Our important stories from the previous week included 'veery' smart birds, Christmas cheer, a local comeback, seasonal driver warnings, and a stalled police cadet class. 

Can birds help predict the weather? Amy Cherry talks to a Delaware State professor who thinks migratory patterns can help better predict meteorological developments: 

Everyone knows that once Halloween is done--and often weeks before it's over--it's Christmas season. Wilmington's getting a jump on the seasonal cheer with a new pop-up bar, and Sean Greene takes us on a tour of the festivities:

It's a second act for a beloved community farm that shut down in the wake of a massive, devastating fire. Mike Phillips brings us coverage of their debut:

With Santa telling all his deer to get in shape for the time of the year when they'll be doing the most work, Mark Fowser tells motorists need to keep an eye out while they're driving for roadway hazards of the four-legged variety: 

A Wilmington Police Department class of cadets is on hold while city council members address their concerns over diversity, with more coverage from Sean Greene: