Has anyone told you today how awesome you are?

I don't know about you, but lately it seems like I only hear the bad news, not the good. Whatever happened to the expression I've got bad news AND good news for you?

Whether watching the news, waiting in line, or scrolling through my FaceBook feed, it just seems so easy for folks to dwell on the negative, that I find, they often do.

Why are we so focused on the negative people? Honestly, I don't know. Winter doldrums affecting us all with a bad case of SAD perhaps? Our team did suffer a Super Bowl loss and Punxsutawney saw his shadow. The superflu King wrote about in " The Stand" seems less post-apocalyptic and very en vogue with each new case reported so maybe we are all just legitimately sick and tired.

So how do we cheer up guys? Lucky people might take a trip to somewhere sunny and warm (we won't cry for You Argentina), but for those of us that can't get away-- lets celebrate! We can celebrate a job well done, an anniversary, a birthday, heck we should celebrate just making it through another Monday! This month we can even celebrate with a holiday, that's right, Valentine's Day!

I for one am so excited for the middle of February when a little heart appears in the center of my calendar calling me to a day of love and appreciation for others. February 14th has gotten a bad rap over the years because of its implied exclusivity to only couples, but I don't buy into that and neither should you. Whether you are in a partnership or not, we should all be able to share an act of kindness, selflessness and love.

Even if you find yourself without a sweetheart, consider spreading an act of kindness this Valentine's Day. If we all share some positivity maybe we can find some good news to share.

Let's focus on LOVE people!

All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt ~ Charles Schulz

Valentines Day may be credited to the Romans as far back as the fifth century. The Romans held a festival called Lupercalia on the 15th of February which officially began their springtime. When Christianity spread, the holiday moved to the 14th as a saint day celebrating several early Christian martyrs named Valentine.

Have a special Valentine message to share with a special someone? Send your messages and pictures to info@bournetv.com and we will run them on our community bulletin board on Wednesday, February 14th. Let's share some lovely things.

 Public BTV 13 Updates
On BTV 13 this month be sure to catch a program created in partnership between The Bourne Historical Society and Bourne TV, 'Window to Bourne's Past and Present' . Hosted by Mavis Robinson the show features long time residents and Bourne enthusiasts, like recent guest, selectman, Peter Meier. "Windows" airs every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

FUNN (Fulfilling Unmet Needs Now ) is an empowerment workshop for women, boys and girls. Facilitators Sherry Tucker Brown and Sharon Sodekson share unique stories with the community.  Next scheduled guest on FUNN, Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and CEO, Marie Oliva. See this episode on Wednesday, February 21st at 8:30 pm and again March 7th, BTV 13.
So, what are you watching these days?

Are you interested in a creating a show?Want to learn how to take a camera out in the community? We really want to hear from you! What would you like to see more of from BTV? Please reach out to us and let us know so that we can provide you with the best community service as possible!

 Peter Meier and Mavis Robinson on 'Windows to Bourne's Past and Present' See this episode Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm on BTV 13.

Mary Truong - Executive Director, Office for Refugees and Immigrants, Commonwealth of Massachusetts on a recent taping of FUNN with Sherry Tucker Brown and Sharon Sodekson.
Pictured above; Robbie Wick and Molly Baptist on 'Molly's Daily Meltdown'

Coming up on Monday, February 12th the Bourne Middle and High School Science Fair and Expo from 5:30-7:30pm in the high school gym.
Climate Change Documentaries on BTV 14
Ms. Aflague's 8th grade science classes were back in the studio these past few weeks tackling the major issue of "Climate Change." 100 students contributed as Communication Managers, Climate Scientists, Environmental Scientists and Conservation Scientists looking at how plants, animals, people, land mass and air quality are all affected by greenhouse emissions and global temperature rise.

These students did a tremendous job investigating these heavy issues and understanding that these are real life problems that their generation will be faced with.

You can catch these documentaries on BTV 14 beginning on Friday, February 9th at 5:30pm.

BTV really enjoyed working with these students and look forward to sharing their discoveries with you.

Government News
 It is our top priority to provide transparency in our government and we take great pride in the service we provide to the residents of Bourne.

BTV broadcasts LIVE Finance Committee, Sewer Commissioner, Selectmen Meetings, School Committee, Planning Board and Town Meetings. Meeting space and availability permitting, we also provide LIVE coverage of the School Building Committee as well as the Wastewater Facility Design and Building Committee. When we cannot provide LIVE coverage we record for rebroadcast. All of our meetings are available the next day on our website in addition to replaying by 1 p.m.
 If the meeting is government related it will be available on our BTV 15 video on demand. The School Committee and School Building will be available on our BTV 14 video on demand. We share these links to our Facebook page and the Bourne Residents page as well.

In the event viewing on TV or the internet is not feasible we can also supply a DVD copy by request.
~Jennifer McGrail
Director of Operations
 Bourne Community TV
Thank you for being a valued member of BTV. If you have an idea for a program, are interested in volunteering, know some kids who would be interested in creating some fun videos- we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at info@bournetv.com