Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                              December 2011





Dear Neighbors,


I hope you all had a wonderful start to the holiday season and had the most enjoyable Thanksgiving.

Our biggest activity by far was the Traton Homes/Rockford Township Variance request. The Board members and a number of Lee’s Crossing residents attended the city council meeting to oppose the request. We were successful in postponing the variance review to the Dec 14th council meeting.  As a result, it was agreed to by all parties (Traton Homes, Griff Chalfant and LCHA Board members) to meet and walk the border of Lee’s Crossing and Rockford Township. I want to thank Walt Walker and Angela Ford for being able to attend this meeting.  This resulted in Traton Homes having to put together a new tree save plan and submit it to the city.  The previous variance request is due to be back on the city agenda for the Dec 14th meeting, but our position is that this should not come up again until Traton submits their new plan.  This effort is being worked and we will know prior to the Dec 14th meeting if we need to attend to keep this variance request from being approved. 


I want to thank everyone who provided input to the Board and helped collect information to make our case with the city.  It is much appreciated.


Our next Board meeting is planned for Dec 8th where we will be discussing the proposed budget put out in last month’s newsletter.  As with any Board meeting, please feel free to attend and bring up any questions for discussion.  We value your input.


That is all I have for you, but the Board and I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas/Holiday season and best wishes for the New Year!


As always, if you should ever have any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me. My home phone number is (770) 499-9354.


Brad Herr

LCHA President



Around the Neighborhood


Dollar on Your Door


Lee’s Crossing’s annual “Dollar on Your Door” fundraiser will take place on the weekend of December 10-11.  This is our neighborhood’s way to say “Thank You” to our sanitation workers during the holidays.  These gentlemen help us out more than we realize throughout the year, and are very generous in what they collect!  Last year we collected over $1,150 for them, so let’s try and top that this year!  Please leave your contribution in an envelope taped to your front door on either Saturday, December 10 or Sunday, December 11 by 3 p.m.  Volunteers will collect your gifts between 3 and 5 p.m. each day.  If you would like to volunteer, (great service project for IB students) please contact the Eckfords at 770-421-9738.  Thanks in advance for your help!




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.



Newsletter Submissions


Please note:  All newsletter submissions should be sent to either leescrossing@comcast.net or trevathan.angelia@gmail.com only.  In addition,  please note:  THE NEWSLETTER IS FOR LEE’S CROSSING RESIDENTS ONLY.  Please do not refer non-residents to submit articles.  All submissions must come directly from residents.


Christmas Trash Schedule

Regular service for Friday, December 23 will be on Thursday, December 22
Yard Waste Services discontinued this week

Week of  December 26 – regular Monday service will be on Tuesday and regular Tuesday service will be on Wednesday;  Yard Waste Services discontinued this week

Lee's Crossing Sign


Lee’s Crossing Association Social Committee

2011 Calendar of Events




FREE – our New Years Eve Celebration

(with live band – back by popular demand “Assembly Required”!!)

December 31, 2011




New Year’s Day
Football Watching - Clubhouse 12:30
(Drinks and Food left over from New Year’s Eve will be put back out)




Neighborhood Notaries


Greg Amaden                         Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

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.


For Sale

Buyer’s Choice Figurines.  Contact Yolanda Kramer 770-426-7371.


Christmas Gift Idea: Home Movies Transferred to DVD!

Give the gift of memories this Christmas. Make watching your home movies incredibly easy, by transferring those unwieldy 8mm and VHS home video tapes to simple, reliable, long-lasting DVDs. My name is Dylan Suhr and I'm home from Georgia College for the holidays – ready to help you. Allow me to make a high-quality transfer of your 8mm and/or VHS home movies to DVD – at a very affordable price. For a great gift idea, call Dylan at 404-775-6115 or email dylan.suhr@gmail.com.

Babysitter/Petsitter Available
Need a break before the holiday rush?  Babysitter for a date night or last minute shopping?  I am a college student home for the Christmas break looking to babysit and pet sit for the month of December and beginning of January!  My name is Jennifer Bramlett and  I am 25 years old and a Licensed EMT, which means CPR and First Aid certified!  I've been babysitting for over 10 years. Also, if you are going out of town and need a pet sitter I'm here all month! Please contact me at jjbramlett@comcast.net if you’re interested.

For Sale
APEX 50-inch rear projection TV with remote and owner’s manual.  Usable with VCR/DVD etc.  Like new condition $125.  Jim Powell, 678-594-0508


Will Clean and Paint Mailbox Posts

I am a 16 year old resident of Lee’s Crossing and am paying off a car.  Please let me bleach, clean, and paint your mailbox post (my parents will supervise).  I will use approved paint from the neighborhood.  If you received a letter from the homeowner's association, please let me know the date you must have your mailbox painted to avoid a fine. $20 – Please call or text me (Matt Filer) at 404-259-6449.  NOTE: It must be over 50 degrees to paint a mailbox - so call soon so that I can paint before it is too cold!  And it can look nice for the holidays.


Babysitter Available

Do you need a babysitter? Do you want to get out of the house but you can’t find a babysitter?  Then you should call me: I’ll take care of your babysitting needs. My name is Meredith Duncan.  I’m 12 years old and babysitter-certified.  I charge $3/ hour for 1 child, $1per child additional. You can reach me at 770-427-1502.  I’m available Monday through Thursday after 3:30pm and Saturdays after 6pm.   Please call, I love to play with kids.


Around Town


Calendar of Events – December




1-3, 5-10, 12-17,

19-24, 26-31

"Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II" at Central Library

1-4, 6-11, 13-18,

20-24, 27-31

"Sanders Family Christmas" at Theater in the Square


Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour Gala


The Georgia Ballet's The Nutcracker


Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour


The Georgia Ballet's The Nutcracker


The Georgia Ballet's The Nutcracker Celebrity Benefit Performance


Sleighbells on the Square 5k

17-18, 20-24,


"The 1940s Radio Hour" Presented by Theater in the Square


 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. You can receive weekly updates on happenings in the city by subscribing to the Marietta e-news.  Go to http://www.mariettaga.gov/news/subscribe.aspx for further information and to sign up!



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. 


Daughters' Dreams Wedding Ceremonies. We specialize in designing the wedding ceremony of your dreams. You can include your children, parents or pets. We do commitment ceremonies, religious ceremonies or secular ones; it is all up to the two of you. Have your wedding outdoors, at home or in a church. Rev. Karen Hinton was ordained in 2009 through the Universal Brotherhood Movement Inc. Minister's fee is $200. Give us a call to discuss your perfect ceremony 770-427-9870.


I Recommend:


Mary Smith would like to recommend her niece (and babysitter for her 3 daughters), Emily McEachern, for your holiday babysitting.  Emily will be home from college between December 16-January 9, and can babysit last minute or at any other time during these dates. She has a lot of experience babysitting and her major in college is Early Childhood Education. You can reach her  any time at 404-803-4867.




Merry Christmas!






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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for the December Newsletter is November 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