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
  • Remembering a Marine

    The dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. took place 35 years ago. One of the thousands of names on the wall is Lance Cpl. James T. Reddington. Every year, Marines who served with Lance Cpl. Reddington make the trek to his gravesite in Scranton and Mike Stevens made a stop there, too, Back Down The Pennsylvania Road back in 2009.

  • Autumn Snow in the PhotoLink Library

    It snowed in spots this week and temperatures are dipping. The 70 degree days are a thing of the past for now and there’s no getting away from it unless we join Mike Stevens in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Veterans Day Reflections

    As Veterans Day approaches, Mike Stevens thought it appropriate to spend some time thinking about them On The Pennsylvania Road. The poem referenced in the story is titled Bivouac of the Dead¬†written by Theodore O’Hara in 1847. You can read it in its entirety here.

  • Making Sauerkraut

    In this edition of Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, we head back to 1997. Mike Stevens took part in an autumn tradition in Columbia County — the making of sauerkraut. But this tradition had a different twist.

  • Images Pleasing to the Eye

    Mike Stevens is ready to close out our week with a visit to the Photo Link Library. There on the library shelves, he found some images especially pleasing to the eye.

  • A View of Autumn Over The Pennsylvania Road

    The stormy weather of a few days ago pretty much brought an end to the annual fall leaf show. But, we have one more view for you as Mike Stevens takes us for a ride Over the Pennsylvania Road.

  • Leif Erikson Parade in 1986

    Every October, people all across the country of Norse heritage honor one of their heroes: Leif Erikson, an explorer who established a settlement in North America long before Christopher Columbus. Did you know there is a place in Pike County with so many Norwegian descendants it is called “Little Norway?” We head Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to show you how they honored Leif Erikson back in 1986.

  • Autumn Has Taken Hold

    Mike Stevens talks about autumn in this edition of the PhotoLink Library. In this case, he says, the fall that came in almost unnoticed.

  • Trail of Treats on The Pennsylvania Road

    Halloween is next week but we at Newswatch 16 are already in the Trick or Treat mode.  Mike Stevens takes us out not On The Pennsylvania Road, but rather on the Trail Of Treats.

  • Miniature Bits of History

    On this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, our stop this time is Shamokin in Northumberland County and the year is 1993. Mike Stevens visited a man intent on keeping miniature bits of history alive.

  • Signs of Autumn in the Photolink Library

    Mike Stevens, like the rest of us, has been waiting for signs of Autumn. They are finally here and we can see them in this edition of the Photolink Library.

  • Top Toymaker: Old Wood Gets New Life

    You can make something and call it art or maybe call it a toy. Mike Stevens met a man in Luzerne County fortunate enough to make things that can wear either title.