Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                             October 2008

 

From the President:

 

Dear Neighbors,

 

Lee’s Trace

            You may have noticed a steel plate over a sewer repair in the middle of the decorative concrete at the front entrance. This is the first step towards the work the City has planned for Lee’s Trace. The next steps will be the demolition of the existing decorative concrete and the grinding down of the asphalt the length of Lee’s Trace. Next the City will then repave the entire street, including where the current decorative concrete is located.

            After the dirt underneath the pavement at the front entrance has become fully compacted (about two months), the neighborhood will engage a contractor to sawcut a 12’ section of the road at the front entrance and replace the asphalt with red pavers. We expect the cost to be approximately $5,000, in comparison with $45,000 the City quoted the Board to renew the decorative concrete as it was. 

 

Neighborhood Watch

            Recently a neighbor called me with the report that a stranger (an older white male with a beard) was seen trying her front door and then walking between and behind some neighborhood homes. Although this person’s intent was unknown, I encouraged her to call the police. The person was not caught and I think it is important that we be vigilant about those who are suspicious. Please keep your doors and windows locked as a matter of course and call the police if you see something that just doesn’t fit.

 

New Clubhouse Manager

            After several years of managing the clubhouse, Debbie Kelleher is going to pass this task along, as of October 16, to Melissa Hinceman. Melissa can be reached at 404-839-1211. If you see Debbie out walking her two labs, please say thanks for a job well done.

 

The Parking Lot at the Club

            It is the Board’s intent that the parking lot be repaved prior to the pool opening next spring. We are hopeful that asphalt prices will decline in the next few months so we can get this done at a reasonable price. Currently, our best estimate has been approximately $30,000.

 

Lost and Found

            Found on Lee’s Trace after Labor Day was a case with a variety of CDs. Call Walt Walker to describe.

 

            Thanks again for all those who were involved in another successful summer season.

 

                                                                        Sincerely,

                                                                        Walt Walker

Around the Neighborhood

 

Social News

 

 

Cheese and Red Wine clipart

 

 

Lee’s Crossing is hosting a Wine & Cheese Tasting on Thursday, October 16 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

 

Join us at the clubhouse for a fun evening of wine tasting hosted by Stephanie Nonner, Assistant Manager and Beverage Manager of South City Kitchens restaurant in Vinings!!

 

You’ll sample wines from different regions and enjoy complimentary cheese dishes.

We guarantee that you’ll learn more about wines and how to select wines for entertaining or just for your sipping pleasure!

 

 

 

Other Social News

 

The Labor Day party was a huge success!  It was wonderful to see so many people come out.  I think that's our biggest turnout in 4 years.   A very big thank you to David Hettrich for all the planning, preparing, etc.   Also thanks to Sandy Wilson for help with all the grilling, and everyone else that pitched in a hand here and there....it really is appreciated.   We volunteers like to enjoy the neighborhood parties too.

  

Plan ahead for the annual New Year's Eve Party.  Again, the cost will be lower when you prepay.  We prefer this being for residents only, but will have a non-resident fee if you want to invite a limited number of family or friends to come.  Come for part of the evening, late night,  or all night!!  We'll have a different caterer this year with excellent food I'm told.  Yes, you can look forward to the mock casino night that night as well, which is growing in popularity.  Free wine, beer and mixers.  Also, we'll have a DJ and dancing (I'm hoping to get a few of my ballroom buddies, and maybe even a teacher to show off/ teach a few steps).

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  for New Year's Eve Party.   We hope to have 2 or 3 more people willing to help set up, but mostly for clean up.  Any night owls out there??  Also, I'd love to give out door prizes again.  If gathering these from area merchants is your forte, please call me:  Janet 770-427-1502

 

Holiday Extravaganza in Lee’s Crossing Clubhouse!

 

November 8, 2008   9am-5pm

 

Avoid the traffic and the malls by joining us for a day of early Christmas shopping!  Unique vendors will be joining us.   There will be jewelry, stationary, monogramming, designer purses, baby gifts, and lots of other unique gifts and other items that are a must see!   If you are a vendor and would like to participate, please contact Debbie Holman, 770-425-8669. 

