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

Help Learning Tree Farm by donating farming supplies
 Nature is important to children’s development in so many ways — intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. According to the Children and Nature Network, time spent outdoors has been shown to enhance cognitive ability, increase physical activity and improve everything from academic performance and nutrition...

Posted: a day ago

Nature is important to children’s development in so many ways — intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. According to the Children and Nature Network, time spent outdoors has been shown to enhance cognitive ability, increase physical activity and improve everything from academic performance and nutrition...
On the Arts: Cincy’s Taft Museum reaches out to families
 It wouldn’t have occurred to me to take youngsters to the current exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati. The impressive show, “Treasures of British Painting,” takes visitors on a chronological journey through six centuries of art. Organized by the Denver Art Museum, it showcases 50 works and is made possible by...

Posted: 5 days ago

It wouldn’t have occurred to me to take youngsters to the current exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati. The impressive show, “Treasures of British Painting,” takes visitors on a chronological journey through six centuries of art. Organized by the Denver Art Museum, it showcases 50 works and is made possible by...
Who was Alphonse Mucha?
 How could she ever have guessed when she walked into a Phoenix consignment store as a middle school student and fell in love with an Art Nouveau poster that she’d someday be involved with an exhibit of the artist’s work? The Middle School student — who purchased and lived with that poster in her bedroom for years—...

Posted: 5 days ago

How could she ever have guessed when she walked into a Phoenix consignment store as a middle school student and fell in love with an Art Nouveau poster that she’d someday be involved with an exhibit of the artist’s work? The Middle School student — who purchased and lived with that poster in her bedroom for years—...
Big and small ways you can help Dayton Sewing Collaborative
 You may have spotted the colorful messenger bags, totes and wallets being sold by the Victoria Theatre Association at the Schuster Center on performance days or the sitting pillows in the children’s reading areas at all the new Dayton Metro libraries. The bags, made from the street pole banners for popular VTA productions, feature artwork...

Posted: 8 days ago

You may have spotted the colorful messenger bags, totes and wallets being sold by the Victoria Theatre Association at the Schuster Center on performance days or the sitting pillows in the children’s reading areas at all the new Dayton Metro libraries. The bags, made from the street pole banners for popular VTA productions, feature artwork...
Why this Verdi Requiem is must see!
 The folks at the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance are certain their upcoming take on Verdi’s “Requiem” will be the one of the first of its kind in the world. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, hundreds of performers will come together on the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre stage to present...

Posted: 12 days ago

The folks at the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance are certain their upcoming take on Verdi’s “Requiem” will be the one of the first of its kind in the world. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, hundreds of performers will come together on the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre stage to present...
New musical comedy spoofs on-line gamers
 Jeff Bienstock always heard that writers should write what they know. So he did. It paid off. You’ll see the results when the Human Race Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Eichelberger Loft Season with the American premiere of Bienstock’s musical comedy, “Legendale.” The play, billed as a blend of romance, adventure...

Posted: 19 days ago

Jeff Bienstock always heard that writers should write what they know. So he did. It paid off. You’ll see the results when the Human Race Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Eichelberger Loft Season with the American premiere of Bienstock’s musical comedy, “Legendale.” The play, billed as a blend of romance, adventure...
You can help choose the Big Read Book
 A selection committee composed of local librarians and volunteers has chosen three finalists for the next Big Read. Now it’s time for the rest of us to get involved and decide which of the three will be read and discussed throughout our community next spring. A public vote will determine the winner. Votes can be cast at public libraries...

Posted: 19 days ago

A selection committee composed of local librarians and volunteers has chosen three finalists for the next Big Read. Now it’s time for the rest of us to get involved and decide which of the three will be read and discussed throughout our community next spring. A public vote will determine the winner. Votes can be cast at public libraries...
How you can help these local students learning English
 Were you aware that dozens of students from across the globe, determined to improve their English, meet in downtown Dayton every weekday morning? We’ve written about the excellent St. John’s ESOL Program, located at St. John’s United Church of Christ, that has been offering ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)...

Posted: 22 days ago

Were you aware that dozens of students from across the globe, determined to improve their English, meet in downtown Dayton every weekday morning? We’ve written about the excellent St. John’s ESOL Program, located at St. John’s United Church of Christ, that has been offering ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)...
3 tried-and-true anytime adventures close to Dayton
 Sometimes we’re so busy running to the special events and programs in our area that we overlook the tried-and-true treasures that are always available. Here’s a look at three family-friendly adventures worth considering year-round. We’re fortunate to have a wonderful planetarium with programming geared both to children and...

Posted: 26 days ago

Sometimes we’re so busy running to the special events and programs in our area that we overlook the tried-and-true treasures that are always available. Here’s a look at three family-friendly adventures worth considering year-round. We’re fortunate to have a wonderful planetarium with programming geared both to children and...
It’s time for Shakespeare in South Park
 Have you heard of a play by Shakespeare entitled “Double Falsehood?” If you haven’t, you’re not alone. It’s this year’s Shakespeare in South Park attraction, slated to be performed Sept. 8-10 in Dayton’s South Park Green. According to the company’s co-producer, Galen Wilson, the show was first...

Posted: 26 days ago

Have you heard of a play by Shakespeare entitled “Double Falsehood?” If you haven’t, you’re not alone. It’s this year’s Shakespeare in South Park attraction, slated to be performed Sept. 8-10 in Dayton’s South Park Green. According to the company’s co-producer, Galen Wilson, the show was first...
Cindy’s Closet needs clothing for men and women
 Here’s a worthy project we haven’t written about previously —“Cindy’s Closet” at Miami Valley Hospital. The special closet was started in 2006 by a Miami Valley Hospital night nurse. After noticing that some patients were unprepared for cold weather or returning to the hospital with frostbite, Cindy Feltner...

Posted: 29 days ago

Here’s a worthy project we haven’t written about previously —“Cindy’s Closet” at Miami Valley Hospital. The special closet was started in 2006 by a Miami Valley Hospital night nurse. After noticing that some patients were unprepared for cold weather or returning to the hospital with frostbite, Cindy Feltner...