The hands that built the Hancock

After a long wait, the Hancock Center will open its doors for operation, hosting a slew of new offices, classrooms, a trading floor, and a Starbucks café. And, in a quiet, unceremonious fashion, those who have worked on the sight for the past 18 months will pack up one more time and make their exit.

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A geocacher's guide to the galaxy

Armed with nary a clue, Caitlin and I tromped through the wooded undergrowth of Quiet Cove in search of one of the over 1.2 million caches planted worldwide. We may have had a flashlight, but the battery was going. We may have had a camera, but apparently no memory card. We may have had the latest in geocaching iPhone apps, but we didn't have a whole lot of service in the woods. But what we did have (to our credit) was a cumulative sense of humor and gusto to put our fear of brown bears aside for the sake of bringing Circle readers a tale of adventure and triumph.

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