A Letter From Mayor Scott Brakefield

September 1, 2022By Alabaster Connection

(In the photo: Helping to break ground at Patriots Park on July 29th are, from left: State Representative Kenneth Paschal, City Council member Jamie Cole, City Council member Kerri Pate, Mayor Scott Brakefield, City Council member Stacy Rakestraw, Shelby County Commissioner Ward Williams, and City Administrator Brian Binzer.) Dear Friends, It’s that time of year … Read More

August/September Beautification Board Winners

August 31, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Beautification Board   The August 2022 Beautification Board Winner is the Ward 7 home of Barry & Karen Gladstone at 605 Lane Park Drive. The brick beauty features a carefully manicured lawn with mature Crepe Myrtles, Azaleas, Camellias, Roses, Purple Hearts, and Hokies. Beds are bordered by brick pavers, and potted plants add pops of … Read More

Meet Brian Binzer, Alabaster City Administrator

August 31, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Brian Binzer is a big-picture guy. “I’m economic development and business-growth focused,” he says. “I like to work with the pieces and see everything come together.” And that’s exactly what he does (among many other things) in his role as Alabaster’s City Administrator. Binzer grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Jeff Davis High School … Read More

Alabaster For Tomorrow with Volunteer Randi Dicus

July 5, 2022By Alabaster Connection

By Brandon Matthews Randi Dicus has been serving on our team for several years now. Her dedication to the City of Alabaster is inspiring. In addition to For Tomorrow, she serves on the city’s beautification board, is heavily involved in her local church, and serves in various capacities throughout Alabaster. She truly believes that what … Read More

Reading Readiness and Summer Learning Loss Prevention

July 5, 2022By Alabaster Connection

This summer, the Albert L. Scott Library is one of 88 libraries statewide participating in Reimagining School Readiness facilitated through a sub-grant from the Alabama Public Library Service and developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum with support from the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership. This project will help families prepare children … Read More

Welcome New Teen Council Members!

June 28, 2022By Alabaster Connection

In May, the Alabaster Teen Council welcomed their new members for for 2022-2023. The new Council includes: Jasmine Jones, Christopher Snow, Fred Casillas, Blair N’Dungu, Abigail Bess, Phillip Martin, Mary Dee Simmons, Jade Williams, Kylie Martin, George Walker, Luke Reid, Karrington Channell, Kendall Channell, Nora Ellis, Brittnee Robinson, Ella Southern, Kinley Callahan, Savannah Young, Avery … Read More

The Story of a Family Farm

June 22, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Ahna and Cam Frye continue the family tradition of farming in Alabaster at Alleluia Acres Heritage Farm. By Barry Wise Smith Photos by Brit Huckabay Ahna Frye is the sixth generation of her family to live and work on the Alabaster property on County Road 26 purchased by her third great grandfather in 1850. Following … 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

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