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Robious Elementary School did it.

The Robious Roadrunners completed their Earth Day Pledge Tree, getting enough pledges for a PJ day on Wednesday, April 27.

Part of the Earth Day celebrations were a Walk to School Day and a drawing of the Earth Day raffle.

The Roadrunner Earth Week Kickoff at Chick Fil A Night featured a raffle ticket sale.

Corban Hooks won the Earth Day raffle

The students want to remind all of the Robious Corridor Online readers to continue to recycle, conserve water, turn off the lights, plant a tree or garden, help save an endangered animal, do not litter, pick up trash and use both sides of the paper.

Robious Elementary School

This Week

Tuesday, April 26 is the 5th Grade Variety Show. There will be a performance during the day for the school and then a second performance at 6:30 PM on Tuesday night for parents and guests.

There is running club on Wednesday morning after 8 AM on the RMS track.

Report cards will be issued on Friday, April 29.

The Whistlestop Carnival is on Saturday, April 30 from 11 AM to 3 PM. HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!

Pre-sale ticket orders will be accepted through Tuesday, April 27. You can get a form by CLICKING HERE.

There will also be a form sent home today with your child.





 Danny Murphy


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The 6th Annual Virginia

Hops and Barley Festival



Step 1: Post “I want to go to the Virginia Hops and Barley Festival!” on the ROBIOUS CORRIDOR Facebook page.

Step 2: Make sure that you LIKE the Robious Corridor and Virginia Hops and Barley Festival Facebook Pages.

Step 3: Get people to Like, Share, and Comment on YOUR post.

Step 4: WIN!

  • The two entries with the largest number of Likes, Shares, and Comments will each win two free tickets to the 6th Annual Virginia Hops and Barley Festival.
  • To be eligible to win, each contestant MUST Like each Facebook page.
  • In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be drawn at random to determine the winners.
  • The contest ends on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Noon EST.
  • To make it easier for participants to Like the Facebook pages follow the links below to Like each page.

Click to visit the Robious Corridor Facebook page.

Click to visit the Virginia Hops and Barley Festival Facebook page.

Robious CorridorThe Powhatan Rotary Club and Three One One Productions are at it again this year.

The 6th Annual Virginia Hops and Barley Festival is a go.  As the final details are being wrapped up we wanted our readers to be able to…

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, May 7th

TIME: 1p-7p

PLACE: Historic Malvern Estate, located in Chesterfield County, just off of 288.

This event features over 30+ craft beers, as well as many food vendors, craft vendors, bands, kids area, VIP and more.

This event is always well attended and is likely to sell out.










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When does a pet become “old”?

Old PetsDue to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than they ever have before. One consequence of this is that pets, along with their owners and veterinarians, are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions. In recent years there has been extensive research on the problems facing older pets and how their owners and veterinarians can best handle their special needs.Q: When does a pet become “old”?

A: It varies, but cats and small dogs are generally considered geriatric at the age of 7. Larger breed dogs tend to have shorter life spans and are considered geriatric when they are approximately 6 years of age. Owners tend to want to think of their pet’s age in human terms. While it is not as simple as “1 human year = X cat/dog years”, there are calculations that can help put a pet’s age in human terms.

Age: Human Equivalents for Older Pets

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 Family Guidance Centers


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The 8 skills everyone should have by age 18

Shared by a former Stanford dean

  1. kidsAn 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers

Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, bank tellers, health care providers, bus drivers, mechanics — in the real world.

The crutch: We teach kids not to talk to strangers instead of teaching the more nuanced skill of how to discern the few bad strangers from the mostly good ones. Thus, kids end up not knowing how to approach strangers — respectfully and with eye contact — for the help, guidance, and direction they will need out in the world.

  1. An 18-year-old must be able to find his way around

A campus, the town in which her summer internship is located, or the city where he is working or studying abroad.

The crutch: We drive or accompany our children everywhere, even when a bus, their bicycle, or their own feet could get them there; thus, kids don’t know the route for getting from here to there, how to cope with transportation options and snafus, when and how to fill the car with gas, or how to make and execute transportation plans.

  1. An 18-year-old must be able to manage his assignments, workload, and deadlines

The crutch: We remind kids when their homework is due and when to do it — sometimes helping them do it, sometimes doing it for them; thus, kids don’t know how to prioritize tasks, manage workload, or meet deadlines, without regular reminders.

  1. An 18-year-old must be able to contribute to the running of a household

The crutch: We don’t ask them to help much around the house because the checklisted childhood leaves little time in the day for anything aside from academic and extracurricular work; thus, kids don’t know how to look after their own needs, respect the needs of others, or do their fair share for the good of the whole.

  1. An 18-year-old must be able to handle interpersonal problems

The crutch: We step in to solve misunderstandings and soothe hurt feelings for them; thus, kids don’t know how to cope with and resolve conflicts without our intervention.

