Shea Singley


Editor

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

  • Features/People

    Run4Sam gives back to community in runner’s memory

    Runners, walkers and supporters spent a rainy morning at Gring’s Mill Park on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, for the seventh annual Run4Sam. The 4 mile or 10K race and 2 mile walk followed by kids fun run is in memory and honor of Samuel Brooklyn Reed, a Schuylkill Valley High School graduate and cross country runner who was killed by a hit and run drunk driver while attending the University of Pittsburgh on September 1, 2007.

  • General news

    Boy Scout Troop 163 holds 16th annual Auto Show

    Boy Scout Troop 163, of Shoemakersville, held their 16th annual Auto Show at the Perry Twp. Recreation Area on Aug. 10.

  • General news

    Perry Township residents preserve history with monument

    Perry residents gathered at the Perry Township building on Aug. 7 for the dedication ceremony of the newly placed monument that once stood atop one of the entrances at the old Perry Elementary School.

  • Education

    Tulpehocken welcomes two new principals

    Tulpehocken elementary students, and their parents, will see two new faces at the district’s two elementary schools as Amanda Cipolla steps in as principal at Penn-Bernville and Mark Brown as principal of Bethel.

  • General news

    Tilden Elementary principal moves to middle school

    Hamburg Area Middle School students will see a new yet familiar face as their principal starting this school year. Dr. Shawn Fitzpatrick who has been serving as the Tilden Elementary Center principal for the past school years will now move up to the middle school as Kenneth Buck, former middle school principal, went onto another district.

  • Features/People

    Summers in the country bring two families together

    Nearly 20 years ago Jocelyn, of Brooklyn, NY, traveled with other New York City children to spend a week in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth “Betty” Atkinson and her husband Richard opened their home up to the young 5-year-old girl and a bond was created that would last for two decades with no sign of going away.

  • General news

    Hamburg residents form CODE Red to combat drug problem

    “I’m just one of the moms who volunteers here who decided it’s time to fight back and pull our community together. I think it’s important and vital and we really need that,” said Lisa White, of Tilden Twp., at a recent meeting of the newly formed organization focused on stopping the drug problem in the Hamburg area.

  • General news

    Hamburg VFW Commander and post honored with ‘All American Status’

    The Commander of Hamburg VFW Post 216 was recently honored for achieving “All American Status” as a Post Commander. Only 197 Post Commanders worldwide qualified for the honor.

  • General news

    Bernville child care center licensed and accepting CCIS

    Horizons Child Care and Learning Services Co. in Bernville is ready for the new school year and is now able to accept CCIS subsidized payments to help with the cost of child care.

  • General news

    Haag family named 2014 Berks County Outstanding Farm Family

    “Community minded, family oriented and always willing to lend a helping hand, hardworking, these attributes describe the Michael Haag family and are the reasons the Ontelaunee Grange supports the Haag’s as this year’s Outstanding Farm Family,” said Karen Mohn as she spoke about this year’s Berks County Outstanding Farm Family at the Reading Fair Awards Banquet on July 23.