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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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Olympia, WA
Joel Holland
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A day in the city is exciting but our favorite place to hang out is at home. Family night is often spent around the table in a competitive round of Scrabble. My grandmother taught me how to play and now my mom is showing our kids the tricks of the game. Even though Abe usually beats us, it's thrilling to see the tradition passed along.

Originally published in the October 1, 2010, issue of Family Circle magazine.

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