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
  • Nature Comes Calling in the PhotoLink Library

    As we open the doors to the PhotoLink Library, Mike Stevens says we’ll have some company. It seems nature has come calling.

  • Saluting the Stars and Stripes

    Thursday is Flag Day, the official day of flag tribute.  Mike Stevens, out On The Pennsylvania Road, thinks that attention should be given every day.

  • Remembering Flag Days Past

    Thursday of this week is Flag Day and Flag Day means quite a bit to our Mike Stevens, as we find out on this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to 2006.

  • Color Flying Into The PhotoLink Library

    Time to wrap up our week with a visit to the PhotoLink Library. Mike Stevens says though the week has been a bit dreary, some color still managed to fly in.

  • Inside The Clock Tower

    A man of means gave a gift to a Carbon County community back in 1903. Now, some hope the old school building will get a new life. On The Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens says, in fact, the old place is ready to have a voice again.

  • Back Down The PA Road: Blessing of Cars with Hitchhiking Priest

    This edition of Back Down The Pennsylvania Road is one of the oldest we can find. For more than 50 years, folks lined up to have their vehicles blessed. The priest who did the blessings didn’t drive himself; he gave up driving after multiple accidents. Mike Stevens was there for the blessings in 1978. Here are the sights and sounds from 40 years ago.

  • Spring Fling in the PhotoLink Library

    To finish this shortened week, we join Mike Stevens in the PhotoLink Library. You might label this visit a spring fling.

  • Toy Soldiers On The Pennsylvania Road

    Mike Stevens takes us On The Pennsylvania Road to a shop in Monroe County. It’s a place where you can see history‚Ķ as long as you look closely.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: World War II Brothers

    “War is hell.” So said Union General William Tecumseh Sherman after what he witnessed in the Civil War. World War II was especially hellish for a family from Schuylkill County. Three brothers never came home. Mike Stevens talked with the family members left behind to cry over their deaths. We first met them in 1984, on a somber trip, on The Pennsylvania Road.

  • PhotoLink Library: A Little Color

    Mike Stevens closes out our week with his usual visit to the PhotoLink Library. This time he’s found a little color, something we can always use.

  • On the Pennsylvania Road: Reflections on War

    We will observe Memorial Day this coming Monday and remember all those who served. Mike Stevens shows us an in-depth look at war–and those who went to it– on this stop on the Pennsylvania Road in Wyoming County.

  • PhotoLink Library: Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Tuesday storms blew through causing quite a bit of damage but Mike Stevens says he has found the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel in the Photolink Library.