Mike Stevens

Home & Backyard / On the Pennsylvania Road

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

  • Huber Breaker Model

    Posted on: 6:34 pm, February 26, 2014, by

    Mike Stevens reported a few weeks ago about the passing of the old Huber Coal Breaker in Ashley. Since then,...
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  • Steam Tractor

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, February 24, 2014, by

    The first farm tractors using steam to power the engines date back to the 1800s. Our trip Back Down the...
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  • H&B Picture Perfect 2-22-14

    Posted on: 9:00 am, February 22, 2014, by , updated on: 06:32pm, February 21, 2014

    Here is your Picture Perfect for 2-22-14.
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  • A Sign of Summer

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, February 21, 2014, by

    After the weather we’ve had this winter, we long for signs of summer! Mike Stevens said he’s found at least...
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  • Icicles Illustrate The Season

    Posted on: 5:47 pm, February 19, 2014, by

    The sound of water dripping from your roof means things have warmed… at least a little. Too bad that many...
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  • The Ice Screamer

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, February 17, 2014, by

    Winter is a tough time of year so when you can have some fun, you should go for it!     Such...
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  • A Visit to a Warmer Time

    Posted on: 7:12 pm, February 14, 2014, by

    This year’s winter has been a rough one, snow, cold, more snow and cold. A visit to a warmer time...
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  • Osterhout Free Library

    Posted on: 5:38 pm, February 12, 2014, by

    Mike Stevens admits that reading is one of his little pleasures and the library is where he learned about the...
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  • Riding The Merry Go Round

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 05:18pm, February 10, 2014

    Winter has hit us hard these past few weeks, so Mike Stevens thought he would travel Back Down the Pennsylvania...
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  • The Brilliant Colors Of Winter

    Posted on: 5:42 pm, February 7, 2014, by

    Even though it seems like we are trying to survive one winter storm after another, we have something to help...
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  • The Huber Breaker

    Posted on: 6:51 pm, February 5, 2014, by

    A relic from a bygone era won’t be around in Luzerne County much longer. The Huber Breaker in Ashley is...
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  • The Long, Winding Road Called Winter

    Posted on: 5:33 pm, January 31, 2014, by

    Despite the bitter cold weather this week, Mike Stevens says there are still plenty of great things to see in...
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