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

  • Education

    Schuylkill Valley Elementary School principals pied in the face as reward for students

    Last year, Schuylkill Valley Elementary School students placed second in the 2014 Literacy Council of Berks County Read-A-Thon. This year the students were given the challenge to reach number one.

  • News

    Grange pot pie dinner to benefit ‘Save Our Strand’ campaign on Feb. 28

    As is often seen in the Hamburg area, helping and supporting one another is a big part of small town and small communities. Since the beginning, the Hamburg Grange February pot pie dinners have helped to support different groups and causes in the community. This year, all the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Our Town Foundation “Save Our Strand” campaign.

  • News

    Bernville forum opens discussion on Medical Cannabis Act

    Residents filled the pews at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Bernville, on Wednesday night, Feb. 11, for a medical cannabis informational forum. The forum was hosted by Campaign for Compassion and featured the follow speakers: Luke Shultz (Campaign for Compassion, patient perspective), Dana Ulrich (Campaign for Compassion, caregiver perspective), Senator David Argall (29th District), Representative Barry Jozwiak (5th District) and Senator Mike Folmer (48th District).

  • Opinion

    From the Item Editor: The book and the movie

    There was a point in time, when I was excited to see that a favorite book of mine was being made into a movie. I remember heading to the movie theater right after getting off the school bus to see “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” on opening day and missing school to see “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” for its first showing at the local movie theater. Even now, I still love the books and movies.

  • Valentine's Day

    Valentines hit the Berks County Wine trail for special weekend

    Valentines of all kinds hit the Berks County Wine Trail on a snowy Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, for the annual “Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event Weekend” at eight wineries in the county.

  • News

    Fire destroys classroom, damages others at The King’s Academy

    The King’s Academy, in Mohrsville, suffered an estimated $100,000 in damage from a fire that affected the high school classrooms on Feb. 9 at 12:50 a.m. The school was unoccupied at the time and no fire related injuries were reported according to the State Police at Reading.

  • News

    Grange pot pie dinner to benefit ‘Save Our Strand’ campaign

    As is often seen in the Hamburg area, helping and supporting one another is a big part of small town and small communities. Since the beginning, the Hamburg Grange February pot pie dinners have helped to support different groups and causes in the community. This year, all the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Our Town Foundation “Save Our Strand” campaign.

  • Student exchange programs

    Norway exchange student shares his experiences in Berks County so far

    Around mid-August, 12th grade student Sander Nygaard arrived in the United States from Norway to spend the school year with Gary Coller in West Lawn. He is currently one of three international exchange students staying in the area placed by Hamburg area resident Sheryle Delewski, who is an international exchange coordinator with EF High School Exchange Year.

  • News

    Hamburg Area High School students help save lives during blood drive

    For more than two decades, Hamburg Area High School students, staff and administration have been donating blood through school organized donation events. The most recent blood drive was held in the high school student parking lot on Thursday, Feb. 5.

  • Outdoor recreation

    Participants ‘keep the red in the shed’ at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

    “Keep the red in the shed,” is a saying that will not be forgotten by the participants of “Intro to Orienteering” at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary on Saturday, Feb. 7.