May Events at the Library

April 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Closed Dates – May 15 – Staff Work Day                                 May 27 – Memorial Day Shelby County Camera Club – May 2. 6 pm. The Shelby County Camera Club meets at the Albert L. Scott Library on the first Thursday … Read More

Beautification Board Winners and Updates – March 2024

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Residential Winner—March 835 Barkley Drive – The March Beautification Board winner is the home of Richard & Melody Byford. Residential Winner—April 223 Sweet Bay Drive –  The April Beautification Board winner is the home of Sharon Pearson. Commercial Winner—April, May, June 210 Lacy Avenue – The April, May and June Beautification Board winner is The Church of … Read More

Councilor Corner – Sophie Martin

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Council Corner Sophie Martin, Ward 1 In over 15 years of service on the Alabaster City Council, Sophie Martin, Ward 1, has seen enormous amounts of growth and change. And looking back, Martin is proud of the work that she and her fellow councilors have done. “I look back with nothing but absolute pride,” Martin … Read More

Blueprint Alabaster: Forging the Path Forward

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Alabaster leaders move forward with updating the city’s comprehensive plan. After the passage of the Alabaster Fast Forward plan in 2023, which increased city sales tax by one penny to fund significant capital projects in Alabaster, city leaders decided an update was needed to the city’s Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 2016 (comprehensive plans … Read More

Alabaster’s Storied Past Leads to a Bright Future

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Steeped in History By Barry Smith It’s hard to imagine while driving the busy roads of Alabaster today, that the vibrant, growing city was once a rural area with rolling hills and farmland. As Alabaster looks forward to a bright future, it’s helpful to reflect back on who and what came before. In the early … Read More

Operation Clean Sweep

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Twelve years of making Alabaster a cleaner place to live and work. By Lee Hurley In 2012 when Stacy Rakestraw had recently joined the City Council, she noticed a pressing need to improve the aesthetics of the city, especially the situation with litter around major roadways. So, she took the initiative to start planning and … Read More

Open for Business in March 2024

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Gafnea Health & Wellness Clinic Stop by and check out their extensive list of health and wellness offerings. 300 First St. N., Suite C [email protected] (205) 563-8151 McDonald’s Fully renovated interior and updated exterior. 205 S Colonial Dr. Alabaster, AL 35007-4691 (205) 621-2807

Understanding the Alabaster Downtown Redevelopment Authority (ADRA)

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

from left, Eve Hulsey, Mike Myers, Casie Jarman, Andrea Holsomback and Cedric Burden Does your business need a little help? The recently established Alabaster Downtown Redevelopment Authority (ADRA) is now accepting applications for a program that will help fund businesses who want to improve their façade. Designed to benefit storefronts within a three-mile radius of … Read More

Remembering Jerry Young

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

By Tim Melton In the sports world, participants strive to attain wins and avoid losses. In January, the most dramatic loss for Thompson Athletics was that of its cherished voice. My heart still aches over the unforeseen death of legendary play-by-play broadcaster Jerry Young. The man I knew was worthy of all the various accolades … Read More