Does size really matter?

By: Don Chaddock, The Telegraph
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Apparently, some folks are a bit miffed that the IMAX movie theater in El Dorado Hills doesn’t sport the massive screen like the IMAX theater in downtown Sacramento. As reported previously in the Telegraph by local scribe Art Garcia, the Town Center’s Regal movie house features IMAX digital technology for crisper images and clearer sound quality. It is not meant to be a neck-craning giant-screen extravaganza like the theater in that metropolis down the hill. Does size really matter? The Telegraph invites readers to give their thoughts by e-mailing me at * * * ARTISTIC LICENSE – Bill George, with 4th Congressional District Rep. Tom McClintock’s office, is letting high school students know the deadline for the Congressional Arts Competition is April 24. The contest is open to all high school students in the district. The winner’s work will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, the underground walkway leading to the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Each winning student will be invited, along with two guests, to an unveiling of the art and a reception in June. The winner will also receive three round-trip tickets to fly to the event. Contest guidelines and additional information are available at McClintock’s Web site * * * CLARKSVILLE DAY UPDATE — At 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, the small El Dorado Hills ghost town of Clarksville will get a bit lively with Clarksville Day. The Telegraph is publishing a special guide to the event on Wednesday, May 6. To reserve advertising space, call Karen Comes at 985-2581. If you’d like to get a sneak peek at the town, try volunteering for the next cleanup on April 18. Betty January, Clarksville Region Historical Society president, was thrilled with the turnout and progress made at their last cleanup on March 28. “Pat Thomsen was everywhere,” January writes in a recent e-mail. “Jim Englehart and Marilyn Gillham flattened out aluminum roofs and stuffed them on to the truck bed and hauled to recycle. Lloma Alameda never stopped working and could be seen everywhere. What a worker. “Raymond and Susan Hamarlund were seen piling ‘junk’ they collected on a pile by the road for tractor pick up. Others ‘hard at work’ were David Tavernetti and Bart Magoffin. I think I saw Ken Allen and Lloyd Johnson. Ken Wilkenson was also all over the place working on fences and hauling stuff.” If you’d like to volunteer to help cleanup the town on Saturday, April 18, give January a call at 933-3173. I’m sure they’d be happy for the help. Don Chaddock may be reached at 351-3753 or by e-mail at