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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.


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    The Year Gone By

    In this visit to the PhotoLink Library, Mike Stevens celebrates the year that was 2016 with a look back at some of your great images. And, check out this photo gallery of some of the best of 2016.

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    Photo Gallery: The Best of 2016 in The PhotoLink Library

    Enjoy this photo gallery of some of the best of your photos, as seen in the PhotoLink Library.

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    Cotton Christmas Tree

    Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road in Susquehanna County. He’s there to look at a Christmas tree, but not the kind you might expect.

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    1987 Fiesta Bowl: Penn State Battles for National Title

    Thirty years ago, Penn State football fans enjoyed possibly the greatest win in the program’s history. The Nittany Lions defense shut down the highly favored Miami Hurricanes and won the national championship. In this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens and videographer Steve Smallwood headed all the way to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 1987.

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    34 Years of Forecasts, Farewell to Tom Clark

    It’s a story 34 years in the making. The day is somewhat surreal and very bittersweet, as Mike Stevens and many of the Newswatch 16 team bids so long to everybody’s favorite weatherman, Tom Clark.

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    Looking Back Down the Pennsylvania Road

    This time of year we spend a lot of time looking back on where we’ve been, and maybe where we’re going. Mike Stevens did that and told us what he found, now, on the Pennsylvania Road in 2016.

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    Winter Falling All Around

    Winter is now officially here but, in truth, it’s been around for quite a few days now. Long enough, Mike Stevens says, so that samples of the season have found their way to the PhotoLink Library.

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    Merry Christmas from The Pennsylvania Road

    As it is nearly Christmas, Mike Stevens thought it time to take note On The Pennsylvania Road.

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    Christmas in Minersville in 1983

    For years, folks in part of Schuylkill County would stop by a very special home and check out the huge Christmas display. It was a labor of love for the homeowner. Mike Stevens shows us the colorful place in Minersville from this week in 1983.  

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    Chilly and Snowy as Winter Nears

    Mike Stevens ends our week, as usual, in the PhotoLink Library. He says it’s a bit chilly in there, and a little snowy as well.

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    Waiting for Belsnickel

    This week, The Pennsylvania Road leads Mike Stevens to Luzerne County where it’s time for a look at an old-time Christmas figure one man has brought to life.  

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    A Look at Santa Claus

    So where, exactly, did our modern interpretation of what Santa Claus looks like come from? Our Mike Stevens has the answer as we head Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to Wayne County from Christmas week 20 years ago.