Doris Valliant

Advocating For Abused Kids: A Worthwhile Resolution

“For many of the children I’ve worked with, I’ve been the only consistent, supportive adult in their lives. My sole responsibility is to identify their needs and advocate for anything and everything that is in their best interest." more »

Jan 29, 2014 9:01 PM -hot seat-

Bringing the Past Alive in Dorchester

Abbott, a cultural historian and artisan, is of the Nanticoke people. He has extensively researched his Native American heritage and has become an expert on the prehistoric past of the native people living in the mid-Atlantic coastal region. more »

Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM -downtown-

Battling Cancer's Side Effects with Beauty

She guided us through the twelve-step makeup process, beginning with cleansing our faces, and eventually we were swiping mascara on our lashes, outlining our lips with lip liner, and then finishing with lipstick. more »

Mar 27, 2013 4:51 PM -spa- 4 Comments

Beating the Winter Blahs

Doris explores adult education on the Shore. more »

Jan 29, 2013 8:36 PM THE RETIRED LIFE

Awash in Breast Cancer Funding

Locally, on Friday, October 12, Aqua Pools and Spas will host Poolin’ for a Cure to raise money for Komen Maryland. “Everyone knows someone who went through breast cancer treatment,” said Dan Bridges, owner and president. more »

Oct 7, 2012 9:03 PM -hot seat- 1 Comments

Dyeing to Knit

Yarn is a sensual pleasure. Walking into a yarn shop is like entering a candy store full of the finest chocolates, only the luxuriant textures and vibrant, multihued colors in the yarn shop stimulate creativity rather than appetite. more »

Sep 24, 2012 9:54 PM -downtown- 2 Comments

Celebrating Oxford's Nautical Tradition

The Port of Oxford is hosting the Second Annual Nautical Festival and Flea Market on Saturday, September 1. Since Oxford’s founding, its prosperity has been anchored in the river, and it has risen and fallen like the waters along the shorelines. more »

Aug 26, 2012 9:10 PM -hot seat- 4 Comments

Living Independently—With Partners in Care

This neighbor-helping-neighbor organization creates a culture of care that enables older adults to live in their own homes even though they no longer drive or they need assistance with such tasks as minor home repairs or grocery shopping. more »

Jul 29, 2012 9:36 PM -hot seat- 1 Comments

Court Appointed to Care

As a Friend of the Court, Slaughter gathers background information from records and interviews key individuals in a child’s life. “We’re not there to evaluate what the system is doing,” she says. “We are there to help the child." more »

May 15, 2012 8:17 PM -hot seat-

Is Chocolate a Vegetable?

Doris finds a diet she can live with. more »

Mar 31, 2012 11:17 AM THE RETIRED LIFE 2 Comments

From Memory to Memoir

Ray Mayfield went a different route, “writing stories about people who had a major impact on my life.” From college roommates to mentors at work to many others, Mayfield asked himself, “Why were these people important?” more »

Mar 26, 2012 9:40 PM -hot seat-

A Period of Adjustment

Doris gets a little crazy and throws out her old routine. more »

Mar 16, 2012 8:44 PM THE RETIRED LIFE 3 Comments

The Story that Begins with You

You don’t need to be a celebrity to have memories to record. “We all have stories to tell,” she points out. “My goal is to help people get their stories together. As we grow older, we should validate people’s lives.” more »

Mar 2, 2012 12:09 AM

Senior Idol's Lone Star

Although Gray was the only performer in this year’s contest, her voice is strong enough to be a contender at the state level. This is the first time Talbot County has participated in the Senior Idol Contest. more »

Feb 3, 2012 8:16 PM