Franki Rudnesky

Franki Rudnesky

Franki Maria Rudnesky is a staff writer for PhillyVoice, with interests in entertainment, social media, pop culture, education and the arts. Franki has worked as a staff writer, copy editor, and social media manager for The Hammonton Gazette. Before that, she was a digital intern and production assistant for NBC10. She is a South Jersey native who received her master's degree from Villanova University and her bachelor's from Saint Joseph's University.

franki@phillyvoice.com

November 27, 2022

Business

Center City District releases November 2022 retail report

This year is on pace to be the second consecutive year of positive net retailer and restaurant openings in Center City, according to a November 2022 retail report issued by Center City District. Office workers are working in-person at just over 50% of pre-pandemic levels, while Philadelphia’s downtown residential population is at 119% compared to October 2019.

November 27, 2022

Family-Friendly

Museum of the American Revolution 'Winter Weekends' to feature musical performances, silhouette art

The Museum of the American Revolution is hosting "Winter Weekends" full of live music and crafts during the first three weekends of December.

November 27, 2022

Music

Meek Mill performs with Rick Ross at Wells Fargo Center concert, squashing feud rumors

Philadelphia native rapper Meek Mill performed a sold out show at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday in celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Dreams and Nightmares." During the show, he brought out many guests including Rick Ross, squashing rumors of a feud between the two rappers.

November 25, 2022

Animals

Cape May County Zoo asks for public's help to name new Toco Toucans

Cape May County Zoo has added a breeding pair of Toco Toucans, the largest members of the toucan family and one of the most recognizable species of birds in the world. Now through Dec. 4, for a $5 donation, the public can submit name ideas to the zoo's toucan naming contest.

November 25, 2022

Holiday

Saxbys teams up with Ya Fav Trashman and B Lab for holiday community service event

Philadelphia-based coffee company Saxbys is teaming up with nonprofit B Lab and activist Ya Fav Trashman to host Operation Holiday Magic, a day of grocery and toy giveaways benefitting the Point Breeze community. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Saxbys Roastery.

November 25, 2022

Immigration

Two more buses carrying migrants from Texas arrive in Philadelphia

Two more buses containing asylum seekers arrived at 30th Street Station on Friday morning, containing approximately 80 people. Philadelphia has now received four buses carrying migrants sent from Texas, where thousands of people who crossed the southern border seeking asylum in the U.S. have been dispersed since the spring.

November 22, 2022

Family-Friendly

Take a glimpse at the new Disney exhibit coming to the Franklin Institute

Disney100: The Exhibition opens at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on Feb. 18. The 15,000-square-foot exhibit includes 10 galleries and more than 250 items from the Walt Disney Archives, including original artwork, artifacts, costumes, props and other memorabilia. Tickets are on sale now.

November 22, 2022

TV

Jersey Shore 'Jeopardy!' contestant Cris Pannullo looks to continue 11-game winning streak tonight

Chris Pannullo won again on Jeopardy! on Tuesday night's episode, increasing his streak to 12 games and adding another $24,179 to his total winnings. So far, Pannullo, an Ocean City, New Jersey, resident, has won $380,881. On Wednesday evening, he will play Katy Rudolphy, a civil servant from Grand Prairie, Texas, and John Dorsey, a loan operations specialist from Potomac, Maryland.

November 21, 2022

Holiday

Donate toys to children with incarcerated parents this holiday season at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary is accepting new toys and books as part of its annual holiday toy drive from Friday, Nov. 25 through Wednesday, Dec. 21. The donations will be given to children with parents who are incarcerated. Items can be dropped off or mailed to the historic museum at 2027 Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia.

November 21, 2022

Family-Friendly

Smith Memorial Playground's Winter Wonderland to feature ice carving, s'mores

Smith Memorial Playground is hosting a Winter Wonderland festival on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include an ice carving demonstration, s'mores roasting, family yoga sessions, winter-themed crafts, giveaways, treats and an appearance by the PECO Light Truck.

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