Atlantic City

Basketball tourney planned

The Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City will hold a seventh- and eighth-grade basketball tournament for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend from Jan. 20 to 23.

The fee is $175 per team, and teams are guaranteed two games.

For information, call Bryant DeShields at 609-347-2697 or email

Lighthouse celebrates 156 years

The Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey’s tallest, will host a celebration to honor the 156th birthday of the Lighthouse beginning Jan. 13.

Using “Abby” as inspiration, Atlantic City students have submitted poems, paintings, photographs, and drawings. Cash-prize winners will be announced at 1 p.m. and children can climb free all day from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The celebration continues Jan. 14 with buy-one-get-one admissions all day. Then, Jan. 15 is the actual birthday, with free climbs for all and birthday cake from The Bake Works in Northfield following the annual “Happy Birthday” sing-along.

The lighthouse is located at 31 S. Rhode Island Ave. in Atlantic City.

For more information, call 609-449-1360 or see