Who is NeVar and NeVara?

Nevar© and his mate NeVara© are a not so common raven pair. Together, they have become the mascots and narrators for this website.

Ravens were chosen for their intelligence, sociability and adaptability. They have been companions to humankind for all of recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To some ravens are evil. To others they are revered as noble spirits. And so ravens were chosen to tell the story of Mount Tom and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Should you have skills in animation, graphic arts, audio and video recording, photography, voice-overs, research, law, and would like to help tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range, please leave a comment under Recent Posts.

Mountain Park

The historically famous Mountain Park has come back to life as a summer outdoor musical amphitheater. Opening in 1894 as a summer retreat and evolving into one of New England’s most beautiful and loved amusement parks, Mountain Park drew huge crowds. It was the place to be with family and friends. One is urged to read about this history in books like that of Jay Ducharme who was an employee of Mountain Park and is an fan of amusement parks. The above picture is landscaping just outside the entry gate.


Mountain Park Gate