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Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Julia Walter of Boffi and Brian Fell of Maxalto designed an Italian-themed tree that includes a Tuscany Villa getaway and gift certificates from local Italian restaurants and beauty salon.

Spectacular holiday trees and décor are now on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in anticipation of the 8th Annual Georgetown Jingle held this Sunday, December 15th. The event benefits pediatric programs at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Restaurant closures include hospital store rodents

WASHINGTON  (WUSA9) -- A hospital gift shop shut down for rodents and a popular pizza chain closed for health violations. Those and other restaurant risks in WUSA9's Restaurant Alert.

Updated: To see a photo gallery with hundreds of Washington area restaurant closures since 2012 click here.

UPDATE: 3 men shot in DC Monday night

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --  D.C. police are investigating three shootings that occurred Monday night shootings.

The first shooting happened at 9:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of U Street SE, say police. A man was shot in the stomach. He was conscious when he was transported to the hospital, according to police. They do not have a suspect in the shooting.

At approximately 10:43 p.m. another man was shot in the leg in the 1600 block of Levis Street NE. He was also conscious when transported to the hospital and no suspect has been identified at this time.

The third shooting was fatal. A 26-year-old man was found shot in the chest and abdomen outside the 1900 block of 17th Street SE at 10:50 p.m., say police. He was transported to a hospital and later died.

Police later identified the man as Anthony Robinson of Southeast.

Italo Ceramica Celebrated its First US Showroom with Grand Opening Event

Italo Ceramica Celebrated its First US Showroom with Grand Opening Event

The Italian retailer now open in Rockville, Maryland offers Versace and Bisazza tiles, among many others

Italo Ceramica, a ceramic tile retailer with 36 stores in Europe, celebrated the opening of its first US showroom located at 725 Rockville Pike in Rockville, Maryland this month. The Italo Ceramica team welcomed more than 120 design industry professionals, media and customers for a grand opening celebration with special guests Andrea Bacchini, North America Market Director for Imola Ceramica, Italo Ceramica’s partner, and artist Alexander Stefan, who exhibited his photography. Stefan also raffled off one of his works during the evening event.

#GiveJoy to a child for the holiday season

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- LOG ON TO http://www.wusa9.com/givejoy to donate a toy or money to children via "Volunteers of America." 

Jan Jeffcoat is out on assignment and it's a GREAT assignment! Jan's in Prince George's County helping to kick off our holiday virtual toy drive!

WUSA9 has teamed up with the Volunteers of America Chesapeake on a new one-of-a-kind holiday campaign called "Give Joy" and it gives you a chance to help needy kids and families this holiday season with the click of a button. We're calling it a JOY DRIVE and you can buy a toy, donate or just send a holiday message virtually - from home, from work, from anywhere!

Between now and mid December Jan and the whole team here at wusa 9 will be bringing you stories about the people you can help. If you follow her on Twitter @JanJeffcoat you can get live twitter updates.

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica's Grand Opening Event, which is open to the public, is Thursday, November 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Yarn bombs color streets, strengthen communities

WASHINGTON -- Look closely , and you'll notice something special about the greenery at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts community center on U Street: It's made entirely of yarn.

"We wanted to play on the contrast and decorate the outside with something that you don't traditionally see in this urban jungle," says Stacy Cantrell, 41, the curator of the Smith Center's knit graffiti.

The nonprofit's display is the latest iteration of the craft trend that's been coloring city streets for about a decade; Yarn bombing, the act of crocheting and knitting unexpected pieces for public display. Leanne Prain, author of Yarn Bombing who may have coined the term, says "bombing" is a word often used in street art to describe "something explosive you do really fast," like "spraypaint subway cars" and now, cover public property in knitting. Hurry and take an iPhone picture, because the pops of woven color go up quickly and have limited life-spans.