From the President…
Dry, Dry, Dry….. What an unfortunate way to start such a beautiful time of the year. Experts say we are on the verge of a “severe drought” and the response has been to raise watering restrictions to a complete outdoor watering ban. This ban includes watering of lawns as well as filling residential swimming pools and washing automobiles. There are limited exceptions but ask Marietta Water first. Consider some alternatives for watering pots, gardens and shrubs – collect the condensation pumped off your central air conditioner or use a large plastic garbage can to collect rainwater (when we do have some) run-off from a down spout. Hopefully, the dryness will not ruin the fall colors in a few weeks.
The City of
You may have seen recent articles in the MDJ about speed humps, tables or cushions. These speed control device are designed as gentle slopes in the pavement to keep vehicles at or below the speed limit. If you are exceeding the speed limit over these speed cushions, you will know it! The Board has had discussions with the city about possibly testing these devices in our neighborhood. A neighborhood vote of those impacted by the speed humps may be required. Approval to pursue speed humps in the city goes before the City Council on October 10th. If you have an opinion “for” or “against” such speed humps, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In closing, it has been brought to the Board’s attention that vandalism has been taking place at the Clubhouse after hours. Vandalism has included spray painting on signs and pavement, destruction of shrubs, trash left in the parking lot and destruction of signs with fire. The Board is concerned about this willful destruction of OUR property and is investigating ways to deter such activities. The Marietta Police Department has been asked to step up patrols in the clubhouse area between and when the club house area is closed (except for planned events at the clubhouse.) If you should see anyone in the clubhouse area during these times, please report it.
As always, if you have questions or comments, please give me a call.
Around the Neighborhood
Update on Car Break Ins
There has been another report of an in-the-middle-of-the-night car break in, this one on September 15th. A purse was stolen from this vehicle. Several days later a box was dropped off at the victim’s home containing several items that belonged to people in the neighborhood. These items included a pink leopard purse, rings, radio face plate, and a purse made of soda can lids. If any of these items belong to you, please call Marietta Police and refer to case # 0107021821.
In the meantime, if your car is not in a closed garage at night, PLEASE keep it locked and do not leave any valuables inside.
New Year’s Eve Party
New Year's Eve is just around
the corner. We will have a casino party
with dancing again this year. You may
purchase discounted tickets for $10 per person right now! Ticket price will go up as we get closer to
the BIG event! Put a check, along with
the printed name and address of each attendee in an envelope and put in mailbox
Expanded State Watering Ban
NOTE: The City of
Warnings are issued for a first offense. Subsequent offenses result in escalating fines for each offense up to $500, water service disconnection and prosecution.
Requested Recipes from the Labor Day Party
BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE (serves 4
people, I like to double the recipe)
1/2 lb elbow macaroni
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 c. milk
2 c. grated SHARP cheddar cheese (I use Kroger brand already shredded)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease (I do it with butter) a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish.
Cook macaroni, drain, and set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Return pan to heat and bring to boiling, stirring constantly. When it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until smooth and well combined. Stir in macaroni and then pour into casserole dish. Bake in oven approx 15 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
1 pound hamburger (ground fine, Kroger will do this for you)
2 lg. onions chopped
1/2 stick butter
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. celery seed
1 tsp. celery salt
1/4 + 1/8 tsp Accent
1 tsp. sugar
Parsley to taste (approx 1 tsp)
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. sage
Brown onions and hamburger in oil and butter. Add all spices and enough water to cover. Cook on slow boil for 1/2 hour. Add more water if needed.
Serve. It also freezes very well.
Calling All Scrapbookers, Stampers and Crafters...
With the holidays coming up, there will be no scrapbooking at the clubhouse during the months of November and December. However, there will be a two night scrap/craft fest in October. Dates and times are still being worked out. If you would like more information, please contact Debbie Brown at 770-528-9094 or email@example.com.
Welcome New Neighbors!
We would like to welcome the following to the neighborhood:
Betty Hand 600 Briarmeade Drive
Cheryl Norris 396 Lee’s Trace
The Holidays are fast approaching. IF you want to use the clubhouse, remember to
book your party early. For
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.
Greg Amaden Lee’s Trace 770-429-9264
Angela G. Ford Lee’s Trace 678-234-7430
David Hardy Harrowgrove Court 770-427-6319
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will publish these in upcoming newsletters as a service to the neighborhood.
Large, traditional glass top coffee table. Cherry finish, excellent condition. $125.00 Call Robin or Max Stafford at 770-420-0587 or 678-429-1946.
About 26 quilting magazines from early 90's to 2000. Perhaps the first taker will pass on unwanted issues to another caller!! Carmine Henricks 770-590-1405. Please let ring to the answering machine.
