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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
  • Finding Beauty in Winter’s Doldrums

    We are into the winter doldrums and there seems an awfully long way to go.  But in the PhotoLink Library, Mike Stevens has found a few points that will make the trip a bit easier.

  • Reintroducing Some Color

    It’s winter time and the living is not always easy. Mike Stevens thought he’d lighten the load a bit with colors he found on the Pennsylvania Road.

  • A Visit with The Groundhog in 1986

    On Thursday, one of winter’s annual rituals takes place in Punxsutawney. A groundhog will emerge from his lair and If he sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. This ritual has gone on since 1887 and Mike Stevens was there for the centennial celebration of Groundhog Day. We head Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to Gobbler’s Knob in 1986.

  • Famous Lackawanna County Artist When Coal was King

    Mike Stevens visits the Everhart Museum in Scranton to check out a special exposition of a Dunmore Artist who flourished when coal was king.

  • Capturing the County on Canvas

    Mike Stevens’ trip On The Pennsylvania Road this time gives us a glimpse into the past of Lackawanna County. He shows us the works of a unique artist who captured movers and shakers — and even some coal breakers.

  • A Visit to ‘The Icebox’

    When it comes to cold weather — we mean really cold — a spot in Sullivan County is just about as cold as it gets. Lopez revels in its reputation. In fact the community bills itself as “The Icebox of Pennsylvania.” Our Mike Stevens headed there back in early 1978. You might not believe just how low the temps dipped.

  • Picture Perfect January 21, 2017

    Here is your Picture Perfect for the week of January 21st, 2017.

  • Winter on the Wing

    Poking through the PhotoLink Library this week, Mike Stevens found a common theme. He sums it up by saying, “let the feathers fly!”

  • A New Look at the History of the Wyoming Valley

    History can be a difficult subject to cover in school, lots of facts and figures. On the Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens tells us there is a teacher in Luzerne County who’s changed the game.

  • Backyard Sled Run

    Snow, ice, ingenuity, and hard work — a man from our area needed all of these to build one fun way to spend his winter. We travel Back Down The Pennsylvania Road with Mike Stevens to early 1987 and go for a ride on an amazing sled run in Lackawanna County.

  • Take A Good Look

    Mike Stevens is ready to open the doors to the PhotoLink Library. Mike tells us it’s time to look hard and long at what he found.

  • A Visit to Mickey Mouse Museum

    If you’re of a certain age, then you know of Mickey Mouse. You’ll know him better when we visit a place in Columbia County with Mike Stevens On The Pennsylvania Road.