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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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    Waiting For Sunshine

    Our corner of the world hasn’t been that bright these past days because of this persistent cloudy weather. Mike Stevens thought he could brighten things up at least a bit with a visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • A Christmas Home

    We offer this story from Wyoming County for everyone taking part in the celebration of Christmas. The Pennsylvania Road took Mike Stevens to Tunkhannock to visit a home where it’s very easy to tell that the holiday is upon us.

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    Talk With Santa

    The innocence and joy of a youngster at Christmas. It’s a magical sight to see so we’ll spend some time visiting with some kids as they talk to Santa in Northumberland County. This edition of Back Down the Pennsylvania Road was first featured in 1994. In choosing it this time, we thought it appropriate to the season and the notion that some things, like the joy of children at Christmastime, never grow old.

  • A Cape May Christmas: Experience the Magic

    Cape May New Jersey is the perfect place to visit during the holiday season.  From the shopping and dinning  to the accommodations and activities, it has so much to offer.  For more information visit:  Cape May Chamber of Commerce.

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    Reflections Of Fall

    It’s not even winter but it sure feels that way with all the snow we had this week. Mike Stevens says if you look in the PhotoLink Library, you’ll find it has taken us quite a while to get here.

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    D&H Gravity Railroad

    A man in Lackawanna County has finished a project that took about a decade of his life. His work is a story about a means of transportation different from anything we have now. Mike Stevens has the story from The Pennsylvania Road.

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    Wooden Toy Maker

    In this edition of Back Down the Pennsylvania Road, we travel back to 1984. Mike Stevens met a man in Milton 30 years ago who made toys for good little girls and boys…and just about everybody else who stopped by to see him.

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    A Look At The Season To Come

    We found some signs of the coming season in this edition of the PhotoLink Library. Mike Stevens says that recent snowfall brought with it some interesting pictures.

  • A Christmas Pleasure

    Toy trains are a classic symbol of Christmas. Mike Stevens traveled the Pennsylvania Road to Susquehanna County. He stopped in a place where the signs of the season are running full speed ahead.

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    It is a special trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 1998 and a place in Luzerne County where Christmas was in the air. Mike Stevens visited the home of an artist who, truth be told, was seldom out of the Christmas season, no matter the time of year.

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    Nature’s Surprises

    Fall still has a few weeks to go, but winter doesn’t seem to want to wait. Mike Stevens takes a look at some of nature’s surprises in this edition of the PhotoLink Library.

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    Antique Toy Collector

    We are headed Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to 1994 when Mike Stevens made a stop in Schuylkill County. Mike and a friend got together in Pottsville and had some fun the way folks could a long time ago.


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