A Local Scout Makes the Robious Corridor Great, Friendly Friday’s at acac Midlothian, A great tool for pets from Winterfield Veterinary Hospital and more!


A Local Scout Making the Robious Corridor Great

Jacob Ivey

Jacob IveyJacob Ivey, is an Eagle Scout.  He is also a student at James River High School.  Jacob really wanted to do something for the community to promote literacy for his Eagle Scout project and to improve the Robious Corridor community.  To do that, Ivey decided to build two Little Free Libraries.  These little libraries will serve the families of Bon Air Elementary, Greenfield Elementary, Robious Middle, and James River High School.  Jacob started his project at Robious Middle school where he had a passion for reading and learning. 

Last week, on July 7th, Jacob completed two Little Free Libraries for our community.  One was placed at Greenfield Elementary and the other one was placed at the entrance to Suburban Village.

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony for these newly installed Libraries.  The ceremony was attended by families, students, teachers, Library Supervisor Lori Donovan, administrators, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Stacey Austin, and our new superintendent, Dr. Lane.

While popsicles and free books were given out to everyone in attendance, the real gift came from Eagle Scout Jacob Ivey.  Just an Eagle Scout doing what Scouts do…doing great things!






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Robious Corridor

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Midlothian High School Youth Football Camp

MidlothianIt’s not too late to register for the Midlothian High School Youth Football Camp for boys, ages 9 – 14.

The camp will take place Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 21, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Midlothian High School football field.

The cost of the camp will be $75.

Guest speakers include several college coaches.

For registration information, email Coach Thomas, at or visit



A Great Deal on Summer Camp for Kids

The Summer Camps at Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Buy 4 or more camps and get 10% off total purchase, including bridge care!

Enter Code FRIENDS10

GSES Summer Camp

The 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:

NOW through August 26


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




Robious Middle School PTA

Robious Corridor

Attention all rising 6th and 7th Robious Middle School parents, the Raiders are in need of a treasurer for the upcoming school year.

Please contact Kim Miller,, to get more information.


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




Friendly Fridays

acac Midlothian

acac MidlothianPool members are invited to bring a guest family for FREE every Friday night this summer from 6:00- 10:00pm for Friendly Fridays. Enjoy activities, food and drinks, swimming, and more every Friday night at the acac Midlothian WaterPark this summer.

See below for the full schedule:

July 15 | Princess & Superhero

Be sure to bring your camera to capture special guest appearances by your favorite princes and princesses. We’ll have crafts and activities led by your favorite characters!

July 22 | Inflatables Night

Party on the turf field with our giant water slide, slip-n-slide, bounce house, gaga pit, and a 40’ foot obstacle course! Veggie pasta and chicken wings will be available for purchase.

July 29 | Beer Tasting

Join Ardent Craft Ales, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, and Midnight Brewery poolside at our Beer Tasting night! And of course, we’ll have beer brats, buffalo wings, jalapeno poppers, and Caesar Romaine hearts to accompany your beer!

August 5 | Olympic Games

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Games with acac. Put your skills to the challenge with our Olympic Games, including a noodle toss, NERF gun target practice, races, and more. Chicken sausages with peppers and onions will be on the grill!

August 12 | Movie Night

 Bring the whole family for a modern mammal metropolis at our showing of Zootopia. We’ll have popcorn and movie candy for sale, plus FREE animal crackers with the purchase of any corndog!

August 19 | Art Party

Bring an old shirt and your imagination for a Friendly Fridays Art Party! We’ll have an assortment of art projects so you’ll have a messy blast, no matter your skill level. And for those who want to get creative with their food, join us for a baked potato bar with sour cream, butter, chives, cheese, olives, bacon and more.

August 26 | Floats & Floats

Join us for a special float night – with pool floats and root beer floats! Parents, we’ll have hard root beer floats for you too. And if you’re still hungry, you can build your own tacos with toppings of your choice or grab a homemade guacamole burger.

