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
  • Seeing the Past in a Model Railroad

    There are many different ways to look back at the way things used to be.  Mike Stevens took to The Pennsylvania Road to see the view through one of them.

  • The Art of Flight

    Instead of taking a drive Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, we are going to hop in an old plane and fly over it instead. Back in 2005, Mike Stevens stopped in the studio of an artist from Union County. The artist put paint brush to canvas and imagined aerial battles and planes from long ago. Get more information here.

  • Winter Finally Fading

    The calendar says spring but the weather speaks otherwise and in no uncertain terms.  But now, Mike Stevens says, looking into the PhotoLink Library shows things are finally changing.

  • The Mining Life in Pictures

    The good old days were not always that good and there are pictures to prove it. Mike Stevens takes us On The Pennsylvania Road to Union County to take a look at a few.

  • Stanley Clockworks

    Daylight saving time “spring ahead” was two weeks ago. Ten years ago, Mike Stevens made a trip to Columbia County and found some amazing timekeepers as we head Back Down The Pennsylvania Road” to Millville. Get more information on Stanley Clockworks here.

  • Colors Brightening in the PhotoLink Library

    The calendar says spring, but the ground around us still says winter. Mike Stevens says there is at least one place where the colors are bright: the PhotoLink Library.

  • The Philadelphia Flower Show

    The Philadelphia Flower Show is over but the memory of it remains. Mike Stevens takes us back there for one last look On The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Back Down the PA Road: Philly Flower Show

    Mike Stevens decided to take a trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to a Philadelphia Flower Show from 27 years ago. Later this week, catch Mike’s story from this year’s flower show.  

  • Winter’s Return

    It’s been a rough week for many of us, but not all is snow covered and gloomy. Mike Stevens looks for the sunny side of the street in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Remembering a Blizzard in 1993

    Huge snow storms on March 13 are nothing new for northeastern and central Pennsylvania. It was 24 years ago when a blizzard dumped two feet of snow on parts of our area. Mike Stevens heads Back Down The Pennsylvania Road and looks back at the “Storm of the Century.”

  • Waiting for Warmth in a Chilly PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens has opened the doors to a chilly PhotoLink Library.  But, he says, there’s a good chance we’ll find a warming trend once we look inside.

  • Lackawanna County History Preserved

    Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County for a look at a unique exhibition. It features photos of municipalities in the county and it takes us back 100 years.