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.
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, […]
If you’ve got a ballgown you’ve worn once that you’re dying to take out for another spin, you might want to check out Philadelphia’s swankiest masquerade event: Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gravedigger’s Ball! Every year around Halloween, Laurel Hill Cemetery throws this lavish gala at a different venue in the city, and it’s their biggest fundraising event of the year. This past year, Philadelphia’s Masonic Temple hosted the ball, and, being one of the most extravagant and historical buildings in the […]
Michael “Grizz” Maguire was a Vietnam Marine Corps veteran and the former president of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club. He was a loving husband, stepfather and friend, and was devoted to helping veterans. Unfortunately, he passed away this past February. Following his passing, Grizz’s wife Nancy and stepson Travis were determined to continue his legacy. What better way to honor Grizz and continue helping veterans than to brew a beer in his honor, with a portion of the proceeds going to […]
Halls of Horror isn’t your typical haunted attraction, and it’s definitely not one for the faint of heart. Charles Knight and the Halls of Horror crew built the haunt in the basement of his wife’s hair salon in Palmerton, PA when they realized that if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. “Regular work didn’t seem so fun,” Knight explained, “and dressing up and acting like a crazy person definitely sounded like a lot of fun. […]
If you’re looking for someone to make you and your special someone love the skin you’re in, Allebach photography is the place for you! Allebach Photography is the #1 location for Couples Boudoir in the United States. It all started when couples started approaching photographer, Mike Allebach, asking for “Calvin Klein-esque photos”. After he got a taste for it, he couldn’t stop. “It really brings [the couple] much closer together,” Allebach says, “because they’ve done this adventurous thing together”. He […]