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

Salvation Army donation center now open near downtown Dayton
 Did you know that the Salvation Army runs an Adult Rehabilitation Center? The 70-bed center offers a free, faith-based long-term residential program focused on character building and life skills for those who suffer from addiction and other social issues. “Our goal is to help those who struggle with destructive behaviors learn to live...

Posted: 2 days ago

Did you know that the Salvation Army runs an Adult Rehabilitation Center? The 70-bed center offers a free, faith-based long-term residential program focused on character building and life skills for those who suffer from addiction and other social issues. “Our goal is to help those who struggle with destructive behaviors learn to live...
Paper magic! Origami from around the world at DAI
 As you tour the exhibit that opens at the Dayton Art Institute this weekend, you’ll have to keep reminding yourself that the pieces on view were all created from simple pieces of paper. “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami” will be at the museum through May 13. The DAI’s new Asian Art specialist, Peter Doebler...

Posted: 6 days ago

As you tour the exhibit that opens at the Dayton Art Institute this weekend, you’ll have to keep reminding yourself that the pieces on view were all created from simple pieces of paper. “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami” will be at the museum through May 13. The DAI’s new Asian Art specialist, Peter Doebler...
A few of our favorite things about ‘The Sound of Music’
 When his family gathered around the television each holiday season to watch “The Sound of Music,” Randy Charleville could never have imagined that some day he’d be entertaining audiences across the country with the Broadway musical he’d grown to love. “Ever since I was a little kid I was always captivated by...

Posted: 8 days ago

When his family gathered around the television each holiday season to watch “The Sound of Music,” Randy Charleville could never have imagined that some day he’d be entertaining audiences across the country with the Broadway musical he’d grown to love. “Ever since I was a little kid I was always captivated by...
Meet the Wright State graduate who helped create ‘Black Panther’
 She’s survived some tough times, but at the moment Hannah Beachler is definitely “in the pink.” It’s not just because she’s been labeled the “production designer of the moment” by a weekly entertainment trade magazine or because the Wright State University grad has major responsibility for Marvel&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

She’s survived some tough times, but at the moment Hannah Beachler is definitely “in the pink.” It’s not just because she’s been labeled the “production designer of the moment” by a weekly entertainment trade magazine or because the Wright State University grad has major responsibility for Marvel&rsquo...
Boonshoft Museum’s exhibit honors 125 years of history
 A family outing at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery may include a planetarium show, a science program, a visit with the meerkats and imaginative play in the newly renovated pizza kitchen. But no matter how much time you spend in the galleries, you’re seeing only a tiny portion of the museum’s treasures. Stored behind-the-scenes...

Posted: 27 days ago

A family outing at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery may include a planetarium show, a science program, a visit with the meerkats and imaginative play in the newly renovated pizza kitchen. But no matter how much time you spend in the galleries, you’re seeing only a tiny portion of the museum’s treasures. Stored behind-the-scenes...
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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

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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5:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

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...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 06, 2018

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

5:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 03, 2018

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...