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

    Life’s Choices moves to new location and offers new services

    Life’s Choices is coming up on two years in Hamburg and is ready for some changes. The faith-based pregnancy and resource center started STI testing once a month, financial counseling which started this month and has a new location.

  • Musical theater

    Drama Hawks bring St. Louis to Hamburg

    St. Louis came to Hamburg this past weekend as the Hamburg Area School District Drama Hawks presented the musical “Meet Me In St. Louis” to a full auditorium on April 11, 12 and 13.

  • Musical theater

    Panthers-On-Parade present ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

    For two nights Schuylkill Valley High School took audience members to Camelot and caused many laughs as Panthers-On-Parade present “Monty Python’s Spamalot” to a full auditorium on April 11 and 12.

  • General news

    Students have their eyes on the future in poster contest

    Dr. Brendon J. Weaver from Weaver Eye Care Associates, in Bernville, ran a fifth grade poster contest for students in the Tulpehocken Area School District for the second year. This year’s theme was “Eyes of the Future.” Taking the top three spots this year were Victoria Tankred (first), Jordan Baer (second) and K’drian Vega (third). The winners received a monetary award and their artwork will be hung on the walls of Dr. Weaver’s office. Congratulations to the students!

  • General news

    Residents ready to ‘Save Our Strand’

    Downtown Hamburg’s main attraction, the Hamburg Strand Theater, has been under the care of the Our Town Foundation for a year now and the nonprofit organization hosted a capital campaign kickoff at the theater on March 30.

  • Community and neighborhood groups

    Community groups make bowls for ‘Souper Bowl’

    Opportunity House’s 12th annual “Souper Bowl” is set to take place the end of this month, on April 28, at The Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing. The multi-service organization that improves the quality of life for children, families and adults who face various obstacles to independence, and supports their efforts to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and well-being is hoping to increase awareness of hunger and homelessness while also raising funds for the many programs of the...

  • General news

    County terminates lease at Kaercher Creek Park

    Currently the Berks County Commissioners and the community are awaiting a response from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission on a decision that will decide if access to Kaercher Creek Park, in Windsor Township, will remain as is or will be more closed off on or before April 30.

  • Sports

    Battle of the Birds is back this Friday night

    This Friday the Philadelphia Eagles return to Hamburg for the Battle of the Birds at 7 p.m. at the Hamburg Area High School gymnasium.

  • Basketball events

    Benfer’s Pride has a ‘Slamtastic’ time with Harlem Wizards

    The home team put up a good fight and certainly put on a great show as Benfer’s Pride fell to the Harlem Wizards by only 4 points on Sunday, March 30, with a final score of 91-87.

  • General events

    Sportsmen enjoy ‘Hunting Extreme’ at annual dinner

    Sportsmen and those with an interest in the outdoors filled up the room at Zion Blue Mountain United Church of Christ’s 12th annual Sportsman’s Dinner on Saturday night, March 29.