Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                                       April 2012



 Dear Neighbors,


Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying our very early spring.  It looks like we got a pass this year on winter weather and temps.  The blooming trees and flowers are as pretty as I have seen in many years.  I sympathize with anyone that suffers from allergies this time of year.


The results of the Board of Directors election have reinstated the members that were up for election.   Angela Ford will continue as Treasurer,  Jim Martin – Director at Large, Erroll Eckford – ACC Director, and Brad Herr as Board President.   Thank you for the support over the past year.


I once again want to thank Diane Ryan for overseeing the painting of the clubhouse.  She has done a supper job! I think it looks sharp with the updated color, along with all the landscape work she has done for all of us.


The Marietta and Cobb school systems will be closed April 2-6, so be careful driving through the neighborhood.  With the warmer weather, kids will be out and about.


For those celebrating Easter, I wish everyone a happy Holiday.


Don’t hesitate to contact me or send a note to Leescrossing@comcast.net on questions you may have.


Be healthy and safe and I will see you around the neighborhood.




Brad Herr

LCHA President

Around the Neighborhood



Martinis and Music


Saturday, April 14, 2012

8pm  - 10pm

at the Club House

Join us for a fun evening of:

Martinis and Music


Featuring: Brandon Crocker



Light Hors devours

Meet new Neighbors!

BYOG: (Bring your own Martini Glass if you have one!


RSVP: Aubrey @aubs1170@bellsouth.net




Graduation Time!

Graduation for both high school and college is just a short time away.  Please send the names and the school of all college and high school students living in Lee’s Crossing who will graduate this spring to Barry Christensen at bschristensen@mindspring.com.  This list will be used for the sign at the front of Lee’s Crossing.  Call Barry with any questions at 770-426-6876.




Attention Tennis Players

The restrooms at the clubhouse are now accessible at all times.  There will be no more keys for ALTA captains or anyone else.  The door leading into the clubhouse now has a combination lock on it, and a locked door has been added from the foyer to the kitchen area.    To get the combination and instructions for getting in, please reply to this email and request them.






I would like all of the Ladies of the neighborhood, to join me for a ONE DAY GETAWAY at the Lee's Crossing Clubhouse on Saturday, April 28th.  The teaching will be from Song of Solomon. The cost is 30.00 per person. A continental breakfast and sack lunch will be provided. The retreat is from 9 am until 3:00pm. Teaching by Muriel Cash....Simplicity Retreats.  Please RSVP to me (Tricia) or Muriel. My e-mail address is triciaww@mindspring.com, and  Muriel's e-mail address is mcash929@att.net.  Muriel can be reached at 404-226-0869.  If you would like to know more about Muriel Cash, please check out the following website www.simplicityretreats.org



Garbage Schedule
Week of April 2

Friday, April 6, 2012 is a City of Marietta Holiday.  Garbage collection schedule is changed that week as follows:

Regular Thursday service will be on Wednesday
Regular Friday services will be on Thursday
Yard waste services discontinued this week




Lees Crossing Calendar of Neighborhood Events


MARTINIS AND MUSIC - Saturday April 14th

8:00 to 10:00 - Adults Only


Tuesday April 24th - Ladies Bunco  7:00 to 9:00 @ Clubhouse
 Drinks Provided - Bring an appetizer to share
 RSVP to rrshunter@hotmail.com


May 26 - Pool Opening Party
June 23 - Dive In Movie Night
July 28 - Mexican Trivia

