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

Vintage Dayton Daily News editions now online
 Vintage copies of the Dayton Daily News that date from the early 1900s are now available online, thanks to the folks of the Dayton Metro Library. What better way to experience a moment in history? Dayton Daily News 1898-1922 is the library’s newest online research tool. The database — DaytonMetroLibrary.org — features full-page...

Posted: a day ago

Vintage copies of the Dayton Daily News that date from the early 1900s are now available online, thanks to the folks of the Dayton Metro Library. What better way to experience a moment in history? Dayton Daily News 1898-1922 is the library’s newest online research tool. The database — DaytonMetroLibrary.org — features full-page...
Giving Circles give big to charity, are open to new members
 Although Make a Difference columns typically focus on non-profit organizations and their wish list items, once a year we make an exception. The exception is for the local “Giving Circles” that are making such a huge difference for the non-profit groups in the Miami Valley. These groups are designed for those who would like to...

Posted: 18 days ago

Although Make a Difference columns typically focus on non-profit organizations and their wish list items, once a year we make an exception. The exception is for the local “Giving Circles” that are making such a huge difference for the non-profit groups in the Miami Valley. These groups are designed for those who would like to...
Cinci exhibit features “Star Wars” costumes
 Here’s an idea for a quick summer road trip: head for a galaxy far, far away that’s actually as close as Cincinnati. We’re talking about “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” currently at the Cincinnati Museum Center. After checking the show out last weekend, I’m pretty sure it would be a hit with both...

Posted: 22 days ago

Here’s an idea for a quick summer road trip: head for a galaxy far, far away that’s actually as close as Cincinnati. We’re talking about “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” currently at the Cincinnati Museum Center. After checking the show out last weekend, I’m pretty sure it would be a hit with both...
4 new organists will bring music back to Vic’s Cool Film Series
 There’s good news for folks who love the Victoria Theatre Association’s summer Cool Films series but who’ve greatly missed the organ concerts that traditionally preceded each of the classic movie screenings. For 20 years, organist Martin Bevis entertained summer crowds with his lively banter and live music. In the past few...

Posted: 22 days ago

There’s good news for folks who love the Victoria Theatre Association’s summer Cool Films series but who’ve greatly missed the organ concerts that traditionally preceded each of the classic movie screenings. For 20 years, organist Martin Bevis entertained summer crowds with his lively banter and live music. In the past few...
The Storks Nest Baby Pantry needs basics
 Dayton Right to Life has operated the Storks Nest Baby Pantry for over 30 years. As of June 2017, the non-profit organization has served more than 585 families and 949 children — newborn to age 5. “In addition, we have given out over 10,000 diapers in just the first half of this year,” says Margie Christie, director of advocacy...

Posted: 25 days ago

Dayton Right to Life has operated the Storks Nest Baby Pantry for over 30 years. As of June 2017, the non-profit organization has served more than 585 families and 949 children — newborn to age 5. “In addition, we have given out over 10,000 diapers in just the first half of this year,” says Margie Christie, director of advocacy...
Honorees announced for Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame
 Since 2001, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame has been honoring local theatre artists and patrons of the arts “whose life-long participation, innovation, and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture.” The 2017 inductees have just been announced. Jennifer Lockwood, Gerri Nichols and Sheila Ramsey will receive the prestigious...

Posted: 29 days ago

Since 2001, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame has been honoring local theatre artists and patrons of the arts “whose life-long participation, innovation, and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture.” The 2017 inductees have just been announced. Jennifer Lockwood, Gerri Nichols and Sheila Ramsey will receive the prestigious...
Amazing beadwork means independence for South African women
 Behind the shimmering beaded artwork now on display at the Dayton Art Institute is the inspiring story of a group of South African women who are gaining dignity through the work of their hands and their life in an exceptional community. The touring exhibit, which makes its first stop in Dayton, showcases a innovative form of bead art known...

Posted: 29 days ago

Behind the shimmering beaded artwork now on display at the Dayton Art Institute is the inspiring story of a group of South African women who are gaining dignity through the work of their hands and their life in an exceptional community. The touring exhibit, which makes its first stop in Dayton, showcases a innovative form of bead art known...
5 things you must experience at Sunwatch’s Pow Wow this weekend
 You don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in Native American culture.  Thanks to the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and its annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, families can learn more about Indian life and traditions through dancing, drumming, singing, crafts and stories. This year’s Pow Wow is slated...

10:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

You don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in Native American culture.  Thanks to the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and its annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, families can learn more about Indian life and traditions through dancing, drumming, singing, crafts and stories. This year’s Pow Wow is slated...
Miracle Clubhouse can use your help
 Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse is a community organized to help people living with serious mental illness as they manage their illness and rejoin the world of employment, education, family and friends. It’s billed as “A Place to Belong.” “At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the community...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse is a community organized to help people living with serious mental illness as they manage their illness and rejoin the world of employment, education, family and friends. It’s billed as “A Place to Belong.” “At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the community...
How you can look inside these designer decorated apartments at the Delco Lofts
 The 2017 Designers’ Show House is officially under way. Hosted by 40 dedicated members of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, the show house will welcome visitors to 17 newly decorated apartments through Sunday, June 25. The show house takes place at the Delco Lofts in Dayton. The biennial event, which dates back to 1979...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 19, 2017

The 2017 Designers’ Show House is officially under way. Hosted by 40 dedicated members of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, the show house will welcome visitors to 17 newly decorated apartments through Sunday, June 25. The show house takes place at the Delco Lofts in Dayton. The biennial event, which dates back to 1979...
Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture
 Spring trips to Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe — as well as the recent Kay WalkingStick exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute — have given me an even greater appreciation of Native American history and culture. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center I learned about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico....

10:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017

Spring trips to Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe — as well as the recent Kay WalkingStick exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute — have given me an even greater appreciation of Native American history and culture. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center I learned about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico....