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The rest of the money is being raised by the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, a group that works to promote the sport and has spearheaded the effort to refurbish the facility.
The $1 stone houses are empty and rundown, so there's a caveat to all this: Buyers must commit to a refurbishing the homes in three years, which would cost an extra $25,000, bringing the total price of these houses up to $25,001.
The tribe has since spent nearly $65 million renovating and refurbishing the historic property.
Now a mom, wife and personal trainer in Ohio, who restores and refurbishes used and antique furniture for a living, Balascio is confident in her choice to investigate her dad and turn him in.
Just as Yow was lavishly refurbishing the facilities, the top sports began flailing, culminating in the football team's first 10-loss season in 2009.
The plants refurbish 55-gallon steel drums and large plastic chemical containers, cleaning them for reuse or recycling.
The plants refurbish 55-gallon steel drums and large plastic containers, called totes, cleaning them for reuse or recycling.
The women’s stories converge at Dorothy’s House, a home in central Iowa refurbished, repurposed and opened by Kellie Markey in January 2016 to serve survivors of human trafficking.
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Did You Know?
If you're wondering if "refurbish" implies the existence of an earlier "furbish," you are on the right track. "Furbish" was borrowed into English in the 14th century from Anglo-French furbiss-, a distant relative of an Old High German word meaning "to polish." In its earliest uses "furbish" also meant "to polish," but it developed an extended sense of "renovate" shortly before English speakers created "refurbish" with the same meaning in the 17th century. These days "refurbish" is the more common of the two words, although "furbish" does continue to be used.
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