Sept 3 - Labor Day/ Pool Closing Party





Run for Ron…10 years later


Does anyone remember that 60’s rock band “10 Years After”?  Well I am borrowing their name for the theme of this letter.  Last week marked the 10-year anniversary of the 1st “Run for Ron” on March 16, 2002 staged in and by the Lee’s Crossing neighborhood.  For those of you that did not live in Lee’s Crossing ten years ago, the Lambs were long-time, if not nearly original, Lees Crossing residents.  Ron and Mary had 3 daughters, Katie, Colleen & Rachael who worked as lifeguards at the pool and were schoolmates of many of the kids who also grew up in Lees Crossing.  Ron was a regular at the tennis courts.  In otherwise great health, Ron's sudden and shocking stroke late in 2001, robbed him of his mobility and much of the functionality that many of us take for granted.  The Run for Ron was devised as a fund-raising mechanism for Ron's care.  The results however, emotionally and financially, were beyond anyone's imagination.  In this the Easter season, it seems appropriate to remember the Run for Ron that year (and in the 2 years that followed) as representing an amazing response to Christ’s instruction in the book of Luke of the Good Neighbor who did not pass by the unfortunate one in dire circumstances as did those before him, but instead stopped and lent a helping hand.


I can’t express the gratitude that I still feel today any better than in the submission to this same newsletter made 10 years ago reprinted below, which I hope you will consider republishing (I thought you might also enjoy the Marietta mayor’s proclamation that followed).  Thanks again Lee’s Crossing!


“My only wish is that everyone in Lee’s Crossing could have enjoyed the experience on April 5 (2002) of giving the Ron Lamb Fund at St. Joe’s Church the $39,000 check from the ‘Run for Ron’ proceeds: because the entire neighborhood is responsible for pulling off this amazing event.  This race was about the hero in everyone and there are more than a few ‘unsung’ heroes of the race that I’d like to thank.  The problem with a list like this is that people get inadvertently omitted, and I apologize for that in advance, but here goes (in random order):   The video tapers. Clarence, who donated all his race day birdhouse sales proceeds.  Especially the race logistics volunteers, too numerous to mention by name in this space, but they know who they are:  traffic handlers, race course managers, food & drink preparation and service, runner registration (for over 600 runners!), tee-shirt distribution, and folks that just pitched in.  Neighbors that just made the post-race clean up happen, and brought tents by for us to use.  Bill for the incredible coffee and breakfast spread for all the race volunteers.  Gary for his great website coverage.  Davis and Eddie for setting up the race course cones in dawn’s early light.  The water station families.  The First Aid station volunteers, who fortunately were considerably underutilized.  Fans who came out to root on the racers.  All the homeowners and residents in general who exercised unbelievable financial generosity and considerable patience and kept traffic to minimum.  Tennis players who made other arrangements.  Gordon for the excellent financial management.  Father Joe, of St. Joe’s, who in difficult times for his profession, came out and encouraged everyone’s spiritual condition with his inspiring invocation.  Almost last, but not least, the race committee:  Tricia, Tom, Kathie, Julie and Terri.  Finally, thanks Mary, Kathleen, Colleen, and Rachael Lamb for your grace under fire and tolerance of being repeatedly placed in the spotlight.  And above all, to Ron for fighting the good fight.

With my utmost appreciation and sincere admiration to you all,


Rob Ottley  (circa April 2002)


p.s.       (2012) Recent word from the family is that Ron and Mary “…are good…staying busy”





Newsletter Submission Guidelines


The Lee’s Crossing newsletter is a publication for the residents of Lee’s Crossing.  Therefore, all submissions must come from residents of the community.  Submissions from outside the community are not accepted.


All submissions MUST be sent either to leescrossing@comcast.net or to trevathan.angelia@gmail.com.  Please make sure that you are sending submissions to one of these addresses. 


All submissions must be in Word format – no PDF’s.  Also, please do not send articles from other publications for print (newspaper articles, brochures, etc.) as some of these may be copyright protected materials.


All classifieds are for neighborhood residents only and are not for referrals.  Classifieds run for one month unless otherwise specified, but please don’t ask for an indefinite run of an ad. 


The Neighborhood Business Spotlight and the “I Recommend” sections are to be limited to one paragraph and run for one month increments.  No back-to-back months.  No exceptions.    The Business Spotlight is First Come/First Serve on a space available basis and I really try to not run the same type business the same month.  This allows for it to be an actual spotlight and not a commercial. 


