As a Producer in PHL17’s Creative Services Department, Holly works mainly on Weekend Philler: producing and editing segments and managing the show’s social media pages. She loves having a job where she has the creative freedom to tell stories and express herself through video. She started as an intern in January 2018 and has been part of the team ever since.
When she’s not at work, Holly is a student at Temple University. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies and Production with a minor in Public Relations and plans on graduating in May 2020.
In her free time, Holly enjoys cooking, painting, going to the theater, and exploring Philadelphia with her friends.
Mad Rex Restaurant and Virtual Reality Lounge is committed to providing their customers, or as they like to call them, “survivors”, a fully immersive post-apocalyptic experience. Located in Fishtown, Mad Rex was conceptualized by a pair of guys who were obsessed with movies like “Mad Max” and “The Book of Eli”. However, Mad Rex takes a more positive spin on the post-apocalyptic theme – everyone who walks into Mad Rex has survived the apocalypse, and now it’s time to party. […]
There aren’t many Korean restaurants in Philly, but one that really stands out from the rest is SouthGate. Created to pay tribute to the owners’ experiences as Korean-Americans, SouthGate has an extremely unique take on Korean-American cuisine.
PACE Fitness is West Chester’s newest and most fun way to get fit! Created by Marshall “Mara” Cherubino, the vibe of PACE matches that of a nightclub. She created it so people can come out and dance with their girlfriends…without all of the creepy dudes. Mara is a Spanish teacher by day, but by night (and weekend) she is a certified personal trainer. Along with a few staff members, she choreographs the dances and puts together the playlists. They have […]
Who knew that the world’s first Pizza Museum is located right here in Philadelphia? Pizza Brain, the world’s first Museum of American Pizza Culture, is located in Fishtown and showcases thousands of pizza-related items ranging from pizza cutters to toys to album covers. The extensive collection granted owners Joseph Hunter and Michael Carter a Guinness World Record for biggest collection of pizza-related items. However, Pizza Brain is more than just a pizza museum – it’s also an awesome pizza restaurant! […]
When Brenda Jones was undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer, she took one look at the stack of hospital gowns and decided enough was enough. She may not have been able to control cancer, but she could definitely control what she could wear. She needed something warm and comfortable, but most importantly “something that made me feel like a person, not a 9:30 appointment”. Thus began the idea of Hug Wraps, a hospital gown alternative for cancer patients. Not only […]
Growing up, Niya Dorsey found that there weren’t many dolls that she felt represented her. When she gave birth to her first daughter Malia, she knew she wanted more for her. Thus began Brains and Beauty Dolls, a series of beautiful, life-like dolls that have real human hair, speak empowering phrases, and have features of girls of color. These dolls are extremely important for young girls of color. Not only do they have dolls that look like them, they can […]
Every year, Glasstown Brewing Company hosts their annual “The Grinch Stole my Holiday Gift Cards” Ornament Hunt, where they hide thousands of ornaments around the Millville Airport and give away prizes. This year, for their fifth installment, they decided to change things up. “Every year this event has been getting bigger and bigger,” says Paul Simmons, owner of Glasstown, “so we wanted to use this opportunity to give back.” The proceeds of the event went to the M25 Initiative, which […]
Aron Katz, Rabbi for Meor at Temple University, kicked off the first night of Hanukkah by throwing a Hanukkah party and Dreidel Spin-Off for the Jewish students in the community. The party was filled with food, live music, and a photobooth, and the tournament was played for prizes, the top one being an Amazon Smart TV. The game of Dreidel has had a strong significance toward the Hanukkah miracle since the Second Temple, when the Greeks banned the study of […]
Christmas Village is a traditional German Village located in LOVE Park in Philadelphia from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. The village features around 80 vendors from all over the world selling a vast variety of food, drinks, and gifts. With such an abundance of places to explore, Weekend Philler enlisted Tobi Fischer, Christmas Village’s PR and Social Media Manager and village expert, to show us some of the highlights. The first stop on our tour was the Käthe Wohlfahrt German Market, […]
Who says science can’t be fun as an adult? The Franklin Institute launched their Science After Hours program a few years ago to prove just that. Once a month, the museum hosts a 21+ event with themes varying from the science behind prohibition-era mischief in Speakeasy to potions and fantastic beasts at Wizard School. In addition to having access to all of the museum’s exhibits, they get to experience activities catered toward the specific theme, as well as cash bars, […]