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An Affair to Remember 2013

Dhonna and the entire Goodale family would like to thank everybody who joined us for the 2013 fundraiser for the Tara L. Stevens Memorial Scholarship Fund. We were joined by special guests including Kene Holiday, the cast of Why Old Ladies Cry, and may more. Click the image to see more.


The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion

Dhonna was thrilled to attend this year's Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion at Carnegie Hall where she caught up with friends including Congressman Gregory Meeks and his daughter Nia Aiyana and Alia Jones-Harvey. We would like to especially congratulate producer Stephen Byrd who was honored during the show.


National Action Network Convention

The Goodale Family was in attendance at this year's National Action Network Convention which featured a keynote speech from President Barack Obama. The Goodales were pleased to catch up with some great friends including Rev. Al Sharpton and Pastor Donny McClurkin.


Honorable Theresa Freeman's Birthday Party

Dhonna and family were happy to be a part of Theresa Freeman's birthday party which featured guests including the esteemed congressman Rep. Charles Rangle. Click on the image to the left to see who else was there.

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"Christmas Alive!" House Tour Celebration

"Christmas Alive!" is a houseful of Elves and Santas in training, in all shapes and sizes - blending both traditional and modern Christmas delights. "Christmas Alive!" proceeds go directly to the shopping lists of needy families in the neighboring communities for clothes, food, candy, toys, etc. Read the press release for details.


Ms. Dhonna's LV Elvis Presley Moment

At their premier location in Soho, NY, Louis Vuitton presented Ms. Dhonna with the ultimate LV experience. They closed the store just for her. Surrounded by everything LV and Moet's Nectar Imperial Rose. It is nice to be Elvis. The period goes right there!


Ms. Dhonna's Private Louis Vuitton Extravaganza

LV in Soho, NY closed their store to host a private birthday party for philanthropist Sylvia Chen and Broadway producer Stephen Byrd in their travel room (one of only four in the world). Hosted by Ms. Lauren Waterman and Kelly Anderson.


Kathy Jordan Sharpton's Birthday Extravaganza

Dhonna's dear friend Kathy Jordan Sharpton celebrated her birthday with a scholarship fundraiser at Caanan Baptist Church. Special guests included Grammy award winning singer Marvin Sapp, Roberta Flack, Freddie Jackson, Hon. Theresa Freeman, Rev. Al Sharpton, and all the scholarship recipients. What a selfless way to spend your birthday. Congratulations Kathy! Photos courtesy of Lisa Pacino.

Dhonna Receives "Champion of Change Award"  

Ms. Dhonna Featured in New Reality Show

Check out this article from featuring the Goodale Estate after the effects of Superstorm Sandy and how the family and their home will be featured in a new TV pilot. Read the full article.

Dhonna Receives "Champion of Change Award"  

Dhonna Receives "Champion of Change" Award first Harlem Theater Arts Festival

Dhonna Goodale with the "Champion of Change" Award for her work on domestic violence at the presentation of Lynn Nottage's play, "Poof." Read the full article.

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TLC's Deck the Halls: The Big Lighting

In December, 2012, Dhonna was featured on TLC's Deck the Halls holiday special showing off her decorating talents. Click the image to the left for a video recap of the big lighting!

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Goodale Christmas Display Featured on TLC's 'Four Houses'

The Goodale estate was featured in a special holiday edition of TLC's Four Houses, Deck the Halls. Check out the review in the Sufffolk Times here.


Kmart Holiday Shopping Spree for Homeless and Foster Children

The Goodales are loyal supporters of the Kmart Layaway Angel program, and encourage others to participate.

Click the image to the left for photo gallery courtesy of John Neely. Click the links below for detailed media coverage.


Live at Birdland:
SS Nirvana: A Story of Love and Jazz on the High Seas

Dhonna performs live at the New York's historical Birdland Theater on December 1 & 8, 2012. Photos courtesy of Lisa Pacino. Click the image to the left for photo gallery. See the reviews below.


Why Old Ladies Cry at Weddings

Encouraged by director and acting coach Dianne Kriksey-Floyd, Dhonna overcomes her fear of dyslexia in her debut reading of "Why Old Ladies Cry at Weddings." Featuring performances by Kene Holiday, Toccara Cash, Khalil Kain, Johnnie Mae, Phynjuar, and Ronald Wyche. Written by Diane J. Harris. Click here for the video.


