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Whoopee Pie Memories: Stoddard Twins

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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

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New England Memories: Larry’s Cedar Crest Restaurant

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“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.

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Canobie Lake Park Memories

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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

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