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We’d like to introduce you to some of the Norwood area’s newest neighbors!

Meet Tim and Patti Fore. Originally from Grand Rapids, Tim and Patti recently purchased their home on the lake from longtime friends. Having been in the real estate business for years, Tim and Patti have brought their work from downstate up north with them. They own and operate a title company that has branches in Traverse City, Bay Harbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and now Charlevoix. The parents of six children, and grandparents to nine between the ages of one and 16, the Fores are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their 10th grand baby in February, right around Valentine’s Day! Both Tim and Patti are avid boaters and love to work in the garden.

Meet Bob and Sue Dutcher. Originally from Lansing, Bob and Sue have spent many months renovating the cottage they bought on Lake Michigan making it their new home. Bob served as a Meridian Township police officer for 30 years, and then for the City of East Lansing as an inspector for 10 years. Sue worked at MSU in the Entomology department for many years, and was assistant to the general manager of the Kellogg Center before retiring. The Dutcher’s have two daughters and two grandchildren. Right now they are escaping the bitter cold of Northern Michigan in the Florida Keys. Like the Fores, Bob and Sue are avid boaters; Sue would love to travel and see the world, Bob likes to cast his line from the side of the boat.

Meet Don and Sandy Miles. Originally from downstate, Don and Sandy recently bought their home in Norwood, but have a cabin on Rex Beach for some time. Don has his Ph.D. in seed physiology and works for DuPont Pioneer. His expertise affords him the opportunity to travel to developing countries where he helps develop agricultural programs. The Miles family have two children who both live in Michigan. Don is an avid outdoorsman and amateur musher; having participated in races in the midwest, west and Alaska. Sandy, a life-long learner, is currently teaching herself to play the guitar and speak Spanish. A voracious reader, she tries to read a book a day when she isn’t volunteering at Crossroads in East Jordan, or stitching with the Norwood Needles, or painting.