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

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

The Story of Joe’s Italian

May 4, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Old World recipes keep patrons coming back to Joe’s Italian. By Cara Clark When Joe’s Italian opened its doors in 2009 as a family venture, it wasn’t long before the reliable community grapevine spread the word about the restaurant’s warm atmosphere and authentic food crafted by Italian transplant Giuseppe Bertolone and his wife, Elvira, whom … 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

Albert L. Scott Library Spring Updates

March 19, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Meet Albert L. Scott Library Director Kim Roberts Library Director Kim Roberts has a long history in Alabaster. Originally from Montgomery, Roberts moved to Shelby County in middle school and has lived in Alabaster since high school. Roberts graduated from Pelham High School, received her history degree from the University of Montevallo, and got her … Read More

Alabaster For Tomorrow

January 17, 2022By Alabaster Connection

By Lee Hurley Brandon Matthews moved to Alabaster in 2011 to plant Cultivate Church, and he still pastors it today. Brandon began volunteering with For Tomorrow in 2017 at its inception and in 2019, For Tomorrow received a DFC (Drug-Free Communities) grant for a total of five years. Upon receiving the grant, there was a … Read More

Alabaster Means Business with Industrial Parks

January 17, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Industrial parks add jobs, bring higher pay, and help promote a higher quality of life. Story and photos by Cara Clark Along with his famed words about early to bed making us healthy, wealthy and wise, Benjamin Franklin had some words of wisdom on the importance of industry in creating success: “The way to wealth … Read More

Alabaster Welcomes New Businesses to Town

January 16, 2022By Alabaster Connection

See what’s open for business now in Alabaster! Copper Train Dakota and Ryan Stone celebrate the realization of a long-time dream with their breakfast, lunch, baked goods, and coffee shop. Location: 224 1st St South Ste. 200  Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday   Alabaster Florist and Gifts The Polk family invites you to … Read More

Kids Can Warm up this Winter with Library Activities

December 4, 2021By Alabaster Connection

 January 2022 features Reading, Guessing, and Cupcakes   Story Times Friday mornings Toddler Tales at the library 10:30am in the meeting room 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Sensory Story Time 3:30pm in the meeting room   Winter Reading Program – All month long in January During January kids can cozy up with a good library book … Read More