Maine resident Ben Parks-Stamm was a contestant on Jeopardy on Tuesday, March 6 — but sadly, he lost. The Princeton University graduate was tripped up in Final Jeopardy, when he did not know that the question to the final answer was “Who was Jack Kerouac?” The beat generation writer, of French-Canadian heritage, was a native of Lowell, Mass. A 32-year-old apple farmer from Winthrop, Parks-Stamm graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. During his free time, he enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking and canoeing. He and his wife Betsy own the Kennebec Cider Company, and make hard cider.
Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a University of Maine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, taken belly dancing classes, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.Follow @rockblogsterbdn