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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 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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Published August 22, 2012

BLOMFIELD HILLS — On Sept. 9, the Academy of the Sacred Heart’s athletic booster club will host The Heart of Oak 5k run, kids run and family fun walk to benefit two very worthy causes that mean a lot to those in the Sacred Heart family.

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Published August 22, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Last weekend, Birmingham was full of four-wheeled vehicles for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise. This Sunday, the city’s downtown will cater to rides of the two-wheeled variety at the second annual Birmingham Bike Festival.

Jeff Sunrow, founder and organizer of the event, said the second family friendly festival will have even more to offer than last year.

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Published August 22, 2012

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS — 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 score in the first ever Detroit Burger Brawl at Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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Published August 22, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — There’s no denying that some die-hard car enthusiasts have had to brave their fair share of inclement weather in the past during the annual Woodward Dream Cruise. From hot and humid to cold and stormy, they’ve seen it all. This year, though, the cruisers finally earned their place in the sun with arguably one of the most comfortable and highly attended cruise events of the past 18 years.

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Published August 15, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Each day, the Smithsonian Institution, which comprises 19 museums and the National Zoo, welcomes visitors to see its impressive collection of artifacts and displays for no charge at all. For one day in September, other museums across the country will take the Smithsonian’s lead to offer free admission to their facilities as part of a nationwide promotion.

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Published August 15, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — It may be the dog days of summer, but at Pet Supplies Plus in Bloomfield Hills, the cats are the stars of the show. From Aug. 17-19, the store will be hosting a feline fitness fair and adoption event, with more than 200 cats and kittens looking for loving homes.

Addy Shattuck is the owner of the store, which boasts a year-round, free-roaming cat adoption center dubbed the Kitty City. As a cat-lover herself, Shattuck said she’s glad to host events like this to help match people with a new furry family member.

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Published August 15, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — During the last school year, 54 fifth- and sixth-grade students at Birmingham Covington School set out to make an environmental difference in their community. Now their efforts have reached a global scale, thanks to recognition by software giant Microsoft.

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Published August 15, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — It was noon on a sunny summer day Aug. 8, but the stars were out in Birmingham as six young cancer patients walked the red carpet with their families for a special screening of “The Amazing Spider-Man” at the Uptown Palladium 12 theater.

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Published August 15, 2012

Despite the fact that there were no local races in the Eagle’s coverage area Aug. 7, voter turnout for the primary election was higher than in many other municipalities. In Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Southfield Township, voters showed up to the polls to back the arts, transportation and a few hometown favorites vying for spots in Lansing.

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Published August 8, 2012

FRANKLIN/BINGHAM FARMS — On Aug. 2, employees who work inside the Bingham Office Center, on Telegraph Road, got the chance to leave their sack lunches at home for a day.

The Farbman Group, which owns the building, hosted a food truck rally in the center’s parking lot, where hungry workers loaded up on eats from some of metro Detroit’s most popular mobile restaurants.

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Published August 8, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Watch out, the bombers are coming.

From Sept. 15-30, downtown Birmingham will play host to a unique art installation that will have much of the city covered in colorful fibers, knitted and crocheted by some very creative volunteers.

The idea for the installation, called Birmingham in Stitches: A Yarn Bombing Project, was brought to the Birmingham Public Arts Board by member Kristine Olson about a year ago. She had seen photos of yarn bombings in other cities, and thought the idea could be brought to Birmingham as a fun, community-driven initiative.

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