Becoming Better; Not Bitter: The Story of Noah Galloway

September 12, 2021By Alabaster Connection

  Noah Galloway lives post-combat life with No Excuses. Story and photos by Cara Clark and courtesy the Galloways   As the early days of August bore down with heat and humidity on Alabama, Army veteran Noah Galloway joined fellow soldiers and the nonprofit organization Sheep Dog Impact Assistance to ascend Tanzania’s famous Mount Kilimanjaro, … Read More

Jubilee No. 1: Alabaster’s New Fall Music Festival

September 12, 2021By Alabaster Connection

The City of Alabaster introduces a new fall music festival. By Barry Wise Smith, photos courtesy of Black Jacket Symphony Jamie Cole, Ward 5 City Councilor, is ready for the music to play again in Alabaster after a  long two-year absence of Alabaster’s popular spring music festival CityFest, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. “CityFest … Read More

Thompson High School Celebrates 100 Years

September 12, 2021By Alabaster Connection

A Century of Warriors Story by Barry Wise Smith. Photos by Brit Huckabay and courtesy of Margaret Dawson   This year, Alabaster City Schools awill celebrate 100 years of Thompson High School. What started as a small community school has grown to be the second largest high school in the state with over 2,100 students. … Read More

Alabaster’s New Fire Truck

June 7, 2021By Alabaster Connection

Alabaster is the home of a new life-saving piece of equipment: the Sutphen Aerial Tower 19 ladder truck, which is able to reach 100 feet into the air. According to Deputy Chief Pat Conn, this new piece of equipment is key to the future protection of not only current properties, but future structures as well. … Read More

Thompson Mountain Bike Team Debuts With Strong Start

June 1, 2021By Alabaster Connection

The Thompson High School Mountain Bike Team picked up speed this year by placing third in their division for the state. In its inaugural year for a team, athletes from Thompson competed in the Alabama NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) league. Coach Lennie Moon said the team is an offshoot of the former Shelby County … Read More

New Park and New Developments in the Great Outdoors

March 27, 2021By Alabaster Connection

Alabaster features a diverse community full of families who have been here for years as well as a quickly growing number of new arrivals who are moving to the city thanks to the new school system and its successes.  Tim Hamm is the director of the Parks and Rec Department. He pointed out that the … Read More