In the late 1970s, career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's particular set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality, encouraging pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.
The fifth-annual Millvale BrewFest is a charitable summer festival that brings together live music, brews, and tasty eats. The food-only Groupon option gets ticket holders admission to the festival and a spread of picnic-style food prepared by local chefs, which also includes vegetarian and vegan options. Proceeds from the festival go to Millvale MainStreet and Millvale Borough Development Corporation, a nonprofit helping the Millvale area recover from Hurricane Ivan damage by developing housing and business projects.