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

Summer Garden Tips + Beautification Board Winners

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

As the weather warms, here are some tips to keep that midsummer gardening going full tilt! Don’t Let Weeds Take Over Weeding and thinning should be at the top of the to-do list. Plants can’t grow well if they are being crowded out, and weeds are especially tough competitors. Take a half hour early each morning while … Read More

Alabaster For Tomorrow: Dealing with the Dots

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

By Brandon Matthews It’s an early Sunday morning, and two U.S. soldiers sit on a small radar station in the Pacific monitoring a radar screen. Most days this is an uneventful responsibility, but today, things will be different. Around 7 a.m. small dots begin to appear on the radar screen, until one by one the … Read More

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

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

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

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

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