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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?

| April 03, 2020, 04:42 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: Pedal Power Kids

Legacy Business Spotlight: Pedal Power Kids

| March 28, 2020, 12:00 PM

Biking. It’s healthy. It’s fun. In Anne Arundel County there are plenty of safe places to do it. And to help you along, is Rachel Varn from Pedal Power Kids! Today, we speak with Rachel Varn who is the owner of Pedal Power Kids. After seeing parents sending their kids to swimming lessons, she decided […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Getting Health Insurance During COVID Pandemic

BONUS PODCAST: Getting Health Insurance During COVID Pandemic

| March 27, 2020, 03:19 PM

With everything to worry about with the COVID-19 Pandemic, health insurance should not be one of them. Maryland Health Connection realizes that and has re-opened their enrollment through April 15th (currently).  If you do not have insurance, please visit their website or contact their call center. Today we speak with Michele Eberle who is the […]

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OPINION:  Don’t diss on the local businesses

OPINION: Don’t diss on the local businesses

| March 25, 2020, 04:16 PM

We are all in this together. And we will all come out of this together. We all need to be thankful that we have a Governor that reacted as quickly as he did and take some solace in the fact that we are likely to come out of this COVID-19 Pandemic a lot better off […]

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CONCISE Listing of  COVID-19 Resources and Links

CONCISE Listing of COVID-19 Resources and Links

| March 25, 2020, 07:18 AM

There is WAY too much information being passed around surrounding the COVID-19 virus.  It is encouraging that the communities are coming together like this to help, but there needs to be a way to consolidate it a bit. Hopefully this list of vetted links will help. Links to national and global sites (WHO, CDC, etc) […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Smithey Law Group

Legacy Business Spotlight: Smithey Law Group

| March 21, 2020, 12:00 PM

If you ever have a problem with a boss; or if you are a boss and have a problem with an employee–look no further than West Annapolis and the Smithey Law Group. Today, we speak with Joyce Smithey, a labor and employment law attorney with 20 years experience based in West Annapolis. We talk about […]

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BONUS PODCAST: An Eastportorican in Paris — COVID-19 Update

BONUS PODCAST: An Eastportorican in Paris — COVID-19 Update

| March 18, 2020, 01:55 PM

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread in the US, we reached out to an Eastport resident and friend who has been on a long term business assignment in Paris, France since 2016. While the US may or may not follow the lead of France, this is a good insight into what a lockdown looks […]

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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| March 18, 2020, 10:42 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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Annapolis Mayor and Police Chief hold press conference to discuss homicide

Annapolis Mayor and Police Chief hold press conference to discuss homicide

| March 16, 2020, 10:14 PM

Earlier today, Mayor Gavin Buckley, several Aldermen, Police Chief Jackson, community activists, and religious leaders held a press conference near the site of a fatal shooting on Ben’s Drive in the Bay Ridge Gardens community. Mayor Buckley opened the conference with condolences to the family and lamenting another killing in the community. He said that […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters to close at 5pm tonight

COVID-19 UPDATE: Bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters to close at 5pm tonight

| March 16, 2020, 11:18 AM

This morning, Governor Hogan announced additional measures he has taken to combat the COVID-19 virus which he said will seem “extreme but necessary.” Some of the key points included: All bars, restaurants, gyms, and theaters will be closed at 5:00pm tonight, March 16, 2020. Delivery and drive through operations will be permitted. Any social gathering […]

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COVID-19 LOCAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

COVID-19 LOCAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

| March 16, 2020, 08:21 AM

CURRENT NATIONAL OR STATEWIDE ALERTS: National: State of Emergency State: State of Emergency. No groups or events larger than 50 people. Practice social distancing (6′). All bars, restaurants, gyms, and movie theaters will be ordered to close at 5pm on March 16, 2020. Drive through, carry-out, and delivery operations will be allowed. COMMUNITY UPDATES This […]

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BONUS PODCAST: COVID-19 UPDATE with Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, Anne Arundel County Health Officer (March 14, 2020)

BONUS PODCAST: COVID-19 UPDATE with Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, Anne Arundel County Health Officer (March 14, 2020)

| March 14, 2020, 02:20 PM

After the County Executive’s Town Hall, we spoke with Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman with several concerns and questions we have fielded over the past week. The best places for up to the minute information are: AACo Health Department Website:  aahealth.org/ Maryland Department of Health Website: health.maryland.gov/pages/home.aspx CoronaVirus Tracking Map  The County Health Department has a warmline […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Legacy Business Spotlight: Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

| March 14, 2020, 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: Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D on the Coronavirus and Anne Arundel County

BONUS PODCAST: Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D on the Coronavirus and Anne Arundel County

| March 10, 2020, 06:42 PM

This afternoon we spoke with Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D who is the Health Officer for Anne Arundel County and the point man for the Coronavirus or COVID-19 virus that is quickly spreading throughout the world. We tried to get most of or questions answered about how to protect and prevent and got an update on specifically […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Some inside scoop on the Annapolis Film Festival

BONUS PODCAST: Some inside scoop on the Annapolis Film Festival

| March 08, 2020, 06:30 PM

The Annapolis Film Festival is coming! The Annapolis Film Festival is coming!  Ask for some days off or call out sick, but clear your calendar for March 26-29, 2020. This year, more than 70 films will be screened over four days all over walkable Annapolis. If you are a film buff (or want to be […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Rotary Club of Parole

Legacy Business Spotlight: Rotary Club of Parole

| March 07, 2020, 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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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| February 29, 2020, 01:41 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: The Golf Club at South River

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Golf Club at South River

| February 29, 2020, 12:00 PM

The Golf Club at South River has been around in one form or another for 26 years. Exxon started it, and in the end, The Brick Companies finished it. Today, it is a vibrant club with golf, fitness, and social programs for a crowd that is decidedly NOT the stereotypical country club crowd. Toss in […]

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Man charged with assault after threatening Eastport woman with long gun

Man charged with assault after threatening Eastport woman with long gun

| February 27, 2020, 08:17 AM

The Annapolis Police have arrested a Clay Street man and charged him with assault after he threatened an Eastport woman with gun. On February 22, 2020 police responded to the Harbour House community in the Eastport section of Annapolis for a reported assault. The adult female victim reported that a male suspect known to her […]

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BONUS PODCAST: A sneak peek at Annapolis Restaurant Week 2020

BONUS PODCAST: A sneak peek at Annapolis Restaurant Week 2020

| February 24, 2020, 10:46 AM

Annapolis Restaurant Week is coming to on February 29th!  What’s in store for you as you explore the 40+ restaurants in Annapolis that are participating? We speak with Erik Evans, the Executive Director of the Downtown Annapolis Partnership to find out about the particulars–parking, pricing, and participation. We also get some news about Dinner Under […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Mother’s Peninsula Grille

Legacy Business Spotlight: Mother’s Peninsula Grille

| February 22, 2020, 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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Legacy Business Spotlight: Lisa’s Cakepops

Legacy Business Spotlight: Lisa’s Cakepops

| February 15, 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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