A change at Benedictine, National Night Out, Liz Dorneman’s hot event tip & discount, a great pet tip and more! Today in Robious Corridor!

Benedictine Changes Course

Benedictine College Preparatory

Benedictine College PreparatoryBenedictine has decided to return to the private military institute model that it employed from 1911 until the late 1960s. As a result, they will discontinue our relationship with JROTC. This decision was driven by the collective opinions of student groups, faculty members, alumni and parents, assembled through exhaustive discussions.

The reasons include a lack of school control over its leadership curriculum, a desire to strengthen our leadership program and tailor it toward student’ needs and capabilities, a cut in federal funding, an increase in bureaucratic requirements, and concerns over the future direction of JROTC due to federal mandates.

Benedictine will remain committed to the military model of education. Their military leadership program will continue unabated. Only one thing will change: Benedictine will reclaim what is taught in its leadership curriculum and make it germane to the types of leaders they produce.

Please see more detail, in the full letter from Mr. Grapes, CLICK HERE.







National Night Out Kickoff 2016

Chesterfield County Police

National Night OutThere was a huge turn out for our National Night Out Kickoff 2016 event.  Put on by the Chesterfield County Police Department and hosted by Westchester Commons.

The cause and the location both proved to be a winning combination for both the sponsors and participants.

Featuring games, events, displays, live music, and hands on equipment inspections and photo opportunities, everyone left with a smile on their face.

National Night Out 2016 will be here soon. Make sure your neighborhood has signed up for a block party. To get your neighborhood registered for the big night on August 2, 2016, visit: and get your community party started!







Robious Corridor

Food Allergies in Dogs

Winterfield Veterinary Hospital

foodYes, Dogs can Have Food Allergies

Dogs, like people, can have allergies to certain foods. In fact, food allergies are one of the most common allergic reactions known to affect our canine buddies. When your dog is allergic to a particular food, his immune system responds to the food as it might respond to an infection or bee sting, producing antibodies that in turn cause the symptoms associated with the allergic response.

We all know dogs are “garbage guts” and will eat, well, a wide range of stuff. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish a little upset stomach from an allergic reaction to food. When symptoms such as diarrhea persist, allergies may be the cause. These symptoms usually take time to develop, since your dog’s immune response takes time to produce the antibodies that cause the allergic response.

Symptoms of Food Allergies in Dogs

The most common symptoms of a food allergy are:

  •     Itching
  •     Hair loss
  •     Skin infection
  •     Less common symptoms include:
  •     Vomiting
  •     Diarrhea
  •     Weight loss
  •     Lethargy
  •     Hyperactivity
  •     Sometimes, dogs show more aggression because of their discomfort.

The most common foods that cause canine food allergies are proteins such as lamb, beef, chicken, and eggs. In addition, some dogs can be allergic to soy or gluten, which is found in wheat and similar grains. Some dogs may be allergic to preservatives or other food additives, as well.

When a dog eats a food he is allergic to, a vicious cycle occurs: he eats, his body produces an allergic reaction, and he becomes symptomatic, i.e., he itches, has diarrhea, or may vomit—which is why it is so important to identify the food for which he is having the reaction!

Diagnosing Food Allergies in Dogs

If your veterinarian suspects your poor pooch of having a food allergy, he or she will perform a thorough physical exam and take a detailed history of your dog’s food intake and activities. In addition, your veterinarian may recommend routine diagnostics to rule out other causes of your dog’s symptoms.

Your veterinarian will likely recommend a strict hypoallergenic diet trial for at least 2–3 months to see if it alleviates your dog’s symptoms. The suggested diet cannot contain any ingredients your dog has been recently eating; there are several specifically designed diets to help prevent food allergies. During the food trial, it is critical that your dog does not get any treats or supplements unless approved by your veterinarian.

Treatment for Dogs With Food Allergies

The best treatment for food allergies is avoidance. Once you’ve identified the food your four-legged friend is allergic to, you will be able to avoid it in the future and help your dog live an allergy-free life. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent your dog from developing food allergies.

If you have questions about canine food allergies, please talk with your veterinarian—the best resource when it comes to the health and well-being of your best friend.

