Five doctors honored

Five orthopedic surgeons and a sports medicine physician practicing at Hospital for Special Surgery's Affiliated Physician Office in Old Greenwich were honored by New York magazine in the publication's 2011 annual "Best Doctors" issue.

The honorees include: Dr. Edward Craig, who lives in New Canaan for sports medicine and shoulder surgery; Dr. Charles Cornell, who lives in Greenwich, for hip and knee surgery and joint replacement; Dr. Jo Hannafin, of Greenwich, for women's sports medicine and shoulder surgery; Dr. Russell Warren, of Greenwich, for sports medicine and shoulder surgery; Dr. Scott Wolfe, of Greenwich, for hand surgery and complex nerve injuries; and Dr. Jordan Metzl, who specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.

Their office is located at 143 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich. The phone number is 203-409-3000.

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B3 adds new

staff member

Builders Beyond Borders recently added a new staff member to its organization. Karen Meyer, a recently Rretuirned Peace Corps Vvolunteer, originally from Saline, Mich., has joined B3 as the program manager.

Builders Beyond Borders first became acquainted with Meyer in the summer of 2009, when B3 was looking for projects in Peru. Meyer was a Peace Corps Volunteer at the time in a small community east of Pisco, Peru that had been badly damaged by the earthquake in the summer of 2007. Meyer proposed a very detailed health and sanitation project in her small community of Bernales. In February and April 2010, two B3 teams traveled to Peru to work with her to help the at community's vision become reality.

In April of this year, Meyer joined B3 as an advisor and traveled with her team to work in the remote community of San Antonio de Alao Alão in Ecuador.

Meyer graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 with a degree in anthropology and a specialization in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. After graduating Meyer served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Habitat for Humanity followed by a two-year service with joined the Peace Corps as a a WaterWater & Sanitation volunteer.

Email kmeyer@buildersbeyondborders.org.

Ladies who Launch build house

Members of Ladies Who Launch helped build a house with Housatonic Habitat for Humanity.

"It was amazing to have a group of women working as a team to install insulation and siding on this house," Kathy McShane, managing director of Ladies Who Launch, Southwestern, Conn., said. "It felt wonderful to know that we had spent the day helping a family to get one step closer to getting into their home."

Most of the women had never spent time on a construction site but were willing to do whatever they could to contribute to the effort.

If you are interested in joining, visit Ladies Who Launch's web site, http://ladieswholaunch.com/southwestct or call 203-803-9591.

Chamber announces American Airlines as sponsor of resturant week

The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce announced American Airlines as the official airline sponsor for the first-ever New Canaan Restaurant Week. The event, which runs Aug. 26 through Sept. 3, benefits the New Canaan Food Pantry with a kick-off event Thursday, Aug. 25.

For more information about sponsorships and restaurant participation, contact Tucker Murphy, executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, at tucker@newcanaanchamber.com or call 203-966-2004.