Welcome New Teen Council Members!

June 28, 2022By Alabaster Connection

In May, the Alabaster Teen Council welcomed their new members for for 2022-2023. The new Council includes: Jasmine Jones, Christopher Snow, Fred Casillas, Blair N’Dungu, Abigail Bess, Phillip Martin, Mary Dee Simmons, Jade Williams, Kylie Martin, George Walker, Luke Reid, Karrington Channell, Kendall Channell, Nora Ellis, Brittnee Robinson, Ella Southern, Kinley Callahan, Savannah Young, Avery … Read More

June and July’s Beautification Board Winners

June 28, 2022By Alabaster Connection

The June 2022 Beautification Board winner is the Ward 5 home of John and Alma Gaertner at 137 Lake Forest Way. The Gaertners have lived in their home for 20 years, with Mr. Gaertner doing all the work himself until his late 70s.When told they had won the award, Mr. Gaertner said with a smile, … Read More

Meet Butch Oglesby

June 28, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Pastor, pilot, media consultant, missionary, husband, father, woodworker, photographer, bus driver. Photography by Brit Huckabay, Butch Oglesby and courtesy the Oglesbys Alabaster resident Butch Oglesby grew up in Mobile until the ripe age of 15 when his family uprooted and moved to Atlanta. Butch graduated from Forest Park Sr. High a few years later and … Read More

The Story of a Family Farm

June 22, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Ahna and Cam Frye continue the family tradition of farming in Alabaster at Alleluia Acres Heritage Farm. By Barry Wise Smith Photos by Brit Huckabay Ahna Frye is the sixth generation of her family to live and work on the Alabaster property on County Road 26 purchased by her third great grandfather in 1850. Following … Read More

Summer Garden Tips + Beautification Board Winners

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

As the weather warms, here are some tips to keep that midsummer gardening going full tilt! Don’t Let Weeds Take Over Weeding and thinning should be at the top of the to-do list. Plants can’t grow well if they are being crowded out, and weeds are especially tough competitors. Take a half hour early each morning while … Read More

Alabaster For Tomorrow: Dealing with the Dots

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

By Brandon Matthews It’s an early Sunday morning, and two U.S. soldiers sit on a small radar station in the Pacific monitoring a radar screen. Most days this is an uneventful responsibility, but today, things will be different. Around 7 a.m. small dots begin to appear on the radar screen, until one by one the … Read More

Alabaster CityFest Returns

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Strike Up the Band! Alabaster CityFest returns for its 20th year celebration. After a two-year hiatus, CityFest 2022 roars back for its 20th anniversary on June 4th with live music, hot food, and good clean fun! The highly anticipated musical lineup includes headliner Lauren Alaina and a host of other musicians who will entertain us throughout … Read More

Councilor Corner: Jamie Cole

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Jamie Cole Ward 5 1) Alabaster Connection: What inspired you to run for Council, and how long have you served? Jamie Cole: I was elected in October 2020. My wife Charissa (principal at Alabaster’s Creek View Elementary School) inspired me to run. She’s a tremendous city leader and has made such an impact in the … Read More

Affinity Hospice Brings Special Care to Alabaster

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Thursday, March 3rd marked the grand opening of Affinity Hospice’s Alabaster location at 224 First St. N., Ste. 125. With twelve locations in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Arkansas, Affinity Hospice provides compassionate and palliative care to patients as well as supporting the spiritual and emotional needs of the entire family. For more information, visit Affinityhospice.com … Read More

Alabaster City Unlimited: A New Brand

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

The story of how a city creates a new brand Ellen Hutchings and Howard Pearlstein from o2 Ideas in Birmingham teamed up to create the logo and mantra for Alabaster’s new look, which was unveiled in 2021 as part of the city’s rebranding project. Howard led a Brand Workshop which was a randomly selected group … Read More