A mid week look at the Robious Corridor as the school year gets underway!

Cadets open season with big win


BENEDICTINE PREPARATORYLast November the Cadets finished their season with another state championship and a big victory to close out another outstanding season for the program. Last weekend they picked right back up where they left off with an impressive 37-0 win over St. John Paul the Great in Dumfries, VA.

Kicker Will Pittman got the Cadets on the board first early in the first quarter as he connected on a 27 yard field goal for the early 3-0 lead. From there, Junior quarterback Isaiah Anderson got back to back touchdowns for the Cadets for a commanding 17-0 lead. The first, a pass and catch to Benito Speight and the second a 6 yard scamper of his own.

In the second quarter, the Cadets continued to win in the trenches allowing the running game to really be showcased. Caleb Grimes had two rushing touchdowns and Sylvester Mayers added one for the commanding 37-0 lead headed into halftime. The Cadets put it on cruise control the second half but the defense held strong to keep the shut out.

The Cadets move to 1-0 on the young season and have a bye week next week before St. Christopher’s comes to Bobby Ross Stadium on 9/9 for a 4:30 start.

Swim/Paddle to School


TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOLIn the misty dawn of the James River recently, over 50 Trinity student swimmers and paddlers started the week off with an aquatic commute.

The third annual Swim/Paddle to School began as a joint outing between the varsity swim team and the Trinity Outdoor Program, and is now open to other student swimmers and paddlers too.

Swimming either a mile or half a mile upstream, the participants were greeted at the destination dock by donuts, OJ and the Trinity flag.


Time to buy your Athletic Passes

Midlothian High School


If you haven’t gotten your Midlothian High School ALL SPORTS PASS, what are you waiting for? The Trojan Fall Sports Season is already underway!

If you have already ordered your All Sports Pass, you can pick it up at Fees Night or contact Coach Cooper at

If you didn’t pre-order it, you can get it at Fees Night or contact Coach Cooper.

The cost is $130 per pass ($105 if you are a member of the Sports Boosters) and it gets you into ALL MIDLO HOME REGULAR SEASON GAMES FOR ALL SPORTS.

If you have more than one child playing on a Midlo team or your child plays more than one sport, it is worth it!

James River High School

JRHSThere are three ways to buy a JRHS Athletic Pass

  1. Online at
  2. In Person at JRHS Fee Day (8/24 and 9/2 – Both days from 2-6pm)
  3. In Person at the First Home Football Game (9/9)

Below is the Athletic Pass information you will need. Be on the lookout for a special discount if you buy early.

2016/17 Athletic / Activity Pass Forms

Fee Days:

08/24 – 2-6pm

09/02 – 2-6pm

Fee Payment Site:

Fee Description and Pricing:

Activity Pass – Adult ($100)

Adult (Non-Student). Adult Entry All Home Games, All Sports, Excludes Playoffs, Individual Entry into Fall (9/9) and Spring Tailgate

Activity Pass – Student ($95)

    Current Student. Entry to all school events, excludes playoffs. Individual entry into Fall (9/9) and Spring Tailgate.

Activity Pass – Future Rapid ($50)

    Future Rapid (Elementary or Middle School Student). Entry all home games, all sports, excludes playoffs. Individual entry into Fall (9/9) and Spring tailgate.

Activity Pass – RapidNation Family ($325)

    Passes issued to all immediate family members (Adults, Students and Future Rapids)

    Entry all home games, all sports, excludes playoffs.

    Individual entry into Fall (9/9) and Spring tailgate

    Family Booster membership (A $30 value)

JRHS RapidNation Booster Membership ($30)

10 Punch Multi Event Activity Pass ($65)

    10 admissions in any regular season sporting event

Athletic Event Single Entry Prices:

Football – $8

Basketball – $7

All Other – $6



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Chesterfield County Public Schools

CCPS250x800The Food and Nutritional Services Department of the Chesterfield County Public School system is hiring!

They are currently taking applications for Substitute Food Services Associates.

Some benefits available in the food services field are:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Convenient work schedules
  • Opportunities to advance professionally
  • On-site and classroom training
  • Summers off with your children
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Eligibility to join the School Nutrition Association (SNA)

Apply via the CCPS website at

The complete job description and application procedures are available on the website!

If you have any questions, call 804-743-2390

A Great Before & After School Program in Town

acac Midlothian worry free while your kids stay active, work on homework, and have a great time with friends. Kids are grouped by grade level with our outstanding counselors. They have access to our exciting Adventure Central space including our Game Room, Media Room, Creative Center, Theater and Clubhouse, as well as our outdoor turf field, playgrounds and pavilion. Our elementary and middle school kids enjoy partaking in activities in spaces geared just for their age group. Organized activities keep everyone involved!

Before school opens at 7:00am, and after school closes at 6:30pm.

They are currently serving the following schools:

    Bettie Weaver Elementary

    Bon Air Elementary (after school only, due to school schedule)

    Greenfield Elementary

    J.B. Watkins Elementary (after school only)

    Midlothian Middle (after school only)

    Robious Elementary

    Robious Middle


    Before & After School | Member $425/session | Non-member $465/session

    Before School Only | Member $315/session | Non-member $355/session   

    After School Only | Member $365/session | Non-member $405/session

    Each session is 18 school days

    $45/session fee for acac bus transportation

For more information, call 804-464-0997 or email them at

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 schedule:


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.

Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Walk

Virginia Hemophilia Foundation

VHFVHF Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Walk Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113. Here is the event site:

Join the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) for a race the entire family can enjoy. The VHF Trick or Trot is a fun and healthy way to show your support for all those whose lives are impacted by bleeding disorders.

