- Boardwalk Detour on First Night
The boardwalk between Sixth Street and Eighth Street will be closed on New Year’s Eve. Those traveling to first night events will be asked to use Atlantic Ave.The boardwalk between Sixth and Eighth Street is closed for ongoing construction. First Night participants will be asked to use Atlantic Avenue as they travel between events on New Year’s Eve.Free parking is available in lots on Moorlyn Terrace and Eighth Street. There are events at Ocean City High School, Ocean City Civic Center, and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier on Sixth Street.The best two places to watch the fireworks at midnight will be the boardwalk between Third and Fifth Street and the boardwalk between Eighth and Tenth Street.More information, including the schedule of events, is available on the First Night website.All-inclusive admission buttons are on sale now for First Night Ocean City.There are three ways to purchase buttons:Buy online at www.firstnightocnj.comCall 1-800-BEACH-NJPurchase in person at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave.
- Zach Britton
Congratulations to recent Batesville High School graduate, Zach Britton, on being named the District H high school baseball player of the year. Britton was a 4-year member of the Batesville varsity as a catcher. This year he compiled the following statistics: batting average of .553 which included 6 home runs, 27 runs batted in, and 34 walks.Britton’s high school statistics would have been higher on the all-time list except for an injury that cost him most of one season. He will, however, join another BHS graduate, Bryan Hoeing, in Louisville this fall if he chooses not to accept a major league baseball offer that is sure to come. Most experts say that the quickest way to the major leagues is as a catcher. Congratulations and good luck to Zach!I would like to thank the Herald Tribune for some of the statistics in this article.