Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                               August 2006

 

 

From the President…

 

 

Congratulations to the Lee’s Crossing Cyclones swim team; they blew through another successful season.  In spite of moving up a level, the team finished with a record of 2 wins and 2 losses. Great job to all the swimmers, organizers, coaches, parents and fans.  Even though the competition was fun, it was great to see so many neighbors out having a good time.  I look forward to celebrating their success at the Swim Team Party on Thursday, August 3rd.

 

 

After all the excitement and vacation fun, it seems school is just around the corner.  Depending on your perspective, the start of school may be a happy time or a sad time.  Anyway, as kids get back on the street before and after school, let’s all be conscious of our speedometer – the Speed Limit still remains 25 MPH throughout the neighborhood on a 24/7 basis.

 

 

Every one enjoyed our 4th of July activities with the parade (24 kids showed us their red, white and blue) and party at the pool.  Thanks to Janet Duncan and her crew (Cathy & David Hettrich, Judie Ebert, Cindi Filer, Sandy Wilson, Sandra Powell and Beth Garrett) for putting a great get-together at the pool.  If you are interested in contributing to the planning of future neighborhood activities, Janet would be excited to hear from you.  Look for more information about our activities for the Labor Day weekend.

 

 

Our new clubhouse has been used extensively over the summer and has been reserved for many activities through the end of the year.  During this time, an interior design committee has been developing a plan for the renovation of our kitchen space and decorating for the new space.  We expect to see renovation work begin after Labor Day.

 

 

As always, I welcome your input and comments.

 


 

Around the Neighborhood

 

REMINDER

 

School starts back on August 9.  Please be careful as you drive through and out of the neighborhood.  Be mindful of additional traffic (both pedestrian and vehicle) and watch your speed.  I am sure the Marietta Police Department will be.

 

Bell Schedule

 

School

Start time

Dismissal time

All Elementary Schools

8:10 AM

3:10 PM

Marietta Center for Advanced Academics

8:45 AM

3:45 PM

Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

8:50 AM

3:50 PM

Marietta Middle School

7:30 AM

2:30 PM

Marietta High School

7:30 AM

2:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Newsletter Delivery

 

If you would like to get your copy of the Newsletter via e-mail rather than hard copy, please

e-mail us at leescrossing@comcast.net with the following information:

 

Your name

Street Address

e-mail address(es)

 

If you choose e-mail delivery, we will notify your stringer to discontinue leaving a newsletter in your mailbox.  You will be e-mailed each month when the newsletter is ready for distribution.

 

 

 

Those on the e-mail delivery list prior to the July publication received their newsletter the morning of July 1 – before the paper copies had completed printing!

 

 

The August e-mail edition went out on August 1.


 

Garbage/Brush Pickup for Labor Day Week

 

Here is the garbage/brush pickup schedule for the week of September 4:



Garbage

Monday & Thursday Pick-Up Days Will Change To Tuesday & Thursday
Tuesday & Friday Pick-Up Days Will Change To Wednesday & Friday

Brush/Yard Waste

No Brush /Yard Waste Pick Up

Newspaper

Newspapers Will Be Picked Up On Your Last Day Of Your Garbage Pick-Up (Either Thursday Or Friday)

Recycling

Delayed One Day All Week

 

For the full year’s holiday schedule, go to: www.mariettaga.gov/pw/holiday_sched.htm

 

 

 

         

Outdoor water use restrictions in effect in Marietta

The city of Marietta is requesting residents and businesses observe water restrictions set by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources that ban outdoor water use from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays. No outdoor water use is permitted on Fridays. Outdoor water use is allowed during non-banned hours on scheduled days as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: even numbered or unnumbered addresses may water from 12:01 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 4:01 p.m. until midnight.
 
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday:  odd numbered addresses may water from 12:01 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 4:01 p.m. until midnight.

Marietta Water will strictly enforce the restrictions. Warnings are issued for a first offense. Subsequent offenses result in escalating fines for each offense up to $500, water service disconnection and prosecution.

For more information, call 770-794-5229.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events

Around the Neighborhood and Around Town

 

 

August 4         6:30 pm           Community Celebration at Marietta Square

                                                To honor Marietta being named an All-America City

                                                Free food (while it lasts), kids games & free concert

 

August 8         7:30 PM          Lee’s Crossing Board Meeting

 

August 22                               Youth Basketball Registration Begins

                                                Marietta City Hall 3rd Floor

 

August 25      8:00 PM           Glover Park Evening Concert “AIA”

                                                (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band)

 

September 4                           Pool Closing Party

                                                See details on page 6 of newsletter

 

 

Classifieds

 

ABEKA HOMESCHOOL MATERIAL FOR SALE

ABEKA homeschool curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades plus Saxon Algebra (middle & high school), Wordly Wise vocab, and French and Spanish foreign language sets (high school).
Call Mary: 770-421-9620

 

 

METAL DETECTOR NEEDED

We are looking for a lost trowel in our backyard.  Call Dan or Debbie Kelleher at 678-354-7042

 

 

TUTORING IN LEE'S CROSSING

Tutoring will again be available this Fall for brush-up, reinforcement, review, homework help, test preparation, or just extra practice in all elementary subjects.  I have times available after school, evenings and daytime hours for home-schoolers.  I have been an elementary school teacher and tutor in Marietta since 1986.  (References available.)  For more information, please contact Barb Schlundt at 770-423-1895.

