Open for Business in May 2024

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

  Tesha LeShon Natural Hair Care  This locally owned all-natural hair care salon provides healthy hair care and styling services to men, women and children specializing in braids, twists, locs and more. 11063 Highway 119 S (205) 315-3444 [email protected] teshaleshon.as.me Two L’s Creations – Freeze Dried Candy & Treats Two L’s Creations is a veteran … Read More

Southfield Gardens

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

A neighborhood that feels like a family. Above Photo: Neighborhood HOA standing behind the Southfield Gardens wall. From left: Robyn Fleming- Activities and Decorations; Kitsy Sullivan-Secretary; Renee Bailey-Activities and Decorations; Tim Willmert-Vice-President, Architectural Review; Ron Bell-HOA President; Gary Blankenship-Vice-President, Architectural Review; Not pictured: Karolyn Bell-Landscaping; Spurgeon Henderson-Welcome and Bereavement.   By Carmen Brown Photos by Steven Ross Renee Bailey was taking a walk through her … Read More

A Letter from the Mayor in May 2024

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Dear Friends, It’s that time of year again—graduation time! It’s the time of year when one very important era ends, and another begins. This year is particularly bittersweet for my family as my twin sons graduate from Thompson High School. We are so proud of them and their classmates and wish nothing but the best … Read More

Library News and Events

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Capturing Alabaster’s Memories – Call out for Family Photos! The Albert L. Scott Library is composing a book about Alabaster. Candice Murdock, our reference librarian, is working with Arcadia Publishing to put together an Alabaster issue of their Images of America series. We’d love to hear your stories! Come let us scan your photos, and … Read More

Alabaster for Tomorrow

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Making Vaping Vanish By Brandon Matthews Like a rabbit in a hat, Joe Camel and the Marlboro man both seemed to have vanished. However, there was a time where smoking cigarettes was as common as chewing gum. There were even ads with statements like “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.” “Chesterfield cigarettes are … Read More

Super Seniors of 2024

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

These 11 Thompson High School seniors and world-changers are set to make their mark! By Barry Wise Smith Photos by Brit Huckabay Marisol Alvarado-Resendiz You are going to Brown —what would you like to major in and what are you excited to explore in Rhode Island? I’m either majoring in environmental science or biology pre-medicine, … Read More

Alabaster CityFest

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

 From Idol to the Opry: A Conversation with Scotty McCreery By Brent Thompson Photos by Jeff Ray. American Idol has helped launch the careers of many artists, but few have had the staying power of country sensation Scotty McCreery. Since winning the 10th season of the wildly popular television singing contest in 2011, McCreery has been … Read More

District 31

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

“We’re so excited to see the highly anticipated District 31 development coming to fruition. This will further cement Alabaster’s status as a regional shopping destination while generating millions in additional tax revenue to support Alabaster schools, infrastructure and public services.” —Mayor Scott Brakefield District 31 A shopping, food, and entertainment destination is about to become … Read More

City News in Alabaster

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

March On The Thompson High School Band represented our city, state, and school system in New York City on Saint Patrick’s Day. The community is so proud of these awesome representatives of Alabaster. Pickleball The new Pickleball courts and playground at Veterans Park are complete and opened to the public! These new facilities are located … Read More

May and June Beautification Board Winners

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Residential Winner—May 113 Big Oak Drive The May Beautification Board winner is the home of Gary and Susan Hulsey   Residential Winner—June 1212 Grande View Lane The June Beautification Board winner is the home of Mary Beth and Mayfield Armstrong