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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
  • pll spring comes alive

    Spring Comes Alive

    Look closely the next time you are outdoors and you might just see something different. Mike Stevens says it’s all there for the looking and for sending to the PhotoLink Library.

  • bdpr basket man

    Making Oak Baskets

    We’re going way back to June of 1984 to learn about a technique that dates back hundreds of years. It’s the art of making oak baskets. In this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens shows us how a man was keeping that art alive 30 years ago.

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    Picture Perfect for 6/7/2014

    Here is your Picture Perfect for June 7th, 2014.

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    Family Portraits In The PhotoLink Library

    June is a beautiful month around northeastern and central Pennsylvania and Mike Stevens takes a look at some of that beauty in this week’s visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • Scranton Iron Furnaces

    Scranton Iron Furnaces

    Starting this Friday night and continuing all weekend, you can sample a bit of the past during a fiery show at the Scranton Iron Furnaces. Mike Stevens was in Lackawanna County for a look at the place where iron was made.

  • bdpr mountain laurel

    Mountain Laurel

    June is the month when our state flower is in full bloom. On this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road we travel to the year 2000 when Mike Stevens took some time to stop and smell the Mountain Laurel in Monroe County.

  • pll spring

    PhotoLink Library In Spring

    A beautiful spring it has turned out to be and as the week fades into the weekend, it’s time to open the doors to the PhotoLink Library. Mike Stevens says spring is right inside and it’s become a bit of a showoff.

  • steam engine

    Backyard Steam Engine

    A steam railroad On the Pennsylvania Road, that’s our story from Carbon County. Mike Stevens paid a visit to a man you might say has machined a steam machine.

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    Remembering Why Memorial Day Matters

    Just in case we occasionally lose sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day, through a fog of hot dogs, and drinks, and swimming and horseshoes, and just in case we sometimes don’t focus on what Memorial Day is really all about, Mike Stevens goes Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 2006 to remind us.

  • Working Wonders with Wire

    Using wire as his medium, see Sean Brady create beautiful sculpture.  His works can be purchased at Earth and Wares.

  • pll emerging

    More Of Spring Emerging

    Mike Stevens closes out our week with his customary visit to the Photo Link library. It’s a visit, he says, that’s all about the interesting and the unusual as we continue to watch the emerging of Spring.

  • clarks green

    On The Pennsylvania Road In Clarks Green

    A centennial. 100 years. A century. Anyway you say it, it’s a long time. Mike Stevens takes us On the Pennsylvania Road to a community in Lackawanna County that is 100 and still going strong.

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