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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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Local Business Spotlight: Chill Axes

Local Business Spotlight: Chill Axes

| April 17, 2021, 12:00 PM

Throwing axes is not just for a few weekends at the Renn Fest anymore!  Now, you can get your fix at Anne Arundel County’s newest entertainment spot– Chill Axes. Tucked in a building right near the intersection of Route 3 and Route 424 in Crofton, this promises to be a one or two hour time […]

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6 things you should know about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you should know about Eye On Annapolis!

| April 16, 2021, 01:29 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 perks for being a reader of Eye On Annapolis.  So, in case you did not know, here you are. We Have A Weekly Newsletter We publish […]

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Local Business Spotlight: Maryland Federation of Art

Local Business Spotlight: Maryland Federation of Art

| April 10, 2021, 12:00 PM

It’s not just a gallery on State Circle.  That was the big takeaway for me as we talk to Joann Vaughan from the Maryland Federation of Art.  The Circle Gallery is but one of the ways they coordinate getting art to the masses. We discuss how they have reacted to COVID, how to best support […]

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AFF HIGHLIGHT: “Chasing Childhood”

AFF HIGHLIGHT: “Chasing Childhood”

| April 09, 2021, 06:31 PM

Are adults over-parenting ther kids? Can you become too involved in their lives? What happens when a young adult has a list of questions from Mom at a job interview? Have we gone too far? Not far enough? “Chasing Childhood” explores all of that in this fascinating documentary.  Today, we speak with the Directors of […]

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AFF HIGHLIGHT: “Vinyl Nation”

AFF HIGHLIGHT: “Vinyl Nation”

| April 09, 2021, 08:00 AM

Vinyl is back in a big way!  And Directors Christopher Boone and Kevin Smokler took notice.  “Vinyl Nation” explores the resurgence of the record industry amidst a streaming economy and they find out how record albums have a unique power. They heal. They bring together. Come along as they look at the phenomenon from origin […]

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AFF HIGHLIGHT: “End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock”

AFF HIGHLIGHT: “End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock”

| April 08, 2021, 06:00 PM

The moral of this film is you don’t mess with indigenous women. With an unwanted oil pipeline, clean water is at risk for current and future generations that live on sovereign land, and the Sioux women risk their lives and their positions to take a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. And it worked, for […]

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AFF HIGHLIGHT: “The Race to Alaska”

AFF HIGHLIGHT: “The Race to Alaska”

| April 08, 2021, 08:00 AM

OK, this is bizarre. Take $10,000 in cash nailed to a post, a set of steak knives. Put a bunch of non-motorized boats in some of the most treacherous water in North America, and see how they do for 750 miles. That is the plotline of “The Race to Alaska.” It is a real-life race […]

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BONUS POD: The Colonial Players Are LIVE Again With Maytag Virgin

BONUS POD: The Colonial Players Are LIVE Again With Maytag Virgin

| April 06, 2021, 01:49 PM

After a year of being dark, The Colonial Players are back on April 9th with the opening performance of Maytag Virgin! We got a sneak peek in the newly modified theater as we spoke with Steve Tobin, the President of the Board of Directors for the all-volunteer company! We talked about the changes to the […]

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AFF HIGHLIGHT: “The Outside Story”

AFF HIGHLIGHT: “The Outside Story”

| April 04, 2021, 06:25 PM

After a year of COVID, we can all use a good laugh and as Producer, Director and Screenwriter Casimir Nozkowski says, he tried to make a funny with a heart!  And he did! “The Outside Story” is about an introverted video editor that rarely ventures from his home; but when he locks himself out of […]

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Local Business Spotlight: Tobias and Company

Local Business Spotlight: Tobias and Company

| April 03, 2021, 12:00 PM

Before Christmas I had never heard of Annapolis based Tobias And Company; and then I got an incredibly cool gift that just screamed Annapolis–a Knockers of Annapolis necktie. Today we speak to Patti DiMicelli who is the creative genius behind Tobias and Company about her products, her vision, and what really drives her in life–and […]

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AFF HIGHLIGHT: “As We Are”  (Filmed at Maryland Hall)

AFF HIGHLIGHT: “As We Are” (Filmed at Maryland Hall)

| April 03, 2021, 08:05 AM

At 18 months old, Evan Bertrand of Annapolis was diagnosed with autism. Now, this diagnosis will not stand in his way as he takes to the stage at Maryland Hall to perform with his piano in front of  sold out crowd. This short film in the “Maryland’s Got Talent” shorts program highlights the preparation for […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Annapolis Film Festival | April 8-18, 2021 | How To Fest This Year

