Monthly Newsletter

                                                                                                              May 2013



Dear Neighbors,


Let me begin my first letter as President by thanking Brad Herr for a great job leading the homes association for the past two years as President. Thank you! Also, I would like to welcome David Hettrich to the Board to fill a vacant Director’s position. David and his family reside on Lee’s Trace.


May is a busy month in Lee’s Crossing and Marietta.

·         We have a number of students graduating this Spring.

·         The Lee’s Crossing swim team gets into action with practice later in May.

·         Concerts and Art Walk on the Square have started.

·         Best of all, the Pool opens Memorial Day Weekend.

So get prepared to enjoy the summer!


Couple of important notes:


·         As you get out and start spring cleaning in the yard, make sure to check your mailbox post and give it a good scrub or new coat of paint. REMINDER – the homes association provides free paint and mailbox posts.

·         The Board, in its March meeting, approved extending pool hours after school starts in August until Labor Day. So enjoy the pool during these extra hours.

·         All Lee’s Crossing residents should have received a Speed Table Ballot in the last week. If you have not received a ballot, please contact the City or a Board member. Please consider the options and send in your ballot by June 24th.

I hope all will have an opportunity to enjoy this slow arriving spring.


As always, feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments about the neighborhood.




Erroll Eckford

LCHA President



Around the Neighborhood

















Please instruct any large trucks (sod, moving vans, etc.) to use the back entrance (west, Dallas Hwy.).  Recent destruction of the median at our entrance was caused by such a truck. Repairing the sprinkler heads both in the median and along the sidewalk and at the top of the hill costs money to replace/repair. Please be careful to protect our landscaping and irrigation system everywhere (including Manning Rd. curb). If everyone co-operates, signs or other unattractive things should not be necessary.






Lee’s Crossing Cyclones

Swim Team


After school practices will begin May 13th - weather permitting.  Morning practices will begin Tuesday May 28th.   Meets will be held on THURSDAY (correction from last month) evenings this year.  We will have two home meets scheduled for June 13th and 27th.


Parent support is required!   There will be a team meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm in the clubhouse.  It takes many hands to run a swim team.  So please be ready to lend yours. 

Registration packets – including more information about practice times and meet schedules will be emailed out to last year’s team.  This information will also be available at registration.


If you would like to join us please contact me for a packet or further information.


Laura Fenton   

678.575.4832 cell

678.581.0033 home



Holiday Garbage Schedule

Memorial Day,  Monday, May 27, 2013

Regular Monday service will be on Tuesday
Regular Tuesday services will be on Wednesday
Yard waste services discontinued this week


Graduation Time!


Graduation for both high school and college is just a short time away.  Please send the names and the school of all college and high school students living in Lee’s Crossing who will graduate this spring to Barry Christensen at  This list will be used for the sign at the front of Lee’s Crossing.  Call Barry with any questions at 770-426-6876.




Neighborhood Notaries


Greg Amaden                         Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

James Belrose                          Lees Trace                               770-794-9897

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 



Welcome New Neighbors!


Jon & Cassady Groom                                    876 Trailside Lane


Lamar & Vicki Newton                                  361 Baskin Drive




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  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.



Upcoming Neighborhood Events - Mark Your Calendars
May 25 - Pool Opening - Barbeque
June 21 - Dive In Movie
August 3 - Mexican Party

Sept 2 - Labor Day cookout
October 12 - Octoberfest
Nov. 9 – Party (Theme TBD)
Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve 

More details for each party will be in the upcoming newsletters





Ladies Spring Bunco
Tuesday May 14, 7:00 to 9:00 at the clubhouse
Have Fun with Neighbors - Takes zero skill
Bring an appetizer to share

Drinks Provided











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

Love Seat by Lazyboy, pale yellow with burgundy flowers and green leaves, not a recliner. Like new $300.00.  Email for pictures or call 770-425-0805.



Parakeet with Cage in Marietta. A blue and white 2 year old sweet parakeet needs a home. The bird comes with a very nice cage about 3 x 2 feet.  Please contact Karen Hinton at if interested.


Need a Facelift for Your Furniture?
The Ultimate ReUp
, Reupholstering and Design with U in Mind is your answer to giving your family heirloom, worn out pieces or thrift store finds a new life.  Our services include assistance in helping you find just the right design and fabric you desire.  In addition to providing reupholstering services, we also sell furniture pieces, some completely reupholstered by us and some waiting for the right buyer to have reupholstered. 
Look for us during the annual Lees Crossing yard sale as we will have all of our pieces on display for sale.  For persons interested in seeing and buying now, or who want a quote for services, please contact Paula Leak at 770-853-1602. 


