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Tour de Trinity

Trinity Episcopal School

The Tour de Trinity returned to campus this month, after a year’s hiatus. Over a dozen different four-person teams competed in a series of relay races around the Perkinson Arts Center parking lot — on children’s tricycles.

This year’s winner was the Spanish Club team, who received the coveted yellow jersey (Le maillot jaune), while the Drama Queens won for most spirited costumes.

A Trinity tradition since 2009, the event is sponsored by the French Club. Team entry fees go to World Bicycle Relief, an international nonprofit that provides sturdy bicycles to “improve access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity” for people in underdeveloped counties. This year’s race netted $270 for the cause — enough to fund the cost of two bikes.

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Danny Murphy





Third Annual Mustangs 5K


Midlothian Middle School


Race day registration will be available for $30 (Cash or Check only).

The Race

The race will be held TODAY, April 30th, 2016, at Midlothian Middle School. The race will begin at 9:00am. Parking is available in the school parking lots and in the nearby Midlothian community. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Be sure to stay around after the race for prizes and activities!

The Course

The course is friendly to all ages and abilities, but is not stroller friendly due to some narrow paths. The course shows off the Midlothian Middle School property, as well as scenery from the nearby community. The race will start at the front of Midlothian Middle School, travel behind the school, lead to The Grove Apartments through a narrow path, then traverse from the Woolridge Lake, and loop down and back in the Midlothian Mines Park. The course will again follow the Woolridge Lake around and lead to the track to finish.




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5 Tips for Summer Water Safety

Water Safety Saves Lives: Top Tips for Summer Swimming


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When we think of summer, certain images tend to pop into our minds: eating a popsicle on a hot day, going on a car ride with all the windows down, or maybe grilling out on the back porch. There is one thing we all definitely think about: how to beat the heat. As temperature gauges rise outside, people of all ages flock to pools, lakes, swimming holes, and the like to cool off. But being in and around a body of water has its risks, especially for children. Many water-related accidents can be avoided by following a few simple water safety guidelines.

Safety First

Ensure that the pool you visit adheres to safety regulations and uses appropriate water safety practices. Check that the pool has been inspected and is using proper safety drain covers. Become familiar with the depths around the pool and the points of entry/exit, and look for life-saving equipment, such as poles or rings, in the vicinity.

For additional information on staying safe in residential/private pools, CLICK HERE.

Parents and Lifeguards Should Be On Duty at All Times

If your child cannot swim safely on his or her own, the parent or caregiver should remain within an arms reach of their child whenever the child is around a pool or body of water, advises Kathryn Stephenson, Aquatics Director at acac in Charlottesville, Virginia. She adds that a swim buddy is always a good idea for swimmers of any age.

“Lifeguards are responsible for everyone in the pool area,” says Kathryn. “They work hard to see things before they happen, but they cannot have their eyes on every person in a pool every second they are in the water. It is important for parents to remain alert and watch their child at all times, too.”

Enroll Your Child in Swim Lessons

Nothing replaces adult supervision of children in and around water, but swim lessons can go a long way to decreasing drowning risk. Children learn more than just strokes in swim lessons, they learn how to be safe in the water. Very young children, even babies, can benefit from early exposure to the water through swim lessons.

“Kids become comfortable in the water and learn life-saving skills in swim lessons. They are taught safety in and around the water as well as how to move in the water, whether learning how to float or swim on their front, back, or side,” says Kathryn. “These water safety skills could one day help them or a friend in trouble.”

Keep Them in Swim Lessons

Instruction beyond introductory skills is recommended for true mastery and to build confidence. With lessons, Kathryn says, we train our muscles to move a certain way. She also emphasizes that learning proper swim skills from the start is easier than trying to undo inefficient swim habits later on.

“Repetition in swimming is much like repetition in other things in life. Most activities are not mastered by trying them just once. We have to try many times to learn how to correctly perform a skill,” said Kathryn.

And while swimming is an activity we most often associate with summer, Kathryn is quick to point out the benefits of swimming year round.

“Swimming is not just a summertime activity. We can build skills and reinforce water safety all year long,” says Kathryn. “The more you practice something, the better your chances of remembering what to do in a dire situation.”

Be Prepared

When planning a fun family day at the pool or lake, pack a bag stocked with the essentials and maybe even a few extras:

  • Bathing suit
  • Goggles and a swim cap or hair ties to keep hair out of eyes
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Sunglasses (a back up pair, too)
  • Hat and rash guard for extra sun protection
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into
  • A cooler with pool-friendly snacks and drinks
  • Wet wipes
  • Pool toys
  • Games to play during break time, such as a waterproof deck of cards
  • Waterproof bags or containers for your cell phone, wallet or keys

Here’s to the lazy days of summer and the cool splish splash of the pool. Be safe!

Interested in swim lessons at acac? CLICK HERE!




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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.

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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.

















Ace Glass

Thank You to The Person

Who Made Me Feel Like I Wasn’t Enough

Summer GordonBecause you hurt me, I’m happier than ever.

Thank you for always making me feel like I had to try harder. You taught me how to never give up. I needed you, or I thought I did, so I fought and fought for you even when I was well past the point where I should have given up. But I never did. So you showed me just how far I can push myself before breaking. For that, thank you again.

