Raising property value, mulching tips, Bellevue Blossoms and more
Adopt-a-Block Party 
Ready to raise your property value! BNA is hosting an Adopt-a-Block kick off party on Saturday, May 12th from 2pm to 4pm in the 400 block of Ward Avenue. All are welcome to join for snacks from Bellevue Bistro and refreshments. Booths will be set up with grant applications, tree and landscaping advice, curb/street repaving details, and raffles. The adopt-a-block program gets neighbors involved and gives them pride in their block while increasing property value and making Bellevue more attractive. Click here to read more. Don't worry if your home isn't in the adopt-a-block this year! You can still apply for a fence removal grant or apply to have a tree planted for only the cost of the tree. Email Kathy Barrett: for more details. 

News & Events
Art for All
Reproductions of the works from the Taft Museum of Art are being installed throughout Greater Cincinnati this summer and one of them happens to be in Bellevue! Look for The Children of Mars installed on the side of Healing Therapy at 405 Fairfield Avenue. In all, 80 reproductions will be installed in celebration of the Taft's gift of their home and collection to the people of Cincinnati 80 years ago. The Taft is also partnering with ArtWorks to create two permanent murals based on the works in the collection. One mural will be in Over-the-Rhine and the other in our very own Bellevue. Stay tuned for more details on the permanent installation.
Breaking the Bridal Show Mold
Tired of seeing the same thing at every bridal show? The Bellevue Bridal Bash is breaking the mold by offering a fresh and exciting approach to the typical bridal show. All are welcome Friday, May 11th from 6pm to 9pm and the event isn't limited to just brides. There will be a variation of live music, vendors, and apparel featured. Those that pre-register will have the opportunity for a chance to win a giveaway basket worth more than $1,000. Visit for more details

Tips & Tricks
Mulching Tips
Check out these handy tips for mulching in the Spring:
Spread mulch no more than 2" thick after the ground has dried out from winter/spring rains.
Keep mulch away from tree trunks and bases of plants to allow rain to penetrate into the base of the plant.
Use quality mulch purchased at a reputable garden center. Mulch sold at gas stations or convenient stores is not always a good choice.
Pine Straw is an excellent choice. It's easy to carry and spread and allows air to penetrate soil. Although more expensive, each bale covers a larger area than bag mulch.
Provided by: Front Door Home and Garden
Other News
Join the BNA
Membership envelopes are out, don't forget to join or renew your membership. Click here if you don't have an envelope.
Bellevue Blossoms
Visit the Avenue May 19th from 10am to 5pm and pick up some new plants or garden items. Stop by the BNA booth while you're there!
Historic Preservation Month
The River Cities Preservation Awards will be held at The Sanctuary in Newport (417 E 6th Street) on May 24th at 6:30pm.
Shop Bellevue!
Come down to the Avenue Friday, June 1st for Shop Bellevue from 6pm to 9pm.
Bellevue Moments
Bellevue Neighborhood Association (BNA) was originally the Bellevue Civic Association (BCA) which was founded in 1970 with residual monies from the City's centennial. In 2006, BCA merged and became one group with the newly founded BNA which adopted BCA's financials, goals and mission in transforming Bellevue. 
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