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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 19, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — It took a year, but the city of Bloomfield Hills finally has a woodlands ordinance on the books to prevent clear-cutting trees within the city.

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Published June 19, 2012

SOUTHFIELD — For a third year, the Southfield Department of Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the Police and Fire departments to host a Family Fun and Safety Night June 27, where guests of all ages can come to have a good time and learn a thing or two about how to stay safe in their neighborhood.

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Published June 19, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — After a three-month search, the Birmingham Public Schools Board of Education has found the person that they’d like to serve as the next superintendent of the district. Dr. Daniel Nerad of Madison, Wis., was approved by the board during its meeting June 11.

“We are so very pleased with the results of the search,” said Susan Hill, board president. “He just has an extensive wealth of experience that he’s bringing to Birmingham.”

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Published June 13, 2012

On Sunday, like many fathers across the country, Sterling Heights resident Don Lux will get the chance to enjoy some quality time with his children. But Lux won’t be in front of the TV this Father’s Day, enjoying some down time while his kids shower him with gifts. Instead, he’ll be on the sidelines like any other weekend, cheering them on at yet another baseball game.

“We usually have games on Father’s Day and Mother’s Day,” said Lux with a laugh. “When we get a chance to play baseball, we’re usually out there.”

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Published June 13, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — During the summer months, many families like to take their activities outdoors so they can soak up as much of the weather as they can before the chilly temperatures inevitably blow back to town. From board games to family dinners, plenty of fun can be had outside. In Birmingham, even the traditional movie night can be savored under the summer stars.

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Published June 13, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — This year, The Community House in downtown Birmingham is celebrating its 90th birthday, and they’re inviting the whole neighborhood to the party.

On June 19, THC will host the 90 and Beyond luncheon, recognizing people, businesses and homes in the area it serves that are 90 years of age and older. Community House President and CEO Camille Jayne said the celebration is a way to say thank you to the neighbors of TCH that have been there and helped the organization along its journey.

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Published June 13, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — It was the beginning of April when the calls started coming in. And then the emails, followed by visits to a City Commission meeting. After two incidents involving guns in downtown Birmingham within just one month, residents were voicing their concerns to City Manager Robert Bruner about whether or not the city was safe.

In the weeks that followed, the city launched an investigation to try to pinpoint any tangible problems within the downtown area, to no avail. The incidents seemed to be a fluke, and residents’ concerns fell away.

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Published June 13, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Thanks to a piece of legislation passed late last year, 1.4-gram consumer-grade fireworks like bottle rockets and Roman candles can now be legally purchased in Michigan. And as Independence Day revelers prepare for the Fourth by stocking up on their favorite illuminations, local fire and police forces get ready for what could prove to be a trying holiday.

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Published June 12, 2012

Nearly one month after an 18-year-old Troy man was arrested in Birmingham with an M1 rifle slung across his back, open-carry advocates from around metro Detroit appeared before the Birmingham City Commission June 11 to protest what they say are unjust charges.

“Sean Combs got illegally arrested by the Birmingham Police Department,” said protester Jeff Kroll of Eastpointe. “They just had a problem with what he was doing. It’s a straight civil rights thing. Next time they could just arrest you for wearing red on Sunday.”

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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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