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Whoopee Pie Memories: Stoddard Twins

Apr 15, 2011 |  Retro Staff 19 Comments

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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Canobie Lake Park Memories

Jul 25, 2008 |  Retro Staff 15 Comments

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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Doc’s Pizza on Elm St. in Lawrence, MA

Jan 12, 2008 |  Retro Staff 309 Comments

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

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