Thank you for fighting with me. Because you fought with me, I learned how to better pick my battles. That’s so important to know in life. Battles that aren’t fought aren’t lost; they’re just not worth the fight. Since you, I’ve become more level-headed and understanding. I’m more mature about issues, and believe it or not, sometimes I’m actually right. So thank you for showing me that not every fight is worth it.

Thank you for the good times. When it was good, it was great. But when it was bad, it was awful. It can’t be denied that we had a good time whenever we were together. The laughs, inside jokes and planning our future. It got me prepared for my life now. It helped me realize that I can share so much about my life with someone. It gave me the confidence to fully be me with my new relationship, and he accepts that. Thank you for allowing someone else to experience my life with me.

Thank you for letting me love you. Loving you was emotionally exhausting. I loved and loved and loved, hoping that maybe one day you would return it all, and you never did. But since I loved you with all I had, it proved to me that someone someday would be able to return it. I love better now, with no limitations; just freely, because I finally found someone to return it. You loved me when I was mad at you, when you needed me for something or when you were guilty. It was never just about us. Thank you for showing me what love isn’t about. Because of that, I can love my person endlessly.

Thank you for cheating on me. Whoa, never thought I would write that sentence. You hurt yourself, and of course, you hurt me, but you made me strong. The sentence always replays in my head: “I cheated on you; I don’t deserve you, but you will find someone who does.”

You were right. You do not and never did deserve me. And you were right again—I did find someone who does. Because of you, I’m not as weak. I don’t break as easily. And I stand up for myself now. Yes, you made me insecure because somebody I invested over a year of my life into threw it all away without good reason. But I’m so thankful you did. I had to learn to get up and love myself. I had to have the strength to smile through the pain. Since then, I couldn’t be happier. I learned to love myself, and in the process found someone who loves me more than that. He sees my flaws and loves me anyway. He understands me. He accepts me for who I am.

If it wasn’t for you, I would have never experienced hurt. But if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you for making me. I loved the idea of who I thought you were, but I could never really love you. I planned a future in my head and tried to fit you into it, but you were too scared of commitment. All I had to realize the whole time was that God had already planned my future, and it was without you. He gave me the person my future was planned around. And strangely, it looks a lot like the one I had planned in my head … except in this one I’m smiling.


Written by Summer Gordon

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Fantastic Sams

Robious Corridor


balayageSay goodbye to the trend for Ombre hair coloring and say hello to more natural looking ways to add pizzazz to your summer look and add a more gentle switch from light to dark.

If you haven’t already, say hello to balayage otherwise known as “vacation hair”! It’s a hot trend is predicted to continue to be the big hit of the summer along with its little sister — “babylights” — a great way to introduce whisps of highlights and dimension into the hair in a subtle way that looks beautifully natural.

And, while platinum blonde went out of style for a while, it’s back in a big way for the summer of 2016. The new “ronze” look (a mixture of copper red and bronze brown) is also stunner rocked by Rihanna and Eva Longoria in the recent past and continues to catch on everywhere.

At Hollywood openings, meanwhile, rainbow hair continues to wow the red carpet — in colors of pink, blue and lavender along with “opal” colored hair, a luminous mix of all three.




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Collegiate 9 Trinity Episcopal 2

St. Christopher’s 12 Woodberry Forest 3

Liberty Christian 16 Fork Union

Lee-Davis 7 Atlee 1

Douglas Freeman 6 Deep Run 0

Dinwiddie 6 J.R. Tucker 1


St. Margaret’s 9 Collegiate 8

Glen Allen 10 Mills Godwin 0

Deep Run 10 Douglas Freeman 4

Atlee 3 Lee-Davis 2



Midlothian 20 Monacan 4

James River 15 Clover Hill 2

St. Christopher’s 11 Atlee 4

Thomas Dale 17 Manchester 7


Midlothian 22 Monacan 3

James River 16 Clover Hill 4

St. Anne’s-Belfield 13 Collegiate 9

Manchester 10 Thomas Dale 9



St. Christopher’s 7 Collegiate 2

Mills Godwin 3 Glen Allen 0

Douglas Freeman 3 Deep Run 2

Atlee 9 Glen Allen 0

Henrico 2 Varina 1


Trinity Episcopal 9 Veritas 1

Deep Run 3 Douglas Freeman 2

Atlee 6 Lee-Davis 0



Atlee 7 Glen Allen 2

Deep Run 8 Mills Godwin 1



Woodberry Forest 146 Collegiate 150





Dogtopia Chesterfield

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Dogtopia Weather Outlook


A slight chance of showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 67. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.



Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.




Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


weatherSunday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.




Partly sunny, with a high near 69.



Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.




Partly sunny, with a high near 70.


weatherWednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.







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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.

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.


Mustangs 5K

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


Curtis Elementary will hold a carnival 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 30 with games, food and fun. For more information, contact Tina Seal at 768-6175.

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. For more information, email


Run 4 Massey 5K Run/Walk

Bird High student Tyler Harris has organized a fundraiser for the Massey Cancer Center. The event will take place at 2 p.m. May 1 at Pocahontas State Park. Go to this website for more information:


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.

Field trip

Davis Elementary third-graders will visit the Children’s Museum of Richmond 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. May 4. For more information, call 674-1310.

SMART Spirit Celebration

Watkins Elementary will hold a SMART Spirit Celebration 2-2:30 p.m. May 6 on the bus loop to celebrate all that students and staff members have accomplished this year. For more information, email

Healthy Habits

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

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