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Midlo Girls Track Take Second at States


Midlothian High School

Midlo Track Results from 4A State Meet

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As promised in yesterdays issue of Robious Corridor Online, here are the official results from the 3A/4A Outdoor Track State Championship Meet.  The Midlothian Trojans track team had some amazing performances.  The Midlo girls finished the season tied for second in the state.  The Trojan boys put the wraps on their season as the tenth best team in the state.

Girls Team Finish

2nd Midlothian High School (tie) 

Girls 200 Meter Dash

4th Madison Anderson

5th Gabby Runge

Girls 400 Meter Dash

2nd Madison Anderson

3rd Gabby Runge

Girls 800 Meter Run

6th Ashlyn Ferguson

18th Patterson Levitch

Girls 1600 Meter Run

10th Camryn Adams

16th Patterson Levitch

21st Eva Johnson

Girls 3200 Meter Run

11th Eva Johnson

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

12th Erin Babashak    

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

8th Erin Babashak

14th Katie Daniluk

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay

1st Ashlyn Ferguson, Madison Anderson, Erin Babashak, Gabby Runge   

Girls 4×800 Meter Relay

3rd Ashlyn Ferguson, Eva Johnson, Camryn Adams, Patterson Levitch

Girls Long Jump

8th Gabby Runge

Girls Triple Jump

2nd Madison Anderson

12th Erin Babashak

Girls High Jump

5th Addison Sanders  

12th Katie Daniluk

14th Erin Babashak

Men Team Finish

10th  Midlothian High School

Boys 1600 Meter Run

9th Randy Hahn

10th David Sanborn

Boys 3200 Meter Run

14th Max Etka

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

5th Josh Rominger

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

1st Josh Rominger

Boys 4×800 Meter Relay

6th  Court Warfield, Max Etka, David Sanborn, Randy Hahn  

Boys High Jump State

8th Lucas Via

Boys Shot Put

13th Isaac Williams



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Robious Corridor

Does Your Dog Freak Out When You Leave?

How to help with your dog’s separation anxiety

Winterfield Veterinary Hospital

Sad DogIf your dog seems to worry when you’re heading out, destroys stuff when you leave the house, follows you from room to room when you’re home, goes berserk when you come back and seems to be eyeing you suspiciously even before you leave—you may be dealing with a case of separation anxiety.

Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit distress and behavior problems when they’re left alone. Some of the most common ways:

  •     Digging and scratching at doors or windows in an attempt to reunite with their owners
  •     Destructive chewing
  •     Howling, barking and whining
  •     Urination and defecation (even with otherwise house-trained dogs)

What causes separation anxiety

It’s not fully understood why some dogs suffer from separation anxiety and others don’t. But remember, your dog’s behaviors are part of a panic response. Your dog isn’t trying to punish you! He just wants you to come home!

These are some of the scenarios that can trigger separation anxiety:

  •     A dog accustomed to constant human companionship is left alone for the first time.
  •     A dog suffers a traumatic event (from her viewpoint), such as time at a shelter or boarding kennel.
  •     There’s a change in the family’s routine or structure or the loss of a family member or other pet.

How to treat minor separation anxiety

  •     Don’t make a big deal out of arrivals and departures. For example, when you arrive home, ignore your dog for the first few minutes then calmly pet him.
  •     Leave your dog with an article of clothing that smells like you, such as an old T-shirt that you’ve slept in recently.
  •     Establish a safety cue—a word or action that you use every time you leave that tells your dog you’ll be back.
  •     Consider using an over-the-counter calming product that may reduce fearfulness in dogs.

How to handle a more severe problem

Use the techniques outlined above along with desensitization training. Teach your dog the sit-stay and down-stay commands using positive reinforcement. This training will help her learn that she can remain calmly and happily in one place while you go to another room.

Create a “safe place” to limit your dog’s ability to be destructive. A safe place should:

  •     Confine the dog loosely rather than strictly (a room with a window and toys, not total isolation)
  •     Contain busy toys for distraction
  •     Have dirty laundry to lend a calming scent cue or other safety cues

How to cope while your dog learns to be calm

It can take time for your dog to unlearn his panic response to your departures. To help you and your dog cope in the short term, consider the following interim solutions:

  •     Ask your veterinarian about drug therapy. A good anti-anxiety drug shouldn’t sedate your dog, but simply reduce his overall anxiety.
  •     Take your dog to a doggie daycare facility or kennel when you have to be away.
  •     Leave your dog with a friend, family member or neighbor when you’re away.
  •     Take your dog to work with you, if possible.

