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Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation Wins

$10,000 Girl Power Grant in Richmond Awards

Girl Power GroupGirl Power Grants, a nonprofit grant-making organization for Richmond-area girls 12‐17,  awarded a $10,000 grant to the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation last night.

The nonprofit, founded shortly after Cameron Gallagher passed away on March 16, 2014, will use the grant to develop “Peer Support Curriculum” to provide mental health education to middle and high school teens, their parents, teachers and school administrators.

According to its grant application, the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation “will utilize certified, young adult speakers to facilitate a 10 session interactive Peer Support Curriculum to the greater Richmond public and private high schools over a three-year period in the counties of Henrico, Hanover, and Chesterfield, plus the City of Richmond for the pilot phase.”

Girl Power Grants members heard live pitches from three grant finalists before voting live at Sabot at Stony Point. Other 2016 grant finalists included Connor’s Heroes and The Friendship Circle. Detailed grant applications are posted on the home page of

The girls secured an impressive 68 members in their first year with a goal to reach 100 girls in future years. Together, they raised $10,000 to give away, and they received 16 grant applications from Richmond-area nonprofits.

“Our Big Give was so inspiring,” said Morgan Rhudy, a Midlothian Middle School eighth-grader who founded Girl Power Grants in 2014. “Together, our Girl Power Grants are helping to make our communities stronger. We believe Girl Power Grants is teaching the next generation of young women to be community-minded and entrepreneurial. We encourage any girls interested in giving back in a big way to join us. If you have a daughter, granddaughter, niece or neighbor between the ages of 12 and 17, please spread the word.”

Other leadership team members include:
-Madison Anonick and Kate Steenkamer, eighth-graders at Midlothian Middle School.
-Izzy Schuler,an eighth-grader at Sabot at Stony Point.
-Delaney Baratka and Zelda Hinkle, eighth-graders at Chickahominy Middle School.

Learn more at or connect with the nonprofit on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Girl Power Grant


Danny Murphy



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The 22 Day Push Up Challenge

in the Spotlight!

www.22kill.comYou may remember Chip Schultz.  We featured a piece from Chip last Veterans Day about a project that he put together for his kids to connect with military members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. In the course of that project, Chip and his family ran into Cammie Olson.  Cammie, who lives locally, and her family are also dedicated to making sure that those who have given their lives preserving our country’s freedom are never forgotten.

The effects that defending our country has had on many of our veterans looms large to the families that they return to, but are often overlooked by those not so close.  One of the most hidden statistics is frightening.  Every day, here at home, in the United States of America, twenty two veterans commit suicide.  Every single day. Today, twenty two veterans will no longer be able to cope with life and choose to end it all.  Tomorrow, twenty two more veterans will die. 

Chip Schultz has decided to bring awareness to this issue in an effort to get these veterans the help that they need by joining forces with  The organization was founded “to honor those who serve”.  How do and Schutlz plan on doing that?  The 22 Day Push Up Challenge.  The goal is to reach twenty two million push ups.

You can help to honor those who serve and to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention through education and empowerment. 

It is simple.  Every pushup counts so don’t be shy to show your support for our veterans. You can do as many or few pushups as you can or choose. Whether it’s 1 or 100 in a row, we will accept them however they come. They can be assisted (on your knees), incline (on a desk/wall), or if you physically are unable to do any, we’ll even take air pushups. They all count towards the goal as long as you follow the instructions below.

1. Record a video of yourself doing the pushups
In the beginning of the video, make an introduction stating:

Your NAME (and name of any organization that you may want to represent)
WHY are you pushing or WHO are you are pushing for?

For example: “Hi my name is Curtis Granderson, outfielder for the NY Mets, 3 time All Star, and founder of Grand Kids Foundation helping youth development through education and fitness. I’m about to do my 22 pushups for 22Kill, to honor those who serve. Baseball may be America’s greatest pastime, but veterans are America’s greatest asset.”

2. Upload the video directly on our Facebook page, YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram


3. Add the hashtags “#” in your post! #(insert a number here)pushups #22KILL

Add these two hashtags into your “public” post on Facebook /Twitter/Instagram/ or in the video title on YouTube. Examples: facebook post, Youtube post, Instagram post, Twitter post.

If you did 5 pushups you would enter: “#5pushups for #22KILL”
If you did 22 pushups it would enter: “#22pushups for #22KILL”
If you had a group of 10 people that did 22 each: “#220pushups for #22KILL“

*Make sure you set your post to a “public” setting so that our counter can pick it up!

