Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                              February 2007

From the President…


Dear Neighbors,


I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight two issues that should be of interest to our neighborhood and community.


First, I am certain many of you have heard about the Restoration of the Strand Theater on Marietta Square.  In its day the Strand was the highlight of a trip to the Square.  However, as mega theaters sprang up the Strand saw its glory fade and now sits vacant and run down.  But we can help bring back its glory and add some pizzazz to our Square. It would be quite exciting to see that marquee light up the Square again and add another destination spot.  Friends of the Strand, a non-profit organization, has been set up to Save the Strand with a fundraising goal of $350,000 by March 1st.  Your donations could help reach this goal.  Visit www.FriendsoftheStrand.com for more information or to make a donation.  Let’s not let this community treasure get away.


Next, we have all heard much discussion about the future of Hickory Hills Elementary and its possible impact on Burruss.  The value of our property in Lee’s Crossing is directly impacted by the success of Burruss Elementary.   Each of us should be concerned about the success of Burruss, whether we have elementary age kids or not.  Over the next few weeks you will have opportunities to hear about the many great programs going on at Burruss.  There is a PTA meeting Thursday, February 8th, an open house at Rick and Eve Kool’s home in Lee's Crossing on Sunday, February 11th and a second open house at Bruce and Anne Krantz’s home in Carriage Oaks on Monday, February 12th.  The Principal, Julie King and Marietta School Superintendent, Dr. Emily Lembeck will be available.  Everyone is invited to attend both the open houses and the PTA meeting.  The topics to be discussed include:

  • A new Communications and Technology Focused Curriculum beginning Fall 2007
  • Foreign Languages for K-5
  • Gifted Certification for all Teachers
  • Georgia Performance Standards
  • Changes to the Math Curriculum
  • Proposed Uniform Policy

I encourage everyone to get involved in these activities as they both impact our neighborhood and community.


As always, if you have questions or comments, please give me a call.


Best Regards,

Around the Neighborhood


NOTICE:  By now you should have received your 2007 assessment bill and Board of Directors ballot in the mail.  If you didn't, please email leescrossing@comcast.net and another one will be mailed or delivered to you.  The assessment amount for 2007 is $338 and was due February 1st.  Ballots are due by February 21st.




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.








Used stationary bike.  If you have an exercise bike that you are no longer using please call Angelia at 770-528-9052.




GE 17.9 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator, Bisque color $400 OBO.  GE Profile 2.1 Cu. Ft. Capacity, 1200 watt Microwave oven, bisque color $75 OBO.  Both appliances are three years old, but have only been used for one year and are in great condition.  Call Heather or Raza Kazmi at 678-354-9515.



Childcare needed

Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm for our 2 month old daughter.  Please contact Katie at 770-573-3283.


Three or four days a week from 8am until 4:30pm - days would flex from week to week. Two children 3 months and 2 years old. Call Terri at 770-427-1988.


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


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.



If there is a classified still listed that needs to be removed, please let us know!




Calendar of Events

Around the Neighborhood and Around Town


Feb 11                         2:30-5:00                     Daddy-Daughter Dance

                                                                            Marietta Conference Center

Feb 19-23                    10:00-4:00                   Mid-Winter Camp

                                                                             Lawrence Street Recreation Center


Further information can be obtained from the City of Marietta website. 

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!



Around Town


Burruss Elementary News


Excitement is in the air at A.L. Burruss Elementary.  Coming in the fall of 2007:

*       School Wide Communication Emphasis
*       Foreign Language K-5
*       Gifted Certification for all Teachers
*       Georgia Performance Standards-Based Enrichment Classes

Residents of the Lee's Crossing neighborhood are invited to attend the A.L. Burruss PTA meeting Thursday, February 8 to learn details.



There will be a blood drive at A.L. Burruss Elementary School on February 15 from 2-7 p.m.  Appointments are available by calling Beth Pfeiffer at 770-429-3144. Walk-ins are also welcome! 



Find out why

“Our Beavers are REAL Achievers”


By joining us for one of the following Information Sessions


Ø     Sunday, February 11th  at 3:00 pm                              694 Trailwood Lane

Ø     Monday, February 12th at 7:00 pm                           25 Carriage Oaks Drive


 Talk with Principal Julie King, Assistant Principal Forestella Taylor and Marietta City Schools Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck


 Checkout our new Communications and Technology Focused Curriculum


 What are the new Georgia Performance Standards and how does it affect your child?


 Learn how your child can benefit from the Burruss Experience from Burruss Parents and Students



Bring a friend or neighbor!

Refreshments will be served.


For more information call Charlene MacPherson at (770) 421-0375

Train Strong Boot Camp is a premier training and wellness program that empowers individuals of all athletic abilities to achieve their top fitness goals.  Train Strong's workouts and nutrition plan are designed to help you become physically fit, develop increased energy, and gain self-confidence. At every step of the way, qualified instructors work closely with you to encourage your success and push you to new heights.


The program includes 18 co-ed group sessions built around challenging, hour-long workouts that change daily. Workouts are complemented by a nutrition plan designed to fuel the body to its highest potential. The plan recommends five small meals per day, with suggested guidelines for protein, carbohydrate and fat intake. You will also complete personal missions - activities such as running and strength exercises - on your own. Workouts and meals are recorded in a training log that instructors review before every session. Train Strong Boot Camp begins and ends with a fitness test, which allows you to fine-tune your goals and track your progress.


Please visit www.trainstrong.com and register for upcoming!  If you have further questions, contact Beth Garrett, a Lee's Crossing neighbor, at bgarrett@lovett.org.



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 printed first come - first serve each month, based on space.  Competitors will not be published in the same month.  Send your information to leescrossing@comcast.net.


Genesis Management Services has over ten years experience in managing building programs for owners.  We help the owner plan budgets and schedules, hire architects and contractors, write contracts and oversee the construction process.  While we work with all types of non-residential clients, we specialize in working with churches and schools.  If your business, church or school is contemplating a building program, please call Carl Trevathan at 770-528-0992 or visit our website at www.gms-usa.net.



I Recommend……


This is your opportunity to recommend a business to your neighbors.  If you know of someone that does a good job, please send us a SHORT testimonial that we can share.


Cheryl Harcharic would like to recommend a math tutor. Kim Strickland specializes in upper level math courses, but will tutor all subjects and levels. She has 13 years of teaching experience from pre-algebra through advanced calculus. She resides nearby and can be reached at 770-218-3952.  She tutors one on one or groups up to 4.   

Eddie and Tricia Wilson would like to give a brief testimonial about a fellow neighbor who is in the countertop business. “Of all times, my husband and I decided to give our kitchen a much needed update two weeks before Christmas. We had seen his work in one prior house. Bill Dickman came to our home, and within one week, had our new countertops and backsplash in. He did exactly what he said he would do, was there when he promised and you could not beat the price. We would highly recommend Bill Dickman with Crowe Custom Countertops.

Office- 678-574-4116;     cell-404-992-2610





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


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for March Newsletter is February 25.


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                                                                                      Mary Weibel

                                                                                                                                Community One Associates

                                                                                                                                1102 Abbey Court

Alpharetta, GA  30004

678-624-9453   ext 303




Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net