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My Hometown: Olympia, Washington

When Andrew Poultridge arrived in this capital city, he was instantly attracted to the bustling arts scene and community spirit. Two decades later he and wife Noelle Nordstrom have passed on that passion to kids Madeline, 12, and Abe, 15.

By Krista Myerhoff

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The Poultridge family: Madeline
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I was raised an hour north in Bellevue and moved here 24 years ago to attend college, where Noelle and I met. When I was a kid my family would stop in Olympia on our way to the beach. We liked to tour the Washington State Capitol campus, where the Supreme Court and elected officials have offices. There's also the Governor's Mansion, which has unbelievable views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

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