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Tiffany Esshaki

C&G Staff Reporter – Birmingham Bloomfield Eagle


Staff Writer Tiffany Esshaki covers Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township as well as Oakland County Parks and Recreation and Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center. Esshaki has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2011 and attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Oakland Community College. She’s the recipient of several awards from the Michigan Press Association and the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Published June 25, 2019


METRO DETROIT — If Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub wants to have a nice belly laugh, she thinks back to some of the reasons suffrage opponents gave for why women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

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Published June 24, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Local residents have been bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court in relation to their alleged involvement in what police say is the “worst case of animal hoarding” they’ve ever seen in the county.

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Published June 24, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Did you know that three years ago, a nonprofit foundation was established to be a sort of booster club for the Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department? The City Commission certainly didn’t know.

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Published June 20, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Families were invited out to Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston June 15 for an introductory open house at the new archery range.

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — At 6:45 p.m. on a sunny, warm Thursday in June, Augie’s Bar and Grill in Madison Heights is close to empty. It’s just too nice outside. But by 6:55 p.m., the dining room is full. Thursday at Augie’s means it’s time for some bar trivia — two hours’ worth of questions read off by a host, while players on teams write down their answers and turn them in for points. Each correct answer is worth a certain number of points, and the highest-scoring team wins.

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Published June 17, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — While many of his classmates steamed their caps and gowns and put the final touches on their graduation parties, Seaholm High School senior Tyler Firestone was shaping himself into a bona fide detective.

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Published June 17, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Looking forward to the weekend? For the summer, weekends start on Thursday in downtown Birmingham. This year will be the first time the Birmingham Shopping District will host a series called Thursdays in the City, a kind of mini art show with live entertainment in the alleyways of downtown.

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Published June 13, 2019

ORCHARD LAKE — Next weekend, there will be a little something to tantalize every palate — and palette — during the annual Fine Art Fine Wine Fair at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory.

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Published June 12, 2019

METRO DETROIT — If you’re moving soon, don’t even think about asking Tina Iulianelli or Amy Anderson to help haul your stuff. Their cars’ trunks are filled to the brim with yoga mats, blocks and resistance bands.

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Published June 10, 2019

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WEST BLOOMFIELD — When Bloomfield Hills sculpture artist Nanci LeBret Einstein finished her latest multimedia installation — a large and intense collaboration with her husband — she said she needed to take a breath.

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Published June 10, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Breaking news alert: Summer is truly, actually and finally here. After such a long winter and a soggy spring, Birmingham is ready to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. The city’s annual In the Park summer concerts and Movies Under the Stars series return to Shain Park beginning this weekend.

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Published June 10, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Each time we pour a glass of water from our tap or run our toothbrush underneath or even fill up the kiddie pool, all we see is something clear and refreshing. But beneath the spigot, Michigan’s water infrastructure is crumbling and the inland lakes we enjoy are being polluted — that’s the part we as consumers don’t often see.

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Published June 4, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Just in time for the downtown summer shopping season to really ramp up, the Birmingham Museum will host two fashion-forward — or rather, backward — events for people of all ages to enjoy.

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Published June 4, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — With Robert Glass on his way to join family in New York, the Bloomfield Hills Schools district needed to put someone at the helm while it searched for a permanent superintendent. The BHS Board of Education appointed one of its own to take on the task May 23. Board member Christina Kostiuk will fill the superintendent role temporarily beginning July 1.

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Published June 4, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — El Paso, Texas, native Marianna Olague applied to the graduate program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in hopes of leaving her poverty-stricken border town and building a better life. But once she was accepted, she sat in her Bloomfield Hills painting studio and thought about home.

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