What won’t help

  •     Punishment. Punishment isn’t effective for treating separation anxiety and can make the situation worse.
  •     Another dog. Getting your dog a companion usually doesn’t help an anxious dog because his anxiety is the result of her separation from you, not just the result of being alone.
  •     Crating. Your dog will still engage in anxiety responses inside a crate, and she may urinate, defecate, howl or even injure herself in an attempt to escape. Instead, create other kinds of “safe places” as described above.
  •     Radio/TV noise. Leaving the radio or television on won’t help (unless the radio or TV is used as a safety cue).
  •     Obedience training. While formal training is always a good idea, separation anxiety isn’t the result of disobedience or lack of training; therefore, that won’t help this particular issue.

If you need more assistance resolving your dog’s issues, CLICK HERE to contact Winterfield Veterinary Hospital.

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Liz Dorneman



Robious Corridor



The 2016 SUMMER OF FUN for kids

A great summer experience for your kids right here in the Robious Corridor! Summer camps at Good Shepherd Episcopal School return bigger and better for 2016. They have the top camp providers from the tri-city area under one roof for 11 weeks of fun activities for children ages 5 – 14.  Mountain biking, building with Lego blocks, cooking camps, tech camps, art and craft camps, drama camps and much more. 

Want Minions, Minecraft & Mythology?  The Summer camps at Good Shepherd Episcopal School has them.

How about Dinosaurs & Star Wars?  The Summer camps at Good Shepherd Episcopal School has them too.

They have it all!

Pre & Post Camp care plus lunch bridge care are available.

The greatest thing about this summer camp is that your kids can go one full day, one session of the day, or you can mix and match to meet the needs of your schedule.  Brilliant! A summer camp created that fits your changing schedule and one that your kids will love!


Good Shepard Episcopal School

4207 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, Va 23225

Good Shepard Episcopal SchoolRUNS FROM:

June 13 through August 26


Have a blast with them this summer – the 2016 SUMMER OF FUN!

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TWO Midlothian Girls Tennis Semi Matches TODAY!

Grace Clark/Courtney Price 4A Doubles Semi-final Match

 vs.  John Champe’s Anahita Mosebery/Regan Baltasar


Julia Deaver/Katharina Blank 4A Doubles Semi-final Match

 vs.  Salem’s Isabel Danstrom/Leo Brenzinger

Midlothian TennisWHEN:

Today at 10 am.


Liberty University







The winners will advance to the final match,

today at 1 pm. at Liberty University!




James River Rapids Boys Lax

6A Championship Game vs. James Robinson

James River High SchoolWHEN:

Tomorrow at 5 pm.


Lake Braddock Secondary School





Midlothian Trojans Boys Tennis

4A Team Championship Match vs. John Handley

Midlo TennisWHEN:

Tomorrow at 1 pm.


Liberty University







Midlothian Trojans Girls Tennis

4A Team Championship Match vs. Hanover

James River TennisWHEN:

Tomorrow at 1 pm.


Liberty University






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acac Midlothian

Meeks Family Fund Raffle

acac Midlothian will host a raffle to benefit team member Larry Meeks, who was recently diagnosed with stage IV Glioblastoma.

The raffle will kick off at the yard sale on Saturday, June 11 and run thru June 17 when winners will be drawn.

Tickets can be purchased at the front desk at acac Midlothian and you may choose which prizes you want to enter to win.

Ticket Price

1 Ticket = $5

5 Tickets = $20

10 Tickets = $35

Raffle Prizes

Additional prizes may be added

  • 4 pack personal training
  • 1 week summer camp
  • Birthday party
  • 5 pack tennis lessons
  • 5 punch smoothie card
  • 6 pack private swim lessons
  • No dues for July
  • 30-minute massage
  • One item in Logo Shop up to $25 value
  • 1 Hour Dance Lesson with Marcela
  • Lawn Care visit (grass cut and weed wacked and bushes trimmed)
  • Interior and Exterior Window Washing
  • Bird photography on stretched canvas

acac MidlothianALSO…

Want to sell your stuff?

