Nik Wallenda told The Observer in July he had been working on plans to cross the Grand Canyon sans safety net or harness, but he couldn’t confirm a date.
He confirmed the date on the “Today” show this morning. Wallenda will be crossing the Grand Canyon June 23. At 1,500 feet above the Colorado River, it’s the highest walk of his career.
He’s excited to ditch the safety nets, which actually inhibit the man who has been training his entire career without a harness. Wallenda has been practicing with wind machines and plans to practice with a hurricane simulator to prepare for his June walk.
Another thing he announced last summer was his plan to do a cross-continental walk from Europe to Asia via the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey. He referred to these plans on the “Today” show, saying it’s his next big move.
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5 Fall Music Series
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6 Fuzion Dance Artists Behind the Curtain with Larry Keigwin of Keigwin + Company
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7 The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota & The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Present Public Art & Backstage Tours
10:00 am - 11:30 am
10 "Jazz at Two" with Eddie Tobin
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Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.