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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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Announcing the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar

Announcing the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar

| April 10, 2019, 01:02 PM

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 […]

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Bitty & Beau’s Coffee coming to Annapolis City Dock

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee coming to Annapolis City Dock

| April 09, 2019, 09:56 AM

Yesterday, Bitty, Beau, and their mom, Amy Wright, founder of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee had this to say about Annapolis on their Facebook Page. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee was founded to provide job opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is expected to employ 20 at their newest location on City Dock in […]

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BONUS CONTENT: State of the City of Annapolis 2019

BONUS CONTENT: State of the City of Annapolis 2019

| April 08, 2019, 08:08 PM

Many thanks to today’s sponsor…. Mac Medics, located conveniently in Severna Park and Lanham. Check them out–you’ll never go back to the mall! Annapolis Mayor, Gavin Buckley presents his 2019 State of the City address on Monday, April 8, 2019. Some of the key points were the successes of getting the financial house in order, […]

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Adopt a dog or cat this week and the fees will be picked up by Severn Bank

Adopt a dog or cat this week and the fees will be picked up by Severn Bank

| April 07, 2019, 06:12 PM

Severn Bank believes that every animal deserves a forever home. And once again, they are putting their money where their mouth is by paying for ALL adoption fees at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County this week.   Yes, as long as you otherwise qualify to adopt, you can do it at no cost to […]

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BONUS CONTENT: Annapolis Pride

BONUS CONTENT: Annapolis Pride

| March 18, 2019, 01:09 PM

It’s a breath of fresh air to see Annapolis becoming more accepting of everyone!  Sure we have some work to do, but this is a big step. Annapolis Pride!  It’s a relatively new organization that has burst on the scene in a big way. Last year they had a Pride March for the LBGTQ+ community. […]

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BONUS CONTENT: A discussion with Comptroller Franchot–beer, taxes, the Annapolis Machine and a run for Governor

BONUS CONTENT: A discussion with Comptroller Franchot–beer, taxes, the Annapolis Machine and a run for Governor

| March 11, 2019, 10:46 AM

Today, we sit down with Maryland’s Comptroller, Peter Franchot–who I might add is one of the most accessible elected officials– to talk about his roles, his failed Reform on Tap program, taxes, and his battle with the “Annapolis Machine” that is trying to strip him of some of his duties in a vendetta. And with […]

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BONUS CONTENT: APD’s Scholarship Program and Spring Fling

BONUS CONTENT: APD’s Scholarship Program and Spring Fling

| March 09, 2019, 06:23 PM

Today, we speak with Lt. Kevin Krauss who was NOT behind me with his lights turned on! Today, we talk about a different kind of outreach. Annapolis Police have been around 150+ years and they have some scholarship money for local kids!  Seriously!   And they are throwing a party on March 20th to celebrate that […]

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BONUS CONTENT:  Taxing your Airbnb? Is it a good thing?

BONUS CONTENT: Taxing your Airbnb? Is it a good thing?

| February 21, 2019, 12:00 PM

As a follow up to our story last week on a potential tax on the short term vacation rental market, The Maryland Crabs Podcast sat down with Connie DelSignore the CEO of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County to dig a little deeper. Have a listen to some of the facts and figures revealed in […]

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Annapolis City Attorney resigns

Annapolis City Attorney resigns

| February 21, 2019, 09:28 AM

Annapolis City Attorney Richard H. Melnick announced his resignation to Mayor Gavin Buckley and the Office of Law staff on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Melnick has enjoyed a positive relationship with both the Mayor and members of the City Council throughout his tenure as City Attorney. Melnick has worked as City Attorney since February of […]

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CAT-North students get state of the art opportunity from TRANE

CAT-North students get state of the art opportunity from TRANE

| February 19, 2019, 04:01 PM

Students at the Center of Applied Technology – North who study HVAC operation and repair will soon have an opportunity to learn on a state-of-the-art Variable Refrigerant Flow System thanks to a generous donation from TRANE. Company and school officials announced the donation to students last week. The $24,000 equipment system, which features indoor and […]

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REPOST:  REAL ID Compliance causing massive delays at MVA

REPOST: REAL ID Compliance causing massive delays at MVA

| February 18, 2019, 09:38 AM

REPOST: We have heard reports of 4 to 5 hour waits at some MVA locations to comply with the REAL ID requirements. Below are the steps needed to take to be sure you are in compliance. Failure to comply may prevent you from flying on a commercial aircraft, entering any Federal building and other restrictions. […]

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Glen Burnie man killed in Route 100 crash