Reserve your space for only $20.


Just want to get rid of your stuff?

acac Midlothian will sell it and donate the money to the Larry Meeks Family Fund!


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Boots vs. Badges Charity Softball Game

Chesterfield County Police and Fire Department

bootsvsbadgesNext Saturday Chesterfield County Fire and EMS and Chesterfield County Police face-off in a softball game to benefit the family of Trooper Chad Dermyer. Join us for what’s sure to be a lively game.


June 18, 2016


6:00 PM


Matoaca Park Field One

Donations will be accepted for the family of Trooper Chad Dermyer

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Fantastic Sams

Robious Corridor

The 9 Things Women with Good Skin Are Doing

Hint: One of them has to do with an alarm clock

Fantasic Sams

woman sleepingAh, sleep. It’s the difference between a bright day full of sunshine and peonies…and scaring the barista at Starbucks. You already know it’s a major factor in keeping yourself healthy, but perhaps you’re like us and didn’t realize that sleep is also a major factor in healthy-looking skin.

Turns out, when you skip a solid eight hours of shut-eye, your skin’s surface layer has a harder time recovering from the daily damage it endures. Luckily, we’ve rounded up nine tips that will help you get the rest you need and wake up feeling like you can finally (maybe) forgo the under-eye concealer.


By training your body to fall asleep and wake up at certain times, you’ll train yourself to feel tired at a reasonable bedtime (and not at 1 a.m.). This will save you from struggling to fall asleep and feeling exhausted in the morning. Pro tip: Keep up this schedule on the weekends too. It’s tough, but it’s the best way to form a good habit.


Turn to, a website that suggests an ideal bedtime based on when you need to wake up. (Turns out, more sleep isn’t always better.) The trick is to arise between REM cycles, not in the middle of one, which is a recipe for grogginess. For example, if you normally get up for work at 7 a.m., try to conk out around 10 p.m., 11:30 p.m…or 1 a.m. Who knew?


You already know that you should quit drinking caffeine by noon (it stays in your system for eight to 14 hours). But did you know that the foods you eat for dinner can also affect your sleep schedule? Try to consume items containing sleep-promoting nutrients like tryptophan, melatonin and magnesium. For example, quinoa mixed with sautéed greens, sliced chicken breast and roasted pumpkin seeds. Then, for dessert, opt for a cherry frozen yogurt (cherries are a natural source of melatonin) instead of your usual Rocky Road.


Ladies, your nightly skincare regimen is more important than you might think. To kick-start your beauty rest, reach for Estée Lauder’s #1 cult-favorite Advanced Night Repair serum. The iconic little brown bottle works in sync with your skin’s own overnight renewal process to help repair the visible signs of aging. A few drops under your moisturizer before bed and you’ll wake up feeling more radiant in no time.


You buy sneakers and sports bras according to your body’s needs, so why settle on a one-size-fits-all pillow? Bedgear pillows and accessories are uniquely designed to fit different sleep positions (stomach sleepers, side sleepers, etc.), ensuring you’ll get the most restorative night possible. They even have a Pillow ID feature that lets you create your perfect fit.


In both senses of the phrase. Obviously, you should be relaxed before bed, but it also helps to sleep in a room that’s between 60 and 65 degrees. Because your body cools down as you sleep, a lower room temperature aids in the natural cooling process, improving the quality of your sleep. Worried you’ll wake up to a freezing-cold home? That’s what the Nest thermostat is for. It learns your daily habits and adjusts your home’s temperature accordingly.


Save the Instagram scrolling for the morning (is it just us or does it immediately make you feel more awake?) and inflict a self-imposed technology ban for at least 60 minutes before bed time. All electronic devices (yes, e-readers count) emit blue light–aka the anti-melatonin. Instead, pick up a paper copy of that book you’ve been dying to read or program your TV to turn off at a certain time.


Introducing one of the best tricks to relaxing before bed. In the 4-7-8 technique, you breathe to the counts of four, seven and eight–which for some reason acts as a natural tranquilizer for the body. First, you exhale audibly and completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Then you inhale for a mental count of four. Hold that for a count of seven before exhaling through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat three times or until you find a rhythm.


