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 recognizes Armed Forces at Sept. 5 football game

    During halftime on Sept. 5, military personnel will take the field at Hamburg Area High School for the fourth annual Armed Forces Recognition Night.

  • General news

    Horizons Child Care bids farewell to summer, raises funds

    With most of the children in the area returning to school this week, Horizons Child Care and Learning Services Co. helped let summer go with a bang on Aug. 23 at Bern Grove in Leesport. Despite the rain, the staff from the center and founding members of the nonprofit We Agape You Inc., as well as those that have helped both get to where they are, held the annual End of Summer Bash for the community.

  • Opinion

    From the Hamburg editor: How to contact the Item and submit

    As a community newspaper, we receive many submissions from our readers. It is something that I myself look forward to as it’s a way to get to know those in the community better and also see what they have been up to. There have been a few changes with our move on how to submit articles and we also have a new deadline in place.

  • General news

    Running and burgers returns to Hamburg-er Festival for third year

    Back for its third year at the Taste of Hamburg-er Festival is the Dine & Dash Trail Race from Blue Mountain Wildlife Incorporated. The race combines two favorites in the area: running and a good burger or in this case two burgers.

  • 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.