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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: Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park (Encore Presentation)

| July 04, 2020, 12:00 PM

What started as an oyster packing plant has morphed into a world-class maritime museum on the banks of Back Creek in Annapolis. Along the way, it was a restaurant, a historical society, was essentially ruined by Tropical Storm Isabel, rebuilt and hit the ground running. Today it is an interactive museum with a second campus […]

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COVID-19, a six-month review from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

COVID-19, a six-month review from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

| July 02, 2020, 01:04 PM

As COVID -19 continues to thwart the United States’ best efforts to control the virus, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security  just released a recap of the last six months of COVID worldwide.  From 27 cases of a “pneumonia” in China in December to more than 10,000,000 cases worldwide with the US leading the […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Leadership Anne Arundel — Just what IS it all about?

BONUS PODCAST: Leadership Anne Arundel — Just what IS it all about?

| June 29, 2020, 04:37 PM

Leadership Anne Arundel. I knew of the organization for years, but really was a bit confused about what exactly it was that the DO. Well, mystery solved!  Today, we speak with Kris Shock who is the President and CEO of the organization to pull back the curtain. In a nutshell, it is an organization that […]

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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| June 29, 2020, 10:44 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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Legacy Business Spotlight: à la mode intimates (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: à la mode intimates (Encore Presentation)

| June 27, 2020, 12:00 PM

Since 2003, à la mode intimates  has been providing relief to women. Seventy percent of women are wearing ill-fitting bras! Pattiy Platt and Rebecca Ulrich-Dodson have been correcting that at à la mode. Along the way, they have managed to win some national awards, and give back to the community by either recycling material or providing gently used bras to […]

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Rise Up!– remembering those we lost on June 28, 2018 (VIDEO)

Rise Up!– remembering those we lost on June 28, 2018 (VIDEO)

| June 26, 2020, 06:06 PM

Mike Lange, the pianist for The Eastport Oyster Boys has released his new version of Rise Up! the tribute song to the Capital staff and families originally penned for the one-year remembrance ceremony at Maryland Hall. Now, Mike has recorded a studio version of Rise Up for the second anniversary of the mass shooting at […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Leadership Anne Arundel — Just what IS it all about?

BONUS PODCAST: Leadership Anne Arundel — Just what IS it all about?

| June 21, 2020, 01:37 PM

Leadership Anne Arundel. I knew of the organization for years, but really was a bit confused about what exactly it was that the DO. Well, mystery solved!  Today, we speak with Kris Shock who is the President and CEO of the organization to pull back the curtain. In a nutshell, it is an organization that […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Annapolis Marine Art Gallery (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Annapolis Marine Art Gallery (Encore Presentation)

| June 20, 2020, 12:00 PM

Since 1979, the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery has provided the best of marine art to the Mid-Atlantic collector community. Located at City Dock in Annapolis, the gallery is open seven days a week. Their featured artists include: John Barber, Willard Bond, Patrick O’Brien, Paul Landry, John Ruseau, and the originals and limited edition prints of renowned […]

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OPINION: Black Lives DO Matter. What will be your role?

OPINION: Black Lives DO Matter. What will be your role?

| June 19, 2020, 10:11 AM

Over the past few weeks, we have seen protest rallies and support rallies pop up all over the nation. America is hurting,  We have been hurting for a long time and now we have an opportunity to do something—to make a difference. And on Juneteenth 2020, I want to address the murder of George Floyd–it’s […]

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BONUS PODCAST: SECU offers some sound advice (and gift suggestions) to the Class of 2020

BONUS PODCAST: SECU offers some sound advice (and gift suggestions) to the Class of 2020

| June 13, 2020, 04:00 PM

The Class of 2020 is ending their high school or college life in a weird time. The job market is questionable. The stock market is questionable. And we are in the midst of a pandemic. Without a doubt, it is a tough time; but also without a doubt, our young adults graduating this year will […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Carrol’s Creek Cafe (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Carrol’s Creek Cafe (Encore Presentation)

| June 13, 2020, 12:00 PM

Since 1983, Carrol’s Creek Cafe has been serving up some of the best food in Annapolis from their decks overlooking the Annapolis Harbor. We sat down with Jeff Jacobs, the owner and operator to talk about the beginnings, how he grew from picking up cigarette butts from the deck to owning and operating one of […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Leadership Anne Arundel — Just what IS it all about?

