Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Festival of lights


Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights in India, is celebrated based on the Lunar calendar, this year celebrated on November 5th. Everyone was invited to gather outside Phoenix Center and was welcomed with traditional Bindi’s (colorful stickers for the forehead) and Tikka (a red mark made on the forehead with a paste of Saffron Crocus that grows in India).

Monday, December 5, 2016

Triform at Basilica Farm and Flea

Triform participated as a vendor in this year's Basilica Farm and Flea market on Thanksgiving weekend. Basilica market is considered as an alternative to Black Friday shopping as well as a late fall bookend to Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market which premiered earlier this year.

Both markets seek to promote the talents and resources within the Hudson Valley. Last year’s Holiday Market drew 12,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.


Set against the beautiful and industrial building of the Basilica’s 1880’s re-purposed factory, this is the only market of its kind in the region.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wyatt's Story: The Boy Who Waited for His Father to Come Home After 9/11 Attacks


This is a story of one of our students, Wyatt Peterson, covered by NPR as part of their 9/11 story, you can read the whole story on NPR website

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/9-11-anniversary/wyatt-s-story-boy-who-waited-his-father-come-home-n644091
Here is an excerpt........

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CELEBRATING TRIFORM VOLUNTEER COWORKERS

By Meg Henderson

The new Triform co-workers for the year 2016-17

 Triform’s volunteer coworkers are special people.  It takes really motivated, idealistic and energetic people to commit to a year or more of volunteer work.  This year I am particularly struck by the dedication of our coworkers and inspired by what talents they offer so open-heartedly. 


Monday, July 4, 2016

William Moves On: Best Wishes

William Turits is Moving On 
Article by Meg Henderson

William


William Turits has been a long-time member of Camphill communities graduating first from Beaver Run, then Beaver Farm in Pennsylvania where he started when he was 12 years old. He has been in Triform for three years and has had three happy, fulfilling years where he made many friends and endeared himself to everyone.
During his trial visit, William lived in Halcyon house with Akiko and Takeshi and had a great time talking to everyone. William loved to walk between the houses, doing errands and taking messages in that first icy January (as well as participating in all the scheduled activities!) The following Fall
William moved into Woodland house with Maggie as a householder.

Family and Friends Day

The concert was just the beginning of an activity filled weekend! On Saturday morning for Family and Friends Day, we worked together on projects throughout the community including: mulching paths; clearing rocks from the potato field; creating mosaics in the pottery studio and baking dinner rolls. There was time to rest and socialize, view the beautiful coursework exhibit hung by art teacher Alison Fox and Aroon Kalsi and have lunch together to reconnect with the Triform family.

14th Annual Benefit Concert


Dar William's playing her magic
     On June 24th, Triform held our Annual Benefit Concert featuring singer song-writer, Dar Williams. More than 250 people came out to hear Dar and to support Triform in this important annual fundraiser. We are so fortunate to be able to welcome the larger community to our concerts each year in the gymnasium of the Phoenix Center. The gym was transformed into an intimate concert setting with a well-lite, well-decorated stage and a Steinway for Dar's pianist, Bryn Roberts. The concert was lovely and when Triform's Bell Choir performed "The One Who Knows" with Dar, everyone was moved.