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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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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Third Eye Comics and Third Eye Games & Hobbies

Legacy Business Spotlight: Third Eye Comics and Third Eye Games & Hobbies

| May 11, 2019, 12:00 PM

Did you know that one of the top comic book stores in the USA is located right here in Annapolis?  Yes, Third Eye Comics, and their sister store, Third Eye Games & Hobbies are in the top ten. Always! From downtown Annapolis to West Street to their new (ish) larger stores on Chinquapin Round Road, […]

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May is Maryland Podcast Month

May is Maryland Podcast Month

| May 11, 2019, 10:55 AM

Go on. Listen to a podcast this month. Listen to several! Founded in 2018, Maryland Podcast Month brings together podcasts of all stripes together cross-collaborate and cross-promote in order to create more opportunities for podcasts to get new listeners. Maryland Podcast Month is non-partisan and non-ideological and consists of all sorts of locally produced conduct, including […]

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TOMORROW:  Women’s Vehicle Maintenance and Purchasing Workshop

TOMORROW: Women’s Vehicle Maintenance and Purchasing Workshop

| May 10, 2019, 02:44 PM

Do you ever feel a little intimidated any time you have to take your vehicle in for service? You just wait for that phone call to tell you that you need $600 worth of parts & labor ON TOP OF the $300 you already agreed to. You ask yourself, “Is the additional work really necessary […]

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Reserve your space for the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar

Reserve your space for the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar

| May 10, 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 […]

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May is Maryland Podcast Month

May is Maryland Podcast Month

| May 05, 2019, 08:52 AM

Go on. Listen to a podcast this month. Listen to several! Founded in 2018, Maryland Podcast Month brings together podcasts of all stripes together cross-collaborate and cross-promote in order to create more opportunities for podcasts to get new listeners. Maryland Podcast Month is non-partisan and non-ideological and consists of all sorts of locally produced conduct, including […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  The Schooner Woodwind

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Schooner Woodwind

| May 04, 2019, 12:00 PM

For more than a quarter-century, one of the schooners Woodwind have been plying the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The Woodwind had her first sail on 1993 and her sister, Woodwind II came on the scene in 1998 after increased demand. And they have not looked back. From starring in the hit film Wedding Crashers […]

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Reserve your space for the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar

Reserve your space for the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar

| May 02, 2019, 04:08 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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Legacy Business Spotlight:  The Summit School

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Summit School

| April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM

In this installment of our Legacy Business Spotlight series we venture down to Edgewater to speak with Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy who is the Executive Director of The Summit School. The Summit School is celebrating 30 years of service to students with different learning styles. The small school works with students in grade 1-8 to not […]

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Democratic Central Committee selects Annapolis Alderwoman Shaneka Henson to succeed Busch

Democratic Central Committee selects Annapolis Alderwoman Shaneka Henson to succeed Busch

| April 25, 2019, 11:45 PM

Tonight, 12 of the 13 members of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee selected Shaneka Henson, the Annapolis Ward 6 Alderwoman to succeed the late Michael Busch who represented Anne Arundel County for 32 years as Delegate to the General Assembly. The meeting convened at 6:00 pm at the Village Commons Community Center in […]

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Announcing the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar

Announcing the 2019 Wendi Winters PR Bazaar

| April 18, 2019, 04:07 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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OPINION: Just how smoky are the backrooms that will select the next Delegate for 30-A?

OPINION: Just how smoky are the backrooms that will select the next Delegate for 30-A?

| April 18, 2019, 09:00 AM

When former Delegate Herb McMillan decided to not run for re-election, he minced no words about why.  He was no longer willing to put up with the political machines on both sides of the aisle—with Steve Schuh and Nic Kipke on the republican side and Mike Miller and Mike Busch on the democratic side. One […]

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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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