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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
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    The Wonders of Winter

    As the cold winds continue to blow, Mike Stevens says the PhotoLink Library is a good place to look for some color and appreciate the wonders of winter.

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    Billy Sunday Snow Storm

    When you speak of snow storms, the talk inevitably turns to the big ones we’ve lived through. Mike Stevens takes a look back to one in Lackawanna County that you might call The Sunday Storm.

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    Back Down The Pennsylvania Road To Punxsutawney

    The Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog saw his shadow this morning. Folklore says it means six more weeks of winter. Mike Stevens travels Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 1996 when he learned that Groundhog Day is “the” day in Punxsutawney.

  • Visit Danville: Montour County Historical Society

    Visit the Montour County Historical Society  in Danville to see their amazing collection of period artifacts highlighting the rich history of the area.

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    A Dash of Color

    The weather this time of year tends to get you down; one cloudy snow day after another. Well, settle back for a dash of color that Mike Stevens has found in the PhotoLink Library.

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    Winter Snowbirds on the Pennsylvania Road

    Mike Stevens is traveling the Pennsylvania Road on this winter day. And he has noticed the road is a bit lonely this time of year.

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    WPA Truck

    Mike Stevens is fascinated with things from days gone by. In this edition of Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, Mike shows us a vehicle he first featured in 2001 and explains why it is so rare.

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    Some Color in a Black and White World

    A little snow and a lot of cold adds up to a black and white world outdoors. But Mike Stevens says in The PhotoLink Library it’s not too bleak; you can find some color if you look.

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    One Room School

    It was a school we of today can hardly imagine attending, yet it was and when you look back, it wasn’t so bad. Mike Stevens takes us on the Pennsylvania Road to Montour County back to a day when readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic all came under one roof.

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    Knox Mine Disaster

    This week marks a grim anniversary in the history of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. On January 22, 1959, dozen men were killed when the waters of the Susquehanna River came rushing into the Knox coal mine in Luzerne County. Mike Stevens takes us Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to that tragedy in the Wyoming Valley.

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    Deep Freeze in the PhotoLink Library

    It’s been a very cold winter week but not everything about that is bad. Mike Stevens says the deep freeze makes for some nice pictures in the PhotoLink Library.

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    Carriage Races at the Farm Show

    Mike Stevens made a trip On The Pennsylvania Road to Harrisburg and the Pennsylvania Farm Show. He found, after some looking, that there was actually a race going on!

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