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Ronnie Estoque is a South Seattle-based freelance writer, photographer and videographer. You can view more of his work at ricoinframe.com.

South End’s iconic Mutual Fish to close Saturday

This piece originally appeared in the South Seattle Emerald, republished here with permission. Since 1947, the Yoshimura family has operated Mutual Fish Company, a retail and wholesale seafood market based in Seattle that in more...

West Seattle’s Khmer Friendship Garden bridges generations

For nearly two decades, Khmer elders at High Point in West Seattle tended to a plot of land as a Market Garden through the P-Patch Program. Crops raised from the land were donated to...

Future of Filipinx History and Ethnic Studies in Limbo Amid SPS Budget Deficit

This piece originally appeared in the South Seattle Emerald, republished here with permission. Last October, the Emerald reported on a celebration held at Hood Famous for the launching of Filipinx American U.S. History courses...

Itsumono celebrates grand opening in Seattle’s historic Japantown

On Jan. 24, Itsumono, a Japanese restaurant located in Seattle’s Historic Japantown, celebrated its grand opening. They had been softly opened since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, but finally removed their wooden...

Musang’s new Filipino restaurant Kilig is coming to the Chinatown-ID

(This article originally appeared in the South Seattle Emerald online and is republished with permission.) Melissa Miranda, owner and chef at Filipino restaurant Musang, is embarking on another journey in 2023: the opening of Kilig...

An expanded Filipinx American History and ethnic studies curriculum launches in Seattle Public Schools

(This article was originally published in the South Seattle Emerald on October 25, 2022, and has been republished under an agreement.) On Oct. 14, local community members gathered at Hood Famous in the Chinatown-International District...

Wing Luke Museum hosts Multiversal Magical House Party

On September 17, the Wing Luke Museum hosted their “Multiversal Magic” House Party, inspired by the blockbuster movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Event attendees showed up in bold costumes to enjoy the various...

White Center pop-market brings community together

On August 13, the White Center Community Development Association hosted the “Made in White Center Pop-Up Market”, which hosted local vendors, music, and artists on 16th Ave SW. Helen Shor-Wong, Program Manager with Anti-Displacement...

Photos: Car show rolls into the Chinatown-ID

On July 30, 2022 a plethora of cars filled 6th Ave S next to Hing Hay Park for the first annual car show hosted by Namsayin in conjunction with the CID Celebration. A total...

CIDBIA’s Year of the Tiger Lunar New Year celebration draws hundreds down to Chinatown-ID

All photos by Ronnie Estoque. Originally, the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) intended to host their New Year Celebration event on Feb 5. Eventually they rescheduled the event due to a surge in COVID...