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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 July 31, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 percent of black people and 65 percent of Latino and Hispanic people do not swim. For a third year, the Roeper School is doing something this summer to try to change those statistics.

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Published July 31, 2012

FRANKLIN — From now through mid-October, downtown Franklin will play host to Market on the Green, an open-air farmers market boasting the very best produce and meat vendors from around the state, along with a few extras, according to market master Brian Cretton.

“It’s fantastic. The market started last year, and it wasn’t exactly successful. This year, it’s really successful — 100 percent Michigan local. I plucked the best of the best from the Royal Oak market, the Birmingham market, and also (Detroit) Eastern Market.”

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Published July 31, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors thinks its facility is a place where people want to see books, not bullets, and members are calling on lawmakers in Lansing to amend the state’s open carry law and ban visible weapons in libraries around Michigan.

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Published July 30, 2012

The Baldwin Public Library Board thinks its facility is where people want to see books, not bullets, and members are calling on lawmakers in Lansing to amend the state’s open carry law and ban visible weapons in libraries around Michigan.

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Published July 25, 2012

As recent high school graduates pack their tassels away and flip through yearbook memories, reality begins to set in.

Though the grads have completed one chapter of their lives, another will begin when they head off to college in the fall. Such a momentous step calls for celebration and, more importantly, preparation.

Megan VanDagens, 19, is getting ready to head back to East Lansing this fall for her second year at Michigan State University. In the coming weeks, she says she’ll be busy shopping and packing for the new semester.

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Published July 24, 2012

In a few weeks, tap dancers from around metro Detroit will shuffle their way downtown to dance alongside some of the most talented tappers in the business.

The fifth annual Motor City Tap Fest is returning to Wayne State University Aug. 16-18.

According to Denise Caston, director and founder of the annual event, dancers at every skill level will be able to enjoy classes and demonstrations from the festival’s all-star faculty.

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Published July 24, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — After a successful pilot year, mBank of Birmingham and the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber have joined together for a second time to hold a community shred day July 31, where people can prevent identity theft while helping the environment.

According to Joe Bauman, president of the chamber, the free event was a hit with residents last year, drawing around 280 participants looking to destroy documents that, if left intact, could leave them vulnerable to identity theft once they’re discarded.

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Published July 24, 2012

FRANKLIN — On July 17, a Franklin homeowner and guests were held at gunpoint by two suspects who forced their way in and ransacked the house in the 24000 block of Franklin Farms Drive.

According to police, the invasion wasn’t a random crime — it was likely a planned attack.

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Published July 24, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Shopping and sunshine and sales, oh my.

Birmingham’s largest shopping event of the year is returning downtown July 28 with more to do than ever before for everyone in the family, according to John Heiney, executive director of Birmingham’s Principal Shopping District.

“Day on the Town draws large crowds from all over the metro Detroit area. It’s packed full with excitement and activities from sunup to sundown,” said Heiney in a statement. “Birmingham is the place to be July 28.”

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Published July 20, 2012

On July 17, a Franklin homeowner and guests were held at gunpoint by two suspects who forced their way in and ransacked the house in the 24000 block of Franklin Farms Drive.

According to police, the invasion wasn’t a random crime — it was likely a planned attack.

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Published July 18, 2012

When it comes to fun in the water, Michiganders know how it’s done.

The Great Lakes State has plenty of public lakes, pools and water parks that families can visit to escape the summer heat. With temperatures reaching record highs in recent weeks, metro Detroiters are heading out in droves to take a cool dip at one of the area’s many public parks.

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Published July 17, 2012

It’s arguably one of the most controversial establishments in Birmingham.

Or rather, it was.

The owners of South announced July 17 it will be closing its doors for good after reports of yet another gun incident involving patrons leaving the nightspot.

According to Birmingham Police Chief Don Studt, the shooting occurred July 16 at around 2:15 a.m. Reports say three men left South, 210 S. Old Woodward, and were walking on Merrill Street where they were assaulted by two individuals who had left the bar just minutes before.

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Published July 17, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Watch out Hollywood, Michigan’s making its mark on the movie map. At least that’s what they think over at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

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Published July 17, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is taking job shadowing to the next level. This week, music students from around metro Detroit will get the chance to participate in a week-long educational program where they’ll learn and play with some of the area’s most prestigious musicians, culminating in a series of concerts for the community to enjoy.

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Published July 17, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Heading to Birmingham? Don’t crack open that piggy bank just yet. Soon, guests will be able to pay for time at many of the city’s parking meters right from their mobile phones.

The City Commission voted July 9 to sign a contract with Parkmobile, an international company that facilitates cashless payments for parking meters. Ferndale and Dearborn have already implemented the program.

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