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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
  • Pysanky Eggs

    Mike Stevens learns how a traditional Ukrainian Pysanky egg is created.

  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    It may have been April Fools’ Day, but the scene we woke up to was no joke. Mike Stevens takes a look at some fleeting glimpses of the spring snow in the Photolink Library.

  • On The PA Road: An April Fool’s Day Switcheroo

    It`s a special day for those of us who really enjoy some humor. Mike Stevens has always been in that group believing any day is a good day for a few laughs. And so he is offering this side trip down the Pennsylvania Road.

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    Paska Bread

    Celebrating Easter is all about tradition and we celebrate a European custom when we travel Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to 1995 and a visit Mike Stevens made in Lackawanna County. Mike wanted to see the making of an Easter treat that is so much a part of the holiday.

  • Dreaming of Spring

    The winter winds are still blowing through the Photolink Library even though it says “Spring” on the calendar.

  • Pysanky Eggs

    Mike Stevens takes us on the Pennsylvania Road to Carbon County. He’s visiting a man whose art is exactly what you’d expect to see this time of year.

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    Back Down the PA Road: A Local Cartoon Artist

    Humor is where you find it, and back in 2005, Mike Stevens found some in Union County. We head Back Down The Pennsylvania Road for another good laugh.

  • 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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