  1. An 18-year-old must be able to cope with ups and downs

Courses and workloads, college- level work, competition, tough teachers, bosses, and others.

The crutch: We step in when things get hard, finish the task, extend the deadline, and talk to the adults; thus, kids don’t know that in the normal course of life things won’t always go their way, and that they’ll be okay regardless.

  1. An 18-year-old must be able to earn and manage money

The crutch: They don’t hold part-time jobs; they receive money from us for what ever they want or need; thus, kids don’t develop a sense of responsibility for completing job tasks, accountability to a boss who doesn’t inherently love them, or an appreciation for the cost of things and how to manage money.

  1. An 18-year-old must be able to take risks

The crutch: We’ve laid out their entire path for them and have avoided all pitfalls or prevented all stumbles for them; thus, kids don’t develop the wise understanding that success comes only after trying and failing and trying again (a.k.a. “grit”) or the thick skin (a.k.a. “resilience”) that comes from coping when things have gone wrong.

Remember: our kids must be able to do all of these things without resorting to calling a parent on the phone. If they’re calling us to ask how, they do not have the life skill.

written by Julie Lythcott-Haims

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 acac Midlothian




Crossing the Finish Line 25 Pounds Lighter

RunnerOn a recent dreary morning I dragged myself to the gym. I’d run two miles in the rain earlier that day and really didn’t want to do my usual 20 minutes of weight lifting. But I showed up anyway and tried to blast myself through my routine with very loud and fast music playing in my ears.

I was about to cut my workout short when a trainer who works at the gym came over to me.

“I just want you to know that I’ve watched you work hard this summer, and it does make a difference,” he said. “You look like a completely different person.”

I blushed, for a few reasons. First — hey, he’s cute. Second, I haven’t talked much about how I lost 25 pounds in a year, 20 of them over the summer. I’m almost embarrassed about it: that my weight had slowly crept up to 165 pounds, and again that I felt the need to lose them.

“Thank you,” I said. “I tried. I really did.”

I’ve been running since 2006, and started running longer distances as a way to re-balance my life after a bad breakup and the death of my grandfather. Running kept me neat and trim, until I started to train for marathons. I slowly slid up the scale because I believed — falsely — that I could eat whatever I wanted if I was running three to 20 miles a day. After nearly breaking my foot in 2013 and being forced to take three months off, I kept eating like I was still running and didn’t stop.

I went from 140 to 145, and then up to 160 and 165. My times in all distances slowed. I wanted less and less to get out the door, though I still trained for and ran two marathons at that weight.

At a doctor’s appointment in January, as I waited for her to come in the exam room, I looked at the B.M.I. chart on the wall and saw what I’d tried to deny every time I put on my favorite pair of jeans and they didn’t fit: I was solidly overweight.

My first impulse was to tell myself, “I do not want to be at this spot on the scale,” and guilt hit me almost immediately. I felt like I was trampling on every single thing I believed about women not needing to be as thin as fire poles in order to be attractive. What kind of feminist was I, anyway? I told my female friends of all shapes and sizes they were perfectly fine at those shapes and sizes — and I believed it. What did it say about me that I couldn’t apply the same words to myself?

Then the fear of the task ahead held me down: It had taken me years to slide up to 165. So I did nothing. I kept running, slowly and without enthusiasm, and did one of my worst 10-mile races of my life that spring. The weight wasn’t the only reason, but I knew it was a big part of it. I looked at my finishing time and knew something had to change, guilt be damned.

I’m an athlete — an amateur one, but still someone who wants to improve at her sport in every way she can. Carrying around 25 extra pounds wasn’t going to help me improve in my sport. So I rejoined the gym, bought a new scale and weighed myself once a week, starting on April 29 at 159.8 pounds. I set what I thought was a modest goal of losing 10 pounds by Labor Day.

Instead of training for a fall marathon, I set my sights on running the Fifth Avenue Mile on Sept. 13 in under seven minutes. Workouts for a one-mile road race are much different than a 26.2-mile slog, and they included shorter track sprints and a lot of time in the weight room strengthening my legs, core and upper body so that they could swing me through the finish line. I ran in the early mornings to beat the heat, and then on weekdays I lifted weights for 20 minutes. I skipped the weekend long run and instead ran stadium stairs every Saturday morning, doing walking lunges and skips and sprints on the track between each round.

I thought I’d see this task as a chore, but I found I enjoyed the shake-up of my usual routine. Every time I shifted to a heavier weight set at the gym, I high-fived myself. Every time I finished a 400-meter sprint faster than the week before, I cheered.

