Shea Singley


Shea Singley

Phone: 610-562-7515 Ext. x25

Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers.

Recent articles

  • General news

    Hamburg area residents have ‘H.A.D.I.T.’ with the illegal drug problem

    “Make no mistake about it. This is not just a little bit of a problem. This is not just a minor item. This is something that has been referred to by many people as an epidemic, a plague, a disaster,” said Representative Jerry Knowles, on the statewide illegal drug problems. “And it’s all of those. It is each and every one of those words to describe the situation that we’re dealing with here.”

  • General news

    Hamburg Area High School serves 137 at annual Veterans Breakfast

    The cafeteria at Hamburg Area High School was full with 137 veterans and spouses for the fifth annual Veterans Breakfast hosted by the Hamburg Area High School and the Military History Club on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

  • General news

    Community tours new Perry Elementary Center during grand opening

    Students, faculty and staff have been moved into Perry Elementary Center dedicated to Esther H. Ludwig since the day after Labor Day. On Thursday, Nov. 13, it was the community’s turn to enter the new elementary school in the Hamburg Area School District during the grand opening ceremony and open house.

  • Children's books

    New Chippy Chipmunk book focuses on loss and healing through nature

    Dealing with loss is difficult for all involved. At times, talking about that loss can be even more difficult. This can become even harder when there is a child involved.

  • General news

    Artist Michael Albert inspires Hamburg students during visit

    “They’re Grrreat!” That is just one of the comments Hamburg Area School District students could have used to describe the work of “cerealist” Michael Albert who spent three days with the students last week. Albert let students know that inspiration can happen anywhere as it did when he just could not throw away an empty Frosted Flakes box that led to his series of “Cerealism” art that he is now nationally known for.

  • General news

    Great outdoors and art collide at Cabela’s for annual art show

    Outdoors enthusiasts were treated to a special show on Nov. 8 and 9 as they traveled around Cabela’s in Tilden Twp. and discovered more than just deer displayed in the “Deer Country” exhibit. Spread throughout the area were 11 artists from the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance displaying and selling their outdoor inspired works for the annual fall “Art Show Celebrating the Great Outdoors.”

  • General news

    Tilden resident discusses Shadow Wars and Stargate at Historical Society Meeting

    More than 40 people filled the James A. Gilmartin Community Room at Hamburg Area High School on Thursday, Nov. 6 for the Hamburg Area Historical Society meeting. This month’s meeting featured Tilden Twp. resident Dale E. Graff speaking about his military and intelligence activities as a civilian physicist with the Department of Defense.

  • General news

    Going purple for National Epilepsy Awareness Month

    At just two and a half years old, Hamburg resident Lorraine Ramirez-Muller’s oldest daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy. Since the diagnosis, Ramirez-Muller has been researching and learning about the chronic disorder and is helping other families who are affected by the life altering condition as well as spreading awareness.

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Grange invites veterans for free meal at annual pot pie dinner

    The Hamburg Grange is holding its final chicken pot-pie dinner of the year and is thanking veterans by offering all veterans and active military a free meal this Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Hamburg Area High School.

  • General news

    Iron Chef heats up Hamburg for fourth year, Chef Twiford wins again

    Attendees filled the Hamburg Area High School auditorium where sizzling could be heard and delicious smells drifted about the room on Sunday, Nov. 2. It was Hamburg’s fourth annual Iron Chef Competition benefiting Hamburg Area Education Foundation.