February Events at the Library

January 19, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Closed Dates – January 1 – New Year’s Day January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tai Chi – Thursday mornings starting January 4th at 10:00 am. Join us as local instructor Melanie Chaney teaches an 11-week course in Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an exercise that improves balance, sharpens the mind, boosts the … Read More

Open For Business in Alabaster – January 2024

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

  Units of Birmingham Moving and Portable Storage 205.839.2903 unitsstorage.com/birmingham-al/ 100 Airpark Industrial Rd. 35007   Joe’s Italian Authentic Italian Food Tim Owens, New Owner  (205) 663-4111 joesitalianonline.com  21 Weatherly Club Dr. 35007 G & G Loft Boutique Women’s shoes, tops, bottoms, dresses, rompers, and sets, accessories, and gifts 205-685-582 ggloftboutique.com 224 Kent Stone Blvd. … Read More

Alabaster Book Clubs

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Thanks to the Library and Siluria Brewing Company there are two great book clubs to choose from in Alabaster. The first is held in the Nan Abbott Meeting Room at the Library and is led by Nancy Hicks. Known as the Library Book Group, they meet the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.  … Read More

Thompson High School’s Legendary Volleyball Program

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Thompson Warriors head volleyball coach Judy Green has built a winning culture—and notched her 1,000th win—during her almost 40-year coaching career. Story by Barry Wise Smith You would never know from talking to Coach Judy Green, Thompson High School’s head volleyball coach and director of volleyball operations, that she is an honest-to-goodness legend. Soft-spoken and … Read More

Patriotism: An Essay

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

By Joanne Cory Patriotism has many definitions and is often used synonymously with the word nationalism. The word patriotism dates to the ancient Greek/Roman word patria—love of and loyalty to one’s republic or nation. The emphasis was on love and loyalty for shared liberty and the common good of its citizens. My definition of patriotism … Read More

City News – January and February 2024

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Festival of Trees Winners An independent panel of judges recognized several businesses for their creativity at the water tower lighting ceremony in December. The winners: Best Business Showcase: Hazelwood Venue Best Support A Cause: American Legion Post 138 Jolly Award – Best Holiday: Massey Heating & Cooling Most Creative – Tracy Coyne and Crystal Russell … Read More

Beautification Board Winners and Updates – January & February 2024

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Beautification Board Winners   Residential Winner—January 210 Timber Ridge Circle The January Beautification Board winner is the home of Allan and Tavie Brown. Plantings include Crepe Myrtles, Nandinas, variegated Liriope, and Boxwoods. The manicured lawn and shrubs add softness and color to the home’s stone exterior. “We are so excited to receive the beautification award,” says … Read More

Alabaster For Tomorrow: Unordinary Life

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

By Brandon Matthews Steve Jobs once said in what is now one of the most famous quotes, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” As we begin this brand-new year, I can’t think but ask the question “How crazy are you?” What in your … Read More

A Man of Many Talents: Dr. John Myrick

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

John Myrick has been a distinguished member of the Alabaster Board of Education since its beginnings in 2012. His wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of education, music, and science and his contributions to the Alabaster community have been both influential and commendable. His commitment to excellence has made him a respected figure … Read More

Councilor Corner – Looking Forward To 2024

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

As we look forward to the new year and all that’s planned for 2024, we asked the Alabaster City Council to reflect on the year that was and talk about what they’re most looking forward to. Councilors were asked about the things they were most proud of from 2023, project or events they were looking … Read More