September 2 | Movie Night

End summer with a family favorite – Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’ll have popcorn and movie candy for sale.

*Schedule and food are subject to change and dependent upon weather. Beer and wine are available for purchase for those 21 and older. Please, no outside alcohol.




 Robious Corridor

Is your Dog or Cat Fat?

Winterfield Veterinary Hospital

fat dogHas your dog or cat every come running for dinner and you think wonder if they are too fat? 

Maybe they jumped up on your lap and they left a bruise. 

Or maybe they can’t even make that leap any longer. 

]Now you can find out for sure!

This handy calculator will let you know if Fido and Fluffy are fat.






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Ways to develop mobility, strength and endurance

acac Midlothian


acac midlothianLast week, we discussed the need to balance fitness needs with our types of training. If we honestly assess our needs and identify lacking qualities of fitness, what do we do next? Surprisingly, the answer is simple, and all of the tools are right at our fingertips.

For mobility needs(flexibility fits in here), yoga is a fantastic choice.

If it is endurance that we need, the options are often overwhelming: treadmill, elliptical, rower, pool, track, cycling, most group exercise classes that are not based on the floor (Pilates or yoga) are also terrific choices for building endurance.

Strength, on the other hand, does in fact, require lifting things that are heavy. Unless one is brand new to working out, or coming off of a long layoff, it generally takes a load that cannot be moved safely for more than 10 or 12 repetitions to actually build strength. Any more than that is another form of endurance.


written by Mark Reinke, acac personal training director






Family Guidance Centers

Robious Corridor

Join Robious Elementary for Upcoming PTA Events!

Robious Elementary School

Monday, August 1, 2016

back to school and supplies isolated on white background

As everyone begins to prepare for the 2016-17 school year, the first PTA meeting of the school year will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Robious Elementary School library.    Meetings usually last for about a half hour, and anyone in the parent or teacher community is invited to attend. 

Mrs. Childress and Mrs. Waldrop will be there as staff representatives, as well as the Elected PTA board, and most committee chairs.  All interested parents are welcome to come and find out more about what your PTA does for you, your children and your community. 

There are still some committee positions available, so if you’re looking to get more involved, we would love to tell you more about it.  Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

There will be a Meet & Greet for our new Principal, Mrs. Casta Childress on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the RES library.  Stop by anytime during this time frame to introduce your family and welcome our new principal,  Mrs. Childress, back to the Robious Elementary community.

Don’t Forget to Order School Supplies!

Robious Elementary

Get a head start on next year, and pre-order your school supplies now. 

Your PTA benefits from you ordering your school supplies from The Write Stuff. 

Remember that shipping is FREE for all orders placed before August 1, and purchases are ALWAYS tax free.   ORDER HERE!








Robious Corridor

Bats Are a Regular Mosquito Eating Machine

Mosquito Squad of South Richmond


batArielle Dollinger reports from North Hempstead, New York, that “As mosquito season heats up, bringing with it the threat of the West Nile and Zika viruses, one Long Island town is taking an unorthodox approach: bats.

“The town, North Hempstead, has approved the construction of boxes that function as bat houses in several parks to attract more bats to the area.

“’Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour,’ Judi Bosworth, the town supervisor, said. ‘That’s extraordinary. A pesticide couldn’t do that.’

“The town started encouraging the building and hanging of bat houses in its parks in 2007 to curb the use of pesticides, and it has added a few more each year since.

“’We have an increased sense of urgency in terms of wanting to make sure that we’re controlling the mosquito population to the very best of our ability,’ Ms. Bosworth said, alluding to the viruses. ‘Just having bat houses isn’t going to be the answer, but at least it’s looking toward a solution that is environmentally friendly.’

source: The New York Times

click here for source article


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Thursday Weather Outlook

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Thursday’s weather at a glance…


Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 104. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.


weatherThursday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.



A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


weatherFriday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


weatherSaturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


weatherSunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



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



Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.




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