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A Unique Partnership

Local partnership gives their members more

acac Midlothian Independence

Independence Golf Club and acac Fitness and Wellness Center recently announced an exclusive partnership that will combine the amenities of both businesses into one unique membership offer. The partnership introduces a membership program that puts a modern spin on the traditional country club model.

Through this new Joint Membership program, Independence Golf Club and acac have created a program that allows community patrons to customize a membership package that best suits either their individual or family needs.

Historically, country club members pay a high initiation fee and monthly dues for the facility’s full array of amenities.  The new Joint Membership program gives each member the option to build an a la carte family fitness plan by selecting the amenities available at Independence and acac.

There are no initiation fees when you join both clubs, and the monthly dues are lower than what an individual or family may expect to pay at a country club.

Each business, by working together to offer greater services at a reduced cost, exemplifies the spirit of the Robious Corridor.  Our community, working together to help each other, consumers and businesses alike, to become even greater.

For more details on how the Joint Membership program works, click HERE.





Danny Murphy

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Emily Morrissey – In the Spotlight

Do you remember the day you got your first bike?  Do you remember the day you learned to ride a bike?  Sure you do.  Like most things in life, we tend to take things like that for granted.

Meet Emily Morrissey.  Emily lives in Salisbury and is a student in the Moderately Impaired Disabled (MOID) class at Monacan High School.

Emily has faced some challenges in her life. She has almost always faced them with a smile, though. Over the last year, she has made tremendous strides in both her confidence and independence. So much so, that she participated in the Special Olympics, where she has won several medals.

Robious CorridorRecently, Emily got a badly needed brace for her left leg.  The brace didn’t slow her down, though.  In fact, Emily said “it makes her stand straighter and run faster.” That is just how Emily rolls and why she is in The Spotlight this morning.

As part of her physical therapy, Emily was able to try out an adaptive bike. It was love at first sight. The smile on her face while she was riding went from ear to ear.  Having an adaptive bike of her own would go a long way to continue to build Emily’s new found confidence and independence.  The only problem is that adaptive bikes are ridiculously expensive.  Each one is custom made to suit the exact needs of each rider.  Big problem.

Not for Emily, though.  She doesn’t think like that.  Emily applied for and was accepted as a participant in “The Great Bike Giveaway”

What is “The Great Bike Giveaway”?  It is a program that provides adaptive bikes to special needs kids. Almost every child can recall their first experience learning to ride a bike and the exhilaration and confidence that came with mastering this skill. Every kid deserves to have that same experience, regardless of their abilities. So, Emily needs a bike.

Adaptive bikes give individuals with special needs independence, exercise and most importantly the chance to be included in bike rides with their friends and family.

Here, at Robious Corridor Online, we do the right thing.  Because when you do the right thing, you will never be wrong.  Emily needs a bike.  If you would like to donate to Emily’s quest for an adaptive bike, click HERE.  If you cannot donate, Emily said that is okay, but she did ask for people to vote for her to win the bike by clicking HERE and scrolling down the page.  And if you scroll down the page a little bit further, you can share Emily’s page with your Facebook friends.

Emily needs a bike.  That is why…

Emily Morrissey…is in the Winterfield Veterinary Hospital Spotlight!







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James River Athletic Boosters

10403190_915213338556184_994987070097341176_nThe James River Athletic Boosters invite Rapid parents, alum and community friends to join them Friday, March 11th, for RAPIDfever, our silent auction fundraiser.

Grab your friends for a chance to unwind, enjoy music and heavy hors d’oeuvres, bid in the LIVE auction–all for a very good cause. The Athletic Boosters relies on your support to help maintain our team equipment, facilities and grounds. Please give them your support

Independence, the Rapids home golf course, will play host in their newly renovated banquet rooms for a night of James River fundraising, fellowship & fun!

From your DESKTOP computer, follow the link below for more information and to purchase your advance tickets:



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Fantastic Sams


You Want Younger? 

Short Hair Necessities

Robious CorridorI remember sitting with my hairdresser and saying ‘yes’ to the short crop cut that he said would make me look ten years younger, my heart pounding with every clip of the scissors. I loved the results, particularly with the highlights he had strategically placed earlier throughout my ash colored hair. All was going well until my daughter and son-in-law stopped in, and I saw the shocked expression of my daughter’s hubby to my drastic change. Who is this woman?

Long story short, I had spiked my hair to the nine’s with texturizing paste, essentially exaggerating the terrific job done by my hairdresser.

I learned this; sometimes natural is better and the first place to start is with a fabulous haircut.  I now tread softly when trying to improve on what is already terrific. 

Spring and summer love a short do. And girls, volume is back, so have at it!

