Midlothian High School

Midlothian girls finish second at state track meet

Midlothian High School

The Midlothian Trojan Girls Track Team tied with Lafayette to take second place in the Group 4A state track and field meet that finished up yesterday in Harisonburg. The Trojans were only ten points from the first place finisher, E.C. Glass.

The Midlo powerhouse of Ashlyn Ferguson, Madison Anderson, Erin Babashak, Gabby Runge won the 4×400 relay.

Top Ten Finish for Midlothian Boys Track

Midlothian secured a top ten finish at States led by Josh Rominger who won the 300 hurdles.


The Midlothian Girls & Boys Track Results will be published in Tomorrow issue of Robious Corridor Online

Midlothian High School

Midlo Girls celebrate second place finish at the 4A State Meet


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2016 Multiple Sclerosis Charity Ride

Chesterfield County Fire and EMS

This past weekend, Chesterfield Fire and EMS “TEAM 911” rode for a cause – the 2016 Multiple Sclerosis Charity Ride from Richmond to Williamsburg and back.

The team, which has been around since 1992, has had 60 different members over the years.  Some members are from other county departments and other members are family.

The team has helped raise over $176,000 to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.


Chesterfield County Fire and EMS



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Why Does My Cat… Like to Sleep in Small Boxes and Tiny Spaces?

Winterfield Veterinary Hospital


cat boxThough they seem independent, aloof and unpredictable, cats are creatures of habit. And yet, there’s no fathoming a cat. Why would one choose a small, cramped box, sink or cubbyhole over a more open space with all its possibilities?

For lots of reason. Here are a few:

  •     Smaller spaces are safer. Most cats who need to sleep deeply will seek out a denlike structure. A bathroom sink, as it turns out, seems more secure to a cat than a couch.
  •     Wild cats require stealth for survival. So it is that hiding in small spaces helps cats be more successful.
  •     If you’re about to give birth, a comfy hidey-hole is just the ticket. Momma cats are unlikely to birth their babies in places predators can see them.
  •     Cats like to be warm. Small spots are quite simply cozier.

So it is that our seemingly self-sufficient pets seek comfort in ways we may think unusual for such independent creatures. But it makes sense: Even the more secure among us want a place to feel snug and sheltered. Even if it’s something as surprising as a soda pop box.

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Liz Dorneman


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

acac MidlothianAdditional 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

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Best Hairstyles for Men and Boys

Fantasic Sams

We are building our Ultimate List!

Check back on Monday at Robious Corridor Online for our next great style for the guys!

Number 2– Long Buzzcut

Long BuzzcutIf you’re tired of the work that comes with long hair, consider the long buzzcut. Short hair is all around the head, but it’s still enough to be called hair.

This is a great option for boys who are involved in sports or other high-energy activities, since it won’t require too much hassle.

Naturally, the long buzzcut is another style that caters to pursuers of low maintenance.

A small amount of gel or mousse can be used, but this haircut is most often kept natural. It works best with oval faces, short foreheads, and strong jawlines.

How to get it:

Tell your hairstylist you want your hair buzzed with a #4 clipper. This is a medium-sized blade that won’t trim the hair too short. If you decide to stick with the buzzcut, you can always go a size up or down.

You’ll want to visit your hairstylist once or twice a month to keep your hair short.

written By Ian Chandler

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Every Thursday is Men’s Day at Fantastic Sams Belvedere Vista!

We offer $12 haircuts to all men and complimentary neck trims. No appointment needed!

We are proud to honor our military, first responders (police, fire, EMTs) doctors/nurses and veterans

by offering 15% off any service every Friday.

Valid id requested.


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Family Guidance Centers

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Understanding and Managing Attention Deficit Disorder

Family Guidance Centers

family-guidance-centersThere is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding the term Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Despite the emphasis on attention disorder, attentional problems are only part of the issue. I prefer to view this as a regulation disorder. These youngsters are generally diagnosed between 4 to 17 years old. Boys tend to be identified most frequently with ADHD(13%), and girls with only 5.5% and mostly with ADD. The regulation disorder certainly includes inattentiveness, distractibility, or difficulty focusing on the task at hand. However, parents and teachers also understand many other symptoms are present. These include: a struggle to organize their efforts, difficulty sustaining their effort or motivation, taking short cuts/not completing a task, rushing through a task, acting or reacting impulsively with little regard for the consequences, and an inconsistent ability to profit from experience (poor understanding of cause and effect relationships).

Unfortunately, these children are sometimes viewed as lazy, or lacking will power or self discipline. So why can they spend hours on a video game, but forget homework, resist chores or can never find anything? The short answer is that electronic activities are highly stimulating and motivating due to its entertainment value. The general world is not so entertaining. Doing homework or chores is not usually a high value target! Therefore, the inability to regulate focus, to sustain motivation, and to organize behavior is not fully developed with these children. Some research suggest a developmental lag of up to 30%.

