Harvest Festival 2016 offers wine stomping Saturday
BRADENTON -- The Rosa Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard and the American Cancer Society are teaming up for Harvest Festival 2016: Pick for the Cause and Stomp for the Cure at 4250 County Road 675 E., Bradenton, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
New owner Dave Vines said a Mediterranean toga party starts at 5 p.m. Saturday. Attendees can pick grapes from the botanical vineyard and stomp them in a huge tank.
"We've always been the Harvest Festival, but this year I wanted people to get the full Italian effect," Vines said. "People can literally pick the grapes and then bring them over to an 8-foot stomp tank and stomp it out."
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Other activities include tours, wine tastings, food and activities for children.
The event is free. Organizers are asking for donations for the American Cancer Society.
Information: 941-322-0976 or 941-960-6660.
Sarasota County School District chooses new logo
SARASOTA COUNTY -- The Sarasota County School District is introducing a new logo for the 2015-16 school year Monday.
The logo depicts a stylized book, sun, palm tree and ocean waves, reflecting the district educational mission and its environmental setting on Florida's Gulf Coast, school officials said in a press release.
Above the palm tree a bird soars in the sky, symbolizing learning helps each student reach his or her full potential.
The new logo was presented to the Sarasota County School Board at a work session Aug. 18.
Online communications specialist Mina Ajrab, a 2002 graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design who has worked for the district since 2007, led the development and design team.
-- Herald staff reports