I truly try to keep the deadline for the next month’s newsletter as the 28th of the current month so that I can get it out on the 1st.  However, sometimes circumstances dictate that the deadline has to be a day earlier or that the newsletter has to be a day late going out.  Please be understanding if this happens.




Tuesday April 24th - Ladies Bunco  7:00 to 9:00 @ Clubhouse
 Drinks Provided - Bring an appetizer to share
 RSVP to rrshunter@hotmail.com




Clubhouse Rentals

If you have any questions or need to book the clubhouse, please call or e-mail Tricia Wilson at 770-428-8144 or triciaww@mindspring.com.  In an effort to keep our Clubhouse clean and in the best condition, the rental deposit has increased to $250.  However, if you return the clubhouse after rental in its best condition, the entire deposit will be returned.


Lee’s Crossing Cyclones

Swim Team


The 2012 swim team is organizing now.  Open Registration will be held at the clubhouse on Monday April 9th from 4:30 to 7 pm.  New participants, from 5 to 18 years of age (as of June 1st) are always welcome.  The cost is just $25 per swimmer for those living in the neighborhood and $75 per swimmer for those outside of Lee’s Crossing.


The team suit is new this year.  Swimmers are welcome to wear a previous design but if you are new or need a replacement they will be available for sizing and purchase at registration.


After school practices will begin May 14th - weather permitting.  Morning practices will begin Tuesday May 29th.   Meets will be held on Wednesday evenings this year.  We will have two home meets scheduled for May 30th and June 13th.


Parent support is required!   It is mandatory for parents to work at least one full meet or two half meets.  Many work much more and their efforts are greatly appreciated!!  If you cannot work ‘during a meet’ there are other opportunities.


Registration packets – including more information about practice times and meet schedules will be emailed out to last year’s team.  This information will also be available at registration.


If you would like to join us please contact me for a packet or further information.

Susan Herr







Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale


The annual neighborhood yard sale will be on Saturday, April 28, from 8am to 1pm.

Ads will be placed in the Marietta paper, and signs on Whitlock Avenue will also be put out directing people to Lee's Crossing. Each home having a sale may put out their own signs, but please take them down after the sale. In past years, residents of Lee's Crossing have had a

preview of the sales the night before. Good luck to everyone who participates.



Neighborhood Notaries


Greg Amaden                         Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

James Belrose                          Lees Trace                               770-794-9897

Melissa Drehs                          Lee’s Trace                              216-392-1424
Brenda Fairbanks                    Trailwood Lane                       678-290-4810

Angela G. Ford                       Lee’s Trace                              678-234-7430

David Hardy                           Harrowgrove Court                770-427-6319

Carolyn Richardson                Cedar Branch Court                770-427-9900

Cecilia E. White                      Trailwood Lane                       678-797-6209


If you are a Notary and are willing to help out your neighbors, please send your name and phone number to leescrossing@comcast.net. 





CLASSIFIED SUBMISSIONS:  When submitting a classified ad, please use the format being used for the ads listed below.  Pictures will not be printed. Please make sure to include contact information and state how long you wish the article to run.  All submissions will run ONE MONTH unless otherwise requested.


Roxie's looking for a good home!

Roxie is a Golden Retriever that’s nine years old, mature, and very loving.  Please go to our website at GRRA.com (Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta) under adoptable dogs, and check Roxie out!  Rich Dedula on Meadowmist Way here in Lee's Crossing is a Foster for Roxie, and if you’re interested in meeting Roxie please give him a call at 678-921-2115.



Is your child having a difficult time with reading?  Failing an English class?  I can help!  I am an Orton-Gillingham-trained Reading Tutor specializing in dyslexia, as well as a former technical writer and editor.  I work with all ages, from beginning readers to adults.  So whether your child is struggling with dyslexia, or just needs a little help with grammar, give me a call.  Free consultation provided.  Afternoon and evening hours available.  Call Amy Stafford at 770-795-1904 or 404-509-8993.


