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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 January 18, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Look out Birmingham, the models are coming. That’s what the City Commission decided at its meeting Jan. 9, when it gave the green light for the first-ever Michigan F.A.S.H. Fest to be held in Shain Park this fall.

F.A.S.H., which stands for Fashion, Art, Sound and History, is the idea of Leslie Ann Pilling of Presence II Productions, who described the event to the Birmingham City Commission as a “glorified show and tell for all ages.”

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Published January 18, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bloomfield Hills City Commission passed a resolution Jan. 10 asking the Michigan Public Service Commission to change its standards on how much time energy companies have to respond to downed power lines.

The commission joined several neighboring communities in signing the resolution. Royal Oak initiated the move in December, when a power line fell onto a house, sparking a fire, and DTE didn’t arrive to the scene for two hours, despite favorable weather.

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Published January 16, 2012

The Bloomfield Hills City Commission passed a resolution Jan. 10 asking the Michigan Public Service Commission to change its standards on how much time energy companies have to respond to downed power lines.

The commission joined several neighboring communities in signing the resolution. Royal Oak initiated the move in December, when a power line fell onto a house, sparking a fire, and DTE didn’t arrive to the scene for two hours, despite favorable weather.

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Published January 11, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Come spring, the city of Birmingham will hit the streets to take a detailed inventory of the tree stock, thanks to a grant from the Urban and Community Forestry Program.

“We’re really excited about it. We’ve been successful getting various other grants for forestry. This is one of the next areas that we did want to accomplish, to do a tree inventory,” said Birmingham Public Services Director Lauren Wood.

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Published January 11, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The Community House will host its annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16. The event, now in its 20th year, will have a couple of twists added to the traditional program, according to event Co-Chair Meriel Parker.

“We are delighted to build upon the momentum developed during the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration by expanding our collaborative partnership focus,” said Parker.

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Published January 11, 2012

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Now that the holiday parties and New Year’s revelry are over, chances for a night on the town have dwindled. Luckily, this weekend marks the opening of some new shows at two local theater companies in hopes of getting people out of the house and into the audience.

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Published January 11, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Just short of the release of the annual crime report for 2011, the Birmingham Police Department says that crime has increased in the city — but just barely.

According to Cmdr. Terry Kiernan, as of Dec. 1, 2011, Part A crimes had increased 1.737 percent from 2010. Part A crimes are described as robberies, burglaries, larcenies, fraud, computer crimes, vandalism and damage to property, and retail fraud. Those incidents went up from 748 in 2010 to 761 as of late 2011.

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Published January 10, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — When it comes to sales, image is everything. Just ask Shayna Moon, a 20-year-old college student who’s found success making and selling lip balm that appeals to, well, everyone, she said.

Moon started Buy This Balm, LLC, with the idea to make all-natural cosmetics with no frills. The Seaholm graduate says her business plan is all about quality and design.

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Published January 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Just short of the release of the annual crime report for 2011, the Birmingham Police Department says that crime has increased in the city — but just barely.

According to Cmdr. Terry Kiernan, as of Dec. 1, 2011, Part A crimes had increased 1.737 percent from 2010. Part A crimes are described as robberies, burglaries, larcenies, fraud, computer crimes, vandalism and damage to property, and retail fraud. Those incidents went up from 748 in 2010 to 761 as of late 2011.

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Published January 4, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Public Schools district as a whole can now boast an impressive new accreditation, in addition to the individual honors the schools have previously earned.

AdvancED, the world’s largest educational community and accreditation organization, sent a team of eight educators to Birmingham Dec. 11-14 for a Quality Assurance Review, and the team recommended the district for full accreditation status. This is the first time the district has sought such an evaluation for the entire district.

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Published January 4, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — December brought much more than the holiday season for the city of Birmingham and its police officers. Early in the month, the Police Officers Association arrived at a new collective bargaining agreement that will last through June of 2013.

Assistant City Manager Joseph Valentine said the arbitration, which was settled within one day, is a win-win for the city and the union.

“I think it’s a victory for both parties. As much as it helps the city in controlling city costs, it helps the police officers going forward.”

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Published January 4, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Those weren’t just jingle bells you heard last month. According to many retailers in Birmingham, that ringing was the sound of cash registers in the midst of a bountiful holiday shopping season.

John Heiney, executive director of the Principal Shopping District, said several merchants he’s spoken with over the past few weeks have reported good holiday sales. In fact, most told Heiney that they expect to exceed last year’s totals.

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Published December 30, 2011

Those weren’t just jingle bells you heard last month. According to many retailers in Birmingham, that ringing was the sound of cash registers in the midst of a bountiful holiday shopping season.

John Heiney, executive director of the Principal Shopping District, said several merchants he’s spoken with over the past few weeks have reported good holiday sales. In fact, most told Heiney that they expect to exceed last year’s totals.

Frank Caruso, owner of Caruso Caruso, said he was one of the fortunate ones who saw an increase in sales this season.

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Published December 23, 2011

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — If you’re looking to get the kids off the couch while they’re home from school this holiday break, head over to Cranbrook Institute of Science. The museum is hosting a new exhibit called “Life on Earth!” featuring “Explore Evolution,” where visitors can learn about biodiversity through the ages.

The purpose behind the exhibit, according to geologist and paleontologist John Zawiskie, is to show people the beauty of diversity in nature and how the impact of human activity could be putting that beauty at risk.

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Published December 23, 2011

With the new year on the horizon, local gyms and fitness centers will undoubtedly see an increase in use as people try to achieve New Year’s resolutions of varying weight loss and fitness goals.

An increasing number of fitness alternatives are combining cardio and toning aspects, and many fitness centers are offering a variety of group fitness classes ranging from Zumba and spinning to kickboxing and water aerobics.

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