Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                                October 2007



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 Marietta will be implementing a new Alarm Response Ordinance in 2008.  Contact the city to register your home security alarm system as soon as possible.  Additional information and website can be found in the newsletter.


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 leescrossing@comcast.net.


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 11 PM and 6 AM 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.



Best Regards,


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 at1055 Chestnut Hill Circle.



Expanded State Watering Ban


NOTE:  The City of Marietta, like most of North Georgia is under a COMPLETE OUTDOOR WATERING BAN.  Please be a good neighbor and honor this ban. Fines are hefty for those who choose to water their lawns anyway.

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 ruick1@comcast.net.



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 Holiday rentals between Thanksgiving and January 2nd, cancellations within 90 days of the date will be subject to forfeiture of the fee.  The rental fee and deposit must be paid at time of rental to confirm the date.  Call Debbie Kelleher  678-354-7042   








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.




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.





For Sale

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.


For Sale

Solid oak Roll Top Desk.  52” wide, 46” tall, 29” deep.  Hand made by Amish of Pennsylvania.  $800.00.  Call Vic  678.467.9901.


Dresser Needed

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 Marietta since 1986 and do have references available.....My home number is ( Barb )770-423-1895


Marietta Charter School Uniforms

If you have a child attending the Marietta Charter School, I have some boys uniform shirts and a jacket that you may have.   Not sure of the size exactly but they'd fit most Kindergarteners, normal 1st graders, maybe 2nd graders, and small 3rd grader.  Call or email Beth Garrett if your interested at 770-425-8970, bgarrett@lovett.org.


Pet Sitting

Pet sitting and babysitting done by a 16 year old with lots of experience.  Please call Audrey Coots (770) 426-7652.


Childcare Needed

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 9 am until mid-afternoon; the days could be flexible.  Must enjoy being outside and active.  Please contact Megan at (770) 792-5720 or e-mail megansully@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


10-13               7:00 am – 3:00 pm                   5k Charity Run & Free Family Festival

                                                                                    Marietta Square


10-13 – 11-3                                                   Scarecrows on the Square


10-20               9:00 am – 6:00 pm                   Harvest Square Festival

                                                                                    Marietta Square


10-20               1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                   Halloween Happenings

                                                                                    Marietta 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








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



            The Marietta Police Department would like to remind the citizens of Marietta who are alarm owners to register their alarms.  The date to have all alarm systems registered has been extended.  All alarms must have a registration permit by January 1, 2008 to comply with the new False Alarm Ordinance.  The first step to meet the requirements of this ordinance is registering your alarm.  You can get a registration form from the front desk of the Marietta Police Department front or on the Internet at http://www.mariettaga.gov/departments/emergency/police/falsealarm.aspx.  A copy of the alarm ordinance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) is also available on the website.

            The Marietta Police Department is hosting a citywide informational meeting about the alarm ordinance in the council chambers at Marietta City Hall, 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta GA 30060.  The meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2007 at 7 p.m.

            If you would like further information, please contact the Alarm Administrator at 770-794-2364 or by email at alarms@mariettaga.gov.


Holiday Market:  Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Holiday market, bake sale and silent auction.  More than 30 vendors selling unique holiday creations, decorative items, embroidery, creative children’s gifts, original jewelry, crafts, hand painted treasures, gift baskets and more!  A Silent Auction will offer items from local restaurants, get-a-ways, golf packages, sports memorabilia, and many other fabulous gifts!  Due West United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta.  For more information, call Karen Coffeen at (770) 590-0982.



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:

http://www.traderjoes.com/location_requests_form.aspx and tell them we wish to see a location on Whitlock Avenue in Marietta!!!



Beautiful Poinsettias delivered to your doorstep!!!! Eastside Christian School's 8th grade is selling poinsettias for the holidays. We will deliver them right to your door during the last week of November. We use a grower who brings them fresh to us. They last much longer than typical store bought poinsettias and are just beautiful. We have had RAVE reviews about these plants.


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 (1039 Chestnut Hill Circle) made out to Eastside Christian School. These would make great gifts for clients, teachers or coaches........AND you will be supporting the 8th graders at Eastside!

Sole Sister’s Fall Membership Round Up & Shoe Drive

Slip on  your funky cowgirl boots , lasso your gal pals  and join the Sole Sisters for a Fall  “Round Up”. 

Girls Night Out 
Wednesday October 3, 2007
6:30 PM @ Chicago’s
Whitlock Ave, Marietta

Enjoy complimentary appetizers, Boot Scootin’  drinks (cash bar),  live entertainment,  great door prizes, and learn  how you  can become a  “Shoe In.”

Round up new/gently worn shoes for The Sole Sisters’ Goody2Shoes charity shoe drive.
Donations will be accepted at the Chicago’s GNO as well as throughout the month of October at

Razzle Dazzle Doggies
1000 Whitlock Ave
Marietta Ga   30064

For more information about GNO and the Shoe Drive  visit www.thesolesisters.com


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.

A new 8:15 am Marietta class is now being offered.  In addition, there is a $25 discount for Lee’s Crossing residents.

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:


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.







I Recommend……


Robin Stafford  would like to encourage everyone to try The 688 Restaurant at 688 Whitlock Ave. The food is very good, carefully prepared, and served. The staff is friendly and attentive. The bar will be open soon for football viewing and gatherings. The restaurant side is separate and families are welcome.


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  patriciapass@comcast.net.


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:  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