Hidden in Plain Sight

Look closer or you might miss these great SW Michigan sights

Did you know Kalamazoo has its own Stonehenge? Or that certain street names are stamped into the sidewalks? Or that there is an active archaeological dig every summer in Niles? What about the area’s Underground Railroad sites — do you know about those?

This year’s annual See Your Town Like a Tourist issue celebrates the things we often don’t see — gems of our area that get overlooked because, well, we live here and forget about them or don’t know about them in the first place. This issue is dedicated to seeing your community through new eyes — and finding unexpected treasures when you do.

Marie Lee

Marie is the editor of Encore Magazine and vice president of Encore Publications, Inc. She’s been at the helm of Encore since October 2011. Marie’s background covers the gamut; she’s a former newspaper reporter and editor, a public relations and marketing communications professional, and book editor and collaborator. As Encore’s editor, she is dedicated to bringing the best things about the greater Kalamazoo community to the magazine’s readers.

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