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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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You can celebrate this downtown marketplace’s first birthday with these 8 artists
 Mosaic artist Jes McMillan is convinced that when members of a community get together to create art, wonderful things can happen. In 2015, McMillan began collaborating with lots of community organizations when she opened the Mosaic Institute in Miamisburg. Now she’s at it again with the creation of Crane Studios Market, a complex of...

Posted: 6 days ago

Mosaic artist Jes McMillan is convinced that when members of a community get together to create art, wonderful things can happen. In 2015, McMillan began collaborating with lots of community organizations when she opened the Mosaic Institute in Miamisburg. Now she’s at it again with the creation of Crane Studios Market, a complex of...
WORTH THE DRIVE: You can tour the American Whistle factory
 There was a time when factory tours were plentiful — an entertaining and educational outing for families and school groups. It was always fascinating to be escorted behind the scenes to learn how a product was made. Unfortunately, these excursions are now few and far between, which is why a trip to American Whistle Corp. is a special...

Posted: 22 days ago

There was a time when factory tours were plentiful — an entertaining and educational outing for families and school groups. It was always fascinating to be escorted behind the scenes to learn how a product was made. Unfortunately, these excursions are now few and far between, which is why a trip to American Whistle Corp. is a special...
Play about a son and his father wins top FutureFest award
 A father-son relationship — viewed through the window of the family car — is the winner of FutureFest 2018, the annual festival of new plays presented by the Dayton Playhouse. The play was also voted the Audience Favorite. “Of Men and Cars” by Los Angeles playwright Jim Geoghan was dubbed a “front porch play&rdquo...

Posted: 23 days ago

A father-son relationship — viewed through the window of the family car — is the winner of FutureFest 2018, the annual festival of new plays presented by the Dayton Playhouse. The play was also voted the Audience Favorite. “Of Men and Cars” by Los Angeles playwright Jim Geoghan was dubbed a “front porch play&rdquo...
Take a chance on a new play at Dayton’s FutureFest this weekend
 “A great piece of theater is never finished, but at some point it has to start.” — Matthew Kagan, The New Play Exchange Let’s face it: whether you’re responsible for staging the production or simply buying a ticket, you’re taking a risk on a new play. But judging from the abundance of regional, national...

Posted: 30 days ago

“A great piece of theater is never finished, but at some point it has to start.” — Matthew Kagan, The New Play Exchange Let’s face it: whether you’re responsible for staging the production or simply buying a ticket, you’re taking a risk on a new play. But judging from the abundance of regional, national...
Where you can see some famous faces in Dayton starting this weekend
 Formal portraits of the famous have been making news. The Barack and Michelle Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were the subject of much discussion when they were unveiled in February and their presence has propelled attendance at Washington’s National Portrait Gallery. Locally, the Springfield Museum of Art is wrapping...

2:00 PM Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018

Formal portraits of the famous have been making news. The Barack and Michelle Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were the subject of much discussion when they were unveiled in February and their presence has propelled attendance at Washington’s National Portrait Gallery. Locally, the Springfield Museum of Art is wrapping...
Giant instruments, giant sounds this weekend at Sound Sculptures
 Longtime Daytonians may remember Michael and Sandy Bashaw from their Lemon Tree coffee house days in the late ’60s. In the decades since, these two creative artists have continued to entertain us — as a duo and as members of various musical ensembles including “Puzzle of Light,” “The Elements” and &ldquo...

7:02 PM Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

Longtime Daytonians may remember Michael and Sandy Bashaw from their Lemon Tree coffee house days in the late ’60s. In the decades since, these two creative artists have continued to entertain us — as a duo and as members of various musical ensembles including “Puzzle of Light,” “The Elements” and &ldquo...
What makes the SOLD OUT Dayton Art Institute Art Ball so special
 For those who love partying for a good cause, the Miami Valley offers a wide range of options. In many ways, the Dayton Art Institute’s Art Ball remains in a class by itself. This year’s gala, the 61st Art Ball, is slated for Saturday, June 9. Here are just a few of the ingredients that make this annual summer bash so special...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 04, 2018

For those who love partying for a good cause, the Miami Valley offers a wide range of options. In many ways, the Dayton Art Institute’s Art Ball remains in a class by itself. This year’s gala, the 61st Art Ball, is slated for Saturday, June 9. Here are just a few of the ingredients that make this annual summer bash so special...
See the story of how Carole King rose to stardom in Dayton this week
 After interviewing Carole King for days, playwright Douglas McGrath was faced with a tough decision. Which parts of the legendary singer/songwriter’s personal journey should be included in a musical about her life? You’ll see the results when the Tony and Grammy award-winning Broadway hit “Beautiful — The Carole...

10:00 AM Monday, May. 21, 2018

After interviewing Carole King for days, playwright Douglas McGrath was faced with a tough decision. Which parts of the legendary singer/songwriter’s personal journey should be included in a musical about her life? You’ll see the results when the Tony and Grammy award-winning Broadway hit “Beautiful — The Carole...
Dayton couple enriches lives of others: How Mimi and Stuart Rose do it
 For Mimi and Stuart Rose, it’s all about bringing entertainment to our community and motivating others to remain in the Miami Valley. “Everyone knows the people in Dayton are nice,” Stuart says. “We hope they’ll say Dayton not only has great people but has great entertainment, too.” Over the years, the...

3:56 PM Sunday, May. 13, 2018

For Mimi and Stuart Rose, it’s all about bringing entertainment to our community and motivating others to remain in the Miami Valley. “Everyone knows the people in Dayton are nice,” Stuart says. “We hope they’ll say Dayton not only has great people but has great entertainment, too.” Over the years, the...
WORTH THE DRIVE: 5 reasons you need to see the famous Terracotta Warriors in Cincinnati
 “Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China” opened at the Cincinnati Art Museum April 20 after a run at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and will be on display until Aug. 12.  Displayed in three large galleries, the exhibition focuses on the story of the First Emperor’s rise...

10:00 AM Tuesday, May. 01, 2018

“Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China” opened at the Cincinnati Art Museum April 20 after a run at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and will be on display until Aug. 12.  Displayed in three large galleries, the exhibition focuses on the story of the First Emperor’s rise...
Get a rare glimpse at famous Terracotta Warriors in Cincinnati
 A close friendship between two art museum curators who first met when they worked in Dayton and Cincinnati has resulted in an exhibition of ancient Chinese artifacts, many of which have never before been seen in the United States. A highlight of the show is a display of 10 of the famed terracotta warriors. “Terracotta Army: Legacy of...

10:00 AM Monday, Apr. 30, 2018

A close friendship between two art museum curators who first met when they worked in Dayton and Cincinnati has resulted in an exhibition of ancient Chinese artifacts, many of which have never before been seen in the United States. A highlight of the show is a display of 10 of the famed terracotta warriors. “Terracotta Army: Legacy of...