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You’re invited to become a BNA member!

The 2014 BNA Membership Drive begins soon with door-to-door delivery of membership invitations. Keep your eyes peeled for the white and green envelope at your door. Dues and donations go directly toward maintaining Bellevue's parks, gardens and planters, grants for exterior home improvements, city decorations, and more. And remember, contributions to the BNA are tax deductible. Let's keep Bellevue beautiful! 

Volunteers are still needed to distribute the invitations. If you can spend an hour and a half hanging envelopes on door knobs in your neighborhood, please come to our kick-off happy hour on April 25th from 5:30pm to 7pm. Beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks and appetizers will be offered. Please click here for more details and to signup.

Want a FREE seedling?

The city is receiving 500 seedlings and is offering them to residents for free. The available species are: Eastern Redbud, Northern Red Oak, Persimmon, Swamp White Oak and White Oak. They will be available at the City Building on Tuesday, April 15th. Seedlings will also be going to the schools. Contact John Yung at for more information. 

Pots and plants needed

The BNA is planning for our first fundraiser of the year – The Bellevue Blossoms event, May 17th – and we need plant donations. We are looking for potting soil, pots, herbs, flowers, found garden objects, and split plants. You can also find donation ideas here. Please contact Katie Lauer if you're able to donate an item. And remember, purchased donations are tax deductible!

Tips for Mulching

It may seem obvious… spread around mulch, but there are tips and tricks on how to mulch properly to care for your plants and gardens.

Spread mulch after the ground has dried out from winter/spring rains.

Mulch should not be any thicker than two inches.

Keep mulch away from the trunks of trees, base of plants and shrubs. This will allow rain to penetrate into the base of the plant.

Use good quality mulch purchased at a reputable garden center. Mulch sold at gas stations or convenient stores is not always the best choice.

Pine Straw is an excellent choice. It's easy to carry, easy to spread, and allows air to penetrate plant soil. Although more expensive, each bale covers a larger area than bag mulch.

By: Front Door Home and Garden

Lunch & Egg Hunt

Bring your family for lunch, games, crafts, and an egg hunt on Sat, Apr 19th from 10am to 1:30pm. Over 700 eggs have been prepped and will be ready for hunting. Hosted by the BHS Cheer and Band of Gold. Click here for more info.

Join us at the next BNA meeting

Our next general meeting is Tue, Apr 22th at 7pm at the Callahan Center. We'd love to see you there!

Shop Bellevue!

Hang out on the Avenue on Fri, May 2nd from 6 to 9pm for Shop Bellevue. Details.

Scholarship FUNd Dinner

May 21st from 6pm to 9pm at the New Riff Distillery. The Friends of Bellevue welcome you to support the Bellevue Schools by attending this annual fundraiser. Dinner and live music are provided. Cash bar is available. $30 per ticket. Call (859) 388-0787.

More Events

Check out our community calendar for more events. Click here!
Unlike the other cities in the Cincinnati area, Bellevue never depended on the river for its existence. As a result the river and waterfront became sources of recreation and relaxation. Two of the most popular activities were boating and swimming. The Bellevue Beach Park is now where the sandy beach provided access to the river for sunbathers and swimmers.

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