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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
  • Looking for Inspiration in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens is in the PhotoLink Library, poking through the files as he always does. The story this time, he says, is hard to find.

  • A Look Inside the Thomas Beaver Free Library in Danville

    A building in Montour County has drawn the attention of Mike Stevens. Mike says it’s a place that’s more than the stories it holds On The Pennsylvania Road in Danville.

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    Go Fly a Kite

    Our trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road with Mike Stevens takes us to Columbia County. Mike met a man in Mifflinville a few years ago whose work, you might say, was as light as air.

  • Taking Flight in the Photolink Library

    Have you heard the news? Spring is near. Mike Stevens visits with some friends who also think it’s about time in the Photolink Library.

  • Time to Make the Pierogies

    It’s the time to make pierogies and Mike Stevens tells us he’s found a pretty good place for them in Carbon County. It’s the place he’s visiting this time On The Pennsylvania Road.

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    The Dreams of Children

    Many psychologists throughout the years have tried to analyze the dreams of children, but maybe none so poignantly as our Mike Stevens. It’s a 30-year-old trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road but it remains as true today as it was then.

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    The Winds of Winter

    The winds of winter have surely whipped up a wild season for us. Still, Mike Stevens says the PhotoLink Library seems none the worse for wear.

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    A Church in Miniature

    It may have taken six years to build but it was worth the wait: a church in Northumberland County done in miniature. Mike Stevens takes us On The Pennsylvania Road to visit with a man who started a small project that grew and grew and grew.

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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.


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