This tip comes straight from Beautyrest (yep, the mattress company). What to do: Close your eyes and try to visualize the details of your childhood home. Walk the hallways. Go in and out of every room. Picture the Laura Ashley comforter you had for a decade. The next thing you know, the sun is streaming in and, hallelujah, you just logged a solid six hours of sleep. Why this works? Distraction. For every minute you’re focused on visualizing your home, it’s one less minute you’re stressing about what happened at work that day.



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Family Guidance Centers

Robious Corridor

Why College Coaches Are Evaluating Parents of Recruits

And What You Can Do About It

Family Guidance Centers

sport parentsThink recruiting evaluations are just between a student-athlete and a coach?

Think again.

It’s absolutely important that a student-athlete be careful when considering whether a school fits their needs academically, athletically and socially — which means both that the student-athlete fits the school, and that the school fits their needs — but there’s something else that gets put into the mix when college coaches are looking at which players they want to join the rosters.

Coaches are evaluating parents of recruits

In a recent Signing Day interview, Coach Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern University shared that a large part of his prospect evaluation is looking at how parents of high school student-athletes act:

    “When we talk about our fit, we’re evaluating the parents, too. And if the parents don’t fit, then we might punt on the player and not end up offering him a scholarship. That has changed over a decade. Ten years ago, that wasn’t as big of a role. Now it’s a big part of it,” he told

How parents can contribute to their student-athlete’s recruiting journey

When college coaches look at parents, they’re not just looking for warning signs that would make them drop a player. They’re also looking for ways in which parents are supporting their student-athlete:

    Are they supporting them in keeping a healthy school and sport balance?

    Are they helping their son or daughter get all of their paperwork in on time — without doing it for them?

    Are they setting a great example by respecting other players, families, coaches and refs — no matter how strongly they might disagree with a particular play or call?

    In recruiting, are they showing that they’ll be there to help their son or daughter in the difficult transition from high school to college?

Something to think about!


written by Andy McKernan

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Robious Corridor

Happy Mosquito Control Awareness week everyone!

Mosquito Control Awareness Week Aims to Educate Homeowners

Mosquito Squad

MosquitoThis week marks Mosquito Control Awareness Week as declared by the American Mosquito Control Association. This annual awareness program aims to educate the public on the impact mosquitoes can have on their daily lives as well as how mosquito control companies can help with their mosquito population.

Female mosquitoes require a blood meal to produce eggs, but that small bite can leave some people itching for days! Humans are allergic to mosquito saliva which triggers the reaction. While mosquitoes are simply annoying for most people, they can be dangerous. It’s estimated that mosquitoes kill over 700,000 each year with the diseases they transmit.

During this Mosquito Control Awareness Week, Dread Skeeter and the rest of the Mosquito Squad are teaching homeowners how to reduce the mosquito population on their property.

TIP. Mosquitoes require standing water for their eggs to mature and hatch. By cutting down on the amount of standing water on the property, you are also cutting down the number of mosquitoes. Tip over objects that hold water including birdbaths and fire pits.

TOSS. Yard debris like grass clippings, leaves and firewood can be a haven for mosquitoes and ticks. If you aren’t intending to use it, throw it out.

TURN. Objects left out in the yard can hold enough water for a mosquito to lay her eggs. Make sure that children’s toys, dog bowls, plant saucers and other objects are turned over when they aren’t being used (or at least every few days).

REMOVE TARPS. Most tarps aren’t pulled tight enough over the items underneath, resulting in water pooling. Our mosquito control technicians often notice tarps over wood, grills or sports equipment that are the perfect place for mosquito eggs to mature.

TAKE CARE. Every home requires regular maintenance. You may clean your gutters, have your irrigation checked and cut your grass to make your home look better, but that will also help you to control your outdoor pests.

TEAM UP. If your property abuts another one, talk to your neighbors about removing the standing water from their property. You could remove all the water from your yard, but if your neighbor has a lot of standing water, you very well could continue to have a mosquito problem.

TREAT. Having a professional mosquito elimination spray applied to your property can reduce your mosquito population by up to 90%! At Mosquito Squad, we visit our clients’ homes every 2-3 weeks to protect them from the nuisance and dangers of mosquitoes and ticks and reduce the need to spray DEET on their skin.

If you have questions regarding your mosquito control options, please contact our proud community partner, Mosquito Squad of South Richmond.

