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WNEP TV’s Mike Stevens has been traveling the Pennsylvania Road for 30 years.

In all that time, Mike has never lost sight of the original goal of the Pennsylvania Road assignment: to travel the back roads and country lanes of northeastern and central Pennsylvania in search of interesting people doing interesting things.

The Pennsylvania Road has taken WNEP viewers to meet folks who whittle, carve, saw, fiddle, play, collect, draw, build and otherwise do things that Mike thinks TV 16’s viewers ought to know about.

In addition to his travels, Mike is also host of the Home and Backyard Show Saturday morning at 900 and contributes to the Pennsylvania Outdoor Life program seen Sunday nights. He is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area. He also writes essay pieces that appear in area magazines as well and enjoys taking the photographs that accompany some of his stories. He has published four books under the “Life in the Slow Lane” title.


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    Mike Stevens Unique Photographers Finds

    Mike Stevens checks in with a gentleman from Wayne County who came across an amazing collection of photographers glass plates that are more than 100 years old.

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    Drops of Winter Color

    Winter splendor is most often in shades of black and white. But Mike Stevens says some drops of color can be found in the PhotoLink Library.

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    Icy Treat on the Pennsylvania Road

    Put aside your cares and concerns over winter and take a few minutes to actually enjoy it. We’re joining Mike Stevens in Luzerne County for a rare wintertime treat found On The Pennsylvania Road.

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    Valentine’s Days Gone By

    On this eve of Valentine’s Day, Mike Stevens is taking us Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to Valentine’s Day 1989. It was 28 years ago when Mike found some really old Valentine cards on display in the Poconos.

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    Picture Perfect for February 11th, 2017

    Here is your Picture Perfect for 2-11-2017.

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    Scenic Beauty Without Snow

    We are used to finding snow wherever we go during winter. But Mike Stevens, in the PhotoLink Library, says there are a few places where you see none at all.

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    Black and White History

    It’s safe to say that when it comes to taking pictures, we’ve come a long way. Still, Mike Stevens says, a visit to Wayne County shows us that the old ways still give us an interesting view.

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    An Artistic Life Aquatic

    The outdoors heads indoors in this week’s Back Down the Pennsylvania Road. Ten years ago this month, Mike Stevens introduced us a young artist whose sculptures come alive. You can see more of Mark Chuck’s artwork here.

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    Finding Beauty in Winter’s Doldrums

    We are into the winter doldrums and there seems an awfully long way to go.  But in the PhotoLink Library, Mike Stevens has found a few points that will make the trip a bit easier.

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    Reintroducing Some Color

    It’s winter time and the living is not always easy. Mike Stevens thought he’d lighten the load a bit with colors he found on the Pennsylvania Road.

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    A Visit with The Groundhog in 1986

    On Thursday, one of winter’s annual rituals takes place in Punxsutawney. A groundhog will emerge from his lair and If he sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. This ritual has gone on since 1887 and Mike Stevens was there for the centennial celebration of Groundhog Day. We head Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to Gobbler’s Knob in 1986.

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    Famous Lackawanna County Artist When Coal was King

    Mike Stevens visits the Everhart Museum in Scranton to check out a special exposition of a Dunmore Artist who flourished when coal was king.