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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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Samaritan House opens new building for 16 men in recovery

Samaritan House opens new building for 16 men in recovery

| September 19, 2019, 12:35 PM

And just like that, there is hope for 16 more men battling the disease of addiction. This morning, the Samaritan House in Annapolis opened a residence hall  on their 8 acre campus to house 16 more men in recovery. The project was nearly 7 years in the making and nearly a full year of construction, […]

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Rick Wakeman opens Grumpy Old Rock Star tour at Maryland Hall this weekend

Rick Wakeman opens Grumpy Old Rock Star tour at Maryland Hall this weekend

| September 18, 2019, 01:38 PM

Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman embarks on his first solo tour of America in 13 years and he selects Annapolis, Rams Head On Stage, and Maryland Hall to bring it all together. Wakeman’s The Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour will combine spellbinding piano music with sidesplitting jokes and revealing insights into his 50-plus-year career. Expect an […]

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New book: “100 Things To Do In Annapolis and the Eastern Shore Before You Die”

New book: “100 Things To Do In Annapolis and the Eastern Shore Before You Die”

| September 17, 2019, 03:51 PM

There’s a new book in town and it is called “100 Things To Do In Annapolis and the Eastern Shore Before You Die.” And, I have to say, local author Susan Moynihan gets it right! It’s a quick and fun read with the author’s bucket list of 100 things to do in the area; and […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Gibson’s Lodgings of Annapolis

Legacy Business Spotlight: Gibson’s Lodgings of Annapolis

| September 14, 2019, 12:00 PM

You can’t find a more centrally located inn or hotel in Annapolis than Gibson’s Lodgings of Annapolis which is tucked away on Prince George’s Street just feet from the water and the United States Naval Academy. We sit down with John Lauer who is the owner (and was a partner since 1988) to talk about […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Fall beers, Fall festivals, and a Clydesdale announcement

BONUS PODCAST: Fall beers, Fall festivals, and a Clydesdale announcement

| September 13, 2019, 08:29 AM

Over on The Maryland Crabs, we have been recording monthly beer-casts with Katcef Brothers, the area’s largest beer distributor. This month, we got into a small taste of fall beers–they will come out in force next month. But we tried Devil’s Backbone O’Fest and Victory’s Fest Bier. We broke some news about the Clydesdales and […]

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Annapolis Police looking for Cornhill Street flasher

Annapolis Police looking for Cornhill Street flasher

| September 13, 2019, 08:21 AM

The Annapolis Police are looking for a flasher in historic downtown Annapolis. According to a police report, an adult female victim reported that she was sitting in her parked vehicle at 340am this morning along Cornhill Street, when a male suspect approached the vehicle on foot. The man exposed his genitals and touched himself. The […]

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Yet another armed robbery at Eastport Royal Farms

Yet another armed robbery at Eastport Royal Farms

| September 10, 2019, 08:07 AM

Just before 4:00am this morning, the Annapolis Police Department responded to the Royal Farms store in the City’s Eastport section at the corner of Sixth and Chesapeake for an armed robbery. According to the victim, a male suspect wearing a black face mask entered the store and approached the employees. The suspect said he had […]

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Annapolis police investigating stabbing in HACA’s Robinwood neighborhood

Annapolis police investigating stabbing in HACA’s Robinwood neighborhood

| September 09, 2019, 08:16 AM

Sunday morning at 5:15am, the Annapolis Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue in the Robinwood neighborhood for an injured subject. When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound and a laceration to his head. The male victim reported that he was outside in the […]

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BONUS PODCAST: All about electric vehicles with Annapolis Green and BGE

BONUS PODCAST: All about electric vehicles with Annapolis Green and BGE

| September 07, 2019, 06:11 PM

Transportation is changing. We are hearing talks about autonomous vehicles fifty years down the road; but in the here and now, we have electric vehicles. Elvia Thompson the founder of Annapolis Green joins us with Divesh Gupta who is the Director of Strategy | Utility of the Future for BGE. Annapolis Green is bringing more […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Anne Arundel County Public Library

Legacy Business Spotlight: Anne Arundel County Public Library

| September 07, 2019, 12:00 PM

The Anne Arundel County Public Library has been serving our community since 1921.  We caught up with the CEO and Library Director Skip Auld to get a bit of the history, the present and the future. We talk about the new Annapolis branch and the two others planned for Riviera Beach and Glen Burnie. The […]

