Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                              June 2007


From the President…



Summer is here and it’s time to take a much deserved break from our normal routines.  So enjoy your break and relax.


Congratulations to our graduating high school and college seniors.    It makes me feel rather old as several of these graduates were in my 4 year old Sunday School class just a few years back.  I wish each a bright and successful future.


Memorial Day weekend brought the opening of our neighborhood pool.  A great time was had by all at the opening party on Saturday, with many enjoying the pool, great Famous Dave’s BBQ and fun music with a DJ.  I would like to extend s special thanks to Dave and Catherine Hettrich, who coordinated the party, along with help from Sandra Wilson and Janet Duncan.  If you would like to help with future social events, please contact Janet Duncan.


The pool is now open for our regular summer hours.  Please enjoy the pool and be respectful of the Pool Operating Guidelines presented in the May Newsletter or on our website.  Also, new locks have been installed at the tennis courts.  If you need the combination, please contact a Board member.


As the days have warmed and many enjoy the opportunity to walk the neighborhood, I have received several comments about trees and shrubs overhanging the sidewalk.  If you have a sidewalk on you property, please take a moment and inspect the trimming of any trees or shrubs near the sidewalk.  If this trimming is left to the City crews, it may not be to your liking.


Enjoy your summer!


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




Around the Neighborhood



Realtor's Open House

600 Briarmeade Drive


Sunday, June 3    2:00 - 5:00


Sunday, June 10   2:00 - 4:00


Please invite those you know that may be interested in living in our wonderful neighborhood!





Men’s Singles Tennis Ladder


Join us this summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day playing tennis!  The ladder is a great way to always have someone to play against.  The ladder and rules will be posted on the tennis info board.  Email richard.ramsey@clcatlanta.org if you want to sign up.  See you on the courts!








If you may be interested in playing volleyball this summer, respond to Beth Garrett at bgarrett@lovett.org or 770-425-8970.   We are considering Friday evenings and/or Sunday late afternoon.



Ladies Summer Book Club                  


The ladies of First Baptist Church of Marietta are having a Summer Book Club at the Lee’s Crossing Clubhouse, and we would love for you to join us!  This is our second annual summer book club, and we had so much fun last year that we can’t wait to get started again.


This summer, we will be reading A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers, a collection of five novellas telling the stories of the women listed in the lineage of Jesus:  Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary.  These are fictionalized accounts based on the Biblical scriptures with a powerful message of grace throughout.  We will be meeting on four Tuesdays this summer (June 5th, June 26th, July 10th, and July 24th) at 7pm in the Lee’s Crossing clubhouse.  Our books have to be ordered from out of the country, so we have to order them by May 5th or so to get them back in time for our first meeting.  Childcare is available by reservation.  For more information or to register, please contact Karla Jacobs at 770-428-4739 or karlajacobs@aol.com.




Calling All Scrapbookers, Stampers and Crafters...


On the second Friday of each month, the Lee's Crossing Clubhouse will be open for you to come down and have some time to work on your favorite crafting past time.  Tables and chairs will be set up, all you need to bring are the items you need to work with and a snack and beverage.  You can also bring a friend!


Clubhouse will be open from 7pm until the last person leaves.


If you have any questions, please call Debbie Brown at 770-528-9094.








Expanded State Watering Ban


The following is from the City of Marietta’s website:


Declared Drought Response Level Two

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 midnight 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. only.

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday: odd numbered addresses may water from 12:01 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. only.

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.



Swim Team News


Swim team practices are well under way, and with over 120 swimmers on the team this year we are looking forward to an exciting season.


Team members -  remember pictures are being taken the morning of June 6th.  Individual pictures will be taken beginning at 9am with the group shot at 10.


A reminder to those of you not on the team, the pool will be closing at 4pm on Tuesday June 12th and Tuesday June 19th so that we may host our home meets.


Please come by and check out the fun if you might be interested in joining next year!!





Mailbox Post Cleaning and Painting


Our neighbor, Walter Dean, has graciously volunteered to clean and paint the mailbox post of anyone in Lee’s Crossing who needs this work done.  This is a no charge service.  If you would like to schedule a time for Walter to do this work at your home, please call him at 404-862-3895.



Newsletter by E-Mail


Quite a few of us have signed up to receive the newsletter via e-mail.  If you haven’t done so, please consider a few advantages.  Getting the newsletter via e-mail not only saves money for the HOA, but also saves paper.  You will also get the e-mail version earlier than the paper version (depending on editor/stringer schedules, maybe several days earlier).  Having a mostly e-mail distribution allows a later cut-off date for articles and also allows events the first couple of days of the month to be included in the current newsletter.  Please consider signing up for e-mail delivery.  Send your request to leescrossing@comcast.net.


For those of you who are already signed up for e-mail distribution – if your e-mail address changes, please make sure to notify us! 






Welcome New Neighbors


We would like to welcome the following to the neighborhood:


                                    Roy Hester                               396 Lee’s Trace






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

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.  We will publish these in upcoming newsletters as a service to the neighborhood.






My name is Jennifer Bramlett.   I am 21 years old home from college for the summer. I would need to work a steady Monday-Friday job. I have worked with a couple of families in this neighborhood for about 4 years. I am CPR certified and very energetic and friendly. I have a dependable car for transportation, if needed.  Please contact me at (770) 426-8290 or (770) 596-9806-cell.


Grass Cutting

If you are looking for someone to mow your lawn this summer, please give me a call.  Michael Pfeiffer 770-499-8015


Pet Sitting

My name is Mary Ellen Wilson. I have been pet sitting for over two years. I have taken care of a variety of animals and reptiles- including cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, and fish. I can supply references if you need them. Fees are negotiable. Please contact me at 770-428-8144 or 770-856-8566. 


