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
  • On the PA Road: Scranton Lace Company

    It was a landmark of the industrial era, creating the standards for a certain product. Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road in Scranton for a first-hand look at what used to be.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Shoo-Fly Pie

    This trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road leads us to Luzerne County in 1997 when Mike Stevens watched as folks baked up some “Shoo-Fly Pie.” See more of Mike’s trips Back Down The Pennsylvania Road here.

  • Thinking Tiny in the PhotoLink Library

    Often, we look at the big picture and let it go at that. Mike Stevens made a visit to the PhotoLink Library and found some folks thinking tiny.

  • Roasting Coffee On The Pennsylvania Road

    You know how it is when you get an idea and go with it. Mike Stevens makes a stop On The Pennsylvania Road in Wyoming County to meet a man who brewed up an idea from the ground up.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Mountain Laurel

    Back in 2000, Mike Stevens made a stop On The Pennsylvania Road in the Poconos. He took some time to stop and smell our state flower.

  • Keeping Cool in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens stopped by the PhotoLink Library and says he found despite our recent run of high temperatures, overall, things are still pretty cool.

  • On the Pennsylvania Road: 100-foot Road

    Mike Stevens is out on the Pennsylvania Road in Wayne County where there is a 100-foot road, he says, that really begs for a stop.

  • Negro League Hall of Fame

    It was 56 years ago when Jackie Robinson became the first African-American ballplayer inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Before Robinson made his Big League debut in 1947, he played in the Negro Leagues. An exhibit from the Negro League Hall of Fame was on display at the Little League World Series in central Pennsylvania in 2006. That’s where we find Mike Stevens in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • PhotoLink Library: Little Bit of This, Some of That

    Why is Mike Stevens’ visit to the Photolink Library this time a bit like one of your mother’s recipes? Well, you take a little bit of this and some of that and soon you have a story.

  • A Book of Fairs

    Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road in Wayne County taking a look at a new book allowing us to enjoy county fair season any time of year.    

  • Veteran of the War to End All Wars

    It was 99 years ago this week the Allied powers signed the Treaty of Versailles with Germany officially ending World War I. This trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road takes us to Susquehanna County and 2003. Mike Stevens met Pennsylvania’s last World War I veteran as he was honored in the Fourth of July parade in Montrose.

  • Looking Up in the PhotoLink Library

    The PhotoLink Library is open and Mike Stevens is taking a stroll through to finish the week. Mike says it’s time to spend some time looking up.