South City Theatre is Scripted for Success

September 6, 2023By Kristine Alford

South City Theatre brings award-winning drama, laughter, and music to Shelby County.    By Cara Clark Photos by Steven Ross For South City Theatre (SCT) Artistic Director Donna Williamson, the theater is an all or nothing enterprise. From her first introduction to the stage, she knew it would be a lifelong commitment. “It seems like … Read More

March Youth Programs at the Library

February 17, 2023By Kristine Alford

Sign up for events at this link:  STORY TIMES in the Nan Abbott Room. Teeny Tiny Time, Fridays 10:00a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Small Fry Friday, Fridays 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Sensory Friends, Second and Fourth Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PJ Story Time Second Thursday 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Spring Break … Read More

A Letter From Mayor Brakefield

November 3, 2022By Kristine Alford

Dear Friends, In September, the city completed a thorough review of its Fiscal Year 2023 budget before passing it at the end of the month. The City Council and I are excited to keep improving Alabaster, but we know that it is through careful allocation of our resources that we can bring our vision to … Read More

Albert L. Scott Library Events – October

September 21, 2022By Kristine Alford

Join the Albert L. Scott Library this October for the following events!  Ya Ya Yarners – October 3, 17 & 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 … Read More

Alabaster Veterans Center…One Year Later

May 15, 2022By Kristine Alford

Paul Gonthier, Michael Eshenbaugh, Bridget Wright, Trenton Agee By Paul Gonthier It has been over a year since the Alabaster Veterans Center, Inc. (AVC)—a 501(c)(3) organization—opened its doors to begin its mission of serving as a primary hub for benefits and one-stop service center for all local U.S. military veterans. Still growing, the AVC seems to show no … Read More

Alabama’s Governor visits the “Best Place to Work”

May 9, 2022By Kristine Alford

Alabama’s Governor visits the “Best Place to Work” Specification Rubber Products recently received top honors as the 2021 Best Place to Work in the North American Rubber Industry by Rubber News. This milestone achievement prompted a visit from Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey, who toured the facility on March 21, 2022. The company produces products for multiple industries, with its largest division being the waterworks … Read More

The Library’s Summer Reading Challenge

May 4, 2022By Kristine Alford

Research shows that reading in the summer helps students avoid the ‘summer slide’ of skills, so the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Challenge offers a fun way to encourage reading. Adults can register children, from babies through seniors in high school, by using the READsquared app or at The summer reading kickoff is June 1 … Read More

Wrestling Warriors

March 19, 2022By Kristine Alford

Coach Shawn Weltzin has built a dominating wrestling dynasty at Thompson High School. By Loyd McIntosh As the 2021-22 Alabama high school wrestling season heads toward its conclusion, the Thompson Warriors are, once again, favorites to win the state team championship as well as a handful of individual titles. These days, finding Thompson Warriors Wrestling … Read More