Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                                   March 2009



From the President


Dear Neighbors,


Sale of the Manning Home to be Closed Shortly

            Johnny Sinclair has informed us that the Manning house is under contract with a local couple who intend that the home and surrounding land be used as their personal residence and passed down to their children. It is good news for Marietta and Lee’s Crossing that the historic home and surrounding grounds will apparently be preserved.



            A variety of issues with weather and the asphalt plant have scuttled several paving dates, but the much needed parking lot paving should be done in the first half of March. Also, as most of you have no doubt noticed, the paving at the front entrance was completed by CW Matthews (at City expense) in the last week.


Landscaping Tips

            Attached to our newsletter is another advisory article from Genesis landscaping regarding appropriate landscaping chores for this time of year. I hope this is helpful.


Thanks to the Volunteers

            Thanks again for those residents who made things go smoothly for the Association this year. These people manage and coach our swim team; collect, maintain and report our finances; attend public meetings on our behalf, publish our newsletter (thanks, Angelia); plan and execute a variety of social events; greet new residents; and keep your Board and Officers on our toes. Lastly, thanks to the other Board members who give their time so selflessly.


The next few months will be active

            The next few months will bring the arrival of spring ALTA tennis, the start of the swim team season, the conversion of the pool to salt water, March madness (see you at the clubhouse), another year of graduation parties at the clubhouse, the neighborhood garage sale and the annual opening weekend barbeque at the pool.


            Look forward to seeing you this spring.



Walt Walker

Around the Neighborhood


Lee’s Crossing Swim Team 2009


It is March and I do not know about you but I am ready to start thinking about warmer weather.  Registration for the neighborhood swim team will be held at the clubhouse on Monday, April 13th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM


Additional information will be available – including our schedule (i.e. which evenings we will be swimming) after the county meeting being held March 11th.  We are planning to post all necessary information and registration forms on our website after this meeting – I will send an email when this is available.


For returning swimmers we will be wearing last year’s suit but if you need a new suit they will be available for purchase at registration. 


Anyone not familiar with our program, we are open to swimmers age 5 to 18 (age by June 1st).  Practices begin in mid May, after school and continue daily in the mornings after Memorial Day.  We swim in five meets, one evening a week, during the month of June.  It is mandatory for parents to work at least one full meet or two half meets. For residents of Lee’s Crossing swim team dues are $20.  For non-residents dues are $75.


If you have any questions concerning the swim team, feel free to call Susan at 770-499-9354. 





Social Committee Planning Meeting


We will have our annual planning meeting to plan out how to spend the budget for social activities for the year.  Rachel Hunter has headed up a Bunko night (see article below).  We will probably also have our annual Easter egg hunt the Saturday of the week before Easter.  Keep your eye out for the sign at the front for details to the egg hunt (and maybe meet the big bunny himself!)  

I VERY much want to organize the year and pass off chair to someone else.  We've got a great team of volunteers, but always need more and a flow of new helpers to not burn out those of us who always seem to do it all. (That probably would be what the Board says too).  Please get involved.  Social planning wants you, your Board wants you.   We're fortunate to live in a community where we truly do care about the upkeep of our homes and property values, about being a "village" when it comes to rearing healthy, moral kids, and about building lasting community friendships.  That's where social planning is helpful.  We want all of you to feel "at home"...getting involved certainly makes that happen!

I will have our planning meeting March 19th at 7pm at my house: 1213 Fielding Ct.   Please call me if you can't come but have some suggestions or offers to help.  770-427-1502.




 We are trying to get together a Bunko group in the neighborhood that will meet once a month at the clubhouse. This will be a great time to socialize and get to know neighbors you may not know. The first Bunko night will be Tuesday, March 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 for some bunko, appetizers, and drinks. Please email Rachael Hunter @ rrshunter@hotmail.com if you are interested or call her at (678) 643-4186.



Neighborhood Notaries


Greg Amaden                           Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

Brenda Fairbanks                     Trailwood Lane                        678-290-4810

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

Margaret H. Waldrep               Chestnut Hill Circle       770-514-0821

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. 




Be sure to book the clubhouse early for any events you are planning!  Call Melissa Hinchman at 404-839-1211.





