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.

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Some of the best shopping treasures you’ll find in Dayton on Museum Store Sunday
 We can now shop our way through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. The newest addition to our post-Thanksgiving shopping options is Museum Store Sunday, now in its second year. The international event, sponsored by the Museum Store Association, will take place today — Sunday, Nov. 25 — in 700...

Posted: 18 days ago

We can now shop our way through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. The newest addition to our post-Thanksgiving shopping options is Museum Store Sunday, now in its second year. The international event, sponsored by the Museum Store Association, will take place today — Sunday, Nov. 25 — in 700...
Dayton Literary Peace prize grows internationally
 If the 1995 Bosnian peace agreement put Dayton on the global map, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize has kept it there. The prestigious awards, which celebrate “the power of literature to promote peace, justice, and global understanding,” will be presented tonight at a gala ceremony at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center in Dayton...

3:04 PM Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

If the 1995 Bosnian peace agreement put Dayton on the global map, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize has kept it there. The prestigious awards, which celebrate “the power of literature to promote peace, justice, and global understanding,” will be presented tonight at a gala ceremony at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center in Dayton...
Two ways to see work of renowned female artist Mickalene Thomas close to home
 It’s a happy coincidence that two art museums in our area are currently featuring the work of one of America’s most fascinating and prolific contemporary female artists, Mickalene Thomas.  It’s an opportunity for folks in our region to experience a wide range of her artistry — from portraits and large-scale, multi-textured...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

It’s a happy coincidence that two art museums in our area are currently featuring the work of one of America’s most fascinating and prolific contemporary female artists, Mickalene Thomas.  It’s an opportunity for folks in our region to experience a wide range of her artistry — from portraits and large-scale, multi-textured...
UD students sink their teeth into Dayton Ballet’s ‘Dracula’
 The world’s most famous vampire is taking up residence at the University of Dayton this Halloween season. Thanks to an ongoing collaboration between UD and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, all freshman Humanities students — many dressed as vampires — will be heading to downtown Dayton when the Dayton Ballet presents...

8:31 PM Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

The world’s most famous vampire is taking up residence at the University of Dayton this Halloween season. Thanks to an ongoing collaboration between UD and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, all freshman Humanities students — many dressed as vampires — will be heading to downtown Dayton when the Dayton Ballet presents...
LGBT Film Festival: A chance to see films you can’t see anywhere else
 Over the past 13 years, the Dayton LGBT Film Festival has introduced nearly 200 movies to the Miami Valley, films you’re unlikely to see elsewhere. This year’s festival, slated for Oct. 12-14 at The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton, will bring seven feature films and 10 shorts to town. The special weekend also includes an...

1:55 AM Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2018

Over the past 13 years, the Dayton LGBT Film Festival has introduced nearly 200 movies to the Miami Valley, films you’re unlikely to see elsewhere. This year’s festival, slated for Oct. 12-14 at The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton, will bring seven feature films and 10 shorts to town. The special weekend also includes an...
Watch these kids rock on stage this week in ‘School of Rock’
 More than 22,000 children auditioned for the initial production of “School of Rock” when it opened on Broadway in December of 2015. The kids are an integral part of the popular New York musical, which based on the 2003 hit film. It’s the tale of a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher and ends up turning his...

10:00 AM Monday, Oct. 01, 2018

More than 22,000 children auditioned for the initial production of “School of Rock” when it opened on Broadway in December of 2015. The kids are an integral part of the popular New York musical, which based on the 2003 hit film. It’s the tale of a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher and ends up turning his...
Creating harmony: Yellow Springs woman leads World House Choir
 Catherine Roma believes something special happens when words are set to music and people gather to sing. “Singers change the air we breathe,” says the Yellow Springs woman who has been birthing community choirs since 1974. “Whether in religious spaces, on the picket line, on the front porch, or in prisons, singing together...

3:50 PM Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

Catherine Roma believes something special happens when words are set to music and people gather to sing. “Singers change the air we breathe,” says the Yellow Springs woman who has been birthing community choirs since 1974. “Whether in religious spaces, on the picket line, on the front porch, or in prisons, singing together...
Your visits to museums around the region are changing, and here’s why you should be prepared
 Don’t be surprised to find yourself getting into the act the next time you visit a museum. You may end up “becoming” Madame de Pompadour in an 18th-century painting, donning period costumes for a selfie or jotting down your personal reactions to a new exhibit. Sensory-friendly programs, geared to autistic children, are a...

6:00 PM Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

Don’t be surprised to find yourself getting into the act the next time you visit a museum. You may end up “becoming” Madame de Pompadour in an 18th-century painting, donning period costumes for a selfie or jotting down your personal reactions to a new exhibit. Sensory-friendly programs, geared to autistic children, are a...
You can celebrate this downtown marketplace’s first birthday with these 8 artists
 Mosaic artist Jes McMillan is convinced that when members of a community get together to create art, wonderful things can happen. In 2015, McMillan began collaborating with lots of community organizations when she opened the Mosaic Institute in Miamisburg. Now she’s at it again with the creation of Crane Studios Market, a complex of...

2:00 PM Thursday, Aug. 09, 2018

Mosaic artist Jes McMillan is convinced that when members of a community get together to create art, wonderful things can happen. In 2015, McMillan began collaborating with lots of community organizations when she opened the Mosaic Institute in Miamisburg. Now she’s at it again with the creation of Crane Studios Market, a complex of...
WORTH THE DRIVE: You can tour the American Whistle factory
 There was a time when factory tours were plentiful — an entertaining and educational outing for families and school groups. It was always fascinating to be escorted behind the scenes to learn how a product was made. Unfortunately, these excursions are now few and far between, which is why a trip to American Whistle Corp. is a special...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2018

There was a time when factory tours were plentiful — an entertaining and educational outing for families and school groups. It was always fascinating to be escorted behind the scenes to learn how a product was made. Unfortunately, these excursions are now few and far between, which is why a trip to American Whistle Corp. is a special...
Play about a son and his father wins top FutureFest award
 A father-son relationship — viewed through the window of the family car — is the winner of FutureFest 2018, the annual festival of new plays presented by the Dayton Playhouse. The play was also voted the Audience Favorite. “Of Men and Cars” by Los Angeles playwright Jim Geoghan was dubbed a “front porch play&rdquo...

8:56 PM Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

A father-son relationship — viewed through the window of the family car — is the winner of FutureFest 2018, the annual festival of new plays presented by the Dayton Playhouse. The play was also voted the Audience Favorite. “Of Men and Cars” by Los Angeles playwright Jim Geoghan was dubbed a “front porch play&rdquo...