I also changed the way I ate. I didn’t count calories or go on what I’d call a diet, but I cut back on carbs and alcohol and ate more full-fat foods: whole fat yogurt, bacon, dark chicken with the skin on and vegetables sautéed in butter. I learned new recipes to fit in with a new way of eating, one devoid of diet foods and instead focused on real food. I never felt hungry, and food tasted so good.

I hit my 10-pound weight-loss goal by mid-August. By the time I crossed the finish line at the Fifth Avenue Mile, a full 28 seconds faster than my goal, I had lost another 10, leaving me a full 25 pounds lighter than when I ran the New York City Marathon the fall before.

So the trainer at my gym had stellar timing in giving me that compliment. I finished my workout with gusto, dead lifts and all. On my way out, I stopped him again and said, “I hate to say this, but you really just made my day.”

“Oh, of course,” he said. “Some people come in here and never change. You did. And I wanted to congratulate you on it.”

I haven’t been able to shake off all the guilt yet, and only recently started to wear clothes that fit this new me and not the old one. Even though I am running faster in every race I do, part of me feels bad that people look at the thinner me differently. But the athlete in me will always win. She’s the one who wants to cross that finish line as fast as possible, and I’m going to do what I can to help.


written by Jen A. Miller

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Dogtopia Chesterfield

Robious Corridor



Dogtopia Weather Forecast



Sunny, with a high near 85.


weatherMonday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.


weatherTuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.


weatherWednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


weatherThursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 30%.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.













Ace Glass

Robious Corridor



Swimming lessons

Second-graders from Davis Elementary will learn to swim on Tuesdays through May 31 at SwimRVA. Lessons run 10-10:45 a.m., 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 674-1310.

Healthy Habits

Gordon Elementary will participate in Healthy Habits 3:50-4:50 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 24. For more information, email



Crash simulation

For the senior class at James River High, the VCU School of Medicine will stage a car crash and demonstrate what happens in a trauma room. A MedFlight helicopter is scheduled to land. The crash simulation will take place 8-10:30 a.m. April 25 at James River High; email for information.

Field trip

Davis Elementary fourth-graders will visit Pamplin Historical Park 9:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m. April 25. For more information, call 674-1310.


Field trips

Davis Elementary third- and fourth-graders will visit the MathScience Innovation Center 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. April 26-29, May 2 and May 4. For more information, call 674-1310.

Field trip

Davis Elementary kindergartners will visit the Science Museum of Virginia 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26. For more information, call 674-1310.

Prekindergarten application

At 19 schools, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30 and who are zoned for a school that offers prekindergarten can apply. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements. Families can apply for prekindergarten at Perrymont, 8610 Perrymont Road, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on these dates: April 26, May 3 and May 10. For more information, go to


Fourth-graders at Jacobs Road Elementary will present a recorder concert 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 26. For more information, call 674-1320.

Battle of the Books

Woolridge Elementary students will compete in a Battle of the Books 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26. For more information, call 739-6330.

Field trip

Curtis Elementary third-graders will attend “Johnny Appleseed” and have lunch at Swift Creek Mill Playhouse 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 26. For more information, call 768-6175.


Field trip

Spring Run Elementary fifth-graders will go to Washington, D.C., 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. April 28. For more information, call 639-6352.

Spring plant sale

The Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse will hold its annual spring plant sale 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 28-29 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2-19 on weekdays. For sale will be annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, mixed containers and hanging baskets. For more information, email


Elizabeth Davis Middle will gather at 7 p.m. April 28 for an Evening of the Arts, including visual art created by art and computer art students and music by band students. For more information, call 541-4700.


Field day

Woolridge Elementary will enjoy field day April 29: 10 a.m.-noon for grades K-2 and 1-3 p.m. for grades 3-5. For more information, call 739-6330.

Go Nuts for Reading

Spring Run Elementary students who read eight books and return their bookmarks will attend a Richmond Flying Squirrels game free on April 29. Also, they may walk in a parade with Nutzy around the field before the game starts. For more information, call 639-6352.


Mustangs 5K

Midlo Middle is sponsoring its third annual 5K starting at 9 a.m. April 30. Register for the Mustangs 5K here: For more information, contact


Chesterfield Junior Cup

Students from elementary schools throughout Chesterfield County will compete in a tennis tournament at James River High 1-4 p.m. April 30. The rain date for the Chesterfield Junior Cup is May 1.


Book drive

Reams Road Elementary will hold its annual book drive throughout May. All students are invited to donate gently used books. At the end of the month, students will be able to browse the donated books and choose at least one book to keep as a way to kick off their summer reading. For more information, call 674-1370.

Go Nuts for Reading

Marguerite Christian Elementary students who read eight books and return their bookmarks will attend a Richmond Flying Squirrels game free on May 3. Also, they may walk in a parade with Nutzy around the field before the game starts. For more information, call 530-5733.

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