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
  • Earth Day On The Pennsylvania Road

    Ahead of Earth Day, Mike Stevens takes us out On The Pennsylvania Road to see a bit of our earth. There is a good side to it, for sure, but a bad sign to be seen as well.

  • April Snowstorm to Remember

    Our lousy weather lately brings back unpleasant memories of a snowstorm 11 years ago. It was an April storm to remember as Mike Stevens recounts on this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Out and About in the Photolink Library

    Mike Stevens is out and about with no destination in mind. It’s the spring weather, no doubt, but he did make time for a stop in the Photolink Library.

  • Defending Our Freedom On The Pennsylvania Road

    War has often been glorified over the years but the fact of conflict remains far from that. Mike Stevens talked to some servicemen in Schuylkill County who have put into print what war is really like.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: From Rags to Rugs

    In this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road from 1995, Mike Stevens visits a weaver in Columbia County whose work goes back to a time when we didn’t throw away much of anything.

  • Searching for Spring’s Color

    Spring is here, or at least the calendar says so, but the weather isn’t exactly cooperating. With that in mind, Mike Stevens went into the PhotoLink Library to find some color — any color! — to brighten the day.

  • A Look at Life in Snyder County

    Mike Stevens took the Pennsylvania Road to Snyder County for a look at some photo contest entries. The subject of the photos is what drew his attention.

  • April Snow Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    The thick blanket of snow Monday morning isn’t what most of us hope for come spring, but April snows aren’t all that uncommon in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Back in 1983, more than nine inches of snow fell in parts of our area. According to the National Weather Service, 9.1″ fell at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Luzerne County. It was second biggest April snowfall. We head Back Down The Pennsylvania Road with Mike Stevens for his ode to April […]

  • Thinking Spring in the PhotoLink Library

    On this particular weekend, it’s a time to pause and reflect, and, Mike Stevens says, to visit the PhotoLink Library and think spring as well.

  • Art Laid Out on Wood

    Art laid out on a piece of wood — that is the basic idea behind this story from Mike Stevens On The Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Play Ball!

    Major League Baseball’s opening day is later this week, so we decided to take a trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to take a look at a fantastic memorabilia collection. Mike Stevens made the trek to Lycoming county back in 2002.

  • A Final Farewell to Winter in the Photolink Library

    A stormy week is now behind us but so too, supposedly, is winter. Mike Stevens went to the Photolink Library to put together a final farewell to the season.