Certainly. A “Society Page” is long past due. Sheesh! We could read about who was… and who was not… invited to browse in the VIP section of the new sports bar “restricted to sports celebrities”. After all, if the bar owner receives over $20 million in eco-devo tax dollars shouldn’t the local rag be able to tell us who he deems has “dignitary” status? We could read about the vacation spots… errr, conferences… flown off to by CVB groupies on our $1 million tax dollar gift. We could have weekly postings as to who moves to Grand Mere to sniff the rare air of the rich and famous… or local convenience store moguls. A “society page” would allow separation of obituaries. The “common” people’s burial notices would remain on Page 2. Those who now take up two or three columns telling of every trip they made to the orient of pilgramage they made through the halls of Harvard could be “moved up” to the new section.
Weddings that engage nationally acclaimed planners from the “big City” and are to be covered in the glossy pages of national magazines… such as this one… would have a home. After all… will this charming couple even want to mention that they made the “front page” of The Mercury? “The what?”, their 1,040 guests will queery? Now, if they were able to say they made the “Society Page” of one of the most acclaimed regional newspapers in the State…. Now, that would be sumpin’!!!!!!