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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 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS — On June 8, Cranbrook Kingswood senior Madison Romney will join her friends at the school’s prom to celebrate the end of their high school tenure and to look forward to new adventures ahead. But Romney will be wearing a dress that puts her years of community service on display for everyone to see.

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Published June 4, 2012

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 May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Many people think of Birmingham as a city centered around its thriving downtown life, with plenty of places to eat, shop and socialize. Some don’t realize, though, that tucked away all around the community are an assortment of beautiful parks, nature trails and other recreation areas where residents can go to escape the city’s bustle and just relax.

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Published May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — On Sunday, when Janan and Sam Kakos watch their son, Dylan, receive his diploma from Groves High School, they will no doubt be proud of his achievement. In fact, they’re proud to say that all of their children, some older and some younger than Dylan, have or will soon graduate from the school — all 10 of them.

Dylan, 18, will be the seventh of the Kakos children to graduate from Groves High School with honors. Dylan’s mother said she’s blessed to have seen all of her children grow and excel in the Birmingham Public Schools district.

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Published May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The next time you head out for a leisurely day in downtown Birmingham’s Shain Park, be sure to bring your laptop. The park now offers free wireless Internet access to visitors.

The Wi-Fi service was first made available in the park nearly a month ago, according to City Manager Robert Bruner, and since then he hasn’t heard much of a response from residents. But while he might not be getting much feedback about the new amenity, he said he and other city workers have spotted plenty of park patrons utilizing the Wi-Fi.

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Published May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — After a short and to-the-point discussion, the Birmingham City Commission voted May 21 to adopt the budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which contains $65.3 million in municipal expenditures.

There were a number of cuts made from the originally proposed budget, which was thoroughly vetted by the commission at a hearing April 21, according to City Manager Robert Bruner. But compared to years past, he said, the budget left most city departments relatively unscathed.

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Published May 29, 2012

• Beyond Juice — 270 W. Maple
• Kilwin’s Chocolates — 162 N. Old Woodward
• The Cupcake Station — 136 N. Old Woodward
• Brooklyn Pizza — 111 Henrietta
• The Corner Bar — 100 Townsend
• The Rugby Grille — 101 Townsend
• Cosi — 101 N. Old Woodward
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Published May 22, 2012

Toledo, Mich. As strange as that sounds, it almost became a reality nearly 200 years ago during the Toledo War. In the mid-1830s, Michigan and Ohio were at odds over boundary lines, and the two states each thought the city rightfully belonged to them.

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Published May 21, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Around the world, there are millions of people living without adequate health care. Though many pharmaceutical companies donate products to poverty or disaster-stricken areas, they can’t donate the doctors it takes to deliver and administer those medications. That, according to Ellie Tholen, is where Project HOPE comes in.

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Published May 21, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The custom creations of jewelry designer Barbara Boz have adorned some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, including Oprah Winfrey and Courtney Cox. But after a recent visit to Washington, D.C., Boz can now say she’s decorated some of the most powerful women in the world.

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Published May 21, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center will once again present Art Birmingham, its annual fine art fair, May 26 and 27 in Shain Park. The juried art show, now in its 31st year, has been a favorite among artists and art enthusiasts alike since its inception, according to BBAC President and CEO Annie VanGelderen.

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Published May 21, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The 28-year-old Redford woman who police believe fired a gun in downtown Birmingham last month pleaded not guilty May 8 in Oakland County’s 48th District Court.

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Published May 16, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Some kids like to climb trees. Others like to run on the grass, or maybe dig in the dirt. But at Birmingham Covington School, students are spending their time working to preserve the environment, so future generations of kids have a place to play.

“For years, we’ve been asking our kids to be agents of change,” said BCS teacher Pauline Roberts. “It’s all about taking action — see a need, fill a need.”

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Published May 16, 2012

Greg Bator knows a thing or two about senior living. As an attorney specializing in the needs of older adults, Bator has plenty of experience working with seniors and the families that care for them. The task of helping those seniors was one he enjoyed and took very seriously.

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Published May 14, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — A 75-year-old Bloomfield Hills woman crashed her vehicle through the front window of a hair salon near East Maple Road and Woodward Avenue May 7.

According to police, this is the second time in less than six months that the woman has had an accident on the property.

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