Here are a few tips that guarantee great short hair:

A great cut. Find a stylist who knows about face shapes and who gets you. A friend of mine since grade school will not give up her 3-inch-past-shoulder length hair, and she always looks tired. A great stylist will tell you the truth about what a hair style can and can’t do. What’s your goal, to keep the memory alive or to look fabulous at your present age?

A good shampoo. There are too many brands to count, but shampoos come to suit your hair type whether it is fine, thick, dry, damaged, over-processed, you get the idea. Do condition. Seek advice from your stylist.

A body booster/mousse/styling cream. Volume is back, but it does not come to one naturally. I use one that takes my fine hair to its rightful place in the universe; without it, hair is flat to my head. One plus, it smells divine!

A curling iron – spring for a good one! This nifty tool will tame stubborn hair, smooth out a cowlick, and give you lift, which translates to youth.

A great brush. Some of us have several, but the perfect little teaser, or one with a giant barrel to use as you blow dry your hair to give a lift, or one that actually can touch your scalp for a good brush out.

Hairspray. Couldn’t live without it. Mine is light, with a clean smell, and touch of witch hazel, a product my grand-mother swore by. It will give your hair staying power.

I know this, a great haircut, more than makeup, fashion, or a new lipstick can enhance your inner self and make you feel fabulous. I thank my stylist every time for “taking off five years,” again!





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Cosby Basketball 2016Monacan 57 Lake Taylor 53
Potomac 67 L.C. Bird 61


Cosby 42 Langley 37
Monacan 93 William Fleming 56
Princess Anne 73 Highland Springs 50


For complete local and in depth basketball State Tournament coverage

Go to RVAgamebreak or follow RVAgamebreak on Twitter @RVAGameBreak for live time updates, stats, video, and post game interviews.

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Now This Is Something You Don’t See Every Day


Spring-GreenChad Wilkens, who works for Spring-Green in our Baton Rouge, Louisiana location sent in a picture of a plant growing on a tree. Wilkens originally thought it may be a type of lichen, the plant-like structures that grow on a number of trees or even rocks and are pale green in color. However this plant was a bit different and growing along with the lichens on the tree. I have actually seen these plants for sale in gift shops at botanical gardens and arboretums over the years.

It is called an Air Plant, Tillandsia or Tillys. They are called Air Plants as they do not root in soil. Their roots are used to anchor them in place, but they do not absorb water. When growing them outdoors, many people will glue them onto a rock or other decorative place or even arrange them so that the roots are wedged into the bark of a tree. They can be grown as house plants or, if you live in a warmer climate year round, they can be grown outdoors.

Care for these plants are pretty simple. Wet the plant thoroughly two or three times a week if grown indoors and be sure that they dry out completely within a couple of hours. Too much water will lead to the plant’s demise. Air Plants can survive outdoors as long as they are protected from frost. Watering may not be an issue outdoors, especially in a humid environment like Baton Rouge. Even there, these plants can dry out and may need supplemental watering.

You can tell if they need water by observing the exaggeration of the natural concave curve of each leaf. Be sure that that any excess water is shaken out by turning the plant upside down. The one thing that Air Plants cannot tolerate is to be in standing water.

Spring-GreenThere are numerous websites that provide instructions on caring for these plants. These seem like fairly easy plants to grow, so I may try to locate some in my area. I am always interested in unusual plants and an Air Plant does fit that definition.

Do you have any bizarre plants growing in your area? Contact Alex or Anne at Spring-Green, they would love to hear about your interesting finds.

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Thursday Weather



Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 7 to 15 mph.




weatherThursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.




A slight chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 20%.




weatherFriday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.




A chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.




weatherSaturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.




A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 40%.




weatherSunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 40%.




A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 40%.




weatherMonday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 40%.




Partly sunny, with a high near 69.




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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 1 is March 7-11 — grade levels compete
• 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

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


Mothers and sons

Crenshaw Elementary’s PTA is hosting Mother and Son Date Night 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 11 at SkyZone, 1345 Carmia Way. For more information, email


Lucky Clover 5K

Clover Hill Elementary is holding a Lucky Clover 5K and kids fun run March 12. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes. For more information, go to


Motorcycle reading event

Curtis Elementary students, parents, teachers and staff members are reading “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary. Each student received a copy. Teachers are reading the book to their classes, and students are reading at home with their parents. To end the reading activity with a roar at 6:30 p.m. March 15, the PTA will show a movie based on the book during a movie night in the school cafeteria. Before the movie, a local club will hold a motorcycle parade at 5:30 p.m. that will travel down Route 10 and end at Curtis Elementary. Students will have the opportunity to look at different motorcycles and talk with the riders, including police officers. For more information, email

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

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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