George and College) and a full […]

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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| October 08, 2020, 01:46 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: Bay Village, an award-winning senior community

BONUS PODCAST: Bay Village, an award-winning senior community

| October 04, 2020, 06:10 PM

Bay Village Assisted Living & Memory Care is nearly complete! And that is great news for families that have an aging parent or loved one. COVID delayed them a bit, but the wait resulted in a safer home for your loved ones. Have a listen as we speak with John Degan, who is one of […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Citizen Pride | JEB Design   (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Citizen Pride | JEB Design  (Encore Presentation)

| October 03, 2020, 12:00 PM

The creative juices started flowing back at Kent State University where Joe and Eva Barsin met.  Now nearly 30 years later the duo is known all across Maryland for the unique art of Citizen Pride and JEB Design. You have seen their work on the car in front of you (Chesapeake Bay Plate), at the […]

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BONUS PODCAST: The Hydroxylator: Keeping you safe at Rams Head On Stage

BONUS PODCAST: The Hydroxylator: Keeping you safe at Rams Head On Stage

| September 28, 2020, 06:19 PM

NOTE:  This podcast was recorded prior to County Executive Pittman allowing indoor concerts. When I first heard the word “hydroxylator,” I was thinking it was something that Doc Brown from Back to the Future may have invented. But I was wrong! The Hydroxylator is an invention created here in Annapolis by AC Beverage to help […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Wilma Lee, a bright light in a COVID-19 world

BONUS PODCAST: Wilma Lee, a bright light in a COVID-19 world

| September 27, 2020, 10:41 AM

You may have noticed a new boat down on City Dock in Annapolis. It is the 80-year old WIlma Lee, an historic skipjack originally built on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and now back home at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. She is available for public sails, education, private charters all highlighting the culture, history, and […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits (Encore Presentation)

| September 26, 2020, 12:00 PM

Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits came on the scene in 1991 directly across the street from Quiet Waters Park. Now, 28 years later, they are the largest beer, wine and liquor store in Annapolis. We spoke with David Marberger who is the owner, along with former County Councilman Chuck Ferrar. We discussed the early days, […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat (Encore Presentation)

| September 19, 2020, 12:00 PM

In 1997, Kurt and Audrey left the corporate world because no one could car for their dog quite the way they wanted. And the started Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat! Well, that’s the short version. Today, 22 years later, their decision is still paying off for thousands of happy critters and humans. Dogwood Acres is not […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Football, Golden Goats, and Global Beer Responsible Day

BONUS PODCAST: Football, Golden Goats, and Global Beer Responsible Day

| September 17, 2020, 08:00 PM

When you are tired of Zoom podcasts and the weather is beautiful and there is a big picnic table outside–you get together in PERSON and record a beercast! This week, Cassie, Lauren and Bill from Katcef Brothers Inc. are in the flesh and we relish getting socially distant together! What’s on tap this month? Football, […]

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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| September 14, 2020, 01:45 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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Legacy Business Spotlight: Mitchell Gallery (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Mitchell Gallery (Encore Presentation)

| September 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery is celebrating 30 years of art in Annapolis. But this is not just any art! Mitchell Gallery is a hidden gem in Annapolis and a true world-class art museum. It is tucked away on the St. John’s College campus adjacent to the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. Have a listen as […]

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BONUS PODCAST: COVID-19 and the retail landscape. It’s likely vastly different than you imagine.

BONUS PODCAST: COVID-19 and the retail landscape. It’s likely vastly different than you imagine.

| September 08, 2020, 08:45 PM

Restaurants are not the only businesses struggling.  Retail is facing some significant challenges. We have seen large and small stores close with and without notice, and there are more to come. What does the future look like? So, we asked Brian Marks, JD, PhD. Dr. Marks is a nationally known expert in retail bankruptcies, unemployment, […]

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BONUS PODCAST: A peek inside policing both here and far with Retired Chief Tim Altomare

BONUS PODCAST: A peek inside policing both here and far with Retired Chief Tim Altomare

| September 06, 2020, 01:38 PM

About a month ago, Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare retired abruptly. Nationally and locally, the BLM movement was growing, there were calls to defund the police, and cops in general were no longer perceived as the helpers, but the bad guys. We talk with the Chief about his retirement, about policing today, how […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Davis’ Pub (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Davis’ Pub (Encore Presentation)

| September 05, 2020, 12:00 PM

Davis’ Pub–where there are no strangers, just friends you haven’t met yet! How true. In the 1920’s on the corner of 4th and Chester Ave, George Washington Davis opened a confections and general store, which turned into Davis’ Lounge by the 1940s for the local watermen in the neighborhood. In 1986, the corner building became Davis’ […]

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