For Sale

Spalding Easy Lift Basketball backboard.  Easy adjustable height from 6ft – 10ft. Sturdy water filled base.  Please call Brad Herr 770-499-9354.


Seeking Summer Employment

I have completed my second year at Southern Polytech State University studying architecture. I took 4 years of drafting while at Marietta High.  I enjoy working on the computer, and am seeking employment relating to any of the above mentioned skills.  Call John Nicholas at my home phone: 770-424-0856


Seeking Summer Employment

I am 16 years old and have completed my sophomore year at Marietta High School.  Would like to help with any errands, pet sitting, babysitting, or picking up mail when gone. Call Margaux at 770-424-0856


Swim Lessons

My name is Brittany Funk and I am a trained swim instructor. I have also have been coaching for a couple years at a local High School.  References upon request. 404-725-1758.


For Sale

Active Mobility scooter  for seniors or handicapped. It just needs a new battery.   $25.00
Pride Lift Chair that cost $1045.00. Purchased at Mobility Express in Roswell and is like brand new. It is a 3 position lift chair TMR 560 for a petite to small size person in “mushroom” color.  $400.00 
1940's or 50's desk that converts into a game table. It is mahogany and is in very good condition. Is great for a foyer or sofa table.  $75.00.
lack painted, stenciled with gold leaf, Ethan Allen side chair with rush bottom. The seat is in good condition.   $25.00.
Beautiful antique banjo clock black with gold stencil.  It does not work but is a beautiful piece for someone who collects antiques or clocks and should be fixable. $50.
Kenmore microwave which has not been used that often, works perfectly. $25.00 
Dell 17" computer screen. It works but it does flicker . It may just need some work for anyone who wants to tinker with it. It is free.
lack wrought iron étagère with 4 glass shelves. $25.00
I interested in any of the above, call Barbara or Ken at 770-424-6948 or e-mail at barbux@hotmail.com



I am 20 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.




For those of you with items for sale, please contact us when they sale so we can delete your classified.




Calendar of Events

Around the Neighborhood and Around Town


6/4 – 7/27                    9:00 – 4:00                   Laurel Park Day Camp


6/9                               7:30noon                  Take a Kid Fishing Day at Laurel Park


6/10                             9:30 – 6:00                   2007 Rolling for MDA  at Marietta Square

                                                                        (Charity Motorcycle ride for Muscular Dystrophy)


            6/29                             8:00                             Glover Park Concert Series (see below)


            6/30                             8:00 – 10:00                 Cobb Symphony Orchestra at Square



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


Glover Park Concert Series 2007 Series Performers

·        June 29, 2007 Ricochet, Nashville Recording Artist/Country

·        June 30, 2007 Cobb Symphony Orchestra, Pops

·        July 27, 2007 The Grapevine, Oldies/Beach

·        August 24, 2007 The Neons, 70s/80s/Classics



Step Up for a Healthier You!


Register today for Step It Up Fitness, a dynamic 16-session exercise program designed by certified professionals to help you, your family and your friends, to Step It Up to a healthier lifestyle.



·        Whitefield Academy (Vinings);

·        The Walker School (Marietta);

·        First Baptist Church of Smyrna


Call 678-528-9774 or go to  www.stepitupfitness.com for more information




Neighborhood Business Spotlight


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.


This month’s feature:


Chair caning at reasonable rates on hand and machine cane, slat, shaker, rockers and many more. Cost quotes before the work begins and satisfaction guaranteed.   Contact Ken and Barbara Buxton at 770-424-6948 or barbux@hotmail.com.



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.



Pat Quigley at 540 Trailwood Lane would like to recommend Bill Dickman (404-992-2610) and Crowe Custom Countertops.  Bill was extremely professional and helpful.  The team from Crowe arrived on time to remove my original countertop and, more importantly, arrived on time for the installation.  Throughout the process Bill was in contact with me.  In addition, Bill also arranged for Allen Sawyer, owner of ASAP Plumbing, (404-227-4441), to reconnect my stove and install the new kitchen faucet.  Allen also arrived on time and was very professional.  The entire process was professional with a definite personal interest on the part of Bill.  If you are thinking about updating your kitchen counters, I would definitely recommend Bill and Crowe Custom Countertops as well as Allen Sawyer with ASAP Plumbing.



The Garnto and Nixon Families recommend Carlos and Shirlene to you for house cleaning.  After many months of using them to clean our homes, they have been found to be very thorough while cleaning and are careful with our belongings.  Also, they are reasonable with their prices, and they speak English. Their telephone numbers are 770-579-8529 or 678-294-3332.



From Karl Wagner at 595 Briarmeade -  Many of us have garage door springs that are about the same age.  A neighbor had one fail recently and mine did soon after. I was lucky to find Expert Garage Door, Inc at (678) 886-0769.  Jayson Conway was very prompt and was reasonably priced.  He also offered simple "do it yourself" suggestions that can help extend the life of your garage door.  Two of the basics were:


1. Every 6 months, lubricate the hinges, roller wheels and stems, and torsion springs or pulleys.

2. Every 6 months, tighten all screws and nuts on the hinges, handles, locks.

Of course he does offer this "tune-up" service if you'd like an expert to do it.



Becky Jordan (and Lily-Kate) recommends Mud Creek Ranch on Villa Rica Road for both horseback riding lessons and Summer Camp!  Lead Trainer, Cheryl Guthrie, brings excellent skill and a heavy emphasis on safety.  All horses are well cared for and lessons are offered in both private and small group settings (no more than three students).  Barn is close, easily

accessible and operated by Marietta native Butch Thompson.  Contact Cheryl for more information about lessons and summer camp in both June and July!

(770) 420-2768 (Ranch) or (770) 419 - 3895 (home).

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


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for July Newsletter is June 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