Know a local volunteer who deserves some recognition? Nominate him or her for a 2011 Jefferson Award. The awards program--presented by Nationwide and WBNS 10TV--recognizes people who give time and talent to their communities without expecting a reward. Twenty finalists will be honored and five top volunteers will be chosen at special ceremony planned in April. The five winners also will receive a monetary award, and one of them will be sent to Washington, D.C., for a national ceremony that celebrates Jefferson Award Winners from across the country. To submit your nomination, visitwww.TheJeffersonAwards.com by Friday, Feb. 11.

--Dana Wilson