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

  • Opinion

    From the Item Editor: It’s that time of year again, happy Halloween

    We all have our favorite holidays and time of year. Fall and Halloween just happen to be mine. I’ve always enjoyed watching the leaves changes and all the different colors I pass by while driving around. Even more so, I enjoy seeing all of the decorations filling porches and yards. The creativity and time it takes to make this displays never ceases to amaze me.

  • Features/People

    Bernville teen follows passion for wildlife, completes Wildlife Leadership Academy field school

    Since she was young, Bernville resident Hannah Krause has had a love of animals and interest in wildlife. That passion is leading her toward becoming a conservation biologist. To reach that goal, she is jumping at every opportunity that comes her way to further her knowledge and become as well-rounded in the field of wildlife as she can.

  • General news

    Iron Chef heats up Hamburg for fourth year on Nov. 2

    As it has for the past three years in Hamburg, the first Sunday of November will heat up with the fourth annual Iron Chef Hamburg. An afternoon of food and healthy competition begins at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Hamburg Area High School.

  • General news

    Domer Leibensperger passes the King Frost crown to George Mitten

    The 51st consecutive King Frost Parade begins a new era this year. At last year’s 50th King Frost Parade, M. Domer Leibensperger took the Jaycees’ float for the 32nd and final time as King Frost. Recently the Hamburg Jaycees revealed the identity of the new King Frost, George “Bear” Mitten.

  • General news

    Hamburg’s First Ultimate Frisbee tournament benefits Keystone Warriors Foundation

    It may have been cooler and a bit rainy on Saturday, Oct. 11, but that did not stop Hamburg’s First Ultimate Frisbee Tournament from taking place at the Hamburg Park. In fact, many commented that it was the perfect weather as they were dressed in long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts with shorts and for some cleats and others sneakers. Teams and bystanders were at the park early to register, stretch, warm-up and plan for the competition and in some cases narrow down the choices for their...

  • General news

    Reading Regional Airport goes back to 1939 for anniversary celebration

    Reading Regional Airport took a step back in time to 1939 as it celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 11 with an open house and reception.

  • Halloween

    Hamburg residents embrace fall at State Street Pumpkin Patch

    Nestled between Dietrich’s Men’s Shop and Hop Po on State Street in Hamburg, was the second State Street Pumpkin Patch on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. Sponsored by Dietrich’s Men’s Shop and Willow Tree Primitives and Antiques Country Store, the patch helped residents prepare for the fall season with plenty of decorations and Hawks’ clothing and blankets to keep warm as temperatures begin to drop. Sticking with the fall theme, various baked goods...

  • Opinion

    From the Item Editor: The trick to taking a successful, relaxing vacation

    After this past week, I can safely say that I found the perfect way to take a vacation; visit old friends. Not only do you get to catch up with some of the people closest to you, but you can actually relax during your time-off. Or for at least as long as you can stay shut off from work.

  • General news

    Hamburg teachers serve up ice cream to raise funds for American Cancer Society

    A long line winded through and outside of Candy’s Homemade Icecream shop in Shoemakersville on Friday night, Sept. 19. Students, their families and the community waited for some familiar faces to serve up their favorite frozen treats as teachers from Hamburg Area Middle School, Perry Elementary Center and Tilden Elementary Center took their turns behind the counter, all to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

  • General news

    Salem EC Church hosts sixth annual Pig Roast and Car Show

    People from all over, local and not so local, made their way to Salem EC Church in Lenhartsville on Saturday, Sept. 20, for the sixth annual Pig Roast and Car Show.