Top five Vashon Facebook Groups to join
By Catherine Brown, Photo & Business Editor
Over the last year, the amount of time people have been spending on their phones has increased dramatically. Many people around the world have spent their extra time scrolling through the internet doing who knows what. While in quarantine, social media has boomed, and that includes Facebook. There are probably over one hundred different Vashon Facebook Groups, but this list has narrowed it down to the top five recommendations.
To quote this Facebook Group’s “About” section, “if you get offended then this isn’t the group for you!” Joining the group is a solid option for getting comedic relief, while also getting mad about the world. Vashonites Rant will bring joy to those who like to argue about anything from traffic to vaccines. This group seems to be what many people need right now: a place to rant.
Vashon For All
Vashon For All is a great place to start for anyone searching for a new Vashon Facebook Group. The group has posts related to just about everything. Vashon For All is a group to ask questions, find recommendations, or read local updates. Want to post something but unsure of which group will get the most attention? Vashon For All is the best option.
Old Vashon Pictures & Stories
This group is for anyone who has been a part of the Vashon community for a while, or for anyone who would like to know the history of the island. Started by Brian Breno and Jim Sherman, Old Vashon Pictures & Stories is a group where over 5,800 members post their favorite pictures and memories of the old Vashon.
Like Vashon For All, there are posts related to many islander’s queries, but this group stands out due to its friendly neighborhood updates. Alongside posts about sales, there are many community updates on this group. Scroll through the latest updates on schools, public events, and clubs across the island. Out of all the groups to join, this one definitely has the greatest sense of small-town friendliness.
Barter, Buy, and Sell Vashon
This group is for those who like the other Vashon Facebook Groups, but just want to get to some serious business. People sell everything from cars to bedframes to pies. This is a great option to shop around without actually spending money.