Alabaster Jubilee #3 To Wrap Up Fall Fest Day

August 11, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Alabaster Jubilee #3 will take place as Alabaster Fall Fest ends this year. October 28, 2023, will be a big day on Alabaster’s Municipal Green, located between City Hall and the Senior Center at 1953 Municipal Way. Alabaster Jubilee #3, which will be headlined by country duo, Thompson Square. The event will begin at 2 … Read More

Alpha Warrior: Thompson Head Football Coach Mark Freeman

July 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Thompson head football coach Mark Freeman reflects on past success and more to come. By Barry Wise Smith Photos by Neal Wagner When Mark Freeman came to Thompson High School in 2015 after successful runs at Bessemer Academy, Gulf Shores High School, and Spanish Fort High School, he inherited a program that was struggling under … Read More

Meet The 2023-2024 Alabaster Teen Council

July 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Front Row: Blair Njaguna, Kaylah Brown, Josue Serrano, Fred Casillas, Mary Dee Sirmons, Simone Jones, Lauren Blackmon, Hannah Moseley, Kaitlyn Burnett, Sasha Gann, Thuy Nguyen, Savannah Young, Anna Campbell, Sully Cole, Mayor Brakefield. Back Row: Olivia Kelly, Madison McNichols, Liam Binzer, Abigail Bess, Dylan Logan, Cooper Burks, Brooks Byars, Avery Williamson, Ella Southern, Carter Thompson, … Read More

A Letter from Mayor Scott Brakefield: July 2023

July 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through summer and just around the corner from school starting again. We’re kicking off July with our fantastic fireworks show at Thompson High School on Saturday, July 1. In addition to festive fireworks set to start at 9 p.m., we’ll have food trucks, bounce houses, lawn … Read More

The Library’s Makerspace

July 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Bring Your Creative Ideas to Life in the Library’s Makerspace Most people in Alabaster know the library as a place to get books, attend story times, or participate in educational programs, but they may not know its creative secret: the Makerspace.  Here library members can bring their ideas to life through various tools and materials. … Read More

Care and Thrive’s Proactive Approach to Prevention

July 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

By Lori Culpepper Judi Pritchard, founder of Care and Thrive, a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit, does not believe that dementia is definite, and she’s made it her mission to help Alabaster residents and others believe the same. Pritchard founded the nonprofit in 2019 to help people learn how to be proactive when it comes to dementia. … Read More

Paying it Forward with Coast Guard Veteran Shannon Layton

July 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Coast Guard Veteran Shannon Layton turned her trauma into support for others By Lori Culpepper After enduring the devastating effects of a hospital-acquired infection that occurred soon after joining the military, Shannon Layton started down a path to improve the quality of healthcare for veterans like herself. Layton is part of a home church group … Read More

Griller Josh Tatum Preaches Slow and Low

July 4, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Josh Tatum was born and raised in Alabaster. He owns Absolute Cleaning Solutions, which focuses on commercial and residential gutter cleaning, pressure/soft washing homes and surfaces, and window cleaning. Josh got into this business working part time for his uncle who owns a large-scale construction/residential cleaning business in Tuscaloosa. His vision of Absolute Cleaning started in … Read More