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Author Toby Neal releases memoir

Toby (Wilson) Neal grew up on laid-back Kauai, but her memoir, “Freckled: A Memoir of Growing Up Wild in Hawaii,” is a fast-paced story of growing up a homeless surfer kid and making her way to college at Boston University.

The run of her life

Ann Hettinger had two goals at the 2018 XTerra 21K Trail Run World Championship: finish, and don’t break any bones. She accomplished both.