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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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“Family Ties” comes to the Human Race Theatre
 Daniel Goldstein had only been to Dayton once, but the visit made quite an impression. “I came out to see ‘Snapshots’ at The Human Race Theatre some years ago and loved the theater,” explains the New York playwright. The musical, by well-known composer Stephen Schwartz, was on stage at The Loft in 2007. “I loved...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Daniel Goldstein had only been to Dayton once, but the visit made quite an impression. “I came out to see ‘Snapshots’ at The Human Race Theatre some years ago and loved the theater,” explains the New York playwright. The musical, by well-known composer Stephen Schwartz, was on stage at The Loft in 2007. “I loved...
David Smith retrospective planned
 The Dayton Society of Artists and The Dayton Art Institute are partnering to present an exhibition and sale by one of Dayton’s most beloved artists. David Smith, well known for his sketches of the Miami Valley, died in 2016 at the age of 95 and asked that his work be shared with proceeds supporting the Dayton Art Institute. The show...

Posted: 7 hours ago

The Dayton Society of Artists and The Dayton Art Institute are partnering to present an exhibition and sale by one of Dayton’s most beloved artists. David Smith, well known for his sketches of the Miami Valley, died in 2016 at the age of 95 and asked that his work be shared with proceeds supporting the Dayton Art Institute. The show...
How you can help Therapeutic Riding Institute
 The Therapeutic Riding Institute provides therapeutic horseback riding experiences for children and adults with disabilities. The mission is to enhance lives by providing accredited therapeutic equine experiences in a safe, fun and compassionate environment. “It is amazing to visit our arena during a class session,” says executive...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Therapeutic Riding Institute provides therapeutic horseback riding experiences for children and adults with disabilities. The mission is to enhance lives by providing accredited therapeutic equine experiences in a safe, fun and compassionate environment. “It is amazing to visit our arena during a class session,” says executive...
Cool new plays announced for this year’s FutureFest
 FutureFest, the new play festival hosted by the Dayton Playhouse each summer, has brought national attention to our city. Many of the shows onstage in Dayton go on to productions elsewhere. The latest case in point is the play titled “N,” a 2016 finalist. Written by Adrienne Earle Pender, the play was inspired an historical event...

Posted: 7 days ago

FutureFest, the new play festival hosted by the Dayton Playhouse each summer, has brought national attention to our city. Many of the shows onstage in Dayton go on to productions elsewhere. The latest case in point is the play titled “N,” a 2016 finalist. Written by Adrienne Earle Pender, the play was inspired an historical event...
Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and DCDC on stage at Victoria
 Have you ever wondered what’s behind a curtain speech or poster expressing appreciation for the funding that’s made that performance or exhibit possible? The upcoming collaboration between the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company — “Modern Dance Modern Funk” — provides...

Posted: 7 days ago

Have you ever wondered what’s behind a curtain speech or poster expressing appreciation for the funding that’s made that performance or exhibit possible? The upcoming collaboration between the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company — “Modern Dance Modern Funk” — provides...
Grieving children can find solace at Oak Tree Corner
 When children or teens experience the death of a parent or sibling, where can they turn for understanding and support? In Dayton, Oak Tree Corner offers comfort through meals and meetings for children 3 through 18. A member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, this agency sponsors support groups at locations in Greene, Montgomery...

Posted: 10 days ago

When children or teens experience the death of a parent or sibling, where can they turn for understanding and support? In Dayton, Oak Tree Corner offers comfort through meals and meetings for children 3 through 18. A member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, this agency sponsors support groups at locations in Greene, Montgomery...
A Q&A with Dayton’s award-winning ‘Guitar Man’
 “I spend every day of my life making music. I love to do that!” — A quote from “The Guitar Man,” a children’s CD by Jim McCutcheon Dayton’s “Guitar Man” Jim McCutcheon takes center stage on Wednesday, May 17, as the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Award for the Arts. The...

Posted: 14 days ago

“I spend every day of my life making music. I love to do that!” — A quote from “The Guitar Man,” a children’s CD by Jim McCutcheon Dayton’s “Guitar Man” Jim McCutcheon takes center stage on Wednesday, May 17, as the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Award for the Arts. The...
A World A’Fair slated for May 19-21
 What better way to learn about countries around the globe than to attend A World A’Fair, the festive family event that mixes entertainment, costumes, music and food. It’s wonderful to hear so many languages being spoken, to see products and cultural displays from many nations. The weekend is slated for May 19, 20, 21 at the Dayton...

Posted: 14 days ago

What better way to learn about countries around the globe than to attend A World A’Fair, the festive family event that mixes entertainment, costumes, music and food. It’s wonderful to hear so many languages being spoken, to see products and cultural displays from many nations. The weekend is slated for May 19, 20, 21 at the Dayton...
Good Neighbor House needs household items, clothing
 It’s been a while since we’ve featured the Good Neighbor House, the faith-based non-profit organization that continues to provide basic necessities to the needy in our community. GNH is marking a four-year milestone at its current location — 627 E. First St., corner of First and Webster streets. The nonprofit has been serving...

Posted: 17 days ago

It’s been a while since we’ve featured the Good Neighbor House, the faith-based non-profit organization that continues to provide basic necessities to the needy in our community. GNH is marking a four-year milestone at its current location — 627 E. First St., corner of First and Webster streets. The nonprofit has been serving...
How you can help organization that helps the homeless
 Every Monday and Wednesday, the staff and volunteers of Jeremiah’s Letter, Inc. (JLI) come together at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Oregon District to prepare and serve healthy hot meals to men, women and children who are homeless, living in poverty or managing a crisis situation. After the meal, guests receive donated hygiene...

Posted: 24 days ago

Every Monday and Wednesday, the staff and volunteers of Jeremiah’s Letter, Inc. (JLI) come together at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Oregon District to prepare and serve healthy hot meals to men, women and children who are homeless, living in poverty or managing a crisis situation. After the meal, guests receive donated hygiene...
Why we love “Carmen”
 We can understand why corporal Don Jose and bullfighter Escamillo are desperately in love with Carmen: she’s sexy, gorgeous, irresistable. Over the years and around the globe, millions of opera-lovers have fallen under her spell as well. In anticipation of the Dayton Opera’s upcoming production, we’ve invited those involved...

Posted: 24 days ago

We can understand why corporal Don Jose and bullfighter Escamillo are desperately in love with Carmen: she’s sexy, gorgeous, irresistable. Over the years and around the globe, millions of opera-lovers have fallen under her spell as well. In anticipation of the Dayton Opera’s upcoming production, we’ve invited those involved...