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.


Recent Articles
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    Some Blue Ribbon Veggies at the Bloomsburg Fair

    As is tradition, Mike Stevens has traveled The Pennsylvania Road and spent some time this week at the Bloomsburg Fair. And as you might expect, he has gone in search of some traditional attractions at the fair.

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    Camel Rides at the Bloomsburg Fair

    When Mike Stevens visited the Bloomsburg Fair in September of 1985, he found both young and old enjoying camel rides. Mike particularly like the chance to meet a camel up close.

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    Hello, Autumn

    Summer has sauntered away so let’s offer a friendly welcome to the new season of autumn. Mike Stevens opens the doors to the PhotoLink Library.

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    Introducing the New Dorflinger Glass Museum

    Mike Stevens visits the new Dorflinger Glass Museum.   Get a sneak peek of the newly renovated original factory that produced this iconic glass.  

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    Glass Factory Museum

    Mike Stevens has traveled the Pennsylvania Road to Wayne County to visit a place where some old wonderful things have been given a chance to shine again,

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    A September Memory from 2002

    Summer may be coming to an end this week but the month of September still has plenty of outdoor beauty to offer. Mike Stevens shows us what makes this month so special in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road from 2002.

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    Signs of Summer’s End

    This week, Mike Stevens takes a wandering little tour of the PhotoLink Library. He says there are unmistakable signs of summer’s end.

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    A Sea of Sunflowers

    Mike Stevens makes a stop On The Pennsylvania Road in Schuylkill County. He says it’s best described as a whole bunch of smiling faces.

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    The McClure Bean Soup Festival in 1996

    One thing we are known for in northeastern and central Pennsylvania is our community festivals. And one unique festival is going on all this week in Snyder County. The Bean Soup Festival in McClure is a favorite of our Mike Stevens as he takes us Back Down The Pennsylvania road 20 years to 1996.

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    Remembering 9/11: Fifteen Years Later

    On a Tuesday morning 15 years ago, there was nothing remarkable about the date or day, but that changed before long. Newswatch 16’s Mike Stevens says if you lived it, you will never forget it.

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    Broaden Your Horizons

    Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, is behind us and the real start of autumn is only days away. Mike Stevens wants us to broaden our horizons and pack in as much summer as we can in this visit to the PhotoLink Library.

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    History of the Camptown Races

    The Camptown Races are more than just a song that earned a place in history for its writer, Stephen Foster. As Mike Stevens tells us from the Pennsylvania Road, over the last half century, it has made a name for itself once again.