Online Yoga, Others Seek Trade Licensing Wiscasset


The pandemic has pushed Cynthia Brown’s yoga teaching online. The change worked so well, including attracting students from across the country, that Brown kept classes web-only. And now, working remotely has allowed her to move from Massachusetts to Wiscasset and “incredible Maine,” she told the Wiscasset newspaper in an Oct. 28 phone interview. A home in Maine is a family dream come true, after years of visiting the Midcoast, including East Boothbay. Brown and her husband Richard Davis spent their honeymoon in Camden.

Brown’s Pure Light Yoga at is among the companies vying for licenses at the Nov. 1 Wiscasset Selectors’ Meeting. According to documents released on October 27, the others are Back River Bistro65 Gardiner Road; Marcoux Family Farm, LLC, 179 Gibbs Road; and Chez Lucy Begonia, 681 Bath Road.

Matthew Hincks said by phone Oct. 28 that he and his wife Crystal opened Lucy Begonia’s Sept. 1 at the former Nonny’s Nook in Marketplace Plaza. He said she was selling clothes and gifts online and wanted to open a business. They bought Nonny’s Nook from family friend Sandra Miller, he continued.

“We thought it would be a great idea to keep it in Wiscasset because it’s a great town and a wonderful community and (has) great business potential, so we thought we’d give it a shot.” About two months later, everything went really well, tweaking the layout a bit, getting to know the customers, and adding about one new vendor a week, he said.

And Bonnie Marcoux, a 1991 Wiscasset High School graduate, said she and her husband Chris, a retired and disabled Navy veteran, started making maple syrup “just as a hobby and we grew and every year we get bigger, and we decided to turn it into a business. She said Marcoux Family Farm has 30 acres and a lease on more, hopes to expand to 1,500 taps, will open the sugar shack year-round and will also sell eggs and more. The couple met when the two joined the fire department.

Also on Nov. 1, selectors are expected to consider approving Police Chief Lawrence Hesseltine’s use of distracted driving and impaired driving grants. Both are from the Highway Safety Bureau, according to meeting documents.


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