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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
  • Picture Perfect for 6-13-15

    Here is your Picture Perfect for June 13th, 2015.

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    A Close Look at Some New Friends

    Some pleasant and up-close photos await us this time in the PhotoLink Library. Mike Stevens thought this week in particular called for it.

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    Scranton’s Hill Section

    Mike Stevens is On the Pennsylvania Road in Scranton for a closer look at one section of the city. Our guide is someone who does not seem to fit the mold of historian.

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    Making Cutting Boards

    It was 10 years ago when Mike Stevens introduced us to a man from Bradford County who turned a setback into a success. His story is this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.

  • Arts On Fire

    Mike Stevens takes you to the Arts on Fire  Festival.  The Iron Furnaces in Scranton was a former working iron foundry, built in the 1800’s.  Many early immigrants worked there. The furnace site serves as the backdrop for the  Arts on Fire Festival.  It includes food, music, children’s activities, as well as blacksmithing, pottery, glass making demonstrations, and a community iron pour.

  • Jumping for Joy

    Mike Stevens is making his customary visit to the PhotoLink Library. It was an off week for the weather, but in the library, hidden in the stacks of your photos, there were some good signs that could have you jumping for joy.

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    Running Rivers of Molten Metal

    The iron and coal industries had a large hand in creating the early history of our region. Mike Stevens traveled the Pennsylvania Road to Scranton where you can see part of that history come to life this weekend. The Arts on Fire Festival at the Scranton Iron Furnaces will be held Friday night from 8 to 11 p.m. There is an admission charge but children under 12 are free. Admission Saturday and Sunday is free and there will be an […]

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    Spring 20 Years Ago

    Now that June is here, we really start thinking about summer and how we’re going to spend it. Mike Stevens travels Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 1995 when he took a moment during the first week of June to look at the season of spring before it was gone.

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    Various Views in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens looks back on the Memorial Day week with a stop in the PhotoLink Library. It is also a time, he says, to look around for some interesting pictures at the same time.

  • Wars Remembered

    Mike Stevens has a story from the Pennsylvania Road that marks Memorial Day a few days after the holiday. Even so, he feels it is never too late, since the price paid to have Memorial Day is so high.

  • Memorial Day Museum Visit

    Mike Stevens travels back down the Pennsylvania Road to a display in Union County that paid tribute to those who fought for our country and gave visitors a first-hand look at life at the time of World War II.

  • The Unusual, The Unique, The Colorful

    Mike Stevens is ready to begin a long Memorial Day weekend in the PhotoLink Library. But before he closes for the holiday, we see a few photos of the unusual, the unique, and the colorful. See more of your great photos here in the PhotoLink Library.


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