 

 

 

Be sure to book the clubhouse early for any events you are planning!  Call Debbie Kelleher (thru 10/15)   at 678-354-7042 or Melissa Hincerman at 404-839-1211(after 10/15).

 

 

Welcome New Neighbors!

 

Andrew & Katie Pilson,                                                515 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

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. 

 

 

 

 

From Beth Garrett:  “I will be asking the board to consider making our neighborhood Halloween on Sat this year because of conflicts with many area high schools and football games.  If you feel strongly one way or the other please plan to attend the October Board meeting.”

 

 

 

Classifieds

For Sale

Nice things for the patio, sunroom or pool area:  Storage bench with back 52”L x 22”W x 19”tall to store chair cushions away from the weather; Small white table 42”L x 30”W for deck or patio space to drink that morning cup of coffee in the morning.  Please contact Dianne @770-499-7863

 

 

Babysitting

*American Red Cross Certified *Experience with young family members *Babysitter or Mother's Helper.  Call Katherine Wagner at 770-426-8338 for details

 

 

Tutoring Available

With the school year well underway, I just wanted to again offer tutoring for reinforcement, review, re-teaching, test-prep, study skill, homework, etc......I can be available after school, evenings (during the day for home-schoolers), and some weekends.   Please call Barb at 770-423-1895

 

 

Home for Sale
We are considering a move back home and thought that we would let Lee's Crossing Residents know first.....if you have friends or family that you would enjoy having live nearby, please call us or have them call Bill or Barb at 770-423-1895.

 

 

Enrichment Tutoring Teacher Available

Is your child getting "Left Behind" at the expense of others just trying to catch up?  Does your child need more?  Homeschoolers, Identified Gifted learners, or Regular Ed students- I can help identify and develop your academic talents!

 

I am a certified, Gifted and Talented Endorsed K-8 highly experienced teacher offering enrichment tutoring to any K-8 student that needs more. I teach creative and critical thinking skills and enrichment study units to help your student find the love of learning that they once had. I use their strengths as a learner to build up their weaknesses.  I help them go above and beyond not to just get by!

Small group rates available from $50 per hour.  Private sessions from $75 per hour, Call Brandey Conn  678-290-5610.

 

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.

Calendar of Events

Around the Neighborhood and Around Town

 

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10/1 – 11/3                                                                  Scarecrows on the Square

10/16                           7:00 – 8:30                               Wine & Cheese Tasting -

                                                                                                Lee's Crossing Clubhouse

10/18                           10:00 – 6:00                             Harvest Square Festival – Marietta Square

10/18                           1:00 – 5:00                               Halloween Happenings – Marietta Square

 

 

Around Town

 

The A. L. Burruss Elementary Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 25th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the school, located at 325 Manning Road, Marietta, GA 30064.  There will be games, prizes, food, a Silent Auction, and much, much more.  Please come enjoy the fun and bring the whole family. For more information, please contact the school at 770-429-3144.

 

 

Burruss Fall Festival Silent Auction Items Needed

We are currently soliciting donations for the Silent Auction and Raffle which will take place at the Burruss Fall Festival on October 25.  Please consider personally donating an item.  Do you own or manage a business that can donate an item, service or gift certificate?  All donations are tax-deductible.  Some possible ideas are: 

  • gift certificates to restaurants, bookstores, movie theaters, spas, car wash
  •  sports event tickets
  •  vacation home stay
  •  airline miles
  •  paintings or other art / craft items
  •  collectibles
  •  lessons for golf/tennis/music/voice/drama, etc.
  •  themed baskets

If you have an item you would like to donate, please contact Beth Martin at 770-420-3484 (beth.martin@mindspring.com ) or Debbie Brown at 770-528-9094 (ruick1@comdcast.net ).  Thank you!

