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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 August 11th 2018

    Here is your Picture Perfect for 8-11-2018.

  • Photolink Library: Sights of Summer

    Summer is in full swing and that means a lot of seasonal photos. Mike Stevens takes us to the Photolink Library to look at a few.

  • Creating Trees with Wire

    Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road in Columbia County. He found an artist who grows the most unusual items in his front room.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Purple Heart

    This week 236 years ago, Gen. George Washington came up with a way to honor some soldiers wounded in the American Revolution. It was called the “Badge of Military Merit.” The badge eventually came to be called the “Purple Heart.” Back in 2000, Mike Stevens met a Marine from central Pennsylvania who earned a Purple Heart in World War II. The Marine helped occupy Japan after nuclear blasts rocked the island nation. The first was on this date in 1945.

  • What Can You See in 100 Feet of Road?

    Mike Stevens takes a simple 100 feet of roadway and finds the extraordinary in the ordinary.

  • PhotoLink Library: The Good with The Bad

    The doors to the PhotoLink Library are open as we end the week. Mike Stevens says from looking inside that it was a week to take the good with the bad.

  • Beech Creek Marsh Creek Watershed Heritage Museum

    Mike Stevens takes us on the Pennsylvania Road to Clinton County to a place that has clearly defined where it’s been for the past 150 years.

  • Running Backward Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Going for a run? If so, have you ever tried to run backward? Mike Stevens followed a runner from Lycoming County more than 30 years ago who made it look easy, kind of, in this Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Brightening Up in the PhotoLink Library

    As weather goes, this hasn’t been a very good week. Mike Stevens thought he’d try to brighten things a bit with a visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • With Joe On The Pennsylvania Road

    As is his custom, Mike Stevens offers some time on the road. It’s not the Pennsylvania Road, to be sure, but rather somewhere between here and Boston in the company of Joe Snedeker. If you would like to donate to Go Joe 21 online, click here.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Go Joe

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — It’s almost hard to believe the Go Joe bike ride for St. Joseph’s Center is in its 21st year. Mike Stevens talked with Joe Snedeker about the origins of his bicycle ride for charity in a long, strange trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Picture Perfect for July 21, 2018

    Here is your Picture Perfect for 7/21/2018.