Pressure Washing

Capitol One Exterior Pressure Cleaning not only provides excellent Exterior House Cleaning (pricing depends on dimensions), we are also running a "special" on Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning ($10.00 per 10 foot section).  Having a clean driveway and sidewalk enhances your property as well as the neighborhood. To schedule an appointment, call your neighbor Finnis Jones at 770-617-2463







Around Town


Calendar of Events – April





Easter Egg Scramble


Good Friday - City Hall and BLW Offices Closed


"Advanced Wheel Throwing" at Art Museum

4/12 - 4/15

Marietta's Great Locomotive Chase


"Y Not Run" 5K Road Race benefitting YWCA and Rotary Club of Marietta


Glover Park Concert Series


"Green Thumb Gardening Series" presented by Marietta Council of Garden Clubs, Inc.


Taste of Marietta

   These events are from the City of Marietta calendar.  For more information on any of these events, go to www.mariettaga.gov, click on the city calendar and follow the link to the desired event.


Neighborhood Business Spotlight

If you would like to tell your neighbors about your business or recommend someone else’s -business, please send us a BRIEF paragraph giving pertinent information along with contact information.  Submissions will printed first come – first serve each month, based on space.  Send your information to leescrossing@comcast.net.  Note:  Please keep descriptions to ONE SHORT paragraph in WORD format.  Do not send brochures, flyers or pictures as they will not be published.  ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SENT TO EITHER leescrossing@comcast.net or to trevathan.angelia@gmail.com. 





I Recommend:


Spanish Tutor: Luz Ocampo recommends Victoria Ochoa.  She has more than 10 years of experience teaching languages in fun creative ways!  Spanish for children through arts and crafts, classes for students struggling with their grades, beginners basic skills, or experts conversational Spanish.  Individual classes and groups.  Contact Victoria at: 404-551-6004

To receive newsletter by e-mail:  send request to leescrossing@comcast.net.


For on-line edition, go to www.leescrossingmariettaga.com


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for the May Newsletter is April 28.  Any submissions after this date cannot be guaranteed inclusion.


Newsletter Editor:  Angelia Trevathan             e-mail: trevathan.angelia@gmail.com 

Phone:  770-312-6374


The LCHA Newsletter and Website are published and maintained for the benefit of Lee’s Crossing homeowners. The purpose of the Newsletter and the Website is to promote Lee’s Crossing and to provide our homeowners with information regarding Lee’s Crossing activities and related issues.  The homeowners have entrusted the LCHA Board of Directors with the obligation and right to ensure content conforms to this purpose.  As such, articles or advertising endorsing political positions or candidates or other subject matter the Board deems to be divisive, offensive or inappropriate in nature will not be published or posted.  All appropriate content is welcomed and encouraged as a means of furthering awareness and communication within our neighborhood.



Mailbox Repair:  If you need a new post call Bob Schoonover at 770-422-8774. Contact Cindi Filer at 404-518-5809 for mailbox post paint.



Clubhouse Rental:  Call Tricia Wilson at 770-428-8144 or e-mail triciaww@mindspring.com


Neighborhood Directories:  Soft copies of the Neighborhood Directory are available in PDF format.  Send request to leescrossing@comcast.net



Board Members


Brad Herr, President      770-499-9354                                            Walt Walker                               770-428-4755                               

603 Briarmeade Drive                                                                        1060 Foreststone Way                                                                      

Joe Fenton, Secretary         678-581-0033                                      Erroll Eckford, ACC Chair      770-421-9738

1068 Foreststone Way                                                                       656 Trailwood Lane          


Kevin Brown, Director – Social Activities                                       Angela Ford, Treasurer              678-234-7430

770-218-5965                                                                                      521 Lee’s Trace

1205 Fielding Court


Jim Martin, Director – At Large  770-420-3484                            Covenant Enforcement

1139 Chestnut Hill Circle                                                                   David Waldrep




Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net