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Oneda Dixon turns 101 on Sunday.
A big cake for a big birthday
Jacquolen Glover, Oneda Dixon's daughter, plants a kiss on her mother.

Jackson and his cat Princey were reunited at the Southampton Animal Shelter in Hampton Bays on Thursday a month after Princey disappeared from their East Hampton house.
Jaime Castantine Scott posted this photo of Princey, taken about a week before he disappeared, on Facebook in an effort to locate him after he wandered off.
The Miller family posted this photo of Princey on Hampton Pets when they found him on their porch in North Sea.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation said Princey didn't want to leave Jackson's arms when they were reunited on Thursday.Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

Durell Godfrey

Misty Sole is one of the many animals at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons that needs a home.

Jason Lee, right, with a member of his legal team, outside of State Supreme Court in Riverside on Friday. Mr. Lee is expected to stand trial in on 2013 rape allegations beginning in April. T.E. McMorrow

Inspired by hugs and kisses and love and valentines and weddings, The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, went shopping.
KISS Wow! A book devoted to famous and infamous lips. Great graphics and enticing subject. To quote the movie “Bull Durham,” “Oh my.” $30. BookHampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, and 16 Hampton Road, Southampton.
LOVEBIRD Vintage-looking dove of love on a classic base. The weathervane silhouette would look great on a mantel. How about a pair? A wedding, anniversary, or just-because-you-are-you present. Handcrafted wood and metal. $123. Country Lane, 85 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
HOME Where the heart is. This handmade heart box is a jewel. Fill it with pearls, fill it with diamonds, fill it with red hots or ribbons. A special container for someone special. $195. Golden Eagle, 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
FUN Feeling witty, oh so witty? A perfect wedding, shower, or housewarming gift. Wooden sign is hand-painted and ready to be hung over the marriage bed or front door. $48. Gone Local Hamptons Goods and Gallery, 62 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
SUBTLETY Patience, a light touch, and a sense of play would help lovers learn lessons from this amazing little toy. Looks easy but takes hand-eye coordination. $10. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill.
CHECKING IN Universal black and white checks are compatible with country cottage or city loft. Give this to someone you love or give it to yourself. The bowl is ceramic and hand-painted. Will hold lady apples or chocolate kisses. MacKenzie Childs, of course. $160. London Jewelers, 2 Main Street, East Hampton, and 47 Main Street, Southampton.
CHARMER Make your beloved happy or the happy couple even happier. Heart-shaped vase is big enough for several blossoms. For Valentine’s Day, take it to the florist so you get the bouquet just right. $42.99. White’s, 95 the Plaza, Montauk.

Board anticipates repairing or demolishing abandoned Morpurgo property
An engineer’s report has been ordered for the old Morpurgo house at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor, which the village building inspector found to be a health and safety hazard. The report could lead to the village undertaking repairs if the owner does not address problems there. Durell Godfrey

Potential buyer will walk away if town denies subdivision request
The owner of this Indian Wells Highway property stands to make a large profit if the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals allows it to be divided into two parcels. T.E. McMorrow
The owner of a long, narrow parcel of land on Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett (oulined in blue) has asked the town for permission to divide it into two lots to facilitate a planned real estate deal.The East Hampton Star