BONUS PODCAST: Leadership Anne Arundel — Just what IS it all about?

| June 12, 2020, 06:43 PM

Leadership Anne Arundel. I knew of the organization for years, but really was a bit confused about what exactly it was that the DO. Well, mystery solved!  Today, we speak with Kris Shock who is the President and CEO of the organization to pull back the curtain. In a nutshell, it is an organization that […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Zachary’s Jewelers (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Zachary’s Jewelers (Encore Presentation)

| June 06, 2020, 12:00 PM

I did not know that Steve Samaras got his start on Main Street selling jewelry for a store called Alexanders!  I knew about the Zachary’s Jewelers that had a bad fire and ultimately rebuilt at the foot of Main Street. But there is a lot more. We talk to Steve Samaras, the owner of Zachary’s […]

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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| June 06, 2020, 10:43 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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SPECIAL UPDATE: Annapolis to form Civilian Review Board for Police Department

SPECIAL UPDATE: Annapolis to form Civilian Review Board for Police Department

| June 04, 2020, 05:54 PM

This afternoon, Annapolis City Mayor Buckley and Police Chief Edward Jackson announced the formation of a Civilian Review Board for the Police Department. The initial phase of the process will be to gather the best practices to form the actual Board and then begin the legislative process to formally establish it. Please have a listen […]

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BONUS PODCAST: #AnnapolisGives – Deadline Looming for Free Branding Makeover

BONUS PODCAST: #AnnapolisGives – Deadline Looming for Free Branding Makeover

| May 31, 2020, 01:00 PM

Have you heard about Annapolis Gives ? We partnered up with Liquified Creative to create an initiative to give back to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Have a listen and learn how you can offer a tip to your favorite service worker who may be out of a job. Have a listen and find […]

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#AnnapolisGives–a collaboration of community by Liquified Creative and Eye On Annapolis

#AnnapolisGives–a collaboration of community by Liquified Creative and Eye On Annapolis

| May 31, 2020, 10:51 AM

Annapolis-based advertising agency Liquified Creative and Maryland news platform Eye on Annapolis have collaborated to launch a three-part initiative aimed at providing support for the Annapolis community during COVID-19. The initiative, officially named Designing Change Together, will feature three main components designed as a way to give back to our community in a small way. […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Main & Market | Catering | Cafe | Bakery (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Main & Market | Catering | Cafe | Bakery (Encore Presentation)

| May 30, 2020, 12:00 PM

Main & Market Catering | Cafe | Bakery is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Annapolis. But they are so much more. Catering for weddings, holidays, private parties, and corporate events is the largest part of the business; but the Cafe and bakery also shine. We talked to the VP Evie Turner about the […]

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BONUS PODCAST: An update from The Village at Providence Point

BONUS PODCAST: An update from The Village at Providence Point

| May 29, 2020, 01:30 PM

Last September,  we spoke with Larry Bradshaw who is the CEO of National Lutheran Communities & Services and the man behind the project now known as The Village at Providence Point in Annapolis.  A lot has happened since then and today, we check in with Bradshaw as the project seems to be headed into the […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Spin Sheet | Prop Talk | Fish Talk | Start Sailing Now (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Spin Sheet | Prop Talk | Fish Talk | Start Sailing Now (Encore Presentation)

| May 23, 2020, 12:00 PM

If you are a boater–or even remotely interested in boating in the Chesapeake Bay, some of these names will be familiar– Spin Sheet, Prop Talk, Fish Talk, or Start Sailing Now! No matter how you recreate in the Chesapeake Bay, Mary Ewenson and her crew have you covered. While Spin Sheet is geared toward Sailors, […]

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#AnnapolisGives–a collaboration of community by Liquified Creative and Eye On Annapolis

#AnnapolisGives–a collaboration of community by Liquified Creative and Eye On Annapolis

| May 22, 2020, 04:50 PM

Annapolis-based advertising agency Liquified Creative and Maryland news platform Eye on Annapolis have collaborated to launch a three-part initiative aimed at providing support for the Annapolis community during COVID-19. The initiative, officially named Designing Change Together, will feature three main components designed as a way to give back to our community in a small way. […]

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BONUS PODCAST: A different kind of Memorial Day and some cash back on your adult beverages!!

BONUS PODCAST: A different kind of Memorial Day and some cash back on your adult beverages!!

| May 21, 2020, 04:44 PM

Today, we continue our monthly series (no set schedule other than monthly) about beer.  We have a huge distributor of beer right here in Annapolis–Katcef Brothers Inc. and they have a ton of experts on hand to de-mystify beer for us.  Now, full disclosure–I like beer! I like beer a lot!  But, I am not […]

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