4. Now post it on your own page or the Robious Corridor page and share it with your family and friends.

Things you can do:

Do the pushups by yourself
Get a group together to do the pushups; Companies, sports teams, schools, etc.
Be creative; Use unique settings, styles, props, etc. Include whatever or whomever you want.
Post as many videos as frequently as you’d like, as long as they are not duplicates and you follow the same rules/guidelines for each video.

In the Robious Corridor we help people.  That is what we do.  That is how we roll. That is what makes our community the best community to live in anywhere in the world.

If doing twenty two pushups may help save only one veteran from making the decision to end their life, what would you do.

The 22 Day Pushup Challenge…is in the Winterfield Veterinary Hospital Spotlight



Danny Murphy

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Mustangs 5k

Midlothian Middle School

Midlothian Middle is sponsoring its third annual 5K.

Register for the April 30 event at

If you would like a T-shirt, you must register before April 13.

 Midlothian Middle 5K

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Fantastic Sams Robious Corridor

Three Basics for Wardrobe Building

Fantastic Sams

Scarf Necklace handbagSo, you have a closet that is in dire need of organization?  Closet is full and you have nothing a wear? Has it become a chore to put together a stylin’ outfit quickly? The only solution is to go shopping and find it, right?  Not so fast.

What if you start with just three items:

A Scarf, a necklace, and a handbag.

My guy says nothing when I continue to wear the black slacks and v-neck top (also black) that I love so dearly, time after time, probably because in my mind it makes me look thinner. I have plenty of clothes, but wear a small percentage of my wardrobe. Sound familiar?

So the other night I donned a blue tank top, lacy matching sweater, and dark navy jeans. One great scarf, necklace, bag and I was done! Yes, I only put on shoes when I head out the door, as a necessity. OK, my guy spoke up then, with compliments about the new outfit (it was two years old and never worn) and how great I looked. Geez Louise . . . YaYa learned this – I had to quit with the same ole’, same ole’ – I was tired of it and he probably was, too. And there is nothing that uplifts like a sincere compliment.

Lucky me, my best friend, a style maven, gave me a gorgeous turquoise, cream, and soft brown scarf plus a handmade (by her, no less) turquoise and amber long one-strand necklace for my recent birthday. I added my own cream colored handbag. After that, the outfit was a cinch.

I paired the “magic three” with a turquoise tee, dark brown slacks, and off-white jean jacket, finishing off with citrine/sterling silver earrings, and a sterling watch THAT I LOVE. Whew, thanks to the inspiration from my best friend, YaYa has found a new formula.

I now take a piece or two of my jewelry when I shop; I buy a great scarf and finish with a terrific handbag (probably taken from the back of my closet). Yep, I’m no longer reluctant to buy a fushia leather bag (not my typical navy) because that strip of fushia in my scarf gives me amazing courage. As a bonus, my shopping fare is less because my closet is full of the black, navy, etc. to finish out the look.

So as I age, I go backwards – accessories first, then add clothes that were already in my closet. It’s been amazing – what was there is new again. I know this, the right outfit can be empowering, but secretly, I think the power is in the scarf, a reflection of me. So I’m searching for an antique coat rack, you know the kind, and all of my scarves will have a new home there in the corner of my bedroom catching the breeze as I walk by, saying ‘try me today.’

written by Ya Ya


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St. Paddy’s Day Savings!

acac Midlothian

Save some green on personal training this St. Paddy’s day! March 17-20, get 17% off single-session prices with Patrick Lawler. Contact Patrick to set up an appointment!

acac midlothian

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Cosby 11 Clover Hill 1
Monacan 15 Hopewell 0 (5)
Goochland 5 Amelia 0
Colonial Heights 15 Huguenot 1


Clover Hill 6 Cosby 2
St. Catherine’s 4 St. Anne’s-Belfield 3
Atlee 15 Douglas Freeman 0
Glen Allen 11 J.R. Tucker 0
Hanover 6 Mills Godwin 2
Lee-Davis 2 Deep Run 0
Goochland 1 Amelia 0
Colonial Heights 12 Varina 0



 Midlothian 16 Manchester 1
James River 12 Monacan 1


Midlothian 20 Manchester 0
James River 18 Monacan 4
Cosby 23 Thomas Dale 4



Deep Run 3 Lee-Davis 1


Bishop Sullivan 2 Collegiate 0
Pope John Paul the Great 1 St. Catherine’s 1
Deep Run 4 Lee-Davis 0
Goochland 9 Cumberland 0