 

 

S.A.T. WRITING SECTION Tutoring available

Individual and group sessions. For more information contact Kate McConnaughey, English Department Chair, The Walker School at mcconnau@thewalkerschool.org



BABYSITTING

I am a senior at The Walker School and am often available at short notice. Evenings preferred. Elizabeth McConnaughey 770- 427-2732 or 404-210-1373.

 

 

FOUND

Boys "Outerlimit Mongoose" bike.  Please call to describe.  Jim or Beth Martin  770-420-3484

 

 

SCRAPBOOKING

Come scrapbook with your neighbors on the second Friday of each month at the clubhouse.  Bring your pictures and your supplies; we'll have plenty of tables set up for you to work at. There is no charge and the sole purpose is to meet new people and to have uninterrupted time to work on your albums.  Questions?  Call Beth Pfeiffer at 770-499-8015.  Put the following dates on your calendar; August 11th, October 13th, November 10th and December 8th starting at 7:00 p.m.  See you then!

 

 

Free Entertainment Center

Light-oak entertainment center. (Dimensions: 4’ h, 5’ w, 20” d).  Accommodates up to a 35 inch standard television.  Includes shelves for audio/video components and large storage area for CD/DVD.  Perfect for playroom or office.  Free with own pick-up.  Call 770-514-9722.

 

 

Childcare

I am looking to watch one or two children in my home and am available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  This could be care during the day or after school care.  I work in the school system on Thursdays and Fridays.  Please contact me if you are interested.

Lorna Parker (678) 355-9636 or jjcom@bellsouth.net.

 

 

BABYSITTING

I am 19 years old and have lots of experience. Brittany Funk  770-421-9620 or 404-725-1758

 

 

Pressure Washing, Grass Cutting, and Hedge Trimming services available.  Call Jeffrey Trevathan at 770-528-9052

 

 

INTERESTED IN A CARPOOL?

If you live in Lee's Crossing and have a child attending the Marietta Magnet School or the new Marietta Charter School, you may be interested in starting a carpool or shuttle from our

neighborhood to and/or from these schools.  Please contact Beth Garrett for more information.  770-425-8970 or BGARRETT@LOVETT.ORG.

 

 

NOTE:  When submitting classified ads, please make sure to submit contact information as well as how long you would like for the classified to run (i.e., one issue, two issues, etc.).  Thanks.


 

Around the Neighborhood

 

SENIOR MEN TENNIS PLAYERS NEEDED

We are forming an ALTA Tennis Team from Lee's Crossing.  It will be a Wednesday Morning Men’s Senior League.  Senior is defined as any male 55 or older.  Contact Dan Kelleher 678-354-7042 for more details.

 

Ladies Weekday “C” level tennis team

Lee's Crossing currently hosts a Ladies Weekday C level tennis team.  We have lessons on Tuesday morning and play on Thursdays.   If you have any interest in joining this team, please call Diane Edwards at 770-575-0445.

 

CLUBHOUSE

Remember to book your parties at the Lee's Crossing Clubhouse.  If you have not seen the facility it is worth the drive over.  Call Debbie Kelleher 678-354-7042 for reservations.  Payment is required at time of booking.

 

POOL LOST AND FOUND

If you have left anything at the pool it is most likely in the lost and found.  Please claim your lost items.  Unclaimed items will be thrown out August 15th and August 31st.

 

Remember to clean up after yourself when you use the pool area.  That means what you bring to the pool you take home from the pool.

 

SOCIAL NEWS

 

The bicycle parade was fun for the group of kids that came down to the clubhouse.  We appreciate all the parents that came to help, decorated, and shared your truck and trailer!  The home-made cookies were yummy, too!  I know all the kids that participated had a great time showing off the bikes they decorated.  I'm hoping the new day (the Saturday morning before the 4th), will ring in a new tradition for the neighborhood.  It was nice not conflicting with the city's parade! 

 

Our July 4th kids games, snacks and drinks by the pool attracted many of you.  We were glad to see you.  The pool is a great place to meet your neighbors and relax.  It's very nice seeing all ages enjoying our lovely facilities.  I appreciate seeing a feeling of "pride" in our property when I'm not the only one who notices and picks up garbage around the pool area, parking lot, and "hill". 

 

   

 

LABOR DAY EVENTS

 

Get ready for tennis round robin in the morning (see below for details) followed by poolside cookout around noon.  We'll have burgers, dogs, beer, wine, soft drinks, and music.  We’ll also have a volleyball tournament starting around 3:00.  You can form your own team or just show up.  Bring your energy as well as your hunger and thirst...they will all be satisfied!

