Peter mentioned the other day that our friend [Michelle](http://mikao.blogspot.com) was organizing a year long, blog project called [the Hometown Six](http://mikao.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_mikao_archive.html#113658473513216358). Basically, the idea is to introduce her (and her readers) to our hometown via 12 monthly challenges.
The January challenge was to post 6 pictures of signage bearing the name of your hometown. Peter went on a walk around town to capture some local signs.
Beverly has been our ‘hometown’ since 2002. I moved in in the summer and Peter joined me in October when we got married. We’ve been in the area, however, since we started our freshman year at Gordon College…one town over in Wenham. It is a decent sized city; big enough to have some industry, but small enough to sponsor a ton of hometown events like ‘first night’, the ‘Santa parade’ and outdoor movies in the park during the summer.
It is also very convenient for us. Peter’s commute is a 15 minute drive and I either drive 5 minutes to the YMCA or a quick walk to the MBTA commuter train for a 40 minute train ride to Boston.
Here is the gallery with our six [Beverly Signs](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/etcetera/hometown_six/january/).