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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 September 5, 2012

With cybercrime and identity theft on the rise in today’s tech-advanced world, many are taking extra precautions to protect themselves against predators. But for seniors who might not be as technologically savvy as their younger counterparts, the risk of being taken advantage of can be especially daunting.

Home Instead Senior Care decided to take steps to help local seniors guard themselves against thieves looking to take money, identity and most of all, peace of mind.

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Published September 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — According to police, it took only about 30 seconds for three suspects to rob Greenstone’s Jewelry in Birmingham Aug. 29. Armed with pepper spray and mallets, the trio blazed through the store and made off with at least two Rolex watches.

Birmingham police Cmdr. Terry Kiernan said the store, located at 430 N. Old Woodward, was robbed at 12:40 p.m. The three suspects, described as black men between the ages of 18 and 22, entered the store and spread out to separate locations before one of the suspects attacked two employees with pepper spray.

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Published September 5, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — After a two-year hiatus, the Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department is once again holding its popular annual open house Sept. 8. For one fun-filled Saturday, families will be able to tour the department’s normally off-limits facility, chat with officers and learn a thing or two about fire safety.

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Published September 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Despite claims by the city manager and the City Commission that Birmingham would seek to revoke the liquor license from the landlord of the former South Bar, the commission voted Aug. 27 to allow James Esshaki to keep the license for the venue.

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Published August 30, 2012

As the back-to-school season nears, parents get ready for the onset of earlier bedtimes, homework and backpacks full of school supplies. The season also brings back sticky hands, sneezes and tummy aches. Kids are notorious for spreading germs, but there are plenty of things parents can do to protect their children as they head back to class.

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Published August 30, 2012

According to police, it took only about 30 seconds for three suspects to rob Greenstone’s Jewelry in Birmingham Aug. 29. Armed with pepper spray and mallets, the trio blazed through the store and made off with at least two Rolex watches.

Birmingham police Cmdr. Terry Kiernan said the store, located at 430 N. Old Woodward, was robbed at 12:40 p.m. The three suspects, described as black men between the ages of 18 and 22, entered the store and spread out to separate locations before one of the suspects attacked two employees with pepper spray.

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Published August 28, 2012

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The grills were hot, but the competition was even hotter Aug. 25 as the first ever Detroit Burger Brawl took place in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

Fifteen restaurants from around the area met in front of Fairway Packing Co., which sponsored the event, to duke it out in front of an all-star panel of judges to see which burger would be named the best in Detroit. Employing everything from secret sauces to unique grinds, the competitors grilled up burgers as a packed crowd of spectators cheered them on.

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Published August 28, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — For a ninth year, the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber will partner with a number of local organizations to present its annual Wine & Dine food and wine extravaganza, where guests can enjoy the best food, drinks and art that the community has to offer while raising money to end hunger in metro Detroit.

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Published August 28, 2012

FRANKLIN — As the sun prepares to set on yet another summer, the village of Franklin is preparing for one of its busiest seasons of the year. This weekend, Franklin will host its annual Labor Day festivities at the annual Round Up Family Fair, coinciding with the inaugural weekend of the Franklin Cider Mill.

The fair, now in its 68th year, is sponsored by the Franklin Community Association. FCA President Jane Polan said that the annual fair has long been one of the village’s most beloved summer events.

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Published August 28, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — New Beginnings Animal Rescue has been dedicated to making life a little easier for pets in the city of Birmingham and beyond since 2010. On Sept. 8 and 9, the group will host a multifamily garage sale in order to raise the funds needed to help even more furry friends in the community.

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Published August 28, 2012

FRANKLIN — There are a number of community organizations in the village of Franklin. On Aug. 13, another one made itself known during the Village Council meeting. Members of Keep Franklin Franklin, as they’ve dubbed themselves, appeared before the trustees to voice their displeasure with recent attempts at rezoning properties within the village’s historic center.

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Published August 22, 2012

The back-to-school season is upon us once again, which means it’s time for youngsters to tuck away their swimsuits and flip-flops in exchange for jeans and sweaters, and maybe even a new outfit or two. But as families head out to their favorite stores this fall, educators hope that parents will consider more than style when selecting classroom apparel.

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Published August 22, 2012

ROCHESTER — There are plenty of folks in metro Detroit who claim to know where you can get the best burger around. On Saturday, some all-star judges will settle the issue in the first Detroit Burger Brawl at Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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Published August 22, 2012

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Once again, Bloomfield Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools have been ranked as some of the highest achieving in the state, according to recent Adequate Yearly Progress and EducationYES! School Report Cards released by the Michigan Department of Education.

All BHS schools made AYP in 2011-12, and Andover High, Conant Elementary and Way Elementary schools all received an A grade on school report cards.

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Published August 22, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — For a third year, iMatter for Kids is holding a Family Fun Day in Barnum Park to benefit its after-school character education program. The festivities Aug. 25 will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit, as well as an enjoyable day in the sun for families to wrap up summer with one last romp in the park.

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