Babysitters Available

Janet Lewis has 3 Cadette Girl Scouts that she highly recommends as responsible sitters.  They all have experience and have completed the babysitter certification course, CPR and AED and first aid certification.  They love to PLAY and get creative with your kids.  It's also nice that they can often get themselves to & from your home during daylight hours since they live in the neighborhood. They are Meredith Duncan (8th grader) 770-427-1502,  Theresa Fenton (7th grader)  678-581-0033 and  Anna Fenton (9th grader): 678-581-0033


Pressure Cleaning

Capitol One Exterior Pressure Cleaning not only provides excellent Exterior House Cleaning (pricing depends on dimensions), we are also running a "special" on Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning ($10.00 per 10 foot section).  Having a clean driveway and sidewalk enhances your property as well as the neighborhood. To schedule an appointment, call your neighbor Finnis Jones at 770-617-2463








Around Town


Calendar of Events – May




2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Brown Bag Concert


First Friday Art Walk


Run For Hope-Marietta Homeless 5k run/walk


Helicopter Day at Marietta Museum of History's Aviation Wing

4, 5

May-retta Daze & Arts and Crafts Festival


Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Spring Garden Party


Strand Theatre's 2013 Summer Music Series


Mothers and Magnolias Mother's Day Tea and Luncheon


Step Forward to Cure TSC

22, 23

Preschool Painting Class


Glover Park Concert Series

       These events are from the City of Marietta calendar.  For more information on any of these events, go to, click on the city calendar and follow the link to the desired event.


Golfers! If you are interested in participating in a relaxed twilight nine walking golf league at City Club Marietta on Sundays, please send an email to Don Filer at  Starting very soon!



Dear Lee’s Crossing Residents,    


I hope this letter finds you well!  I was recently nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2013 Woman of The Year.  This is an annual 10-week fundraising campaign to support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. I am truly humbled and honored to have been nominated for this cause!     

It is heartbreaking to think that every 4 minutes someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer.  Over the years, I have lost several family members and friends to cancer.  Almost everyone I know has either known someone touched by the disease or has fought the battle themselves.  I am determined to do whatever it takes to help find a cure. 

My goal is to raise $75,000, and I need your generous support to achieve this number in support of the local LLS goal of over $650,000.  I am sending this letter who I believe would be willing to contribute in support of this effort.

Another great option is to buy 2 tickets to the Finale Gala on June 8th for $150/ea.  The link to order tickets is:   I really appreciate a contribution of any amount.  Your donation is tax deductible and will go directly to the fulfillment of the Society's mission.

Simply go online to and click on the "make your donation" link to be directed to a secure web site to donate.  You will immediately receive an email receipt confirming your tax deductible donation.   All donations must be received by June 8, 2013. 


As a final request I ask that you please use your circle of influence and ask for help on behalf of my campaign.  It would mean the world to me, if you would forward the link above with your personal comments to everyone you know.  Your help would be very much appreciated! 


If you have any questions, please call me on my cell phone 786-897-1397 or email me at  I would love to talk with you and tell you more about my campaign.  Partner with me, and together we can help advance the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


 I look forward to speaking with you very soon.





Kelly Napier

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  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 or to  NO SUCCESSIVE MONTHS.



Business Spotlight:


 The Outside Design Group is a full service landscaping company that serves all of Metro Atlanta. We can take care of all your landscaping needs, from designing your dream backyard, to installing all of your desired trees and shrubs and maintaining it to preserve your landscaping investment. We also offer maintenance service packages that can be customized to fit your needs; as simple as weekly mowing to full service packages which can include pine straw application and complete turf care. Please call 770-820-4231 to schedule your free consultation. You can also search for The Outside Design Group on Facebook or go to our web site at for more information.  Tell them their Operations Manager, your neighbor, Denise Brackett sent you!


If you are looking for gifts, home supplies, electronics, sporting goods and other items, please check out my Amazon web site at:  Let me know what you think by emailing me, Annette Pedigo at




I Recommend:


Melinda Hubbard would like to recommend Paula Leak of The Ultimate ReUp 770-853-1602.  She recovered my kitchen chair bottoms and cut down (remade) some outdoor chair cushions for me.  I was very happy with her work and her prices are reasonable!


Tom Prosser would like to recommend Capitol One Pressure Cleaning owned by Finnis Jones, a Lee's Crossing resident.  He recently pressure washed our patio, driveway and sidewalk.  He did an excellent job and the surfaces look brand new.
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for the May 2013 Newsletter is April 28.  Any submissions after this date cannot be guaranteed inclusion.


Newsletter Editor:  Angelia Trevathan             e-mail: 

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


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


Clubhouse WiFi network Name/Password:  lcswimtennis


Board Members


Erroll Eckford, President      404-226-0088                                    Brad Herr, Director              770-499-9354

656 Trailwood Lane                                                                           603 Briarmeade Drive


Walt Walker, Director            770-428-4755                                   Angela Ford, Treasurer       678-234-7430

1060 Foreststone Way                                                                       521 Lee’s Trace                  


Jim Martin, Director               770-420-3484                                   Covenant Enforcement

1139 Chestnut Hill Circle                                                                   David Waldrep


David Hettrich, Director      770-425-0290                 

463 Lee's Trace


Board Email: