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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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Second Annual Annapolis Pride Parade Scheduled for October 30th

Second Annual Annapolis Pride Parade Scheduled for October 30th

| March 03, 2021, 10:50 AM

Annapolis Pride, Inc. announced today that the second annual Annapolis Pride Parade and Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. What was to have been the second annual event last June 2020 was canceled because of COVID social distancing protocols, noted Annapolis Pride Founder and Board Chair Jeremy Browning. While most pride celebrations are normally held in June […]

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BONUS PODCAST: How to Cook 438 Meals a Day for a Year

BONUS PODCAST: How to Cook 438 Meals a Day for a Year

| February 28, 2021, 01:44 PM

If you needed to cook 438 meals a day, every day, for a year….how would you go about it? I’d start off with a bigger kitchen; but there is no need to re-invent the wheel here because Monica Alvardo is doing just that with Feed Anne Arundel. March 16, 2020, word came down from Goveror […]

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Local Business Spotlight: Frances Marketing Group

Local Business Spotlight: Frances Marketing Group

| February 27, 2021, 12:00 PM

Judy Buddensick suffers from volunteeritis and has made many friends and connections in Annapolis over the past 20 years. Naturally, in 2017 it made sense to start a marketing company! Frances Marketing Group (a nod to her mother) was founded in 2017 to offer small to medium sized businesses some hands-on help with their outbound […]

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Local Business Spotlight: HealthSource of Crofton

Local Business Spotlight: HealthSource of Crofton

| February 20, 2021, 12:00 PM

We all have woken up with a stiff neck or a sore back. Maybe it goes away. Maybe not. But you might want to get it checked out! Dr. Ndidi Harley of HealthSource of Crofton joins us on the phone today to talk about her practice and her holistic (or is it whole-istic?) approach to […]

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BONUS PODCAST: The Annapolis Rotary is 100!

BONUS PODCAST: The Annapolis Rotary is 100!

| February 16, 2021, 04:20 PM

The Annapolis Rotary turned 100 on February 11, 2021! And to celebrate a century of giving back to the community, they have plans for a fantastic, year-long, celebration. We spoke with the two dynamos that are spearheading a year of celebrations– Chara Hutzell and Chera Howey. But, true to the Rotary motto–Service Above Self, it’s […]

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6 things you should know about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you should know about Eye On Annapolis!

| February 16, 2021, 01:14 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 perks for being a reader of Eye On Annapolis.  So, in case you did not know, here you are. We Have A Weekly Newsletter We publish […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Local Photog Creates Restaurant Recipe Book to Benefit Feed Anne Arundel

BONUS PODCAST: Local Photog Creates Restaurant Recipe Book to Benefit Feed Anne Arundel

| February 14, 2021, 06:00 PM

When COVID hit in 2020, Danielle Lundberg’s portrait photography business (Danielle W. Press) took a hit. But she was better off than many and decided to do something to help the greater community–and Naptown Food was born. Danielle is a photographer first; and a foodie falls closer to the bottom of the list, so she […]

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BONUS PODCAST: AAEDC’s Inclusive Ventures Program

BONUS PODCAST: AAEDC’s Inclusive Ventures Program

| February 13, 2021, 12:00 PM

Sometimes a great business never gets off the ground because of the basics.  The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation  wants to change that. Today, we speak with Keasha Haythe,  CEcD who was one of the driving forces behind the Inclusive Ventures Program (IVP) which is a new, unique program to give minority, women, and veteran […]

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BONUS PODCAST: SuperBowl Commercial Recap, Shamrock Stroll, and Valentines Day Drink Suggestions

BONUS PODCAST: SuperBowl Commercial Recap, Shamrock Stroll, and Valentines Day Drink Suggestions

| February 12, 2021, 07:07 PM

In this month’s pocast with the beer gurus at Katcef Brothers we are all over the place! A critique of the Superbowl ads including the Anheuser-Busch corporate one, the Cutwater one and my favorite–the Jeep one with The Boss.  But there is also 31 days of a Shamrock Stroll coming up on March 1st, so we […]

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Franchot Reminds Marylanders About Tax Free Weekend on ENERGY STAR Appliances

Franchot Reminds Marylanders About Tax Free Weekend on ENERGY STAR Appliances

| February 09, 2021, 02:53 PM

Comptroller Peter Franchot wants Marylanders to fall in love this Valentine’s Day Weekend — with a qualifying ENERGY STAR appliance that will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax as part of Shop Maryland Energy Weekend. From February 13 through February 15, the following products bearing the ENERGY STAR label, purchased in-store or […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Enabling a business to thrive during COVID-19 with MH Media Strategies

