Bellevue is 143 years old! Save the date for the Arbor Day Event, gardening tips, and more. 
Celebrating a Birthday
Have you ever wondered how Bellevue became a city? Shortly after the close of the Civil War certain people — in the area between the town of Newport and the towns of Brooklyn and Jamestown (now Dayton) — petitioned the Kentucky Legislature for a charter as an incorporated community. The petition was granted in an act by the General Assembly and signed into law by governor John White Stevenson, a fellow Northern Kentuckian from Covington. The act was approved on March 15, 1870 which is the city’s official birthday. The corporation set out the boundaries of the community and also named the city’s first trustees or councilmen. Bellevue has been the only name the city has had since its beginning. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELLEVUE ON MARCH 15, 2013.
1970, 100 year Centennial Publication. Researched by Carol J. Rich. Photo courtesy of The Public Library and

News & Events
Arbor Day Event
A small committee within the Bellevue Neighborhood Association has been working with John Yung, City Zoning Administrator, to plan a Saturday morning tree-planting event in celebration of Arbor Day. The event will be held at Ward and Center Park from 10am to Noon on April 27th. D.J. Scully of Campbell County Extension will demonstrate tree planting which will be followed by awards presented to students for winning tree drawings. FREE homemade refreshments from tree products will be available. All are encouraged to join! 

Tips & Tricks
Spring Gardening Tips
Use the first warm days in spring to clean out garden beds and remove leaves from yard and sidewalks.
Hold off on planting annuals until past day of last frost (May 15th).
Prune early blooming spring shrubs after they finish blooming (Forsythia, Weigela).
Prune late blooming shrubs in early spring (Crape Myrtle, Butterfly Bush).
Wait until the ground dries out from spring rain before applying mulch.
Spread weed preventive (Preen) in March, June, August, and October
Provided by: Front Door Home & Garden
Other News
Fairfield Avenue Mile
The Fairfield Avenue Mile to benefit the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will take place on Sat, March 16th at 9:00 am. The race will start on Riviera Road in the vicinity of Frisch's and end near the Polar and Van Voast intersection. Awards will go to top finishers in various categories. Registration prior to race day is $10. $15 on the day of the race. $5 for kids under 10 yrs old. If you're interested in participating or have questions please call Marty Mayer at 859-431-6126.
BNA Meeting
All are welcome at the next BNA meeting Tues, March 26th at 7pm at the Callahan Center.
Shop Bellevue!
Come down to the Avenue Friday, April 5th for Shop Bellevue from 6pm to 9pm. 
Bellevue Moments

Bellevue's official birthday is March 15, 1870. Happy 143rd Birthday Bellevue!

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