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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 March 22, 2012

A meeting to discuss the Bloomfield Hills Schools high school bond issue, and the effect it will have on taxpayers, students and property values, is scheduled to happen from 5:30-7 p.m. March 26 at the Bloomfield Township Senior Center, 4315 Andover Road. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit www.b2020.org or email Bloomfield2020@gmail.com.

 

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Published March 21, 2012

As pet lovers snuggle up with their furry friends, many may not think about where their animals came from before they found them listed online or at a pet store. But the Michigan Humane Society estimates that 99 percent of pet store puppies are bred by large-scale breeders, or puppy mills, some of which are known for their cruel and inhumane treatment of animals to maximize profit.

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Published March 21, 2012

Since 2007, the city of Birmingham has considered partnering with a neighboring community to consolidate police dispatch services and share operating costs. During the City Commission meeting March 19, City Manager Robert Bruner told the commission that such a plan, with the village of Beverly Hills, may finally be in the works.

“Birmingham and Bloomfield Township have been in talks, and then Beverly Hills came into the discussion. We got to the point where we could make a recommendation,” said Bruner.

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Published March 19, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Drunken drivers, beware. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated in Bloomfield Hills could come with even harsher consequences since the City Commission voted March 13 to put the “super drunk” law into effect locally.

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Published March 19, 2012

BIRMINGHAM— A mere two weeks after the Birmingham City Commission approved the sale of beer and wine coolers at municipal golf courses, the city announced the hire of a new clubhouse manager, who, among her other duties, will oversee the sales.

Jacquelyn Brito has been hired to oversee operations at both the Lincoln Hills and Springdale golf courses, according to Public Services Director Lauren Wood. Brito was selected from a large group of candidates, said Wood, and her impressive background made her ideal for the position.

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Published March 19, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — As fashion enthusiasts flip through the pages of their latest copy of Vogue magazine in search of this year’s spring styles, they may notice a trend: Old is new again. In fact, according to Mary Milstead, founder of the online boutique Detroit Fashion Vault, vintage clothing has been at the forefront of the fashion industry for nearly 15 years.

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Published March 19, 2012

long-awaited sunshine usher in a season of proms, graduations and general revelry as school lets out for the year.

While students have certainly earned the right to cut loose and celebrate their accomplishments, the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition is working to ensure festivities don’t include underage drinking.

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Published March 19, 2012

FRANKLIN — Thanks to funding provided by the millage increase voters approved Feb. 28 as part of a special ballot election, the Franklin Village Administrative Offices and the Franklin Police Department are once again open five days a week, restoring Friday hours.

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Published March 14, 2012

The stars were out in Birmingham last weekend as the second annual Uptown Film Festival returned to the Birmingham 8 Theater and the Palladium 12. From March 8-10, film enthusiasts from across metro Detroit and around the world flocked to Old Woodward to take in a number of independent movies, many of which were made right here in Michigan.

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Published March 14, 2012

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS — With the onset of the spring season, the acting troupes at St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild in Bloomfield Hills and The Village Players in Birmingham are celebrating with new shows that will have audiences laughing away their winter blues.

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Published March 14, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — In its 90th year, The Community House will hold its first black-tie gala March 24.

The evening will include dinner, dancing and celebrating the importance of helping local youth, said Community House President and CEO Camille Jayne.

“We want to let people know what we’re doing, especially for young people. I thought that it would be a good idea to host an annual gala, one that people know happens every year as a fundraiser to support The Community House, for loyal supporters and to introduce new supporters.”

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Published March 14, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Downtown Birmingham is known for its exceptional selection of retail shops, but when the sun sets on Old Woodward, there’s no reason to head home. Some local watering holes say they’re the perfect place to kick back with a cocktail and hear some great live music.

South bar co-owner Beth Spadafore said most people only think of the bar as a dance club, but she said it has live music every weekend.

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Published March 14, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILSS — Last month, seventh- through 10th-graders enrolled in Bloomfield Hills Schools had the chance to decide the colors and mascot for their future alma mater, Bloomfield Hills High School. By the end of March, those students will know what the mascot will look like as well.

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Published March 14, 2012

BIRMINGHAM —The City Commission voted March 5 to install automated payment machines at two more of Birmingham’s parking garages, eliminating the need for four full-time attendants.

The move should save the city about $225,000 annually in wages, according to Assistant City Engineer Brendan Cousino, though the initial expenditure to have two pay-in-lane machines installed at the North Old Woodward parking structure and the Pierce Street parking structure will be $79,661.

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Published March 6, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris ruled Feb. 15 that until an actual incident occurs, the court will not rule that Bloomfield Township’s medical marijuana ordinances are invalid. The judgment was a disappointment to the plaintiff, dubbed Richard Roe, and his legal team, who filed the suit back in 2010.

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