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5 Things To Know: Wallenda Reality Show On Hiatus

Sarasota native and daredevil Nik Wallenda's reality show on The Science Channel was pulled from the network's lineup Monday and isn't expected to return.

1. Nik Wallenda's series on The Science Channel is on hiatus. You might have noticed the show was absent from the line-up Monday night and its return is indefinite, Wallenda tweeted.

The show, which in the past two weeks went under the name and Nik Wallenda: Beyond Niagara, followed Wallenda's previous stunts before Niagara Falls as well as his family here in Sarasota. 

Wallenda told The Herald-Tribune that the show could see another life internationally:

"There was really no marketing done on it, and it went through three name changes, so it's really not that surprising," said the 33-year-old Sarasota resident from Branson, Mo. "So it's been put on hold for now, but it's been picking up a lot of energy overseas, so we'll see what happens with that."

2. A move to create domestic partner registries in Sarasota is progressing after the city commission approved a measure Monday afternoon to have the city attorney draft an ordinance. 

The measure, which is gender/sexual orientation neutral, would grant couples certain legal rights in a partner’s life without challenging laws on civil unions and gay marriage.  had requests an ordinance similar to one in Orlando.

3. The excitement is building for the fireworks! The annual display on the Sarasota Bayfront will start Wednesday, beginning at about 9 p.m. Where's the best spot to view the fireworks? Tell us in the comments.

4. later this summer when a project to improve sidewalks is expected to be completed. Mill Terrace, Shade Avenue, Palm Terrace, Fiesta Drive and School Avenue areas will see the improved sidewalks. A public meeting on the project will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

5. Anchors away in Sarasota. It was more of a formality, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved Sarasota's anchoring and mooring field ordinance, which included a provision for live-aboard vessels.

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