BONUS PODCAST: Annapolis Film Festival | April 8-18, 2021 | How To Fest This Year

| March 29, 2021, 01:21 PM

It’s back! And with a vengeance! The 9th Annual Annapolis Film Festival will return virtually this year for ten days from April 8th through the 18th! And like we do each year, we sit down with the movers and shakers that make all the magic happen.  Today, we are speaking with Patti White and Lee […]

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Local Business Spotlight: One. Physical Therapy . Fitness . Wellness

Local Business Spotlight: One. Physical Therapy . Fitness . Wellness

| March 27, 2021, 12:00 PM

When you think a mousetrap could be better, you build a better mousetrap. And that is exactly what Jennifer Balducci and Christina Thomas of One . Physical Therapy . Fitness . Wellness did back in 2013. The two business owners worked together and decided to build a client centered wellness practice that encompasses traditional physical […]

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BONUS PODCAST: The Bay Bridge Boat Show 2021–Power and Sail | Queen Anne’s County

BONUS PODCAST: The Bay Bridge Boat Show 2021–Power and Sail | Queen Anne’s County

| March 23, 2021, 01:29 PM

After COVID forced the cancellation of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and the Bay Bridge Powerboat Show in 2020.  Well, it is 2021 and they are back. Sort of! This year, the two shows will be combined into one long weekend from April 15 through April 18 at the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville.  In […]

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Many Anne Arundel First Responders Not Keen on COVID Vaccine

Many Anne Arundel First Responders Not Keen on COVID Vaccine

| March 22, 2021, 06:07 PM

Many of the first responders in Anne Arundel County are hesitant to get the COVID vaccine. Several weeks ago, Eye On Annapolis asked the Health Department for the number of first responders (police and fire) who were elgible for the vaccine and the number who actually received it.  After a bit of a delay, they […]

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Local Business Spotlight: Flag House Inn

Local Business Spotlight: Flag House Inn

| March 20, 2021, 12:00 PM

So what does an IT guy and his teacher wife do when they get the feeling they may be burning out but are way too young to retire? They buy a bed and breakfast in Annapolis of course! Today, we sit down with (yes, actually sit down with) Marty Etzel who, along with his wife […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Annapolis Restaurant Week, Oyster Fest, and Maryland Day

BONUS PODCAST: Annapolis Restaurant Week, Oyster Fest, and Maryland Day

| March 17, 2021, 10:33 AM

Annapolis Restaurant Week is coming. Leave it to restaurant owners and the leadership of the Downtown Annapolis Partnership to figure it out in a COVID year! We speak with Erik Evans, the Executive Director of the Downtown Annapolis Partnership to find out about the particulars–participating restaurants (there are nearly 40), new ones, a shift in […]

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6 things you should know about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you should know about Eye On Annapolis!

| March 16, 2021, 01:28 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 perks for being a reader of Eye On Annapolis.  So, in case you did not know, here you are. We Have A Weekly Newsletter We publish […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Spring is Here And So Are The Strolls, Seltzers and Smashes

BONUS PODCAST: Spring is Here And So Are The Strolls, Seltzers and Smashes

| March 14, 2021, 01:42 PM

In this month’s pocast with the beer gurus at Katcef Brothers we are all about spring! But first a note. The City of Annapolis was running a loud machine outside, so there is a slight hum–sorry! We are in the midst of 31 days of a Shamrock Stroll and all the great local bars and restaurants that can […]

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Local Business Spotlight: Quantum Sails

Local Business Spotlight: Quantum Sails

| March 13, 2021, 12:00 PM

According to Charlie Saville, he’s been sailing since he was in a bassinette. Apparently that is true, so it makes sense that he is the Global Director of Client Care for Quantum Sails–the world’s second largest sailmaker which got its start here in Annapolis back in 1996. In the past 25 yeaars, they have grown […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Annapolis Restaurant Week, Oyster Fest, and Maryland Day

BONUS PODCAST: Annapolis Restaurant Week, Oyster Fest, and Maryland Day

| March 08, 2021, 11:25 AM

Annapolis Restaurant Week is coming. Leave it to restaurant owners and the leadership of the Downtown Annapolis Partnership to figure it out in a COVID year! We speak with Erik Evans, the Executive Director of the Downtown Annapolis Partnership to find out about the particulars–participating restaurants (there are nearly 40), new ones, a shift in […]

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Local Business Spotlight: Woodcraft Artisans

Local Business Spotlight: Woodcraft Artisans

| March 06, 2021, 12:00 PM

Merja Washburn has owned Woodcraft Artisans on Main Street for more than ten years and if you have an ounce of appreciation for water or boating, this is a must-see store. Custom teak furniture and home goods abound but the custom wooden maps are amazing. If you have a connection to any body of water, […]

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