New and improved Know-it-all website launched

30th April 2010, Comments 0 comments

A new version of the community website has been launched to support the English-speaking community of Geneva, Vaud and neighbouring France.

Used in conjunction with the Know-it-all passport® guide, the new website aims to keep the community up-to-date with the latest information on a wide range of topics including schools and universities, winter activities, daycare facilities outings and trips.

A major addition to the site, reflecting the design of the latest edition of Know-it-all passport®, is a new Events Calendar, which includes details of events ranging from exhibitions and local fairs to sporting events and theatre shows.

Another new section, News Update, provides snippets of information on a variety of subjects covering anything from leisure activities and suggestions for walks, to newly-formed clubs or restaurant recommendations, written in the style of ‘one friend speaking to another’ – informal suggestions to help you get by in the region.

Also included in the site is a new section on local cinemas and theatres, which brings together listings from all the local venues.

Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman, editor of Know-it-all passport®, who was responsible for setting up said, “I was initially very nervous when we started making plans for the new site, in case it overlapped too much with the book. We had to be very careful to make sure the site complements the book in every sense, ensuring that customers have access to all the information they could possibly need!”

“In some cases, we have made a positive decision not to include a section which we know is already well-handled by another site. In these cases, we provide a direct link to that site to ensure visitors are never more than a click away from the information they require. We hope these sites will also, in time, provide links back to, providing the English-speaking community with one of the best networked information services in the area!”

True to their mission, the new site provides listings of external forums for people wishing to connect in the Geneva/Vaud area, including the Expatica forums, alongside its own new forum. also alerts its visitors to Expatica as an additional information resource.

Freelance website designer, Jenny Jeffreys, designed the new site and will take over the day-to-day running. She says, “It is obviously impossible for me to keep track of every new initiative in the region, so we invite visitors to submit their contributions, free of charge, via the various channels provided throughout the site. Not only will this ensure we have the very latest information, but it means remains true to its original philosophy, of providing recommendations from one friend to another.”

For further information please contact Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman (022 774 45 33, or Jenny Jeffreys (0033/450 20 44 34,

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