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Petline9: Dierks

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Dierks is a 3-year-old spaniel mix.

He can be picky when it comes to other dogs and is not too fond of cats but absolutely enjoys being around people. He likes to sit on your lap and cuddle. 

He has successfully completed his treatment from heartworm disease and is ready for a home.

You can call the Washington Animal Rescue League and see if Dierks is the right dog for your home.  

Rialto’s Executive Chef, Ryan Fichter, Lists 5 Must Try Dishes for Brunch

Rialto’s Executive Chef, Ryan Fichter, Lists 5 Must Try Dishes for Brunch

Breakfast, inarguably is the most important meal of the day, it becomes an instant celebration in the form of the weekend brunch.  As we head into the stressful holiday season, what better way to enjoy this repast than to have someone else make if for you, and if that someone is the staff at Georgetown's newest Italian eatery, Rialto, you can't go wrong.

Diners can enjoy brunch at Rialto on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The restaurant will be serving delicious brunch selections to satisfy the most discerning patrons and palettes. “From creative egg dishes to morning libations, we want to allow our customers to have the perfect start to a weekend morning,” says executive chef Ryan Fichter.“Sleep in a little later than usual, take your time, and head over to Rialto for the pleasure of having our staff pamper you,” he says.

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.

5 Reasons to Give a Restaurant Gift Card for the Holidays

5 Reasons to Give a Restaurant Gift Card for the Holidays

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are more than 980,000 restaurants in the country making it a $660 billion industry. Why does America have so many restaurants and people spend so much in them? The answer is simple: we are a country that likes to dine out. Keeping that in mind, those who are trying to decide what to purchase for holiday gifts this year may want to consider restaurant gift cards for several family members and friends on their list.

“Just about everyone likes to dine out and especially when they are not picking up the tab for the meal,” explains Ryan Fichter, the executive chef at Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown. “People enjoy giving and getting gift cards. They have become a sign of our times and are not going away anytime soon.”

The Huxley's One Year Anniversary Party

(WUSA9)--- The Huxley is the newest hot spot for DC's growing nightlife for Washington's mix of business, media and social power players.   

Rialto, Georgetown’s New Italian Restaurant, Introduces Lunch Menu

Rialto, Georgetown’s New Italian Restaurant, Introduces Lunch Menu

Chef Fichter’s Special Menu Combines Traditional Favorites with Contemporary Dishes


Rialto, Georgetown's new Italian restaurant, will now be serving their deliciously prepared menu items during lunch hour. The restaurant has created and crafted new dishes for the perfect business lunch, private party, or meet up with friends and family, as well as offering the complete dinner menu.