St. Christopher’s 9 Benedictine 0
Atlee 9 Highland Springs 0
Henrico 9 Lee-Davis 0
Patrick Henry 7 Armstrong 2
Goochland 9 ARGS 0


 James River 9 Thomas Dale 0
Deep Run 8 Jamestown 1
Atlee 8 Highland Springs 1
Hanover 9 Varina 0
Patrick Henry 9 Armstrong 0


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Spaying And Neutering Reduced

To A Single Shot

Dogtopia of ChesterfieldSpaying and neutering pets helps to prevent unwanted litters of puppies or kittens, but surgical alteration of a pet is often expensive for the owner and painful for the pet. Research indicates there may be a less expensive option that provides birth control for pets. The procedure requires a single injection in the pet’s hip.  Spaying is removing the ovaries, Fallopian tubes and uterus from a female pet, while neutering is removing the testicles. The use of anesthesia helps to prevent pain during the actual procedure, but as with any surgery, the pet can experience post-operative pain. Both procedures provide birth control and help improve the quality of life for the pet and owner.

The reproductive systems of all vertebrates requires gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). Without this hormone, neither eggs nor sperm reach maturity, so the animal cannot reproduce. The injection contains an antibody containing a virus that blocks the hormone’s production, rendering the animal sterile. Injecting it into the hip muscle causes the muscle to continue producing the antibody for the life of the animal.

One possible use of sterilization by injection is in programs to spay or neuter feral animals. While there are current programs that offer the traditional surgical sterilization, funding often limits the number of animals receiving treatment, making it difficult to control the population of animals that must fend for themselves without a home.

As of 2016, the study is limited to mice, but the Cincinnati Zoo is working on a pilot program with female cats. The outcomes of the program could be helpful in developing future programs with feral animals and pets. It may also offer a potential for expanding the use of the injection for human birth control.

Spaying or neutering your pet is just one part of responsible pet ownership. Bringing a new cat home is a commitment that can last 15 to 20 years. Learn more about how to find a cat for your family here.

Click here for source article


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Thursday Dogtopia Weather

Thursday Weather


Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light southwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning.



weatherThursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.



weatherFriday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.



Partly sunny, with a high near 57.



weatherSaturday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



weatherSunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.





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Ace Glass

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March Madness Food Bank Collection

Manchester Middle is helping support the Kids Summer Food Program of the Chesterfield Food Bank, which provides food to students who receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year. To collect as much food as possible for the food bank, Manchester Middle has created a bracket with various grade-level teams competing:

• Round 2 is March 14-18 — winners advance
• Round 3 is March 21-23 — finalists compete
• Final is March 24 — winners announced

For more information, email

Dreambox challenge

Crenshaw Elementary is participating in a Dreambox challenge with students from across the world. For more information, call 739-6250.

Youth Art Month

Bellwood Elementary will celebrate Youth Art Month with fun attire. Throughout March, students and staff members will wear items with patterns on Mondays, warm colors (red, yellow or orange) on Tuesdays, cool colors (blue, green or purple) on Wednesdays, animal prints on Thursdays and Bellwood spirit colors (green, yellow and white) on Fridays. For more information, call 743-3600.

Cardinal Craze

To celebrate Youth Art Month, the halls at Crenshaw Elementary feature cardinals (the school mascot). Earlier, students took home large posters to decorate. Students can use any type of material, mimic a famous artist, pattern their cardinal on a book character or another animal, give it colorful designs or try any other original idea. Starting March 7 and continuing throughout March, the colorful creations will hang throughout the school. For more information, email


Field trips

Fourth-grade classes from Spring Run Elementary will take field trips to the Chesapeake Bay 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. March 17. For more information, call 639-6352.

Creating fish mural

To celebrate Youth Art Month and spruce up for the school’s 50th anniversary, the staff and students of Watkins Elementary are collaborating to make a 38-feet-by-5-feet mural. The mural is inspired by the book “Only One You” by Linda Kranz, which tells of a little fish about to go out into the world.