Join us to run a 5K course, walk a quick one mile route, or cheer the kids in a Monster Dash, a 100 yard fun run for kids 12 and under. Funds raised will go toward fulfilling VHF’s mission of supporting the needs of those impacted by a bleeding disorder through education, advocacy, and community.

Sign up today – this SPOOKtacular race is limited to 200 runners! Costumes are highly encouraged and you won’t want to miss the pre-race Halloween party with a DJ, food, and more!

Click here for instructions on how to register for the 5K and Fun Walk.

Click here for FAQ’s about the 5K and Fun Walk.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am – Packet pick-up and pre-race Halloween party begins

10:00 am – Costume Contest

10:10 am – Monster Dash for Kids 12 and under

10:30 am – 5K/Fun Walk begins

11:15 am – Awards Presentation


Robious Corridor

Back to School Tips for Your Kids and Pets

Winterfield Veterinary Hospital


petdSummer is drawing to a close which means back-to-school time is upon us.

While your kids know the routine, it can be difficult for your pets to make the transition.

Below we have compiled our best back to school tips for your kids and your pets to ensure a smooth move into the school year for everyone!

Back to school tips for kids and pets

  1. Leave Interactive Toys Out During the Day

When your pets’ favorite play buddy heads back to school their day can suddenly feel very empty.

Help your pets stay occupied with interactive toys and food puzzles.

Items such as the Kong Wobbler, Trixie’s 5-in-1 Activity Center for Cats and other puzzles can keep your pets active until their favorite friend returns home from school.

You can pick toys like this up at your local pet store or on Amazon.

  1. Put the Radio on Low

During the summer the house is full of sounds: the kids romping around, the tv running and music streaming from iPods and laptops.

When the kids go back to school many of these sounds will suddenly be cut off for the majority of the day.

If your home will go from full of activity to quiet and empty, consider leaving the radio on for your pets.

The sound of voices talking and singing will comfort both dogs and cats until the family returns home.

  1. Set a Daily Routine for Your Children

Your kids have probably spent a lot of time with your pets this summer.

From playing outdoors in the yard, to swimming to cuddling up and watching movies in the evening — there’s no doubt that your children and pets have had a lot of time to bond.

When the kids go back to school your pets can begin experiencing separation anxiety.

Remind your children that even though their schedules are now busier, they cannot forget about their furry best friends.

Create a daily routine that ensures your children and pets will continue to spend quality time together, including:

  •     Exercise and play in the morning before they leave the house
  •    Extra attention and play when they get home from school
  •    Exercise and “family time” in the evening

This not only ensures your pets get the attention and love they deserve, but it will help your children learn how to be responsible and caring pet owners.

These are important lessons your kids will carry for life.

  1. Plan Fun Activities for Your Pets

Now that your pets will be spending more time home alone it’s important to plan evening and weekend activities that include them.

An evening stroll in the park, a weekend picnic or even just a special weeknight brushing can help provide your pets the attention they crave (and deserve).

Following the above tips will help all of your kids (the two and four legged ones) transition back into the school year smoothly.

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If you are trying to get your pet in for grooming and we are booked up give our sister clinic a call, John Rolfe Animal Hospital, to get on Mollys schedule! Plus starting they we will be offering grooming services the second Saturday of each month! We anticipate these spots filling up fast as they are limited due to it being a shorter work day so make sure you call in and book well in advance! Call today (804) 918-4844





Stretching the best way

acac Midlothian

Adding stretching to your strength and endurance training is a great idea. Often, though, we see people putting some parts of their body in an undesirable position to achieve a stretch elsewhere. This strategy is akin to the proverbial “robbing Peter to pay Paul”.

For example, if you’re trying to stretch your hamstrings (muscles on the back of your thighs), don’t let your back round (hunch over) to achieve the stretch… It isn’t necessary, nor ideal. Keep your spine long and tall, and move at the hips, rather than the back. Focus on the stretch, not the range of motion.

written by Mark Reinke, acac personal training director





Family Guidance Centers

Your School

Welcome Back!

Midlothian Athletic Association

Family Guidance Centers

The Midlothian Athletic Association cheerleaders helped to welcome the JB Watkins teachers back in style.











Robious Corridor

Researchers Make New Projections for Spread of the Zika Virus

Mosquito Squad of South Richmond

University of Notre DameWilliam G. Gilroy reports that “New research from the University of Notre Dame places a new upper limit on the total number of people who could become infected by the Zika virus in the first wave of the current epidemic.

“The team of researchers, led by Alex Perkins, Eck Family Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, projects that as many as 93 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 1.6 million childbearing women, are at risk of infection over the next two to three years of the epidemic. Because these totals reflect the sum of location-specific estimates across the region, the researchers stress that it is important to note that these numbers represent a worst-case scenario.

“’In other words, we think these projections may be pretty good for a location where Zika shows up and starts an epidemic, but at the same time we acknowledge that due simply to random chance and the fact that some places are relatively isolated and sparsely populated, the virus won’t make it to every single corner of the continent,’” Perkins said.

“Perkins also pointed out that it is very important to note that the numbers that the researchers report are infections, which are not the same as clinical cases.

“’Only about 20 percent of people who are infected develop any symptoms whatsoever, and even fewer than that will seek medical care and show up in government statistics,’” he said.

Source: University of Notre Dame

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Weather Outlook

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Your Weather at a Glance…



Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind 5 to 7 mph.


weatherTuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.


weatherWednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


weatherThursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.


weatherFriday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 61.



Sunny, with a high near 83.


weatherSaturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.



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