Home for Sale

I am relocating to Florida and will be putting my home at 701 Trailwood Lane on the market in the next few months.  If you have friends or family who would like to live in Lee’s Crossing, please let them know about this ranch style home with four bedrooms and three baths with fenced in yard.  I can be reached on my mobile phone at 404.308.3381, ask for Barbara.


For Sale

Sofa for sale-excellent condition-cream color with floral design (reds, greens, golds)-sofa is by Alan White-$200.00-please contact Sandy for more information 770-426-0804/cell 770-845-5127


Feedback Requested

I would appreciate feed back on anyone using AT&T U-verse.  I have had my share of problems with Comcast but am concerned about the U-Verse reliability.  Please send or call me with good or bad experiences. Lynn.gregory@comcast.net  phone 770-422-9758


Magazines Needed

I am in need of any magazines that you may be ready to throw away or recycle for a project that I am working on to benefit the Kennesaw community.  Please feel free to leave them at my house, or you may contact me and I will pick them up.  I can be reached at (404) 229-0037, or by email at mollyisbell@comcast.net.

Will Clean Mailboxes

Matt and Emily Filer are residents of Lees Crossing and are  saving for cars.  Let them bleach, clean, and paint your mailbox. (parents will supervise!)  They will use approved paint from the neighborhood.  If you received a letter from the homeowner's association, let them know the date you must have your mailbox painted to avoid fines. $20  Call 404-202-5883 or e-mail cfiler@bellsouth.net.



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 Town


Calendar of Events

Around the Neighborhood and Around Town


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3/6-3/22                       7:00p – 9:00p               “The It Girl” at the Strand Theatre

            3/8-4/12                       7:00p – 9:00p               “A Man for All Seasons” 
                                                                                                 at Theatre in the Square

            3/14-3/21                     2:00p – 4:00p               “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
                                                                                                at the Strand Theatre

            3/19                             7:00p – 9:00p               2009 Lecture Series “ Evening in History”
                                                                                                at Marietta Museum of History

            3/28                             2:00p – 4:00p and        “Live!” presented by the Georgia Ballet and
                                                7:00p – 9:00p               Cobb Symphony Orchestra at Civic Center

            3/29                             2:00p – 4:00p               “Live!” presented by the Georgia Ballet and
                                                                                    Cobb Symphony Orchestra at Civic Center

Marietta High School Drama Department Presents "Willy Wonka".

  Tickets : $12 Adults & $8 Students.   For information or to purchase tickets, please contact Phyllis Hayes @mariettahighdrama@yahoo.com.  Due to limited seating, tickets are usually not available at the door.

Performances are:       Thursday - March 26th 7:00 P.M
Friday - March 27th 7:00 P.M
Saturday - March 28th 7:00 P.M
Sunday - March 29th 2:00 P.M.



Congratulations Burruss Beavers!


The A.L. Burruss Elementary Reading Bowl team recently won the Marietta City Reading Bowl competition.  They competed against all other seven Marietta City elementary schools and scored the highest points ever by a Marietta City team.  They advanced to the North Division Regional Competition in Jasper, GA, on Feb 7th, and competed against 16 teams representing Cherokee, Cobb, and other north Georgia county and city school districts.  The Burruss Beavers took 2nd place at the Regionals which qualified them for the State Semi-finals, making them the first Marietta City team ever to advance to State.  The Semi-finals were held Feb 21st in Locust Grove and the Burruss Beavers ended up as one of the top ten elementary Reading Bowl teams in Georgia! 


Students began preparing for the Reading Bowl last fall by reading books from a list of 16 Georgia Book Award nominees.  They met regularly throughout the fall and winter to discuss the books and to simulate the Reading Bowl competition with question and answer sessions using buzzers.   


The following team members are residents of Lee’s Crossing:  Molly Baker, Shelby Bruton, Isabelle Jordan, Lily Jordan, David Savic, and Hailey Wetherington.


Special thanks to our Burruss coaches: Carla Wallace, Cindy Farr, and Kerri Levitt. 