Solid oak Roll Top Desk. 52” wide, 46” tall, 29” deep. Hand made by Amish of Pennsylvania. $800.00. Call Vic 678.467.9901.
I am looking for a dresser for a small bedroom. If you need to get rid of one please let me know. Debbie 678-354-7042
Tutoring in Lees' Crossing
I will be available again for tutoring this school year in my home or yours......I can work with your child teaching, re-teaching, review, homework help, study skills, enrichment, and / or test preparation. I now have times available after school, evenings, and possibly on weekends. I am also available during the day for home-schoolers. I have been a classroom teacher and tutor in
you have a child attending the
Pet sitting and babysitting done by a 16 year old with lots of experience. Please call Audrey Coots (770) 426-7652.
Looking for a warm, energetic babysitter/nanny in our home for our two boys (ages 3 1/2 and almost 2). Need someone two days a week from until mid-afternoon; the days could be flexible. Must enjoy being outside and active. Please contact Megan at (770) 792-5720 or e-mail email@example.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
10-13 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 5k Charity Run & Free Family Festival
10-13 – 11-3 Scarecrows on the Square
10-20 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
10-20 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Halloween Happenings
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The Difference Makers
Chief Dan Flynn
PHONE (770) 794-5300
Public Information Officer - Ofc. Mark A. Bishop
770-269-6406 (pager) 770-794-5370 (office) 770-235-1915 (cell)
****************** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*******************
INCIDENT: Alarm Ordinance Registration
DATE: August 30, 2007
LOCATION: Marietta Police Department
Marietta Police Department would like to remind the citizens of
Marietta Police Department is hosting a citywide informational meeting about
the alarm ordinance in the council chambers at
If you would like further information, please contact the Alarm Administrator at 770-794-2364 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trader Joe’s is considering putting a location in next to One of a Kind (Shopping center at corner of Whitlock and Manning) . If you haven’t' heard of Trader Joe's, it is a great chain of small food markets that sell excellent, inexpensive, good for you food. It would be so fun to have this store on our side of town! From what we hear, the people of the neighborhoods that tell them the most that they want one, get the stores where they want...so please email them at:
and tell them we wish to see a location on
Beautiful Poinsettias delivered to your
6" - $8
8" - $14
10" - $18
All are a beautiful Red
ORDER BY November 10th: To order, email to Cindi at Cfiler@bellsouth.net
with the number of each size you would like and then drop a check in my mailbox
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.
CLASSES OFFERED AT THREE METRO LOCATIONS!
Call 678-528-9774 or go to www.stepitupfitness.com for more information.
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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 email@example.com.
This month’s feature:
Peachy Clean Windows has been in business for over 12 years. We are licensed and insured servicing residential homes with the following: Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning. My family and I have lived in the subdivision for two years and love it! We would like to offer Lee's Crossing residents only the following offer:
Any Gutter Cleaning job - $85 (Savings of $10)
Pressure Washing whole house - $129 (Savings of $30)
October Special: An additional $10 off of the Whole House pressure washing for the month bringing that cost to only $119. Contact Stacey at 404-512-5326.
Robin Stafford would
like to encourage everyone to try The
688 Restaurant at
Debbie Brown has a recommendation for those people who may need some help getting started on , finishing or would like someone creative to put a photo album together for them. Patti Pass of Purple Palette Designs does custom designed scrapbooks. She will work with you on how much or little detail you want to include as well as work with in a given budget. She has an Fine Art Degree, is very creative and a wonderful person to work with. Whether you need a few pages or 100 pages or that special Holiday Gift Contact Patti at Purple Palette Designs ph: 678-574-3160 cell: 404-316-8015 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carl and Angelia Trevathan would like to recommend Classic Creations Catering for your holiday catering needs. They catered a Christmas party for us last year as well as our daughter’s wedding this year. Their prices are more than fair, the food is wonderful and the service is great. Call Maria at 404-787.9956 or visit their website at www.classiccreationscatering.net
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For on-line edition, go to www.leescrossingmariettaga.com
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for November Newsletter is October 28.
Newsletter Editor: Angelia Trevathan: e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Erroll Eckford, President 770-421-9738 Kevin Brown, Director – External 770-528-9094
Steve Young, Secretary 770-423-0905 Jim Martin, Director 770-420-3484
Rob Ottley, Treasurer 770-424-4188 Walt Walker, Director - Swim/Tennis Liaison
Noel Follrath, Director – at large 770-423-0623 Covenant Enforcement
1214 Meadowmist Way Mary Weibel
Community One Associates
678-624-9453 ext 303
Board Email: email@example.com