BONUS PODCAST: Enabling a business to thrive during COVID-19 with MH Media Strategies

| February 05, 2021, 04:34 PM

A few weeks ago, I received an email from MH Media Strategies in Eastport about the successes they have had in helping several of their clients actually thrive during the pandemic. I was intrigued, so we decided to connect with Michael Hughes and Catherine Carouge of MH Media Strategies to find out how.  And we […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Pedal Power Kids (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Pedal Power Kids (Encore Presentation)

| January 30, 2021, 12:00 PM

Biking. It’s healthy. It’s fun. In Anne Arundel County there are plenty of safe places to do it. And to help you along, is Rachel Varn from Pedal Power Kids! Today, we speak with Rachel Varn who is the owner of Pedal Power Kids. After seeing parents sending their kids to swimming lessons, she decided […]

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TONIGHT: Athletes for the Arts with Eric Kettani

TONIGHT: Athletes for the Arts with Eric Kettani

| January 27, 2021, 10:00 AM

Most people have a pre-conceived notion that athletes are pretty much singularly focused on their sport. And that notion would be wrong! And Maryland Hall wants to virtually show you why on January 27th! This fundraiser for Maryland Hall will feature an evening of professional athletes and artists as well as some professional athletes that […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Putting the “human” in Maryland Humanities

BONUS PODCAST: Putting the “human” in Maryland Humanities

| January 26, 2021, 04:00 PM

Humanity has always been a vague word for me. College classes in humanities…what were they all about anyhow?  Today, I find out with a conversation with Lindsey Baker who is the Executive Director of Maryland Humanities. We covered a lot of ground from the One Maryland One Book program (for readers) to the Museums on […]

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HAPPENING WEDNESDAY: Athletes for the Arts with Eric Kettani

HAPPENING WEDNESDAY: Athletes for the Arts with Eric Kettani

| January 24, 2021, 04:26 PM

Most people have a pre-conceived notion that athletes are pretty much singularly focused on their sport. And that notion would be wrong! And Maryland Hall wants to virtually show you why on January 27th! This fundraiser for Maryland Hall will feature an evening of professional athletes and artists as well as some professional athletes that […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Smithey Law Group (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Smithey Law Group (Encore Presentation)

| January 23, 2021, 12:00 PM

If you ever have a problem with a boss; or if you are a boss and have a problem with an employee–look no further than West Annapolis and the Smithey Law Group. Today, we speak with Joyce Smithey, a labor and employment law attorney with 20 years experience based in West Annapolis. We talk about […]

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BONUS PODCAST: Athletes for the Arts with Eric Kettani

BONUS PODCAST: Athletes for the Arts with Eric Kettani

| January 22, 2021, 10:18 AM

Most people have a pre-conceived notion that athletes are pretty much singularly focused on their sport. And that notion would be wrong! And Maryland Hall wants to virtually show you why on January 27th! This fundraiser for Maryland Hall will feature an evening of professional athletes and artists as well as some professional athletes that […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork (Encore Presentation)

| January 16, 2021, 12:00 PM

They may be new to Arnold, but Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork has been a name in the area for nearly 100 years! Today, we speak with Rick Miller who is the third generation to own the company that started as a small hardware store in Baltimore.  Today, they still have that same store (where you […]

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BONUS PODCAST: SuperBowl, SOUP-ER Bowl, Shamrock Strolls, Seltzers, and Art!

BONUS PODCAST: SuperBowl, SOUP-ER Bowl, Shamrock Strolls, Seltzers, and Art!

| January 16, 2021, 08:00 AM

In this month’s pocast with the beer gurus at Katcef Brothers we take a stab at easing your winter blahs! As the winter doldrums set in, you can always count on Katcef Brothers and Budweiser to pick things up.  Today, we talk about the SuperBowl (I predict Saints and Chiefs), the SOUP-ER Bowl to benefit the […]

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BONUS PODCAST: The Duckpin, wiffleball, and more you did not know with Brian Griffiths

BONUS PODCAST: The Duckpin, wiffleball, and more you did not know with Brian Griffiths

| January 15, 2021, 01:20 PM

Brian Griffiths is a bi-weekly columnist with The Capital. As a founder of Red Maryland, his politics should not be a surprise to anyone. But he can’t be all about politics…can he? The answer to that question is a big NO.  We delve into his latest project, The Duckpin which is a wide varying site […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Rotary Club of Parole (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Rotary Club of Parole (Encore Presentation)

| January 09, 2021, 12:00 PM

Today, we peel back the veil on the Rotary!  What IS a Rotary Club? And more specifically, what about the Rotary Club of Parole!  I knew they parked cars at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. I also knew about BIG. But I did not know the sheer reach of this Annapolis organization on a global […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Mother’s Peninsula Grille (Encore Presentation)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Mother’s Peninsula Grille (Encore Presentation)

| January 02, 2021, 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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