After spending years teaching students from the seventh grade to the postgraduate level, Dr. Raymond and Eileen Huntington opened their eponymous learning center in 1977 with one simple mission: give every individual the best education possible. They crafted a robust curriculum that could cater to any academic need, set a code of ethics for their instruction, and hired a cadre of like-minded tutors to help pupils excel in school.
It’s a formula that has proven successful: today, the accredited center’s hundreds of locations hone skills in subjects ranging from basic phonics to calculus. The center's six-step tutoring system also involves parents in the process, building a unique program for each child that nurtures their sense of accomplishment. Test preparation helps applicants confidently take exams for admission to high school, college, or Starfleet.
The Berks Jazz Fest makes spring sizzle with performances by some of the country's hottest jazz, blues, and R & B artists. With more than 130 ear-pleasing events throughout Berks County, the fest draws more than 50,000 music mavens eager to hear stars such as Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albright or Vital Information, a supergroup of soul, jazz, and funk artists helmed by Modern Drummer hall of famer Steve Smith. Fans of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter will enjoy The Vista All-Stars, watching sax man Houston Person and his six swinging bandmates exchange jaw-dropping riffs and award-winning chili recipes. Seats for each concert are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be picked up at the Sovereign Center Box Office anytime up to the day of the show.
Renowned for rambling country classics such as "18 Wheels and A Dozen Red Roses" and "Where've You Been," Grammy Award–winning Kathy Mattea brings the soot-streaked tunes of her 2008 album Coal to the spacious 34,000-square-foot hall of Schaeffer Auditorium. Coal is a meticulously picked collection of songs that pays tribute to Mattea's richly detailed coal-mining heritage in Appalachian West Virginia. Enjoy this cavernous gamut of musical emotion in one of Schaeffer's 850 seats, gazing out the looming, arched windows at bountiful foliage, or simply directing complete attention to the powerful songs being performed on-stage. Melodious motorists can take advantage of the auditorium’s free parking and speedy shuttle service.
Dreams take flight in the most literal of ways at New Horizons Aviation, where professional pilots introduce guests to the experience of flight first-hand. Based in Reading Regional Airport, the flight school relies on a comprehensive instructional program known as Flight Training 101, which unites rigorous training with a flexible approach. The program?s innovative progress tracking system measures students? skills as they advance through basic tasks such as taxiing the plane along the runway and taking off. In addition to flight instruction, New Horizons Aviation offers aircraft rental, aerial photography, and a pilot shop stocked with essential parts and accessories.