Students will work on elements of the mural in art classes:
• making fish out of clay
> 10:30 a.m.-noon on March 17
> 9:30 a.m.-noon and 12:45-3:15 p.m. on March 18
> 10:30 a.m.-noon on March 23
• glazing fish
> 12:45-2:20 p.m. March 15-16
> 10:30 a.m.-noon March 22-23
> 9:30 a.m.-noon and 12:45-3:15 p.m. on March 25

Installation of the clay fish is expected to be finished in April. To see images from this project, CLICK HERE.  For more information, email or


Symphony field trip

Students from Bailey Bridge Middle, Salem Church Middle, Enon Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Greenfield Elementary, Robious Elementary and Clover Hill Elementary will attend Discovery Concerts by the Richmond Symphony at the Carpenter Theatre. Performances will take place 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. March 18. For more information, call 804-788-4717, ext. 114.

Visiting author

Shelley Pearsall, author of several books for young people, will be at Falling Creek Middle March 18. Students are reading two of her books, and she will speak with students and sign books in the school library.

Here’s the schedule:
• 10:20-11:30 a.m. meeting with 60 students
• 11:40 a.m.-12:50 p.m. meeting with 60 students
• 1:40-2:55 p.m. meeting with 90 students
• 3:15-4 p.m. meeting with 70 students

For more information, email

Dance concert

The Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts will present a senior dance concert titled “RESOLUT16N” at 7 p.m. March 18-19 in the auditorium of the main campus of Thomas Dale High. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, go to

Steel Pan Festival

Scheduled March 19 at Bird High, this regional Steel Pan Festival will promote the music of the Caribbean and include an instructional workshop and a concert. The 1-3 p.m. workshop will teach students in grades 3-7 how to play the steel drum; registration is required for the workshop. The 7-9 p.m. concert will include performances by Chesterfield’s Hands and Pans group, the Rhythm Project of the Virginia Arts Festival, George Mason University steel pan ensemble and Longwood University steel pan ensemble. The evening will end with a joint performance by all groups — a 50-plus-member steel pan ensemble. Concert tickets cost $5. For more information, email


Elementary students from Chesterfield County Public Schools will demonstrate enthusiastic problem-solving and teamwork during STEAMmania 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19 at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. in Richmond. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. STEAMmania will include minute-to-win-it challenges, such as balancing four empty soda cans on a paper plate floating in water or bouncing a pingpong ball onto a piece of bread covered in marshmallow fluff. In addition to minute-to-win-it competitions for elementary school teams, there will be opportunities for parents, siblings and others to participate in minute-to-win-it games and additional hands-on engineering activities.

STEAMmania will also include:

• timed competitions that challenge school teams to creatively and efficiently solve problems in the areas of science engineering (2016 theme is weather and static electricity), math engineering (theme is mega-math Minecraft), art engineering (theme is towers), social engineering (theme is Native Americans), musical engineering, technology engineering and STEAM
• displays of student projects created through scientific investigation or innovations achieved using the engineering design process or scientific method
• awards ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. for grades K-2 and at 1:30 p.m. for grades 3-5

Parents and family members of Chesterfield County Public Schools students who are participating in STEAMmania can enter the event at no cost; others will have to pay admission to the Science Museum of Virginia. More information about STEAMmania is available in the events section of

Run on the Wild Side

Marguerite Christian Elementary PTA is hosting its third annual Run on the Wild Side 5K and kids one-mile fun run on March 19. For more information, click here:

STEAM Night and auction

Woolridge Elementary will gather March 22 for STEAM Night and a class basket auction. Classrooms will be open with STEAM presentations so parents can see the creative engineering projects students have worked on. Money from the auction will help buy new playground equipment. If you own a business and would like to donate a basket for the auction, contact


The fourth annual spring dance at Providence Elementary will take place 6:30-8 p.m. March 23. For more information, email

Life After High School

On March 24 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, hundreds of seniors who are not sure what comes next for them after high school will attend a resource fair. On hand to offer information about opportunities will be employers, two-year college representatives, training program representatives and career college representatives. Two sessions will take place: 8:30-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, email or

Music in Our Schools

Spring Run Elementary students and staff members will wear music-themed clothing for Music in Our Schools Spirit Day on March 24. For more information, call 639-6352.

Kindergarten awards

Spring Run Elementary will hold a kindergarten awards ceremony at 2 p.m. March 24. For more information, call 639-6352.

Field day

Spring Run Elementary will hold field day on March 25: 9-11 a.m. for grades 3-5 and noon-2 p.m. for grades K-2. For more information, call 639-6352.

Field trip

Providence Elementary fifth-graders will visit the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 25. For more information, email

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