Lees Crossing Residents:  If you would like to sign an on-line petition to keep state funding for school nurses, please go to the following website:





Due West Treasure Chest Children’s/Juniors Consignment Sale

The sale is located at in the Due West United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 3956 Due West Road  at the corner of Acworth Due West and Kennesaw Due West Roads. Admission is FREE.  Sale dates are Thursday, March 12  9:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m.; Friday, March 13  9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m; and Saturday, March 14  8:00a.m. -12 noon.  Many items are 1/2 price on Saturday ONLY.  We offer high-quality items at greatly reduced prices.  Find gently used children's, junior’s and teen's clothing, accessories and shoes.  We also offer FORMAL WEAR, maternity wear and accessories, school uniforms, baby items / furniture, electronics, books, CDs, videos/DVDs, TOYS and more!  For more information, please call 678-318-1908 or email treasurechest.duewest@yahoo.com.





Neighborhood Business Spotlight


If you would like to tell your neighbors about 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.  Note:  Please keep descriptions to one SHORT paragraph in WORD format.  Do not send brochures, flyers or pictures as they will not be published.


Capitol One EPC provides the highest quality residential Pressure Cleaning, Air Duct Cleaning and Dryer Vent Cleaning in the metropolitan area and will do what it takes to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction.  We would like to offer our Lees Crossing  neighbors a special offer of $35.00 to clean your dryer vent.  If you have more then one, it’s $15. 00 for each additional vent.   Remember, a clean dryer vent saves energy, money and the life of your dryer.  Give me,  Finnis Jones d.b.a. Capitol One Exterior Pressure Cleaning, a call at 770-617-2463.


I Recommend……


Beth Garrett would like to recommend Keith Altobelli from Liberty Tax Service.  Liberty is across the street from Whitlock Package.  Keith is knowledgeable, the service is fast and the price is reasonable!


March Landscape Hints


Genesis Landscape Group


Springtime approaches!  Here are some do’s and don’ts to prepare your landscape.


Perennials such as Daylillies and Hostas propagate so vigorously that they may double and redouble annually and need dividing every three to four years.  This is a good time to do so.


Transplanting existing shrubs while they are dormant and the weather is cool can now be accomplished with less risk to the plant.  This is also the ideal time for the planting of new trees and shrubs.  In both cases, you will need to help Mother Nature with watering. Cobb County guidelines are as follows: Starting March 1, Cobb will allow hand watering of landscapes for 25 minutes between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. with even and unnumbered addresses allowed to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and odd addresses may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.  Irrigation systems may only be used for 10 weeks between 4am and 9am to water newly installed landscaping.  More information is available at the following site:  http://water.cobbcountyga.gov/outdoor.htm


Do not fertilize Camellias, Azaleas and other Spring bloomers until after flowering.


This is a good time to aerate your Bermuda or Zoysia lawns.  It is also important to apply to both fescue and warm season turf areas a Pre-emergence herbicide to help prevent future weed problems.  Fertilization of turf areas at this time should be for early green-up on Fescue and root zone development for warm season grasses.


Plant cool season vegetable transplants.


As the provider of landscape services for your Homeowners Association, the owners of Genesis Landscape Group would like to extend to the residents a free on-site consultation at your home.  We can help to guide you in your own efforts and/or determine whether Genesis’ services would benefit you.  We are a full service landscape company.  We offer all manner of landscape maintenance from one time to weekly, from brush clearing to deep hand pruning.  Landscape Design/Build services include small area enhancements to complete landscapes including hardscape, irrigation and lighting. 


If you have any questions, please call Genesis at 770 422-5534












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


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


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 placards or paint may be obtained by calling Tom McBrayer at 770-427-8057.



Clubhouse Rental:  Call Melissa Hinchman at 404-839-1211


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



Board Members


Walt Walker, President       770-428-4755                                        Jim Martin, Vice-President      770-420-3484

1060 Foreststone Way                                                                        1139 Chestnut Hill Circle


Steve Young, Secretary      770-423-0905                                         Erroll Eckford, ACC Chair      770-421-9738     

380 Baskin Drive                                                                                  656 Trailwood Lane                                                                            

Kevin Brown, Director – Social Activities                                       Noel Follrath, Treasurer             770-423-0623

770-218-5965                                                                                         1214 Meadowmist Way

1205 Fielding Court


                                                                                                                Covenant Enforcement

                                                                                                                David Waldrep




Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net