Burke and Springfield: Area Roundups

Burke and Springfield: Area Roundups

Lake Braddock Student Dies after Being Found Unresponsive in Bathroom

Sixteen-year-old Brenda Carina Soto of Burke was found unresponsive in a bathroom at Lake Braddock Secondary School on Wednesday, April 20, just before 6 p.m.

First responders from Fairfax County Fire & Rescue were performing CPR on her when police officers arrived, a release from the Fairfax County Police Department said.

Soto was pronounced dead after she was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating the incident.

A vigil for Soto is scheduled to take place at the Lake Braddock Secondary School main entrance at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.

--Tim Peterson

Public Comment on Bike Lanes Deadline May 3.

Fairfax County Department of Transportation hosted a community meeting to discuss proposed bike lanes in the Braddock District on Tuesday, April 12 at Canterbury Woods Elementary School in Annandale. Representatives from FCDOT and VDOT talked about the plans for the project, which not only included bike lanes, but also safety, road diets and more.

Public can comment on the proposal till Tuesday, May 3.

For more information, go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/braddockdistrictbikelanes.htm.

Fairfax County Presents Creative Aging Festival

Fifty free activities and events are planned at fourteen senior centers throughout Fairfax County during the month of May. County residents and visitors will be able to access a wide variety interactive arts offerings ranging from African drumming polyrhythms, improv theatre demonstrations, to American acoustic blues history. The Festival is presented by the Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services in collaboration with the Arts Council of Fairfax County and the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations. To find an event near your senior center, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/news/ni2016/2016_creative_aging_festival.htm.