“Herrmann
Insert future code here--> 1-1 to 1-31 Anne Arundel County Stop Smoking <-----
STANDARD HERMAN AD--> Anne Arundel County Stop Smoking <-----
Herrmann 40--> “Herrmann <-----
MD Higher Education Commission
Insert future code here

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.

rss feed Facebook Twitter Author's Website

John Frenaye's Latest Posts

More Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

More Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

| July 18, 2019, 04:03 PM

Have you noticed the fun windows at Zachary’s Jewelers on Main Street in Annapolis? The summer of fun? We did. We  were curious and asked…. When I was a little girl growing up in Annapolis, I would love when my mom would take me downtown to go shopping.  We would always stop in the GC […]

Continue Reading

6 things you probably didn’t know about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you probably didn’t know about Eye On Annapolis!

| July 17, 2019, 01:22 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 […]

Continue Reading

Live Water Foundation announces new partnership with HACA

Live Water Foundation announces new partnership with HACA

| July 16, 2019, 01:27 PM

Live Water Foundation is a local non-profit in Annapolis founded by Brian Meyer, who was also a founding partner of Capital SUP. The Mission of the Live Water Foundation is to inspire and empower  people and organizations and to facilitate watersports programs to improve the health, wellness, and environment of area communities. Yesterday, Meyer announced […]

Continue Reading

Legacy Business Spotlight:  à la mode intimates

Legacy Business Spotlight: à la mode intimates

| July 13, 2019, 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 […]

Continue Reading

Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Sandy Brown talks about the upcoming All-Star Game

Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Sandy Brown talks about the upcoming All-Star Game

| July 12, 2019, 08:49 AM

The Maryland Crabs recently spoke with Sandy Brown who is the Commissioner for Major League Lacrosse. He was in town to get a proclamation from Mayor Buckley in advance of the MLL All-Star Game which will be taking place on Saturday, July 27th at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Have a listen as we talk […]

Continue Reading

The MRE’s Tug-of-War has been saved!

The MRE’s Tug-of-War has been saved!

| July 10, 2019, 07:35 PM

A little more than a month ago, the Maritime Republic of Eastport’s Tug-Of-War was in jeopardy. The old guard was tired and there were not many newcomers volunteering to carry on the torch. In a last ditch effort to save the Tug and other events, the MRE held a recruitment meeting on June 4th. And […]

Continue Reading

Legacy Business Spotlight:  Annapolis Marine Art Gallery

Legacy Business Spotlight: Annapolis Marine Art Gallery

| July 06, 2019, 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 […]

Continue Reading

More Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

More Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

| July 04, 2019, 04:02 PM

Have you noticed the fun windows at Zachary’s Jewelers on Main Street in Annapolis? The summer of fun? We did. We  were curious and asked…. When I was a little girl growing up in Annapolis, I would love when my mom would take me downtown to go shopping.  We would always stop in the GC […]

Continue Reading

Turnout for Inaugural Pride Parade & Festival surpasses organizers expectations

Turnout for Inaugural Pride Parade & Festival surpasses organizers expectations

| June 29, 2019, 02:50 PM

The first Pride Parade and Festival ever held in Maryland’s state capital was a tremendous success according to Jeremy Browning, the organizer of the parade, festival and Annapolis Pride. “We are absolutely thrilled with the tremendous turnout for this historic parade in the City of Annapolis,” Browning said. “It was especially significant that it came […]

Continue Reading

Legacy Business Spotlight:  Carrol’s Creek Cafe

Legacy Business Spotlight: Carrol’s Creek Cafe

| June 29, 2019, 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 […]

Continue Reading

6 things you probably didn’t know about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you probably didn’t know about Eye On Annapolis!

| June 27, 2019, 04:22 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 […]

Continue Reading

Legacy Business Spotlight:  Zachary’s Jewelers

Legacy Business Spotlight: Zachary’s Jewelers

| June 22, 2019, 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 […]

Continue Reading

More Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

More Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

| June 18, 2019, 01:01 PM

Have you noticed the fun windows at Zachary’s Jewelers on Main Street in Annapolis? The summer of fun? We did. We  were curious and asked…. When I was a little girl growing up in Annapolis, I would love when my mom would take me downtown to go shopping.  We would always stop in the GC […]

Continue Reading

Legacy Business Spotlight:  Main & Market | Catering | Cafe | Bakery

Legacy Business Spotlight: Main & Market | Catering | Cafe | Bakery

| June 15, 2019, 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 […]

Continue Reading

Legacy Business Spotlight:  Spin Sheet | Prop Talk | Fish Talk | Start Sailing Now

Legacy Business Spotlight: Spin Sheet | Prop Talk | Fish Talk | Start Sailing Now

| June 08, 2019, 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, […]

Continue Reading

6 things you probably didn’t know about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you probably didn’t know about Eye On Annapolis!

| June 07, 2019, 01:21 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 […]

Continue Reading

Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

| June 03, 2019, 06:00 PM

Have you noticed the fun windows at Zachary’s Jewelers on Main Street in Annapolis? The summer of fun? We did. We  were curious and asked…. When I was a little girl growing up in Annapolis, I would love when my mom would take me downtown to go shopping.  We would always stop in the GC […]

Continue Reading

Hogan is <em>NOT</em> running for President

Hogan is NOT running for President

| June 01, 2019, 03:11 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that while he will not be a candidate for President in 2020, he is launching a national 501(c)4 advocacy group in order to continue to be a leader in the national conversation about where our nation needs to be headed to ensure a more prosperous, stronger, safer and united America […]

Continue Reading

Legacy Business Spotlight:  Annapolis Yacht Sales

Legacy Business Spotlight: Annapolis Yacht Sales

| June 01, 2019, 12:00 PM

In the market for a sail or powerboat?  Annapolis Yacht Sales may be your answer. After all they’ve been around for more than half a century! First off, don’t let the name “yacht” scare you off–they offer new and brokered boats of any size for the beginner and the expert. But the sale of Beneteau […]

Continue Reading

Last chance for the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar – THIS MONDAY!

Last chance for the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar – THIS MONDAY!

| May 31, 2019, 10:09 AM

It is impossible to pitch a good story to the media today! True? Or, is that fake news? What’s the best way to contact a reporter? What kinds of story ideas interest the media? How do you tell your story through video and social media? The 16th Annual “Wendi Winters” PR Bazaar, a unique, Annapolis […]

Continue Reading

PODCAST: Check it out–Annapolis Arts Week starts on Saturday!

PODCAST: Check it out–Annapolis Arts Week starts on Saturday!

| May 30, 2019, 02:49 PM

Annapolis has a thriving arts community. It might be music, sculpture, painting, performance art, woodworking, or instructing. June 1st through 8th is your chance to dive into it all!  It is Annapolis Arts Week! From plein air painters on the streets, to musicians on the stage, to muralists on the sides of buildings. From student […]

Continue Reading

Assault charges filed after strange incident in HACA’s Eastport Terrace community

Assault charges filed after strange incident in HACA’s Eastport Terrace community

| May 29, 2019, 08:15 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the Annapolis Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Frederick Douglass Street in the Eastport Terrace neighborhood. The 51 year old adult male victim reported that he and Jornasha King, 17, of Annapolis, were inside a home when she got upset with him and threw five kitchen knives at him, with three […]

Continue Reading

Fourth of July Cruises
Insert future code here