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
  • Earth Day Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Monday marks Earth Day 2019, a day to celebrate the planet. Back in 1993, Mike Stevens traveled to Sullivan County and checked out the beauty that this day is aimed at guarding for this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Signs of Spring in the PhotoLink Library

    Inch by inch, little by little, spring has made its move toward us. Mike Stevens takes his time in the PhotoLink Library to see how well it’s been advancing.

  • Easter Egg Art Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Easter is now just days away and who hasn’t yet thought of Easter eggs?! It was 25 years ago when Mike Stevens met a woman in Columbia County who thought of eggs all year long. We take you to Benton circa 1994 in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • A Dab of Color in the PhotoLink Library

    What better way to finish out the week than with a dab of color? And that’s exactly what Mike Stevens found in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Pulp Throwing?

    While some people toss logs on a fire, there is a competition where you can win a prize for tossing logs onto a target. Back in April of 1983, Mike Stevens visited students with the forestry department at a community college in Lycoming County who were gearing up for a pulp-throwing championship.

  • PhotoLink Library: Chilly Wind in our Hair

    In this visit to the PhotoLink Library, we’ll take a view that brings out the best of spring. Mike Stevens says spring is here, despite the chilly wind in our hair.

  • Stevens Says: The Thrill Lingers On

    I first heard the line on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, the anthology series that ran for decades on the network. The announcer’s voice spread it across every room where a television set was playing the Saturday afternoon program: “The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of athletic competition”, is how it went. It was a line that for me summed up sports as I knew it. It’s hard to see sports in the same light […]

  • Red Barons Baseball Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    This time of the year is the start of baseball season — both in the majors and the minors. For years, the Triple-A baseball club in our area was the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. In 1996, Mike Stevens took a trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to Lackawanna County Stadium for the Red Barons home opener.

  • Spring and Other Things in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens brings the first full week of spring to a close with a visit to the PhotoLink Library. Mike tells us he found quite a bit of evidence that spring and other things are in the air.

  • Stevens Says: The Shelf of Knowledge

    They rest, somewhat neatly, in a bookcase here at the ranch; a bookcase we do not open all that often. There isn’t much call for any book in a set of encyclopedias these days. The set is copyright 1987, eons ago in our current world. When we first got them they were the pride of the bookcase, the gems of knowledge we were able to luckily afford and place at the disposal of our children. I recall looking through them […]

  • Vietnam Memorial Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Ground was broken 37 years ago this week on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial was completed in 1982. When it was first conceived, the design was criticized. Now all these years later, millions of people visit the memorial every year. They search the more than 58,000 names for loved ones who died in the war. There are also smaller, mobile walls that tour the country. Mike Stevens found one On The Pennsylvania Road in the Poconos […]

  • Picture Perfect March 23, 2019

    Here is your picture perfect for 3-23-2019.

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