Researchers do know that ADHD is a brain chemistry and genetic disorder. The full understanding is still lacking. So it is clear the child with ADHD cannot simply will or self determine him or herself to constantly focus anymore than a child with Type 2 Diabetes can will their pancreas to regulate insulin production. Despite the chatter about this being sugar/ diet determined, no significant research supports this as causative. Healthy eating is a good idea, but not a cure for ADHD.

The formal diagnosing for ADHD must include a medical review, psycho-educational evaluation, and observational input from parents and teachers. Once this information is gathered, a determination can be made for a proper diagnosis. Sometimes ADHD can be a singular issue or it can be part of a more complex circumstance. These children may also be struggling with anxiety, depression, or a deeper conduct disorder.

The treatment package for ADHD typically includes medication, teacher/school accommodations, and parent education. It is important that ADHD children are provided with daily structure. Such an approach includes: clear expectations and consequences, checklists, frequent feedback, consistent follow up and enforcement of the task, and daily support for the effort to struggle and achieve the goals established.

written by Dr. McGee

Dr. McGee is the director of Family Guidance Centers and has been in private practice for over 35 years. For a more complete view of his practice, please visit

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Two Month Zika Battle for Francisco Rodriguez

June 8, 2016

Mosquito Squad

Francisco Rodriguez Katie Strang shares the Zika story of the Tigers closer. “As someone who has experienced Zika firsthand, Detroit Tigers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez  would give this advice to any athletes traveling to the 2016 Rio Olympics: Do your homework.

“Rodriguez, a 34-year-old native of Caracas, Venezuela, contracted the virus this past offseason and learned just how serious the illness can be. He was laid up for two weeks with severe body aches, joint pain, headaches and a myriad of other symptoms. Considering the effects of the illness are even more devastating for women, especially pregnant women, he advised any athletes contemplating participating in the Olympics to educate themselves and their family members.

“For Rodriguez, who spends his offseason back home in Venezuela, what began as something similar to a cold quickly devolved into something much worse. Once the symptoms persisted, he knew he wasn’t dealing with any garden-variety ailment.

“’It wasn’t a cold, trust me,’ he said. ‘It wasn’t a cold. A cold, you have a sneeze, have a headache, take a couple Tylenol and you’re done. You don’t have a cold for two weeks, you don’t have a body ache for two weeks, you don’t have headaches, throwing up, weaknesses for two weeks.’

“Rodriguez, who recently became only the sixth pitcher in MLB  history to record 400 saves, had bloodwork performed to see whether he had Zika or chikungunya, a different mosquito-borne illness, which Tigers prospect Bruce Rondon contracted this offseason. The test determined it was Zika, and from there it was a slow recovery. Although Rodriguez was infected with the virus for only two weeks, the effects were far-reaching.

“Rodriguez said it took two months before he ultimately felt like himself again, adding that the recovery even affected him once he got into spring training with his new club, although he was never considered contagious.

“And Rodriguez said he realizes he was probably one of the lucky ones, especially considering the dire state of the economy and healthcare in Venezuela, where even the most wealthy residents have a difficult time getting access to medicine or experience extreme price-gouging.

“Having seen the sort of pain and havoc the virus has wreaked in his own country, Rodriguez said he can understand the level of concern heading into the Olympics, with so many athletes, fans and spectators expected to descend upon Rio. Latin and South American countries have been dealing with the crisis for six months, but tourists and athletes coming from other parts of the world might be putting themselves at risk when there are no reported incidents back home.”

Source: ESPN

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acac Midlothian



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acac Fitness & Wellness Centers

acac MidlothianOk, acac Facebook followers, let’s tackle our snack selections in this week’s Clean Eating Challenge.

Do you grab whatever is handy, eat after the kids, raid the vending machine, or simply skip all snacks?

A healthy snack with a boost of protein and fiber (a healthy carb) can keep you energized, boost metabolism, aid in muscle recovery, and help with emotional eating as soon as you walk in the door after work.

A few of my favorite snack ideas are a homemade trail mix, raw vegetables with hummus, a Flat-Out wrap with almond butter and banana slices, Greek yogurt with slivered almonds, an avocado half with salsa and 1/2 oz. of cheese, or a Kefir smoothie (found near the organic milk in most grocery stores).

Feel free to share your favorite snack ideas.

Keep up the healthy eating!


Donna Wheeler, acac nutritionist



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Dogtopia Chesterfield


brought to you by Dogtopia of Chesterfield

Thursday’s weather at a glance…


Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 3 to 8 mph.


weatherThursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.



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

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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:

  • Thomas Dale High students will graduate at 10 a.m. June 9.
  • Clover Hill High students will graduate at 2:30 p.m. June 9.
  • Monacan High students will graduate at 7 p.m. June 9.
  • 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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