2018 Holiday Gift Guide

By Phil Benevides

Concord Carpenter 2018 Holiday Gift Guide The Holidays are upon us and nothing makes us happier than helping our readers give gifts your loved ones won’t forget. We think this year is a good mix of practical gifts, tools, toys, and some new digs. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, hopefully we’ve inspired…

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False Albacore Fly Fishing

By Ben Carmichael

False Albacore Fly Fishing During the Martha’s Vineyard Derby New England fall — the season of leaves, apple cider donuts, the fall migration, and the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. The Derby — which, after 73 years is, like Bono or Cher, known simply as “The Derby” — captivates the island, its tourists…

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2016 Season New England Fly Fishing Video

By Ben Carmichael

Fly Fishing Video 2016 was a great season of fly fishing in New England. Though, to be fair, I feel that way after most seasons; New England is such a beautiful place, with so many incredible places to fish, that I am often reminded of how fortunate I am — and, perhaps if you’re reading…

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Costa Corbina Polarized Fishing Glasses

By Ben Carmichael

Costa Corbina Polarized Fishing Glasses Review They seem like such a simple thing: polarized glasses. But they are so important. I don’t get why so many spend so many hours obsessing over their flies, or their reels, and spend hours getting to a location, only to put on a crummy pair of polarized glasses. As people inevitably point…

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All You Need to Know About GoreTex Jackets

By Sarah Carmichael

What You Need to Know About GoreTex Jackets We could only see a few yards ahead of us. Dense fog obscured both the trail and the beautiful vistas the guidebook had promised. Wind whipped at the hood of my raincoat, somehow not clearing the fog at all, but managing to drive the rain sideways through…

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The Weekend Warrior Archer

By Robert Robillard

Rediscovering Archery 35-years ago, as a latch-key youngster, I was introduced to archery in a YMCA day camp. It was my favorite activity for several years until I discovered cars, and girls in high school, and later beer in college. Then of course came that thing we call life – which involved a career, a…

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Building A Sliding Barn Door

By Robert Robillard

Building and Installing a Sliding Door Today it seems like every home décor magazine and Pinterest board is covered with sliding barn door ideas. Whether it’s a modern, industrial-style door or a more rustic, country design, or something in between, I am seeing more and more interest in this trend from clients. One of the…

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How To Install Cobblestone Edging

By Robert Robillard

Cobble Stone Garden Edging and Borders I live in the Metro-Boston area where older streets are still paved in granite cobblestones and setts. Cobbles stones make great edging material for gardens, raised beds, pathways and even driveways. Cobblestone edging transforms a landscaping project into a neat and organized looking finished product.  In this article we…

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