The Library is Celebrating the Holidays

October 26, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Silent Auction You are cordially invited to the Friends of the Library’s Silent Auction at the Albert L. Scott Library in the Nan Abbott Room on Sunday, December 3 from 2-4 p.m. Bidding will begin at 2 and end at 3:30. Winners will be announced by 4 p.m. Winners are not required to be present to … Read More

Alabaster City News – November and December 2023

October 25, 2023By Alabaster Connection

=  Do you get nervous when asked to speak in public? Whether you’re called upon to give a business presentation, propose a toast, or be at your best in a job interview, confidence is needed. Join the Circle of Champions Toastmasters on the First and Third Mondays (except holidays) at 6:45 p.m. Use this QR … Read More

November/December Beautification Board Winners

October 24, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Residential Winner – November 1087 Wood Duck Way    The November Beautification award winner is the home of John and Kristen Humphreys. The manicured lawn and plantings complement the crisp white fence and the home’s color palette. “We are thrilled to receive this award,” the Humphreys say. Residential Winner – December 918 10th Street SW … Read More

Alabaster For Tomorrow: The Pride Survey Highlights

October 24, 2023By Alabaster Connection

By Brandon Matthews Earlier in the year, we discussed the annual PRIDE Survey (Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education), an anonymous national survey used to collect data regarding incidents of substance abuse, perceived risk of drugs, risk and protective factors, mental health, and more. We utilize this survey to collect data from seventh-, ninth-, 10th-, … Read More

Jubilee #3 and the Fall Festival

October 24, 2023By Alabaster Connection

By Jamie Cole and Brent Thompson Jubilee # 3 promises to be another musical filled Alabaster afternoon into early evening.  Headlined by country duo, Thompson Square, the event will begin at 2 PM on Saturday, October 28, at the green space around the old Siluria water tower, on the grounds of Alabaster’s municipal complex at … Read More

A Letter From The Mayor

September 7, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Dear Friends, It is that time of year that many of us look forward to—the return of Friday night lights for the Thompson Warriors. The four-time defending state champions kicked off the season on August 25th.  The home slate is an impressive one including the August 31st matchup with nationally ranked IMG Academy and a … Read More

Fall News at the Library

September 7, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Celebrating National Comic Book Day    Over the last 3-4 years we have emphasized building our library’s collection of graphic novels and Manga to correspond with the growing popularity of the genre. This collection is currently housed with non-fiction, sandwiched between illustration and hand lettering.  Since the collection has expanded to almost a thousand volumes, … Read More

Ode to a Water Tower

September 7, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Mayor Scott Brakefield What was once old is new again—with poetry to celebrate our iconic landmark. Last March the city council and mayor’s office approved and initiated a facelift for the historic, iconic water tower. The $320,000 project was finished in June, and the water tower is now beautifully restored to its original grandeur. A … Read More

Alabaster City News

September 6, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Walk of Honor A portion of the new Alabaster Police Department grounds will be dedicated to honoring Alabaster’s former police chiefs. The Walk of Honor will be next to the department’s fountain, and will recognize the following individuals: William P. Hill        (Chief of Police 1953-1956) O. O. Lee          … Read More