Black Moons Today Whoopee Pies are all the rage. I think Martha or Oprah recently blessed them, and now it seems everywhere I go I see pumpkin, peanut butter, gingerbread, red velvet and jumbo versions of whoopee pies. When I was a kid they where called “black moons” and the black moons I remember most [...]
A Part of New England Soda Pop History Preserved If you’re a lover of Moxie Soda, you may enjoy a little history about the famous Moxie bottle stand. It is a 32-foot high by 10-foot wide Moxie Bottle replica that was originally designed as a trade show booth from which to distribute samples of Moxie [...]
“Larry’s”, as the old-timers still call it, is just one of those great old-time restaurants that serve basic comfort food—everything from club sandwiches to veal parmesan (I still think it is pork, but it is great just the same), open face roast beef sandwiches, franks and beans, fried haddock, pot roast—you name it.
In the early 1900s, The Hudson, Pelham & Salem Railways (HP&S) opened Canobie Lake Park as a pleasure resort to increase the excitement of the expanding trolley lines into Salem and the surrounding Greater Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and Nashua communities. The expanding automobile ownership of the 1920s drastically reduced trolley use, along with revenues. The [...]
Shopping at the Great G. Fox & Co. As a child growing up in Connecticut, nothing compared to trips with my mother to the department store, G. Fox & Company at 960 Main St. in Hartford, Connecticut. This grand institution was a family-owned, first-class department store, established in 1847. G. Fox & Co. was a [...]
Let it Snow! February 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the Blizzard Of ‘78. Arguably New England’s “Storm of the Century,” the Blizzard of ’78 dumped 30-plus inches of snow on the area, paralyzing Boston and surrounding suburbs for a week. Snow fell for a full 33 hours and, at times, at a rate of [...]
Does anybody remember Doc’s Pizza on Elm (?) Street in Lawrence, MA? It was in the old Italian Neighborhood between Lawrence and Jackson Streets. Man that place was good! When my friends and I were teenagers and got our drivers licenses we would head down to Lawrence from Salem, NH every chance we had. Of [...]