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
  • Magazine Honoring WWII Veterans: Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    In this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens takes us back 17 years to look at a fledgling magazine in Lycoming County.

  • PhotoLink Library: Winter Chill

    Winter can put quite a chill on many activities. Mike Stevens says that does not seem to be the case in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Valentine’s Day Traditions Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Facebook got its start on the campus of Harvard University 15 years ago this month as was a way for students to communicate. All these years later, it is a worldwide social media giant and has changed how we interact, even on Valentine’s Day. Back in 2013, Mike Stevens expressed skepticism and found old traditions still seem to work just fine.

  • Chilly Scenes in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens opens the PhotoLink Library to some chilly scenes. Even though it’s winter and cold, he says there are still plenty of pretty pictures to go around.

  • Stevens Says: My Garage Runneth Over

    You know all too well how it goes, how the best of intentions are thrown under a bus. My ride down that rocky road began when we moved into our ranch so many years ago. The garage was and remains a one-car affair with my wife having the privilege of parking in it. She started work earlier in the day than me so it was the right thing to do. I was granted “tool rights” however and that was really […]

  • A Passion for the Sounds of the Railroad On The Pennsylavania Road

    This trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road takes us to Luzerne County. Mike Stevens journeyed a decade ago to Laurel Run to meet a man named Ed Kaspriske. Ed passed away on Friday, according to his sons. And so, Mike Stevens looks back on Ed’s loud passion. Learn more about Ed’s passion for locomotive air horns here.

  • Good and Enjoyable in the PhotoLink Library

    It’s sometimes tough to find something good and enjoyable in this kind of weather unless we go along with Mike Stevens on a visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Keychain Collector

    We travel Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to the year 1995 when Mike Stevens met a man who collected things that paired perfectly with keys.

  • Keeping Warm in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens takes us to the PhotoLink Library on this winter’s day. He says it’s time to look for anything that will keep you warm.

  • Stevens Says: Revenge of the Machines

    I like modern technology…when it works. There was a time I wrote pieces like this to a dot matrix printer that clattered and rattled and banged and printed each letter using tiny dots. I’d put the printed piece, into an envelope and ship it to the publication. If the mail was somehow delayed by one of a hundred circumstances, no column that week. Today? I write something, push a couple buttons, send it off to my editor who gives it […]

  • Stevens Says: Winter, Lets Have a Good Look at You

    Winter, we hardly know you. Unusual random thought to have but I had it. It came to me as I looked out the back window here at the ranch and saw the wind-driven snow shooting across my already white lawn. Couldn’t see to the neighbor’s place. Not that it mattered. Save for an emergency we wouldn’t see each other this day. Too cold to go calling. That is how we often think of winter: the anti-social season; few visitors, not […]

  • Sullivan County Sled Dog Racers

    This is the time of year when a case of cabin fever can put you down. Back in 1993, Mike Stevens found a group of people in Sullivan County who never let winter get them down. We revisit Mike’s meeting with some sled dog racers in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

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