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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
  • otr chairs

    Take A Seat

    Mike Stevens made a stop at the State Museum of Pennsylvania for a unique look at something we use every day. Mike says, “take a seat, rest a spell as the Pennsylvania Road stops in Harrisburg.”

  • bdpr cold spring

    Another Look At A Cool Spring

    Cool, rainy weather in spring can be so discouraging after a long, hard winter. But that was the case back in 1989 and Mike Stevens remembers it very well. It is our trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.

  • pll rain

    Bright Spots In The Rain

    Mike Stevens is trying to find the silver lining in all the rainy weather we had this past week. He thinks he found it among the pictures you sent in to the PhotoLink Library.

  • otr bottles

    Collector of Bottles

    On the Pennsylvania Road in Schuylkill County, Mike Stevens talked with a man who points out that the truth in some history is in the packaging,

  • pll sunny day

    Enjoying The Sunshine

    Each sunny day now reminds us of how much we missed it over winter. Mike Stevens thought it time we paid Mister Sun his proper due in The PhotoLink Library.

  • pll spring fog

    Spring Lost In The Fog

    While it’s supposed to be spring in the PhotoLink Library, at first glance , Mike Stevens says, you might just think it’s still winter.

  • Visit Clarks Summit: A Tour of the Town

    Mike Stevens takes us on a walking tour of the borough of Clarks Summit.

  • bdpr woodburner

    Woodburning Art

    You may have had one as a kid: a woodburning pen. Mike Stevens takes us Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 1994, and a stop he made in Columbia County. It was to meet an artist who combined two individual styles into one with some lovely results.

  • Spring is Here

    Mike Stevens takes us outside for a few moments to sample Spring. Spring is here, but Winter keeps hanging on.

  • bdpr pasca bread

    Pasca Bread

    Now that Holy Week is underway leading up to Easter Sunday, many families start preparing the traditional Easter food. Mike Stevens travels Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to Lackawanna County in 2003 where it was customary to make Pasca bread.

  • pll spring on the wing

    Spring On The Wing

    Mike Stevens says the good weather of this week has apparently stirred things up in the bird world. They are out there now and so are you, taking pictures for the PhotoLink Library.

  • otr easter eggs

    Eggs Ready For Easter

    It would not quite be a proper Easter season if Mike Stevens did not stop for some chocolate-covered eggs. He traveled the Pennsylvania Road to Schuylkill County and – no surprise – Easter treats are being served.