 

 

Burruss Fall Festival Vendor Booths

Booths are available for individuals, clubs, scout troops, and organizations to sell items at the Burruss Fall Festival on October 25.  This is a great way to raise money for your organization.  All booth sales must have a focus on kids and kid products.  Booths are available for $20 for groups with a Burruss affiliation and $60 for groups without a Burruss affiliation.  All booth reservations and payment must be received by October 17.  Please contact Beth Martin at 770-420-3484 (beth.martin@mindspring.com ) or Debbie Brown at 770-528-9094 (ruick1@comdcast.net ) with any questions or to make your reservations.  Thank you!

 

“Let the Good Times Roll” ….. just for fun and for a good cause !

Join the Sole Sister’s , Friday October 24, 2008 , as they host “Divas and Dice", Girl’s Night Out Bunco , a fundraiser that will benefit Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society. Come enjoy an evening of fun play , awards and giveaways as the Sole Sisters serve up their  now famous “Fuzzy Dice” punch , delightful hors d’oeuvres and divine desserts .

Visit www.thesolesisters.com for additional information and to pre register for this event.

 

 Holiday Market, Bake Sale & Silent Auction:  Saturday, November 8 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Admission is FREE!  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, 30064.  For more information, call Karen Coffeen at (770) 590-0982.

 

 

 

Lee’s Crossing resident, Diana Black, will be signing her co-authored humor read WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty (Echelon Press/ISBN: 978-1-59080-606-7) at the Marietta Book Fair on the Square, October 4th. Please stop by booth #28 on E. Park Square. This nonfiction book is a perfect gift for any woman doggedly trotting through middle age, itching for a good howl. A whimsical WOOFers Club gift tag will accompany each of the first 10 books sold. If you miss her this Saturday, you can pre-order WOOF online by going to www.WoofersClub.com or www.Amazon.com. Questions? Please feel free to contact her by calling 770.514.8246 or by emailing GreatDames@WoofersClub.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.

 

Rejoyce Interior Design offers full-service design such as staging your house to sell, one day room makeovers, and full-scale renovations including kitchens and baths.   Joyce Caldwell, has been a resident of Lee’s Crossing since 2000 when she began renovating her home at 576 Lee’s Trace and over the years she has helped many of our neighbors with their home improvement projects.  Visit www.rejoyceinteriordesign.com to check out her work and sign-up for her monthly newsletter or contact Joyce at 678-640-6249 to schedule a free consultation.  References are available upon request.

 

 

Embroidery and Monogramming has been my passion for the last 5 years.  I now have an industrial machine which allows me the opportunity to do many more projects than before.  Please contact me for any of your monogramming needs.  I also carry a selection of "blanks" for monogramming. From Golf towels, baby blankets, burp pads, hot/cold mugs, to other gifts ready for giving. Prices very reasonable.  Debbie Holman, 770-425-8669

 

 

Capitol One Exterior Pressure Cleaning not only provides excellent Exterior House Cleaning, we also provide interior Air Duct Cleaning using the RotoBrush Vacuum System, Deck Cleaning and Staining, and Concrete Restoration and Sealing.  To schedule an appointment, or if you just have questions or need a free quote,  call your neighbor Finnis Jones at 770-617-2463.   

 

 

I Recommend……

 

If you would like to recommend a business, please send a SHORT testimonial.  Remember to include contact information.

 

Carl and Angelia Trevathan would like to recommend Classic Creations Catering for your holiday catering needs.  They have catered Christmas parties for us, our daughter’s wedding reception and even our own wedding reception quite a few years ago!  Their prices are more than fair, the food is wonderful and the service is great.  Call Maria at 770-575-1273, e-mail to classiccreationscatering@yahoo.com, or visit their website at www.cateringclassiccreations.com.    Maria said to mention that you live in Lee’s Crossing and she will give you a 10% discount on orders of $200 or more!

 

 

 

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for the November Newsletter is October 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:  Debbie Kelleher 678-354-7042 (thru 10/15); Melissa Hicerman 707-839-1211 (after 10/15)

 

 

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

770-528-9094                                                                                         1214 Meadowmist Way

1205 Fielding Court

 

Carl Trevathan, Director – At Large                                                 Covenant Enforcement

770-528-9052                                                                                                         David Waldrep

540 Basil Court                                                                                                     770 514-0821                                                         

David_Waldrep@bellsouth.net

                                                                                                                               

Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net