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

UD students sink their teeth into Dayton Ballet’s ‘Dracula’
 The world’s most famous vampire is taking up residence at the University of Dayton this Halloween season. Thanks to an ongoing collaboration between UD and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, all freshman Humanities students — many dressed as vampires — will be heading to downtown Dayton when the Dayton Ballet presents...

Posted: 7 days ago

The world’s most famous vampire is taking up residence at the University of Dayton this Halloween season. Thanks to an ongoing collaboration between UD and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, all freshman Humanities students — many dressed as vampires — will be heading to downtown Dayton when the Dayton Ballet presents...
LGBT Film Festival: A chance to see films you can’t see anywhere else
 Over the past 13 years, the Dayton LGBT Film Festival has introduced nearly 200 movies to the Miami Valley, films you’re unlikely to see elsewhere. This year’s festival, slated for Oct. 12-14 at The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton, will bring seven feature films and 10 shorts to town. The special weekend also includes an...

Posted: 20 days ago

Over the past 13 years, the Dayton LGBT Film Festival has introduced nearly 200 movies to the Miami Valley, films you’re unlikely to see elsewhere. This year’s festival, slated for Oct. 12-14 at The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton, will bring seven feature films and 10 shorts to town. The special weekend also includes an...
Watch these kids rock on stage this week in ‘School of Rock’
 More than 22,000 children auditioned for the initial production of “School of Rock” when it opened on Broadway in December of 2015. The kids are an integral part of the popular New York musical, which based on the 2003 hit film. It’s the tale of a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher and ends up turning his...

Posted: 21 days ago

More than 22,000 children auditioned for the initial production of “School of Rock” when it opened on Broadway in December of 2015. The kids are an integral part of the popular New York musical, which based on the 2003 hit film. It’s the tale of a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher and ends up turning his...
Creating harmony: Yellow Springs woman leads World House Choir
 Catherine Roma believes something special happens when words are set to music and people gather to sing. “Singers change the air we breathe,” says the Yellow Springs woman who has been birthing community choirs since 1974. “Whether in religious spaces, on the picket line, on the front porch, or in prisons, singing together...

3:50 PM Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

Catherine Roma believes something special happens when words are set to music and people gather to sing. “Singers change the air we breathe,” says the Yellow Springs woman who has been birthing community choirs since 1974. “Whether in religious spaces, on the picket line, on the front porch, or in prisons, singing together...
Your visits to museums around the region are changing, and here’s why you should be prepared
 Don’t be surprised to find yourself getting into the act the next time you visit a museum. You may end up “becoming” Madame de Pompadour in an 18th-century painting, donning period costumes for a selfie or jotting down your personal reactions to a new exhibit. Sensory-friendly programs, geared to autistic children, are a...

6:00 PM Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

Don’t be surprised to find yourself getting into the act the next time you visit a museum. You may end up “becoming” Madame de Pompadour in an 18th-century painting, donning period costumes for a selfie or jotting down your personal reactions to a new exhibit. Sensory-friendly programs, geared to autistic children, are a...
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...

2:00 PM Thursday, Aug. 09, 2018

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...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2018

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...

8:56 PM Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

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...

10:00 AM Monday, Jul. 16, 2018

“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...