Photographed on March 7, 1994, Richard Ellis, center, started Ellis Music Co. Inc. in 1946. The company president is his son David, left, and its treasurer is his daughter, Joan Bassett. The company, located on Route 107 in Royalton, Vt., rents out more than 10,000 band instruments throughout Vermont and much of New Hampshire. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Photographed on March 7, 1994, Richard Ellis, center, started Ellis Music Co. Inc. in 1946. The company president is his son David, left, and its treasurer is his daughter, Joan Bassett. The company, located on Route 107 in Royalton, Vt., rents out more than 10,000 band instruments throughout Vermont and much of New Hampshire. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Photographed on Feb. 6, 1994, Cynthia Ou, left, opened a restaurant in Hanover, N.H., with help from two of her children, Eddy and Emily Ou. Ou had been running a Chinese restaurant in the Dartmouth Medical School cafeteria for over two decades, serving over a million lunches. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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