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Friday’s weather at a glance…



Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.


weatherFriday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.



A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


weatherSaturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.


weatherSunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.


weatherMonday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.



Sunny, with a high near 85.


weatherTuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.




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Ace Glass

Robious Corridor

Updated School Events Schedule!

brought to you by Ace Glass



More than 4,300 Chesterfield students will receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 9-13 at VCU’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. Graduates and their families are invited to share their best graduation photos via Facebook and Twitter with Chesterfield County Public Schools: Just use the hashtag #ccps16 when you post or tweet and be sure to include the name of your high school. Tickets are required to attend graduation, but the ceremonies will be streamed live online at and will be shown live on Comcast Channel 96.

Here is the schedule of graduations:

  • Cosby High students will graduate at 10 a.m. June 10.
  • Manchester High students will graduate at 2:30 p.m. June 10.
  • Matoaca High students will graduate at 7 p.m. June 10.
  • James River High students will graduate at 10 a.m. June 11.
  • Midlothian High students will graduate at 2 p.m. June 11.
  • Meadowbrook High students will graduate at 10 a.m. June 13.
  • Bird High students will graduate at 2:30 p.m. June 13.
  • Carver College and Career Academy students will graduate at 7 p.m. June 13.



Alberta Smith Elementary will participate in a schoolwide reading of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 6-17. Teachers will be reading the book aloud and incorporating penguin-related activities during the day. For more information, email


National History Bee

Chesterfield County Public Schools had 17 middle school students qualify to compete in the National History Bee, which will take place June 9-12 in Chicago. For more information, go to

Kindergarten fathers

At Spring Run Elementary, fathers of kindergartners are invited for a Father’s Day event. Dads and their children will rotate among different camping-type activities 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 10. For more information, call 639-6352.

Cardinal Celebration

Crenshaw Elementary will celebrate all students who have collected 50 Cardinal Tickets with a 3 p.m. event June 10. For more information, email


Richmond Kickers

Crenshaw Elementary families are invited to Spirit Night with the Richmond Kickers on June 11 at City Stadium. The gathering starts at 3:30 p.m. with pre-game party with live music, inflatable games for kids, face painting, ice cream and food trucks. At 5 p.m., the Richmond Kickers take on Pittsburgh. For more information or for tickets, go to http:/



Field day

Field day at Jacobs Road Elementary will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13. Grades K-2 will participate in the morning, and grades 3-5 graders will participate in the afternoon. There will be a break in activities 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 674-1320.


Pack meetings

Spring Run Elementary will hold its last Pack meetings of the year at 2 p.m. June 14 for grades K-2 and at 2 p.m. June 15 for grades 3-5. For more information, call 639-6352.

Lunch Date With the Future

Bellwood Elementary fifth-graders will complete their yearlong study and practice of good manners and etiquette with a formal lunch at 11 a.m. June 15 at the Country Club at the Highlands. Students, teachers and invited guests will enjoy a meal together. For more information, email

Community project

Hening Elementary raised $657 for the school’s Relay for Life team, which is called Hope with Hening Hornets. Students brought in donations during a Taking Steps to Find a Cure fundraiser and posted purple feet on a wall. Fifth-graders raised $241 of the total amount, all of which will go to the American Cancer Society. As a reward, students will watch fifth-grade teachers dye their hair, male teachers shave their beards and one teacher shave his head. That will all take place June 15 during a mini Relay for Life walk during the school’s field day. For more information, call 743-3655.


Economics Fair

Alberta Smith Elementary third-graders will present an Economics Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16. Each student is responsible for creating a product to sell and will spend the day acting as a producer (selling goods) and a consumer (shopping at other students’ stores for goods). For more information, email

Fifth-grade farewell

Spring Run Elementary will send its fifth-graders off to middle school with a promotion ceremony at 9 a.m. June 16 in the school gym. Also, fifth-graders will get a rousing goodbye at 11:30 a.m. June 17 when all the other students line the hallways to cheer on the fifth-graders as they leave on the last day of the school year. For more information call 639-6352.

Fifth-grade promotion

Jacobs Road Elementary will send its fifth-graders off to middle school during a ceremony 9-11:30 a.m. June 16 at Clover Hill High. For more information, call Eileen Traveline at 674-1320.

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