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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 6, 2012

The sun on your shoulders. The breeze in your hair. The smell of fresh fruit wafting through the warm air. There’s something about open-air shopping that makes farmers markets, flea markets and garage sales a quintessential Michigan summertime experience. And with more and more outdoor markets popping up around metro Detroit, there’s never been a better time to head outside and enjoy the sunshine while giving a boost to the local economy.

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Published June 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Two Detroit men are in custody for allegedly breaking into Abbott’s Coin and Jewelry early Monday morning. This is the second time that the store, located at 33700 Woodward Ave., has been broken into since April.

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Published June 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — As textbooks across the area close on yet another school year, students will be eager to celebrate and have fun with friends. To help them kick off the start of summer right, the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition will hold its ninth annual Battle of the Bands June 15 in Shain Park.

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Published June 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — After 32 years, the city of Birmingham’s In The Park Summer Concert Series is still a hit with residents, who gather by the hundreds to take in the free outdoor music shows each season. Recreation Coordinator Connie Folk said the annual events are always a favorite amongst Birmingham families, and this year is sure to draw the same excitement.

“It’s a program that’s been around for many years, and we look forward to going to the concerts every Wednesday,” said Folk. “We have a really good lineup; a variety of music.”

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Published June 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Each day, students in the Birmingham Public Schools district are encouraged to reach for the stars. But on May 31, the stars were brought to the students at a special science and space expo held at Seaholm High School. Expedition 2012 gave fourth- through eighth-graders the chance learn about careers in science, math, engineering and technology with an interactive afternoon that included an online video chat with a NASA astronaut.

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Published June 5, 2012

FRANKLIN — The fourth annual Franklin Barn Raising will take place Saturday, June 9 to benefit the Franklin Community Center. According to event organizer Bill Lamott, the fundraiser, which includes a 5k run, dog walk and pancake breakfast, is more than just a good time — it’s a way residents can help preserve their village’s history.

“It’s a unique town, and I don’t know if you can get that (generosity) somewhere else. By coming, you feel like you’re really doing something positive that benefits everybody,” said Lamott.

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Published June 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS — On June 8, Cranbrook Kingswood senior Madison Romney will join her friends at the school’s prom to celebrate the end of their high school tenure and to look forward to new adventures ahead. But Romney will be wearing a dress that puts her years of community service on display for everyone to see.

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Published June 4, 2012

Two Detroit men are in custody for allegedly breaking into Abbott’s Coin and Jewelry early Monday morning. This is the second time that the store, located at 33700 Woodward Ave., has been broken into since April.

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Published May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Many people think of Birmingham as a city centered around its thriving downtown life, with plenty of places to eat, shop and socialize. Some don’t realize, though, that tucked away all around the community are an assortment of beautiful parks, nature trails and other recreation areas where residents can go to escape the city’s bustle and just relax.

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Published May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — On Sunday, when Janan and Sam Kakos watch their son, Dylan, receive his diploma from Groves High School, they will no doubt be proud of his achievement. In fact, they’re proud to say that all of their children, some older and some younger than Dylan, have or will soon graduate from the school — all 10 of them.

Dylan, 18, will be the seventh of the Kakos children to graduate from Groves High School with honors. Dylan’s mother said she’s blessed to have seen all of her children grow and excel in the Birmingham Public Schools district.

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Published May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The next time you head out for a leisurely day in downtown Birmingham’s Shain Park, be sure to bring your laptop. The park now offers free wireless Internet access to visitors.

The Wi-Fi service was first made available in the park nearly a month ago, according to City Manager Robert Bruner, and since then he hasn’t heard much of a response from residents. But while he might not be getting much feedback about the new amenity, he said he and other city workers have spotted plenty of park patrons utilizing the Wi-Fi.

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Published May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — After a short and to-the-point discussion, the Birmingham City Commission voted May 21 to adopt the budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which contains $65.3 million in municipal expenditures.

There were a number of cuts made from the originally proposed budget, which was thoroughly vetted by the commission at a hearing April 21, according to City Manager Robert Bruner. But compared to years past, he said, the budget left most city departments relatively unscathed.

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Published May 29, 2012

• Beyond Juice — 270 W. Maple
• Kilwin’s Chocolates — 162 N. Old Woodward
• The Cupcake Station — 136 N. Old Woodward
• Brooklyn Pizza — 111 Henrietta
• The Corner Bar — 100 Townsend
• The Rugby Grille — 101 Townsend
• Cosi — 101 N. Old Woodward
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Published May 22, 2012

Toledo, Mich. As strange as that sounds, it almost became a reality nearly 200 years ago during the Toledo War. In the mid-1830s, Michigan and Ohio were at odds over boundary lines, and the two states each thought the city rightfully belonged to them.

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Published May 21, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Around the world, there are millions of people living without adequate health care. Though many pharmaceutical companies donate products to poverty or disaster-stricken areas, they can’t donate the doctors it takes to deliver and administer those medications. That, according to Ellie Tholen, is where Project HOPE comes in.

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