Glen Burnie man killed in Route 100 crash

| February 16, 2019, 05:44 PM

On February 16, 2019 at approximately 11:43am, officers responded to MD 100 East at Quarterfield Road for a two-vehicle crash. A Toyota was traveling eastbound on MD 100. The driver lost control and struck a guardrail on the right shoulder.  The Toyota crossed back into the traffic lanes where it flipped onto a Honda that […]

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Brooklyn Park man charged with murdering his mother

Brooklyn Park man charged with murdering his mother

| February 15, 2019, 07:17 AM

This is an update to prior story. On Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 2:59 p.m., officers responded to the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue, Brooklyn, Maryland for a burglary.  The 911 caller told police dispatchers that his mother had been murdered and a suspect had ran out of the residence.  Upon arrival officers made contact with the […]

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New study shows the need for regulation of the vacation rental by owner properties

New study shows the need for regulation of the vacation rental by owner properties

| February 13, 2019, 08:18 AM

AirBNB and the like could be behind a future tax increase. Currently, there is a 7% hotel tax applied to a visitor’s stay when they stay in one of the hotels or bed and breakfasts in the County. But with the advent of a younger consumer and aggressive technology, many visitors are now flocking to […]

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Village at Providence Point submits final plans to Annapolis

Village at Providence Point submits final plans to Annapolis

| February 11, 2019, 04:28 PM

The Village at Providence Point has recently submitted its latest proposal for the plot of land formerly known as Crystal Spring. After what National Lutheran Communities & Services CEO Larry Bradshaw calls a “very productive” 7 months with the City’s Planning and Zoning Department, all parties feel that this latest iteration will move forward. “Of […]

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1 dead, 6 injured in overnight fire

1 dead, 6 injured in overnight fire

| January 31, 2019, 07:39 AM

UPDATE: The deceased is identified as George Christopher Kouimanis, 37, of 415 Wellham Avenue. There is no update to the conditions of the 32-year-old female patient or the 5-year-old male patient. Smoke Alarm Status: A single smoke alarm was located laying upside down on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen on the main level of […]

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BONUS CONTENT: New Year, New Beer, The Superbowl and a few choices for wings

BONUS CONTENT: New Year, New Beer, The Superbowl and a few choices for wings

| January 30, 2019, 04:19 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 […]

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Former County Executive Leopold files to have misconduct verdicts vacated

Former County Executive Leopold files to have misconduct verdicts vacated

| January 28, 2019, 02:02 PM

Former County Executive John R. Leopold has filed a petition in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to have his convictions of misconduct in office vacated. The legal term is a Writ of Coram Nobis: The writ of coram nobis (also known as writ of error coram nobis, writ of coram vobis, or writ of error coram vobis) is a legal order allowing […]

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Hogan announces $9M in tax credits for student loan debt relief

Hogan announces $9M in tax credits for student loan debt relief

| January 26, 2019, 10:34 AM

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has awarded $9 million in tax credits to nearly 9,500 Maryland residents with student loan debt. Nationally, student loans exceed $1.48 trillion and Maryland’s average is $27,455 per graduate. “Student loan debt is a daunting and overwhelming burden for thousands of Marylanders,” said Governor […]

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Will the Key School investigation dig deep enough? Some think not.

Will the Key School investigation dig deep enough? Some think not.

| January 23, 2019, 06:32 PM

NOTE: The Tupelo and Cypress website has been updated since we initially verified the information, and again since we have published this article. We have been contacted by another survivor who has said that there are some inaccuracies in the website. Just about a year ago, the Key School in Annapolis was rocked with allegations […]

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Black Bears call up goalie Anthony Del Tufo

Black Bears call up goalie Anthony Del Tufo

| January 23, 2019, 06:04 PM

The Maryland Black Bears have called up Goalie Anthony Del Tufo from their EHL affiliate, Team Maryland. Anthony Del Tufo is a 5’9, 165-pound New Jersey native that has played with the Black Bears before. Del Tufo made his Black Bears debut this past December and put up 29 saves for a .935 SV% against […]

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WRNR stands in solidarity with the furloughed federal workers

WRNR stands in solidarity with the furloughed federal workers

| January 22, 2019, 03:07 PM

Annapolis based radio station, WRNR (103.1) is standing in solidarity with the furloughed federal workers as they endure their 32nd day. At 5:30pm on January 17th, WRNR became “furlough radio” and all non-essential employees were off the air.  We asked a few questions. According to Bob Waugh, the station’s program director, the station was “jockless” […]

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