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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.


Recent Articles
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    A Look Back at Tamaqua

    Fragile sheets of glass made more valuable for the images they carry. It’s a view of Schuylkill County you may never have seen before. We go Back Down The Pennsylvania Road with Mike Stevens to 2005. It’s a story about some very old photos seen in a most unusual way.

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    Spring Just Over the Hill?

    Mike Stevens opens the door to the PhotoLink Library this week with some disturbing news as winter hangs on.  But, he says, we should hang on and watch for spring just over the hill.

  • Icicle Town

    Mike Stevens traveled the Pennsylvania Road in Wayne County. You might say his story this time is a pointed tale that strips away the glamour of winter… or something like that.

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    Matchbox Collector

    In this edition of Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, we travel back to 1995. Back then, Mike Stevens met a collector in Northumberland County who had more than a few of our favorite things.

  • Lengyel’s Pierogies

    Nesquehoning is home to Lengyel’s Restaurant,  Mike Stevens stops in to see how they prepare their famous pierogies.

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    Ice is Rather Nice

    The deep chill has been in the air over the past few weeks and it hasn’t always been pleasant. But, Mike Stevens says, judging by the work in The PhotoLink Library it has, at least, been fairly pretty.

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    Nice Crop of Icicles

    Mike Stevens is out on the Pennsylvania Road in Wayne County. He says this winter, there’s a bumper crop of icicles ripe for the picking.

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    Another Cold Winter Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    We’re going Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to the year 2000. Mike Stevens had traveled to Pike County to check on the cold weather and how things were going. It was 15 years ago but, as you’ll see, it might well have been yesterday.

  • Picture Perfect February 14th, 2015

    Here is your Picture Perfect for Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2015.

  • The Road to Spring

    Most of us are running out of the steam needed to keep plowing ahead through winter. Mike Stevens found a little, though and it’s in the PhotoLink Library.

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    Our Favorite Places On The Pennsylvania Road

    We all have our favorite places; a few artists are sharing theirs. And Mike Stevens is On the Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County looking at some hidden gems. They are places seen through the eyes of artists.

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    Chocolate Festival 1985

    Valentine’s Day is coming up this weekend and it is a big time for chocolate. Mike Stevens often celebrated the joys of chocolate in his trips On the Pennsylvania Road. Back in 1985, he found a February festival devoted entirely to chocolate And that’s this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.

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