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BONUS PODCAST:  Annapolis’ own Jacob Landis is paying it forward by giving the gift of hearing with Jacob’s Ride

BONUS PODCAST: Annapolis’ own Jacob Landis is paying it forward by giving the gift of hearing with Jacob’s Ride

| September 05, 2019, 06:35 PM

For a moment, imagine that you are hearing the phone ring and dreading another telemarketer call.  Now imagine that same phone ringing tomorrow–but you cannot hear it! That happened to Annapolis resident, Jacob Landis, at age 9. With no answers as to why he went deaf, his family embarked on a journey that ended with […]

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Oh no! The Social Security Administration has suspended my number!

Oh no! The Social Security Administration has suspended my number!

| September 05, 2019, 06:33 PM

Scams abound. The Annapolis Police Department warns us. The Anne Arundel County Police Department warns us. Maryland’s Attorney General Brian Frosh warns us. And even Maryland’s Comptroller Peter Franchot warns us. But, despite the obvious falsity of the call, many people must fall victim to them as they keep on coming back for more. This […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Maryland Hall

Legacy Business Spotlight: Maryland Hall

| August 31, 2019, 12:00 PM

Maryland Hall has been pushing arts to Anne Arundel County for 40 years thanks to the likes of people like Ellen Moyer, Linnell Bowen, Dennis Younger and Mike Busch. And what a fantastic first forty years it has been. The torches have been passed (for lack of a better word) and we talk with Margaret […]

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

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

| August 30, 2019, 10:23 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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PODCAST: 6 things you should know about a Navy football game

PODCAST: 6 things you should know about a Navy football game

| August 25, 2019, 12:00 PM

In this bonus episode we speak with Bill Givens who is the Associate Athletic Director for Operations and Championships. As he says “the ops guy.” Over this 35 minutes, we talk about six things you need to know before you head to see a Navy football game. Key games to see New policies Security Beer […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Annapolis Sailing School

Legacy Business Spotlight: Annapolis Sailing School

| August 24, 2019, 12:00 PM

The Annapolis Sailing School is 60 years old and going strong. From humble beginnings in 1959 at the foot of Sixth Street In Eastport to the pristine property at the end of Bembe Beach Road toady, the Annapolis Sailing School has continued to find just the right way to get people on the water! We spoke […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  The Rams Head Group

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Rams Head Group

| August 17, 2019, 12:00 PM

The Rams Head Group is celebrating 30 years in business (in 2019) and it is hard to believe. We speak with Bill Muehlhauser an Annapolis car salesman who sat in what is known as the “down bar” and decided he wanted to own it. And he did! We discuss the expansion of Rams Head from […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Waning beers of summer and a peek into fall beers with Katcef Brothers

BONUS PODCAST: Waning beers of summer and a peek into fall beers with Katcef Brothers

| August 15, 2019, 06:38 PM

Today, we continue our monthly series (no set schedule other than monthly) about beer.  We have a huge distributer 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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Last month for the Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

Last month for the Summer of fun at Zachary’s Jewelers

| August 13, 2019, 10:05 AM

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 […]

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Eye On Annapolis celebrating 10 years!

Eye On Annapolis celebrating 10 years!

| August 11, 2019, 06:00 PM

Every now and then we need to pat ourselves on the back. 2019 marks the 10th year of publication for Eye On Annapolis and I wanted to take some space to thank everyone who has supported us over the last decade! For those that aren’t aware, Eye On Annapolis was started on a dare. I […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Post Haste Printing & Mailing

Legacy Business Spotlight: Post Haste Printing & Mailing

| August 10, 2019, 12:00 PM

36 years! It started out as a small private mailbox service on Church Circle has expanded several times and now is powerhouse for printing and mailing in the region. Post Haste Printing & Mailing can handle your printing needs if you need 25 copies of your kid’s latest book report. They can also handle a […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Beth Nielsen Chapman

BONUS PODCAST: Beth Nielsen Chapman

| August 08, 2019, 06:20 PM

Beth Nielsen Chapman calls from a train in Boston to talk about her upcoming show at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis along with what it is like being a Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter, working with some of the biggest names in music and why she likes the train! We also hit on […]

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