Suffolk Theater Premier

Dhonna was on the red carpet for the grand opening of the new Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY, She would like congratulate owners Bob and Diane Castaldi on doing what only they could have done in restoring the Suffolk Theater. Dhonna would also like to congratulate Bob Spiotto on managing such a fabulous and perfect opening night. Click on the image to the left to see Dhonna wearing Louis Vuitton from head to toe including her jewels with her son Jesse (JR Goodale), actor and good friend Kene Holliday, and former NFL star Ron Moss.


The Trip to Bountiful Premier

Check out some of these pictures of Dhonna with friends and family at The Trip to Bountiful Premier. Bobby, Dhonna, Philanthropist Ms.Sylvia Chen and entire family were overwhelmed with the kindness shown by producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, Ms.Ceicly Tyson and the entire cast of Bountiful when they visited backstage.


A Streetcar Named Desire Red Carpet Premier

Dhonna at the fall 2012 premier of Stephen Byrd's version of Tennessee William's classic A Streetcar Named Desire. Click the image to the left for photo gallery, and check out the picture of Dhonna with Giancarlo Esposito, star of NBC's hit series Revolution. Dhonna, Giancarlo, Freddy Jackson, Timothy D. Stickney, and Laurence Fishburne met on the set of King of New York starring Christopher Walken where Dhonna played one of Giancarlo's molls.


Stick Fly Premier

Dhonna at the premier of Broadway's hit play Stick Fly presented by Alicia Keys. Click the image to the left to see Dhonna on the Red Carpet. The smash hit features Dhonna's fellow alumni from the SUNY Binghamton theater department Reuben Santiago Hudson in a leading role. Dhonna and Reuben also studied theater at SUNY Binghamton with Clarissa Robinson, of ABK Entertainment, Glory 2 Records, IGP Entertainment and Doc Greenberger, Latinist and head of the Latin Department at Riverhead High School.


Dan's Hamptons Riverhead's Dhonna Goodale, One Busy Woman

Take a look at Dhonna's featured article from the October 22, 2012 edition of dan's papers. Click here to view article.


The 9th Annual Pocono Mountains Film Festival

Dhonna was the proud recipient of the Humanitarian Award at the 9th Annual Pocono Mountains Film Festival. The 9th Annual PMFF Screenings, Workshops and Celebrity Awards Dinner on October 22nd benefit The Utopia House for battered women.


Bobby Goodale Honored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Riverhead

On April 13, 2013, Bobby Goodale was honored at the Kiwanis Club of Greater Riverhead's Star Breakfast.


Jesse Robinson Goodale IV Speaking at the 2012 Riverhead Middle School Moving Up Ceremony

JR speaks on behalf of his class. Click here to see the video.


Jared Goodale & His Shade Project and Field Day at Pulaski Street School

Learn how we're protecting kids from harmful UV rays in this article from Riverhead School District News


An Affair to Remember

Annual summer gathering supporting the Tara L. Stevens Memorial Scholarship Fund. Click links below for detailed media coverage and video.

Dhonna's Suggestions

Summer Events

Check out these curtural and artistic features at UA theater in Hampton Bays, NY this summer.

Reading List
  • Solving Sticky People Problems by Tim McHeffey
  • Jazz Conversations by JaRon K. Eames
  • The Devil's Dance by Patti Ann Bengen (any book by Patti Ann Bengen)
  • Let it Go by T.D. Jakes
Just a Few of My Favorite Movies
  • The Bishop's Wife
  • The Preacher's Wife
  • Night of the Hunter
  • These Three
  • The Bad Seed
  • Imitation Life
  • Life with Father
  • The Godfather Trilogy
  • The Star Wars Saga
  • Starman
  • Mr. Skeffington
  • Remember Momma
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Marty
  • Pinky
  • The Letter
  • Young Lions
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Paths of Glory
  • Rebecca
  • To Sir, with Love
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Claudine
  • Shannondoah
  • Concrete Jungle
  • Elmer Gantry
  • Sounder
  • The Yearling
  • The Cabin in the Sky
  • The Color Purple
  • E.T.
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Wiz
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Whatever happened to Baby Jane
  • Jezebel (anything with Betty Davis in it)
  • The Heiress
  • Citizen Kane
  • Daddy's Delicate Condition
  • The Magnificent Ambersons

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