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 … 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

The Story of Joe’s Italian

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Old World recipes keep patrons coming back to Joe’s Italian. By Cara Clark When Joe’s Italian opened its doors in 2009 as a family venture, it wasn’t long before the reliable community grapevine spread the word about the restaurant’s warm atmosphere and authentic food crafted by Italian transplant Giuseppe Bertolone and his wife, Elvira, whom … Read More

Summer Skin Wisdom from Shelby Dermatology

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Shelby Dermatology experts caution importance of protecting against sun damage By Cara Clark With summer nearing and pandemic restrictions mostly lifted, families are making plans for outdoor activities from beach trips to lake excursions to lounging by a pool. And with the transition to hot summer weather, sun exposure is a certainty. Taking precautions by … Read More

A Magical Home In The Pines

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Over the covered bridge and through the woods, to a magical home we go. Situated on almost 150 tree-covered acres in Alabaster, this immaculate custom home known as Thacker Ranch with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms makes the perfect family headquarters. In addition to the main house, there is a 37-acre lake stocked with bass, … Read More

A Letter From Mayor Brakefield

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Dear friends, As we look forward to the warm days of summer, we are excited about the return of Alabaster CityFest on June 4! After two years of cancellations due to COVID-19, the premier event in Alabaster returns to the grounds of Thompson High School for its 20thanniversary. CityFest is the largest free event of … Read More

May 2022 Library Activities

April 25, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Closed Dates – May 30. Memorial Day Ya Ya Yarners – May 2, 16, and 23. Monday evenings at 5:00 pm. Members share crochet and knitting talents as well as work on community service projects. This year our group will provide hats and scarves to local charities and will provide shawls to local nursing home … Read More

Spring in Bloom: American Village Festival of Tulips

March 19, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Nothing says Spring like colorful flowers in bloom. And nothing says colorful flowers in bloom like The American Village Festival of Tulips opening around the first of March (check american to verify exact date (the tulips have to be in bloom).  Stroll through thousands of colorful tulips, and pick the ones you want to … Read More