 

LABOR DAY TENNIS MIXER

As part of Labor Day festivities we are going to hold a tennis mixer from 10am to 12pm.  We will take the first 24 players ages 16 and up who wish to play and meet some of their neighbors.  You don't have to be a great player, so don't be shy about signing up.  We will provide Gatorade and water, and there will be several prizes awarded.

 

To sign up, please send an email to gordon.pfeiffer@comcast.net.  We will take walk-up players until 9:45 that day if we haven't reached 24 by then.  Don't put it off and miss the fun.

 

NEW POOL HOURS

Following are new pool hours effective with the start of the school year:

Monday through Friday 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 9 pm

Saturday 10 am to 9 pm

Sundays 12 noon to 9 pm

Labor Day 11 am to 9 pm. The pool is closed for the season after Labor Day.

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Notaries:

 

            Greg Amaden                           Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

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

David Hardy                             Harrowgrove Court                 770-427-6319

Rebecca Jordan                        Cedar Branch Court                 770-427-1935

Carolyn Richardson                  Cedar Branch Court                 770-427-9900

Barbara Stubbs                        Trailwood Lane                        770-425-6991

Angelia Trevathan                     Basil Court                               770-528-9052

 

 

 

 

If you are a Notary and are willing to help out your neighbors, please send your name and phone number to leescrossing@comcast.net.  We will publish these in upcoming newsletters as a service to the neighborhood.

 


 

Neighborhood Business Spotlight

 

This section is dedicated to helping each of us in Lee’s Crossing get to know our neighbors a little better.  Many of you are independent business people or work for companies that others of us would be interested in supporting – we just need to know about what you do and how to get in touch with you. 

 

If you would like to advertise your business, please send us a BRIEF paragraph giving pertinent information about your company along with contact information.  Submissions will be drawn at random for publication each month, based on space.  Competitors will not be published in the same month (i.e. 2 lawn services, 2 accountants, etc).  Send your information to leescrossing@comcast.net.

 

 

This month’s features:

 

Have you considered refinancing?

I can show you a program that could potentially reduce your monthly payments by $100 to $500 or more, provide you with $5,000 to $25,000 or more in cash, and literally reduce your taxes by $1,000 to $3,000 or more; all with no payments for 30-60 days, saving you thousands upfront. Would you be willing to speak to me for a 15 minute NO COST OR OBLIGATION consultation that will exceed your expectations? Please call Dijon Jefferson at 678-303-5008 Ext. 104, Loan Advisor for Community Home Loans, LLC.

 

 

Innovative Outsourcing is a business that is owned by Cindi Filer who lives on Chestnut Hill Circle.  We currently have 72 employees working part time for small businesses in the Atlanta area doing finance, human resources and administrative work.  If you would like to work part time, please go to our website at www.innovative-outsourcing.com and register as a candidate.  Weekly emails will be sent with all the jobs available.  If you know a company who would like to add a part time member to their team, please have them call Lindsay Baker at 678-467-6988. 

 

One of our current needs is for a part time (15 hours per week) sales person for Innovative Outsourcing.  This person would work with our referred companies to place a staff member from the Innovative Outsourcing part time work force.  Let us know if you are interested at 770-424-2368.

 

 

Preferred Vacations & Cruises, Ltd. and Beaches Family Resorts is happy to offer you the opportunity to win a family 4 pack of tickets to see Sesame Street Live as well as attend a character meet & greet Sept. 9, 2006. Please contact Julie Cox @ 404.367.1444 to enter.

 

Deadline for submissions for the September Newsletter is August 25.  Please send newsletter information to leeescrossing@comcast.net. 

 

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

 

Newsletter Editor:  Angelia Trevathan:   e-mail to:  angeliatrevathan@yahoo.com  Phone:  770-528-9052

 

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, new number placard call Tom McBrayer at 770-427-8057, or paint call Noel Follrath at 770-426-0623.

 

 

Clubhouse Rental:  Debbie Kelleher 678-354-7042

 

Board Members

Erroll Eckford, President     770-421-9738                                          Kevin Brown, Director – External      770-528-9094

656 Trailwood Lane                                                                             1205 Fielding Court

 

Steve Young, Secretary       770-423-0905                                         Jim Martin, Director   770-420-3484

380 Baskin Drive                                                                                  1139 Chestnut Hills Circle

 

Rob Ottley, Treasurer           770-424-4188                                       Walt Walker, Director  - Swim/Tennis Liaison

583 Briarmeade Drive                                                                           770-428-4755

                                                                                                                 1060 Foreststone Way

 

Noel Follrath, Director – at large         770-423-0623                       Covenant Enforcement

1214 Meadowmist Way                                                                                      Walt Walker & Noel Follrath

                                                                                                                                Association Management Services

1060 Foreststone Way

 

 

Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net