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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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Wright State illuminates Modern Art
 One of the terrific ongoing arts collaborations in the Miami Valley is known as CELIA. The innovative Wright State University program — the acronym stands for Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts — benefits both our community and the school’s students by bringing top-notch artists to town to interact...

Posted: 3 hours ago

One of the terrific ongoing arts collaborations in the Miami Valley is known as CELIA. The innovative Wright State University program — the acronym stands for Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts — benefits both our community and the school’s students by bringing top-notch artists to town to interact...
Chris Rowlands: A natural entertainer
 Members of The Chris Rowlands Fan Club range from zookeepers to schoolteachers and from AARP members to the sticky-fingers set. Officially, he serves as the Outreach Environmental Education Specialist at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. What he brings to the job is an unusual blend of talents that make an encounter with Rowlands entertaining...

Posted: 7 days ago

Members of The Chris Rowlands Fan Club range from zookeepers to schoolteachers and from AARP members to the sticky-fingers set. Officially, he serves as the Outreach Environmental Education Specialist at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. What he brings to the job is an unusual blend of talents that make an encounter with Rowlands entertaining...
Yellow Springs event honors philanthropist Wheeling Gaunt
 Did you know that the village of Yellow Springs has a time-honored Christmas tradition of giving flour and sugar to the town’s widows? The 123-year-old tradition was started by a former slave, Wheeling Gaunt, who will be honored during a presentation by the Yellow Springs Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Historical Society at Antioch...

Posted: 7 days ago

Did you know that the village of Yellow Springs has a time-honored Christmas tradition of giving flour and sugar to the town’s widows? The 123-year-old tradition was started by a former slave, Wheeling Gaunt, who will be honored during a presentation by the Yellow Springs Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Historical Society at Antioch...
Feel-good musical ‘42nd Street’ now playing at the Schuster
 The story of a starry-eyed young dancer who comes to New York hoping for her big break is a story that Clara Cox finds familiar. At one of her first open auditions in New York City, the 2016 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music (CCM) landed the leading role in the touring company of “42nd Street...

Posted: 9 days ago

The story of a starry-eyed young dancer who comes to New York hoping for her big break is a story that Clara Cox finds familiar. At one of her first open auditions in New York City, the 2016 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music (CCM) landed the leading role in the touring company of “42nd Street...
Aullwood hosts winter speaker series
 In 2002, artist Julie Zickefoose began a 13-year project documenting the daily changes in 17 bird species — from hatching to fledgling. The result is her new book, “Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest.” It contains more than 500 life studies that hop, crawl and flutter through the pages. Zickefoose will be the featured...

Posted: 14 days ago

In 2002, artist Julie Zickefoose began a 13-year project documenting the daily changes in 17 bird species — from hatching to fledgling. The result is her new book, “Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest.” It contains more than 500 life studies that hop, crawl and flutter through the pages. Zickefoose will be the featured...
Project READ needs book donations

Posted: 17 days ago

Through Project READ, over 100 literacy organizations, schools and businesses are committed to building literacy in the Miami Valley. The terrific services the organization offers to our community include: The Helpline matches adult learners with free GED, high school completion, reading and English for Speakers...
What’s coming to Dayton’s performing arts scene in 2017
 There’s audible excitement in the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre each New Year’s Eve when it comes time to announce a new Dayton Performing Arts Alliance season to the 2,000-plus audience members. Taking the stage for the major announcement were the DPAA’s President and CEO Paul Helfrich along with Dayton Philharmonic...

Posted: 19 days ago

There’s audible excitement in the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre each New Year’s Eve when it comes time to announce a new Dayton Performing Arts Alliance season to the 2,000-plus audience members. Taking the stage for the major announcement were the DPAA’s President and CEO Paul Helfrich along with Dayton Philharmonic...
Happy Birthday to the Boonshoft’s oldest animal resident
 A birthday party for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s oldest living animal is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 7 Rajeev, the Burmese python that weighs 155 pounds and is nearly 16 feet long, is turning 27 this month. According to the museum folks, that translates to about 190 human years. Rajeev has been at the museum since 1991...

Posted: 21 days ago

A birthday party for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s oldest living animal is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 7 Rajeev, the Burmese python that weighs 155 pounds and is nearly 16 feet long, is turning 27 this month. According to the museum folks, that translates to about 190 human years. Rajeev has been at the museum since 1991...
Dayton’s Ronald McDonald House needs help to serve families

Posted: 24 days ago

Dayton’s Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families facing a child’s hospitalization. The Dayton area’s attractive local home, located across the street from Dayton Children’s Hospital, was established in 1980 as the 14th house in the system. Today it serves approximately 400 families a year. They...
Ways you can support Ronald McDonald House
 Dayton’s Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families facing a child’s hospitalization. The Dayton area’s attractive local home, located across the street from Dayton Children’s Hospital, was established in 1980 as the 14th house in the system. Today it serves approximately 400 families a year. They...

Posted: 24 days ago

Dayton’s Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families facing a child’s hospitalization. The Dayton area’s attractive local home, located across the street from Dayton Children’s Hospital, was established in 1980 as the 14th house in the system. Today it serves approximately 400 families a year. They...
What we’re looking forward to in 2017: ‘Kinky Boots’ and more
 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the arts. It’s time to begin filling your new calendar with some of the Miami Valley’s most exciting arts and entertainment options for the new year. While there’ll be more exciting announcements coming in the weeks ahead, we’ve put together a sampling of what’s in...

Posted: 28 days ago

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the arts. It’s time to begin filling your new calendar with some of the Miami Valley’s most exciting arts and entertainment options for the new year. While there’ll be more exciting announcements coming in the weeks ahead, we’ve put together a sampling of what’s in...