If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call us at Winterfield Veterinary Hospital – a proud Robious Corridor Online community partner and your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.

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brought to you by Liz Dorneman, Long & Foster Real Estate

A Great 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 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:

June 13 through August 26


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




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Rapids Raffle Winners

James River High School

brought to you by acac Fitness & Wellness Centers

Rapids Raffle WinnersAnnouncing The James River Rapids Athletic Boosters Spring Raffle winners!!

Curtis Buzzeo, a freshman soccer player, sold the winning ticket to his mom, Tracy Buzzeo. First prize was a $1,500 gift card to Best Buy.

Second prize of a $1,000 Best Buy gift card went to Tonya Wade, whose daughter Lauren Wade, a freshman tennis player, sold her the ticket.

Third place raffle winner of a $500 Dick’s gift card went to James River high School teacher Scott Hartman

In a few months, look for the Rapids fall athletes who will have $10 raffle tickets for sale with three more great prizes to win






Family Guidance Centers

Robious Corridor

4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Engaged This Summer

Family Guidance Centers

engaged childrenSummer break is an important time for children to bond with family and friends, participate in enriching outdoor activities and enjoy a break from school. But while enjoying the free time and taking advantage of all the season has to offer, it is essential that children do not take a break from learning.

Research shows that children experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months. Keeping children engaged in learning during summer break will help ease the back-to-school transition when the time comes and help them start the new school year on the right foot.

Summer activities provide fun, teachable moments—connecting real-life activities to what children have been learning in school reinforces those skills. These moments also provide great opportunities to expose children to new ideas and information and allow parents to encourage creativity.

Here are four ways to optimize learning during summer break:

Explore a National Park, Museum or Historic Site—Parks, museums and historic sites provide opportunities to bring learning to life for children. Many historic sites stage reenactments of battles or demonstrations of life during that time period. Almost all of the parks have activities for children. Ask your children to identify things they learned in school and nurture their navigation skills by making a scavenger hunt for your outing. You can also put your kids’ math skills to the test by giving them a set amount of money and having them manage their spending throughout the day.

Read Every Day—Studies show that reading daily during summer break is the most important activity families can do to prevent learning loss. Take your kids to the local library and borrow books to read over the break. And spend time reading together as a family—it helps children develop their literacy skills and excel academically.

Go to a Cultural Festival—Many communities host cultural festivals during the summer months, which are great occasions for children to learn about different cultures. Sample authentic food and drink, listen to storytellers, watch traditional dances and enjoy the artwork created by local artists from that culture. After attending a festival, discuss the experience as a family and encourage your kids to Google answers to any questions.

Keep a Journal—Summer activities abound, and recording them in a journal is a great way to capture those memories. As an added bonus, encouraging your kids to write about daily events helps boost their vocabulary and practice their handwriting as well as their grammar, spelling and creative writing skills.

Family schedules can be grueling during the summer—running from camps to swim meets to baseball and softball games—but it is important to keep learning a priority. Engaging in educational activities for an hour or even 30 minutes each day will support children’s success and ensure they start the new school year on track.

written by Laura Bay

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Ace Glass

Robious Corridor

Tips for Safe Grilling

Chesterfield County Fire and EMS

GrillingWhen the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires followed by May, June and August. Check out below some tips for a safe summer grilling season!







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Wednesday Weather

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Wednesday’s weather at a glance…



Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 6 to 9 mph.


weatherWednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a slight chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


weatherThursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


weatherFriday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.


weatherSaturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 63.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.


weatherSunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.


weatherMonday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 40%.






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Robious Corridor

THE LAST School Events Schedule UPDATE OF THE YEAR!

brought to you by Ace Glass


Show choir camp

Clover Hill High’s Dominion Show Choir Camp will be held June 20-24 for grades 4-12. The week will culminate in a performance at 6:30 p.m. June 24 in the Clover Hill High auditorium. For more information, go to!home/mainPage.

Oath of office

Dr. James Lane will take his oath of office as superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools at noon June 23 in the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. For more information, call 748-1405.

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