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

Get to Know Shaggy Chic

November 22, 2021By Alabaster Connection

Pet grooming takes attention to detail, hard work, and plenty of TLC   Alabaster Connection: What does Shaggy Chic offer? Tonya Lammons: We are a full-service pet grooming salon and doggie daycare. We’ve also partnered with the trainers, Love Them, Train Them. Their training classes take place at our salon. AC: When did you start … Read More

Holiday Book Picks

November 22, 2021By Alabaster Connection

Want more ways to get into the holiday spirit? Check out these holiday book picks from the staff at Albert L. Scott Library For Thanksgiving (November 25th), the library has many books including cookbooks, craft books, storybooks, and history and poetry books. Thanksgiving Day by Lydia Maria Francis Child Sarah Gives Thanks by Mike Allegra   … Read More

Alabaster Connection Has New Management Team

May 31, 2021By Alabaster Connection

Alabaster is excited to announce a change in leadership for the Alabaster Connection. Barry Wise Smith and Lee Hurley will be taking over editorial and publishing duties respectively beginning with the next issue, which will be published with a new look in September.  Smith and Hurley both have decades of experience in publishing. “I have … Read More

Alabaster Bakery Sees Sweet Success

May 30, 2021By Alabaster Connection

When life hit hard for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alabaster’s Bert Carter decided to make things sweeter for those in her community. Bert and her husband, A.C. Carter, opened Bert’s Desserts, featuring an array of treats including cupcakes, cookies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, and lunch options such as chicken salad, deli sandwiches and pasta salad. … Read More