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[ NOTE: Please take the time to register for this Social area of GowandaOnline. A lot of the Social Community content is only available to those who are logged in to the area. Also, since the majority of the content in this part of the site will be the result of user posts, it will tale a bit of participation and time to build up content initialy.]

August 20, 2013

Welcome to the new Social Community and the redesigned GowandaOnline website. Hopefully, you will find this to be a useful resource. Clicking on the GowandaOnline banner at the top of the page will take you back to our Entrance/About Us page. Clicking on "Main Menu" on the menu bar above will bring you back to this page form anywhere in our Social section. There is a link to the Archives side of GowandaOnline above and to the left.

Our Community Calendar and Weather information will always be to the right throughout the Social Community section here. Clicking on a date on the calendar will bring up the calendar app. If you are logged in at the time, you will also be able to post to the calendar. The Community Calendar is for events of general community interest. You can post your personal events directly via your wall.

Chat - When you are logged in, a Facebnook style Instant Message box will be available at the bottom right of the page. There is also a Chat Room link near the top left which opens our chat room area. There are a few generic room that will be initially available to you and you can open additional temporary rooms, if you want to. If any group or organization would like a new permanent room added to the area, please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Chat room can be open or closed (require passwords) as needed.

 Top Menu Bar - Primary navigation options in this section can be found in the Main Menu bar at the top of the page. The Main Wall option takes you to the main community wall (similar to the News Feed at Facebook). The My Wall option will take you to your personal user wall area and all of your personal, posting and media options. Please note the padlock icon next to the Post button. It will set the privacy level of your post (public / friends of friends / friends). In case you are unfamiliar with the term 'Jing', it refers to a program for saving what you see and/or hear on your computer to a file. It also applies to those saved files. More about this at: The wall system here is powered by JomWall and you can find a YouTube posting tutorial at: You can also find a JomWall demo site at: and use the demo user log ins to see how the walls work.

Forums - Our discussion board area. Please feel free to suggest addition topics or sub-topics to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Directory - This area has been set aside for Gowanda-area businesses, community groups and organization to post contact information. The directory is located outside of the main GowandaOnline site and will require a separate registration to log in.

Alumni Directory - This area allows GCS alumni and their teacher to post their contact information by graduation class. Please note that the address line of the form is your complete address (street, city, state & zip code). When the listing is viewed, the address will be displayed on a Google Maps locator. A field has been provided for a website address in case you want to include a personal site or, maybe, your page on Facebook, etc.

Map It! - In the case of a community-wide event (lawn sales, christmas light displays, etc) GowandaOnline can produce a map locating all of the individuals participating. The Map It! secton contains a form for submitting individual information to be included on a map as well as to any map(s) currently active.

Gowanda Tri-County Classifieds - This online classifieds area allows you to post online ads in the Gowanda area. It is not connected to any other print media outside of GowandaOnline. Please note: the management has no control over what any user of the site post here, or anywhere else on the site and does not guarantee the validity of any ad. Use your own best judgement in any dealings with any buyers/sellers.

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Latest Events

Thu Sep 21 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Book Sale - Collins Library
Fri Sep 22 @11:00AM - 08:00PM
Book Sale - Collins Library
Fri Sep 22 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Skiffle Minstrels Concert at Collins Library
Sat Sep 23 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Book Sale - Collins Library
Sat Sep 23 @ 1:00PM -
GCS Varsity Football
Fri Sep 29 @ 7:00PM -
GCS Varsity Football
Sat Sep 30 @ 9:00AM -
Harvest Heritage Fall Festival
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GCS Varsity Football
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GCS Varsity Football
Tue Oct 17 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Excel Basics Computer Class

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