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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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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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BONUS PODCAST: Breegan Jane and Creig Northrop appearing at The Homeowners Expo next weekend

BONUS PODCAST: Breegan Jane and Creig Northrop appearing at The Homeowners Expo next weekend

| February 13, 2020, 06:27 PM

The Homeowners Expo is rolling into Annapolis on February 22 and 23rd at the Byzantium Center and it will be chock full of building suppliers and contractors to help you out with any project in your home or garden. Also at the Expo, fresh off the premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Interior Design […]

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City of Annapolis may come up $400K short of funding from State for services

City of Annapolis may come up $400K short of funding from State for services

| February 10, 2020, 10:48 AM

Last year, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, along with newly elected State Senator Sarah Elfreth, the late Speaker of the House Mike Busch, and freshman Delegate Alice Cain lobbied for money to reimburse the City of Annapolis for the costs associated with  hosting the State Government in the City. They were successful. Or so it seemed. […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Weems Creek Nursery School

Legacy Business Spotlight: Weems Creek Nursery School

| February 08, 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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True Food Kitchen coming to Annapolis Towne Centre

True Food Kitchen coming to Annapolis Towne Centre

| February 05, 2020, 12:15 PM

A transformation is underway at Annapolis Town Center in Annapolis,. Over the course of the last 16 months, the property has seen a number of strategic enhancements designed to add vitality and improve customer experience. Among the changes are new community gathering areas with comfortable seating and fire pits, as well as the addition of […]

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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 02, 2020, 10:41 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:  The Brick Companies

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Brick Companies

| February 01, 2020, 12:00 PM

The Brick Companies is not a household name in the area, but they’ve been around for more than 125 years!  If you ever played golf at the Golf Club at South River or Queenstown–you know The Brick Companies. If you have ever pulled into one of their Atlantic Marinas on the Magothy or Patapsco rivers–you […]

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BONUS PODCAST: A few minutes with Ray Parker Jr of Ghostbusters fame

BONUS PODCAST: A few minutes with Ray Parker Jr of Ghostbusters fame

| January 31, 2020, 06:12 PM

If you asked a kid in 1984, “who you gonna call?” They’d say Ghostbusters!   If you asked a kid that same question today, you’d get the same answer! GRAMMY winner and OSCAR nominated singer/songwriter/guitarist Ray Parker, Jr. is coming to the Rams Head On Stage for a single show on February 7th. We chatted on […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Hospice of the Chesapeake

Legacy Business Spotlight: Hospice of the Chesapeake

| January 25, 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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Mission Escape Rooms raises $7502.70 for Australia relief efforts

Mission Escape Rooms raises $7502.70 for Australia relief efforts

| January 22, 2020, 08:00 AM

Jason Cherry, owner of the three area Mission Escape Rooms could not sit back and watch Australia burn. Scientists at the University of Sydney estimate more than half a billion animals are impacted by the fires and millions have died. So, just as he did when he founded the Siblings of Autism  he stepped up. […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Solar Energy Services

Legacy Business Spotlight: Solar Energy Services

| January 18, 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?

| January 15, 2020, 04:40 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:  Annapolis Green

Legacy Business Spotlight: Annapolis Green

| January 11, 2020, 12:00 PM

Like most good ideas, it all starts with a drink.  And Annapolis Green is no exception.  About 15 years ago, Lynne Forsman founded a chapter of Green Drinks in Annapolis. At the same time, Elvia Thompson was working with the Spa Creek Conservancy trying to help better the environment. The two met, decided to put […]

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Mission Escape Rooms helping wild animals stranded in Australia fires

Mission Escape Rooms helping wild animals stranded in Australia fires

| January 08, 2020, 07:42 AM

Jason Cherry, owner of the three area Mission Escape Rooms could not sit back and watch Australia burn. Scientists at the University of Sydney estimate more than half a billion animals are impacted by the fires and millions have died. So, just as he did when he founded the Siblings of Autism  he stepped up. […]

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Seven cited for underaged drinking in Annapolis

Seven cited for underaged drinking in Annapolis

| January 07, 2020, 08:41 AM

During the evening of 01/04 detectives from the Annapolis Police Department conducted checks for underage patrons at several businesses holding alcoholic beverage licenses. These checks were initiated based on complaints of people under the age of 21 entering bars and drinking alcoholic beverages. At one bar in the 100 block of Main St three 19 […]

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Alderman Gay puts speeding ticket to rest in expedited hearing

Alderman Gay puts speeding ticket to rest in expedited hearing

| January 06, 2020, 02:17 PM

This afternoon, Annapolis Ward 6 Alderman, DaJuan Gay, put his recent legal troubles behind him and apologized for his actions. Gay was cited for speeding 91 in a 65 mph zone on I-97. After the State’s review, his citation was amended to speeding below 85 mph in a 65 mph zone. In August, he had missed […]

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Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

Did you know these 6 things about Eye On Annapolis?

| January 04, 2020, 01:36 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:  Liquified Creative

Legacy Business Spotlight: Liquified Creative

| January 04, 2020, 12:00 PM

Liquified Creative in Eastport, is on the move. What started out as a small company has blossomed into an all-in-one shop for your marketing, advertising, web design, and creative needs. Today, we sit down with Shawn and Jessica Noratel, Caitlin Wiggins, and Jamie Czajkowski to learn what local non-profits like the Anne Arundel Medical Center […]

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The Eye On Annapolis Top Ten Stories of 2019

The Eye On Annapolis Top Ten Stories of 2019

| December 31, 2019, 09:08 AM

As each of the past ten years has come to a close, I find myself remembering certain stories. This year is no different. What is different is that I decided to compare mine, with yours. This year was a banner year for Eye On Annapolis with just shy of 2 million unique visitors coming to […]

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