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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    Beauty Where You Find It

    As is our custom, the end of the week brings a visit by Mike Stevens who happens to be in the PhotoLink Library. On this day, he says, beauty is where you find it.

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    Honoring a WWII Veteran

    Veterans Day is a time to remember, and Mike Stevens is doing just that with a veteran who’s been around to see quite a few of them on this stop on the Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County.

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    The Remnants of Fall

    Mike Stevens has been digging through the images in the PhotoLink Library. He says, contrary to what you might think, there is still some autumn to be found.

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    A Flag Along the Interstate

    A U.S. flag stands tall and proud in a wooded area along Interstate 81 in Luzerne County.  The story behind it prompted Mike Stevens to make a stop On The Pennsylvania Road.

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    1989 Halloween Parade on the Pennsylvania Road

    There is no better time to go Back Down The Pennsylvania Road with Mike Stevens than on Halloween! Back in 1989, Mike stopped by a parade in Wyoming County where some kids really got into the celebration of the spooky night.

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    Trail of Treats

    Enjoy the highlights from WNEP-TV’s Trail of Treats.    Area businesses along with Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, and The Mohegan Sun in Wilkes-Barre got together to host a Halloween  party for kids and adults with special needs,  who otherwise may not have the opportunity for accessible Trick or Treat fun.

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    Marisa Burke, Proud to Serve

    We say goodbye and happy retirement to longtime Newswatch 16 anchor, reporter, and producer Marisa Burke.  Marisa has been part of the WNEP family for a generation, long enough to have made a batch of memories for all of us.

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    A Fond Farewell: Steve Smallwood

    We say goodbye to one of our longtime photographers, Steve Smallwood. Since the 1970’s, you have been watching the news stories that Steve has shot in communities all across the commonwealth. Of course, Mike Stevens could not let the day pass by without a word or two about our friend Steve from the Pennsylvania Road. Enjoy your retirement Steve!

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    WNEP Trail of Treats in Union County

    As we have done now for many years, WNEP-TV is proud to take part in an event called “Trail of Treats.” It is a fun day for all parties concerned, including Mike Stevens who tells us more from the Pennsylvania Road in Union County.

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    A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch in 2005

    With Halloween fast approaching, the search is on for the perfect pumpkin. And they really aren’t that hard to find, as Mike Stevens discovered when he went Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to a pumpkin patch in Lackawanna County in 2005.

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    Picture Perfect October 22nd, 2016

    Here is your Picture Perfect for 10-22-2016.

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    Reflections of Autumn

    Mike Stevens says the shelves in the PhotoLink Library are filled to the brim with one topic: autumn. So, let’s not waste time getting to the first page.