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.

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    Winter Falling All Around

    Winter is now officially here but, in truth, it’s been around for quite a few days now. Long enough, Mike Stevens says, so that samples of the season have found their way to the PhotoLink Library.

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    Merry Christmas from The Pennsylvania Road

    As it is nearly Christmas, Mike Stevens thought it time to take note On The Pennsylvania Road.

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    Christmas in Minersville in 1983

    For years, folks in part of Schuylkill County would stop by a very special home and check out the huge Christmas display. It was a labor of love for the homeowner. Mike Stevens shows us the colorful place in Minersville from this week in 1983.  

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    Chilly and Snowy as Winter Nears

    Mike Stevens ends our week, as usual, in the PhotoLink Library. He says it’s a bit chilly in there, and a little snowy as well.

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    Waiting for Belsnickel

    This week, The Pennsylvania Road leads Mike Stevens to Luzerne County where it’s time for a look at an old-time Christmas figure one man has brought to life.  

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    A Look at Santa Claus

    So where, exactly, did our modern interpretation of what Santa Claus looks like come from? Our Mike Stevens has the answer as we head Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to Wayne County from Christmas week 20 years ago.

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    Santa Claus Collection

    For generations, Santa Claus continues to be loved by children everywhere.  The Scranton Historical Society has a charming collection of vintage Santa Claus figurines on display at the Catlin House Museum.

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    Calendar Confusion

    Mike Stevens visits the PhotoLink Library to end the week. He says what he’s found there, at first, led to a little calendar confusion.

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    Take a Ride with Some Tiny Trains

    ‘Tis the season, as they say, to play with trains.  Mike Stevens stopped On The Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County to have a little fun working on the railroad.

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    Art Burned into Wood

    This week in 1998, our Mike Stevens visited a woman in Bradford County who created some unusual and delicate art. We head Back Down The Pennsylvania road to Wyalusing and meet a pyrographer named Max.

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    Nature Paints Her Patterns

    A pattern is described as a natural or chance marking.  Some patterns are what Mike Stevens found looking through the PhotoLink Library.

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    Historical Santas On The Pennsylvania Road

    ‘Tis the season to think of Santa.  Any doubt of that will go away once we make this stop in Lackawanna County with Mike Stevens, On The Pennsylvania Road.