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

Crazy about dinosaurs? COSI opens new gallery full of them
 In cooperation with the American Museum of Natural History, COSI — the Columbus science center — has just opened a 13,000-square-foot gallery dedicated to dinosaurs and natural history. The new space features a permanent American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery, the life-sized cast of a massive Tyrannosaurus Rex and...

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In cooperation with the American Museum of Natural History, COSI — the Columbus science center — has just opened a 13,000-square-foot gallery dedicated to dinosaurs and natural history. The new space features a permanent American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery, the life-sized cast of a massive Tyrannosaurus Rex and...
How you can bring holiday cheer to children in need
 Since the early 1980s, the organization known as For Love of Children — or FLOC — has been ensuring that children served by Montgomery County Children’s Services can enjoy the holidays. “We are a very passionate group of volunteers wanting to make life a bit better for our young who are living very difficult realities...

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Since the early 1980s, the organization known as For Love of Children — or FLOC — has been ensuring that children served by Montgomery County Children’s Services can enjoy the holidays. “We are a very passionate group of volunteers wanting to make life a bit better for our young who are living very difficult realities...
Who’s in charge of the art? Meet the DAI’s new chief curator
 If you’ve visited the Dayton Art Institute lately, chances are you bumped into the museum’s new chief curator, Jerry Smith. He assumed his new role at the end of September and has been in “learning” mode — getting to know his colleagues and the museum’s extensive collection of more than 26,000 objects spanning...

Posted: 6 days ago

If you’ve visited the Dayton Art Institute lately, chances are you bumped into the museum’s new chief curator, Jerry Smith. He assumed his new role at the end of September and has been in “learning” mode — getting to know his colleagues and the museum’s extensive collection of more than 26,000 objects spanning...
The community’s 2018 Big Read book is based here at home
 There are two important local ties to the book that’s been chosen for the next Big Read community reading project. The author, Melissa Fay Greene, grew up in the Miami Valley and still has family here. Her non-fiction book, “The Underdogs: Children, Dogs and the Power of Unconditional Love” tells the story of the founding...

Posted: 6 days ago

There are two important local ties to the book that’s been chosen for the next Big Read community reading project. The author, Melissa Fay Greene, grew up in the Miami Valley and still has family here. Her non-fiction book, “The Underdogs: Children, Dogs and the Power of Unconditional Love” tells the story of the founding...
Behind the Scenes of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize
 Creative ideas continue to bloom in Dayton and there’s no better example than the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the first and only annual United States literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. What began as one woman’s wonderful suggestion has gone on to become a source of pride and international...

Posted: 14 days ago

Creative ideas continue to bloom in Dayton and there’s no better example than the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the first and only annual United States literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. What began as one woman’s wonderful suggestion has gone on to become a source of pride and international...
‘An American in Paris’ dances into Dayton
 With all of the heartache in the news, can you think of a better time to see a joyful Broadway musical filled with beautiful dance sequences? Folks in the Miami Valley who love dance have been eagerly awaiting the Broadway version of “An American in Paris.” The show, which opened on Broadway in 2015, was heralded not only for...

Posted: 14 days ago

With all of the heartache in the news, can you think of a better time to see a joyful Broadway musical filled with beautiful dance sequences? Folks in the Miami Valley who love dance have been eagerly awaiting the Broadway version of “An American in Paris.” The show, which opened on Broadway in 2015, was heralded not only for...
How you can shop for a good cause this weekend
 If you’ve never been inside The Little Exchange in Oakwood, you’re missing one of the Miami Valley’s most charming gift shops. The boutique, housed in the former Katherine Wright library, is known for beautiful bridal and baby gifts, children’s clothing, unique décor for the home and men’s and women&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

If you’ve never been inside The Little Exchange in Oakwood, you’re missing one of the Miami Valley’s most charming gift shops. The boutique, housed in the former Katherine Wright library, is known for beautiful bridal and baby gifts, children’s clothing, unique décor for the home and men’s and women&rsquo...
How to help children who sleep on the floor
 It all began when Trisha Baxter, a teacher at John H. Morrison school in Northridge Local School District, was inspired to start a non-profit organization called “Snuggled Up.” “We have children in my school living in poverty,” she explains. “Seven years ago when I was giving a math test, a little girl had her...

Posted: 24 days ago

It all began when Trisha Baxter, a teacher at John H. Morrison school in Northridge Local School District, was inspired to start a non-profit organization called “Snuggled Up.” “We have children in my school living in poverty,” she explains. “Seven years ago when I was giving a math test, a little girl had her...
Why “The Consul” is so timely
 The Dayton Opera’s next offering, says Patrick Reynolds, couldn’t be more timely. “It’s about immigration and the plight of refugees, ” says Reynolds, associate conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He will conduct Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera, “The Consul,” on Friday evening, Oct. 20...

4:00 AM Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

The Dayton Opera’s next offering, says Patrick Reynolds, couldn’t be more timely. “It’s about immigration and the plight of refugees, ” says Reynolds, associate conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He will conduct Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera, “The Consul,” on Friday evening, Oct. 20...
Why actress on this HBO series will be in Dayton this weekend
 Imagine how excited LBGT Film Fest committee members were when they learned that the actor featured in one of their favorite films had grown up in the Miami Valley and was happy to accept their invitation to attend this year’s festival. Jill Alexander, best known as Patrice in Mike Judge’s acclaimed HBO series “Silicon Valley...

7:01 PM Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Imagine how excited LBGT Film Fest committee members were when they learned that the actor featured in one of their favorite films had grown up in the Miami Valley and was happy to accept their invitation to attend this year’s festival. Jill Alexander, best known as Patrice in Mike Judge’s acclaimed HBO series “Silicon Valley...
Blue Star mothers need treats for the troops
 There’s an easy way to “Make A Difference” in the lives of our deployed military members and local veterans. The Miami Valley Chapter No. 3 of The Blue Star Mothers of America is hosting its annual “Treats for Troops” event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the troop center, 6661 Clyo Road in...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

There’s an easy way to “Make A Difference” in the lives of our deployed military members and local veterans. The Miami Valley Chapter No. 3 of The Blue Star Mothers of America is hosting its annual “Treats for Troops” event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the troop center, 6661 Clyo Road in...