CityFest 2023

April 29, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Twenty one years of fun-lovin’, foot-stompin’, heat-beatin’ fun.  Alabaster CityFest has been around for a while, but often we see questions from festival-goers about how it all works. We asked the Alabaster Arts Council about some of the most common questions folks have about the event.  How does CityFest stay fresh and continue to be … Read More

Meet City Councilor Greg Farrell

April 29, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Greg Farrell Ward 4 Alabaster Connection: What items/projects included in the budget this year will directly affect Ward 4 residents? What are the most pressing issues facing your constituents?   Greg Farrell:  “After pausing the City’s annual paving projects last year, we allotted additional funding in order to be more aggressive with our paving projects—and that … Read More

City Spotlight: Rosie Robinson

April 29, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Rosie Robinson Director of Courts For almost 30 years, Rosie Robinson has worked for the City of Alabaster. Starting out as a communications clerk for the Alabaster Water Board in 1995, Robinson was promoted to magistrate in 2000 and was named Director of Courts in December 2021. “I’ve seen a lot of growth in Alabaster,” Robinson … Read More

Meet Alabaster’s Tracy Coyne

April 29, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Working hard and giving back Longtime Alabaster resident Tracy Coyne is a busy person. Her professional job as a Realtor/Associate Broker with ARC Realty and a Military Relocation Professional keeps her plenty busy, however she is also the Director of the Alabaster Business Alliance which she took over from State Representative Leigh Hulsey in October … Read More

May & June Beautification Board Winners

April 29, 2023By Alabaster Connection

The Ward 3 home of Doug, Lindsay, Matthew, and Emma Heruska at 1104 Colonial Drive is recognized as a Beautification Board Winner. The plantings include Crepe Myrtles, a maple tree, Daffodils, Azaleas, and boxwoods.  The front-yard fountain provides an eye-catching focal point. “We recently moved here, so are not responsible for the original landscaping. However, … Read More

Alabaster For Tomorrow: Our Mental Health Crisis

April 29, 2023By Alabaster Connection

By Brandon Matthews In December 2021 the Surgeon General issued a rare public health advisory declaring a devastating mental health crisis among young people. Hospitals and doctors have also called it a national emergency citing a shortage of therapists, treatment options, and insufficient research to explain the trend. We see this played out in the … Read More

June 10th: Knit in Public Day at the Library

April 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Come knit with the Yaya Yarners during Knit in Public Day at the Library, June 10th The YaYa Yarners will host the second annual Knit in Public Day at the Alabaster Library on June 10th.  The event kicks off at 10:00 am and will run until 3:00 pm.  Whether you knit, crochet, weave or enjoy … Read More

April Adult Programs at the Albert L. Scott Library

March 14, 2023By Alabaster Connection

April 2023 Closed Dates – April 7 – 9. Easter Ya Ya Yarners – April 3, 17 and 24. 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 … Read More

10th Annual Alabaster Clean Sweep

March 8, 2023By Alabaster Connection

The 10th annual Alabaster Clean Sweep will be held in April! The Shred-It and e-cycle event will be hosted from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 15, 2023. This event is for Alabaster residents only.  Five file boxes of paper per household. ( Free Shredding – Paper)  $10 disposal fee per CRT computer monitor,  $10 shredding fee … Read More

Open for Business This Spring

March 7, 2023By Alabaster Connection

JR Nails Amazing nail salon. Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Noon-5 p.m.  8919 Highway 119 Suite 109 (205) 624-3105 Top of the World Art & Collectibles Incredible selection of rare comics, art, and collectibles. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 1123 1st Street North, Suite F, Alabaster, AL 35007 (907) 378-0842 … Read More