Meredith Moss

Meredith Moss has been writing for the Dayton Daily News for decades, covering topics ranging from fashion and parenting to the arts and religion. She is an active community volunteer and is the recipient of numerous community awards including the YWCA'sWoman of Influence' award. A native Daytonian and graduate of Fairview High School, Meredith is a Leadership Dayton graduate and has been active in organizations ranging from the Junior League of Dayton to the Jewish Federation. Meredith frequently covers community events, area women's organizations and fund raisers, is always interested in hearing story ideas from readers.

Latest from Meredith Moss

Dayton filmmakers brings ‘Chavela’ home to Neon with rave reviews
 Daresha Kyi considers herself a natural born storyteller. “I love telling stories — whether in a group, one-on-one, singing, writing or through film,” says the fourth-generation Daytonian who returns to her hometown on Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28, to share one of those stories with audiences in the Miami Valley...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Daresha Kyi considers herself a natural born storyteller. “I love telling stories — whether in a group, one-on-one, singing, writing or through film,” says the fourth-generation Daytonian who returns to her hometown on Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28, to share one of those stories with audiences in the Miami Valley...
You can help: Warm clothing needed for local homeless people
 Homeless shelters are always important, but never more necessary than at this time of year with the kind of bitter winter we’ve been having. At St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton, the numbers of clients served in 2017 are in: well over 100,000 individuals were helped across the entire organization. Here are the sobering statistics:
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Posted: 3 days ago

Homeless shelters are always important, but never more necessary than at this time of year with the kind of bitter winter we’ve been having. At St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton, the numbers of clients served in 2017 are in: well over 100,000 individuals were helped across the entire organization. Here are the sobering statistics: ...
New York Pops Conductor has local roots, returns with DPO
 It was deja vu for New York Pops conductor Steven Reineke. When he came to town last year for a concert with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, he also spent some time working with the youth orchestra, leading a rehearsal of Bernstein’s overture to “Candide.” “I was a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra...

Posted: 7 days ago

It was deja vu for New York Pops conductor Steven Reineke. When he came to town last year for a concert with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, he also spent some time working with the youth orchestra, leading a rehearsal of Bernstein’s overture to “Candide.” “I was a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra...
How you can give the gift of vision
 If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get rid of items you no longer need, how about those old eyeglasses? You can give a gift of vision by donating used eyeglasses to Lions Clubs International. You’ve probably seen the collection boxes at various locations throughout the Miami Valley. In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the...

Posted: 10 days ago

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get rid of items you no longer need, how about those old eyeglasses? You can give a gift of vision by donating used eyeglasses to Lions Clubs International. You’ve probably seen the collection boxes at various locations throughout the Miami Valley. In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the...
What’s a PechaKucha and why you will want to know more
 Ryan Schulte admits it was the free beer and pizza that attracted him to his first PechaKucha. A friend — scheduled to be one of the speakers at the evening event —had invited Schulte to come along to hear him talk about growing up as an artist. “I love free stuff and I love art, so I went,” remembers Schulte. &ldquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

Ryan Schulte admits it was the free beer and pizza that attracted him to his first PechaKucha. A friend — scheduled to be one of the speakers at the evening event —had invited Schulte to come along to hear him talk about growing up as an artist. “I love free stuff and I love art, so I went,” remembers Schulte. &ldquo...
How you can help those recovering from addiction

Posted: 17 days ago

Good Shepherd Ministries is an interdenominational Christian agency that provides social services to those in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, and also aids in re-entry after incarceration. The non-profit opened on Dayton’s east side in January 2000. “Our recovery program is initially one to two months, where the men go to...
Sneak peek at what’s coming to Dayton stages starting this fall
 Creating a concert season is always difficult — but also very exciting, says Neal Gittleman. “There’s so much great music out there and a limited number of concert slots,” explains the conductor and music director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The results of that interesting challenge are traditionally announced...

Posted: 20 days ago

Creating a concert season is always difficult — but also very exciting, says Neal Gittleman. “There’s so much great music out there and a limited number of concert slots,” explains the conductor and music director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The results of that interesting challenge are traditionally announced...
Last chance to see this Art Nouveau exhibit in Dayton
 It’s the perfect weekend for indoor fun. It’s also your last chance to see this special exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute. The exhibit “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau” will be on view through Dec. 31. This is the only Midwest stop for the exhibit. Drawn from one of the finest private collections of Mucha&rsquo...

Posted: 21 days ago

It’s the perfect weekend for indoor fun. It’s also your last chance to see this special exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute. The exhibit “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau” will be on view through Dec. 31. This is the only Midwest stop for the exhibit. Drawn from one of the finest private collections of Mucha&rsquo...
Dayton kitchen serves hot lunches for free

Posted: 24 days ago

Have you heard of Njoy! Njoy! The non-profit organization, located in West Dayton, has a mission of serving a warm, healthy and inviting lunch each week to residents in the neighborhood as well as anyone else who is needy and would like to come. The meal is free and is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. “Njoy! Njoy! has...
How you can help save historic Rike’s Christmas windows
 I couldn’t help wondering if today’s technologically advanced youngsters were still capable of being enthralled by the animated store windows many of us loved in our youth. In this case, I’m referring to the iconic Rike’s Department Store displays that were such a popular holiday tradition in downtown Dayton for decades...

Posted: 29 days ago

I couldn’t help wondering if today’s technologically advanced youngsters were still capable of being enthralled by the animated store windows many of us loved in our youth. In this case, I’m referring to the iconic Rike’s Department Store displays that were such a popular holiday tradition in downtown Dayton for decades...
Making a difference: Corner Cupboard Charities helps fund non-profits

5:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

If your New Year’s resolution is to clean out your closets and attic, now is the perfect time to help out the thrift shops in our area that benefit non-profit organizations. A good example is Corner Cupboard Thrift Shop which gives all of its proceeds to a number of worthy Miami Valley groups. “Corner Cupboard Charities is a diamond...