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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    House of Pink Flowers

    You can’t miss this spot On The Pennsylvania Road in Sullivan County. If you want him, Mike Stevens says, just look for the place with the pink flowers around it.

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    The Drummer Boy of Company C: Gone, But Not Forgotten

    He was a civil war soldier who became a casualty. But as Mike Stevens tells us in this trip back down the Pennsylvania Road in Sunbury, the 13-year-old drummer boy was almost forgotten.

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    Former Newswatch 16 Anchor Nolan Johannes Dies at 81

    Newswatch 16 has learned that long-time anchor Nolan Johannes has passed away. For many years our friend Nolan Johannes sat up here and told the news of the day. Nolan came to Newswatch 16 after working in New York State as an announcer, the guy who did commercials, station I.D.s, told of upcoming shows. He also read some news, but did not claim to be a journalist, a photographer, a producer. He was an announcer–hard to accept that in a […]

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    Sunny Views in the PhotoLink Library

    The summer sunshine simply stimulates smiles. Mike Stevens says that sums up our stop in the PhotoLink Library this week.

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    On the PA Road: Life in Miniature

    Mike Stevens makes a stop On The Pennsylvania Road that will have you thinking small. The place is a decorators dream in Sullivan County.

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    Saying So Long to Summer

    Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end of summer. We head Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 2006 when Mike Stevens took a look at a season that often seems to go by far too quickly.

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    Unusual Sights

    Mike Stevens opens the doors to the PhotoLink Library, as is his custom each week. This time he has found some rather unusual sights.

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    On the PA Road: How We Lived During the War

    September 2 marks the 70th anniversary of the formal end of World War II in the Pacific. War at home came to an end that same day, too, though Mike Stevens found some remnants of it on the Pennsylvania Road in Lycoming County.

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    Back Down the Pennsylvania Road in a Model A

    It may have been a different time in the year 2000, but for Mike Stevens the plan was pretty much the same as it is today: have some fun. So we go for a little spin, traveling Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to Columbia County.

  • Looking for a Theme in the PhotoLink Library

    This week’s visit to the PhotoLink Library really has no clear-cut theme to it. Mike Stevens invites you to just sit back and enjoy a little bit of this and some of that.

  • A Moment to Reflect After Reporter, Photographer Killed

    A TV reporter and her photographer, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, were killed Wednesday morning in Roanoke, Virginia. An official of the television station where the pair worked said, “Our hearts are broken.” Mike Stevens says ours are as well.

  • State Park Summers: Fun Facts

    Mike Stevens shares some history on Pennsylvania’s State Park system.


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