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Volunteer Day at Brooke’s House

Posted on:Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 @ 6:57 pm

Many volunteers participated in the Volunteer Day Clean Up at the Brooke’s House property on Friday, Oct. 20th from 9am to 12pm.  Many students from Clear Spring High School joined the group.  They gave up their day off of school for Association Day to help this very worthy cause.  Tree limbs and other yard debris …

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Hagerstown Rotary Auction

Posted on:Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 @ 6:55 pm

On Sunday, October 29th the Hagerstown Rotary Club will hold a dinner auction from 4:00 to 9:00 PM, at the Elks Lodge 348 on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.  This auction will feature many, many exquisite items. Brooke’s House will be one the  donation recipients from the evening.  Tickets are $35.00.  Please plan on attending and supporting …

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A Drug Cop. A Daughter On Opioids. One Family’s Story Of Addiction.

Posted on:Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 @ 5:48 pm

Pictures of Brooke Simmers, who died of a heroin overdose at the age of 19 on April 14, 2015. Kevin Simmers, Brooke’s father, is fundraising to build “Brooke’s House” near Hagerstown, MD, a long-term  drug treatment facility for young women trying to beat drug and alcohol addiction. Kevin Simmers spent years locking up drug dealers …

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Rehab house for Washington County women clears ‘huge hurdle’

Posted on:Friday, September 23rd, 2016 @ 7:10 pm

Submitted Photo:  Brooke in 2011 at High Rock, one of her favorite places. September 21, 2016 Brooke’s House, a proposed sober-living facility for local women, has found a home. The Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday night granted a special exception for the center to be located south of Hagerstown in an area zoned …

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Family, winery partner to raise funds for women’s sober house

Posted on:Friday, September 23rd, 2016 @ 6:55 pm

Photo:  Joe Crocetta/Herald-Mail Media Staff Photographer SMITHSBURG — First, there was the story of 19-year-old Brooke Simmers, who died of a heroin overdose in April 2015 while battling her addiction. Nine months later, the story repeated itself, except with another victim. Mike and Anni Rhule said their 24-year-old daughter, Kristin, had been in recovery from …

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Second man gets prison time in woman’s heroin death

Posted on:Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 9:57 am

BALTIMORE — A day after a co-defendant received eight years for his role in the heroin overdose death of a Clear Spring woman, a Hagerstown man was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in federal prison on charges of criminal conspiracy and distribution of heroin, according to U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. Michael …

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Hagerstown man gets eight years in woman’s heroin death

Posted on:Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 9:52 am

BALTIMORE — A Hagerstown man charged in connection with the 2015 overdose death of 19-year-old Brooke Simmers of Clear Spring was sentenced Monday in federal court to eight years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. Cory Allen Kline, 32, had pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute heroin. In addition to …

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Hawbaker Family of Clear Spring, Maryland Donates $1,000.00 to Brooke’s House

Posted on:Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 @ 10:17 am

CLEAR SPRING — The Hawbaker family of Clear Spring recently combined efforts to raise funds in support of Brooke’s House. On March 10, Betty Shank, Heather Braun, Kathleen King and Mary Alice Kelly, representing the Hawbaker family, presented a check for $1,000 to Kevin Simmers in support of efforts to build Brooke’s House in Washington …

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Beaver Creek CC Hosts Golf Tournament for Brooke’s House

Posted on:Friday, March 11th, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

Monday April 25, 2016, 1:00 PM Shotgun Beaver Creek Country Club is hosting a “Tough Day” Tournament that will have the golf course set up fair, but very difficult. While the purpose of this tournament is to raise money for “Brooke’s House”, no money will be taken out of player’s entry and all money will be paid …

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Brooke’s House to be featured on WJLA

Posted on:Friday, February 12th, 2016 @ 1:29 pm

On Tuesday, February 16th, 7 ON YOUR SIDE kicks off a week-long series about a stretch of interstate that begins in Baltimore and runs through Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Police call the area the new heroin highway. With the nation in the midst of a heroin epidemic, what happens to cities situated closest to a …

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